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.
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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.
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.
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