The best way to pack your suitcase

If you've ever stepped foot on a plane, you know how painful it is to follow baggage guidelines ( and they seem to get stricter every year). Space is often an issue and you often end up leaving something behind because you can't fit it in your luggage. Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is, this suitcase-packing tip shows you've been packing your bags wrong your whole life; it turns out there's actually a genius way to pack more clothes in your suitcase. The bad news is…you ’ve been packing wrong your whole life . But hey, at least we can fix this now, right?

Anacleto recently posted a video on Facebook that involves laying clothes flat and layering them in a specific way — facing opposite directions. This trick works with all kinds of tops (long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeves, tank tops, turtlenecks, even hoodies) and pants; you can even tuck socks and underwear in between. Once you have all the clothes laid out, you begin the folding process, starting with the top layer and stuffing in one piece of clothing at a time. You end up with what looks like a giant pillow made of clothing, and it fits perfectly in your suitcase. Not only that, this method can also prevent wrinkles! Simple, relatively quick, and a great help for those who travel frequently. Check it out in action below:

I know you're probably getting emotional right now, so let's break it down into steps:

1. Layer your clothes strategically

Lay the first shirt flat in front of you with the sleeves on top. Take the next shirt, turn it over so the sleeves are pointing in the opposite direction, and place it over the first shirt. The shoulders of the shirt should overlap.

2. Don’t forget your pants

You can place jeans, leggings, etc. horizontally in it so that they line up with the sleeves of your shirt.

3. Add something extra

This great packing tip also stores socks, underwear, and other miscellaneous items.

4. Start the folding process

Starting with any pants you may have included, start by folding the legs toward the center so they overlap each other.

Then, repeat this process with the shirt. Fold one sleeve to the center, then the other sleeve, then the torso section of the shirt. Make sure you smooth out the wrinkles on everything as you go.

5. Pack the perfect clothing pillow in your suitcase

It should be illegal to look this good.

Airport TSA, happy unpacking.

Don't forget to fasten it.

Prosperity. complete. That's the suitcase of a chick who knows how to travel.

Photo: mixetto/E+/Getty Images; Anacleto /Facebook (10)