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Do you have what it takes to become a Tetris expert?

Ever wondered how people manage to fit a near-impossible amount of items into such a small space? Whether it’s a suitcase, van or storage room — the more they can fit, the better they must (surely) be at Tetris?!

So, if you want to pack more into your storage boxes or units, we reveal the 4 tricks to becoming a Tetris expert. Apply them in real life and fit more into your storage space!

Think big not small

Many people think Tetris is all about clearing one line at a time. The experts look beyond that. They look at how they can clear 4 lines at once. It’s a long-term tactic but it clears the lines faster than working 1 line at a time.

When it comes to packing, many people start packing as they go, fitting in things where they can, i.e. the 1 line approach. But if you want to make the most of your space you need to look at the big picture. How would your items work best together overall?

Yes it will take more time to figure out, but you’ll have packed more effectively in the long run.

Choose horizontal or vertical packing – you can’t do both

Again, many people think that Tetris is all about cramming in objects wherever you can — the same goes for packing. However, those who really excel have a game plan. They either choose to stack horizontally or vertically. If you choose both, you end up with pockets of space.

Deciding which stacking approach you want to put in place will make it easier to create that big picture plan we were talking about in the point above.

Figure 3: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/493918284104857331/?lp=true

Experiment with lots of different angles

Just because you cleared the level or packed everything in the first time, doesn’t mean it was the most effective way. The key to mastering any skill is repetition, which means repacking! We can appreciate that you won’t want to repack — but if you’re trying to make space, it’s a necessary evil.

Stack multi-player

While practice does make perfect, experts are well aware that they can learn different tricks from one another. Playing multi-player (or packing together) can show you new ways of stacking and packing that you might not have been aware of.

Figure 4: https://mobile.twitter.com/nissan_aus/status/714988047734030337

Ben Sutton-Jones

By Ben Sutton-Jones

Ben has worked in the storage industry for over a decade. His expertise and knowledge is often called upon by colleagues and customers alike. He has a passion for writing, and so branching out into blogging was a natural move. Ben is a keen reader and also follows many sports, especially football. He is a beekeeper in his spare time and enjoys tending to his bees. If he's lucky he may even get to harvest a little honey from time to time.

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