Last week I shared solutions for busted bags at the airport but, as I said, you want to be prepared to problem solve the worst but don't want to expect it while prepping the best. Already thinking about more smart packing techniques, I noticed this comment by community member Spectra on that earlier post:
I swear by those vacuum-sealed space bags for my clothes. You'd be amazed at how much you can squeeze into those things!
This sounds like an awesome idea for staying with friends, but I can't see myself asking to borrow a vacuum from housekeeping for a resort stay or bringing a second empty bag for puffier clothes on the return trip. Little did I know, there are several products that offer the same seals with no special suction necessary like the Roll Up & Go travel set with a carry on and suitcase-sized sack inside. Have you used this style for anything other than storage's sake?