How to Pack Quickly

Concentric packing explained.

Stever Robbins

When you’re packing for a trip, you’ll pack more quickly and end up taking the best assortment of clothes by using "concentric packing."

Ask yourself, "If I could take only two items, what would I take?" Pack those two items. Now ask, "If I could take only three items, what would I take?" Add the additional item. Then ask "Four items? Five?" Stop when your bag is full and you’ll have the most useful collection of clothes for the length of your trip.

And please, learn how to pack your clothes without wrinkling them over here.  Thank me later.

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT. 

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