I've begun to deflate my big Agnes pad while lying in the bag. Then detach the poles and finally role the foot print, Pad, bag and tent all up as it lies. I stuff it onto my wolfman large dry bag and then I roll it out the next nite. Saves me a lot of time and headache. Seems so obvious now, I don't know what took me so long. Other obvious things I've never thought of that help you?