I pack light (10-12 clothing items). My suitcase is never jam packed. I have a good handle on all the light packing tips. However I cannot figure out the mystery of the expanding dirty laundry pile. If I plan to wash every 6 days and stay at each hotel 2-4 nights, that means I have to bring my dirty laundry with me on 1-2 hotel moves. This is a problem as 10 items of clean clothes seems to double in size when dirty. I hand wash underwear but prefer to wait for a laundromat or apartment with a washer for actual clothes. So the dirty clothes need to be packed up.
So - How do I pack the dirty items so that they fit in my bag, don’t make the clean stuff stinky, and are clearly separated from the clean? The size is the biggest thing. Is there a secret I’m missing here?
I do this for me and 2 children (each with his own suitcase). My husband takes care of his stuff.