Simone Biles' No. 1 Packing Hack Is So Simple, We're Stealing It

The gold medalist shared her go-to packing tip for any trip.

Simone Biles
Simone Biles at the Celebrity Beyond naming ceremony. . Photo:

Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

The secret to good packing is a solid strategy — and it’s a skill that gymnast Simone Biles has nailed (among others, of course).

The decorated athlete has had to pack for such complicated and demanding trips including the Olympics and appearances around the world — most recently a stay on Celebrity Cruise's latest ship Celebrity Beyond. But despite lengthy weeks away from her home closet and limited space to fit a star-worthy wardrobe in, the 4’8” fashionista somehow always slays, whether she’s in a sparkly leotard or an 88-pound gown at the Met Gala. 

“I used to put outfits in plastic bags and write 'Day 1,' 'Day 2,' or whatever, and that was my packing hack. But now I think they have those bags that you can like suction the air [out of],” she told Travel + Leisure on board the ship which she was named godmother of in November.

"That’s really helpful, especially on long trips,” Biles, who's won seven Olympic medals — including four gold — said of shrink-wrapping her outfits.

However, fortunately for the athlete, her stature also helps when fitting clothes into a suitcase.

“My clothes are so little, so I have more space, so I tend to overpack,” she said with a laugh. “It helps me whenever I pack [that my clothes are so little].”

Though you may not be able to choose your height and build, anyone can divide their outfits into manageable daily deliveries of fashion. With just a little practice and you’d become a pretty stellar suitcase-packer, too.

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