22 Easy Tricks To Make Packing So Much Better

All you want to do is travel from Point A to Point B; don’t let getting all your stuff together be the thing that holds you back.

1. Store shoes in a shower cap.

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2. Keep pairs of earrings together with a button.

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3. Invest in a Napper.


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4. And a portable outlet splitter.

Outlets are worth their weight in gold in crowded airports or bus stations; this is the fastest way to win friends and become master of your domain.

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5. And a Knee-Defender

People in front of you won’t be able to recline with this handy (and kind of anti-social) gadget.

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6. And a vacuum-packing suitcase.

Available here.

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7. If you don’t want to spring for a new suitcase, find out how to pack the one you have most efficiently.

Directions here.

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8. Roll up your clothes in bundles and secure them with elastics.

They’ll be wrinkle-free and you’ll be sure to have enough underwear for the length of your stay.

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9. Use empty pill bottles to store small amounts of hair products and lotions.

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10. Pill bottles can also hold Q-tips.

Or pretty much any other small toiletry you’d want to keep in one place (heyyy bobby pins).

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11. Plastic wrap over the opening of toiletries helps prevent leaking.

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12. Keep your shirt collars neat and your belts from uncoiling in one fell swoop.

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13. Ensure your necklaces are tangle-free by threading them through straws.

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14. Pack your flatiron, even if it’s still warm, in a potholder.

Directions here.

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15. Binder clips will keep your razor heads secure.

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16. Use a closet storage shelf to keep folded items neat.

Available here.

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17. Don’t forget a snack or you’ll be wicked cranky.

Store food in a clean art-supply box for maximum variety. (Plus it’ll be way cheaper [and probably more delicious] than anything you can buy in transit.)

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18. Pool floaties will keep your wine bottles intact.

What, you don’t travel with two bottles of wine in your suitcase? AMATEUR.

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19. On that note: you can pack mini bottles of booze in your carry-on.

As long as you’re over 21 and they abide by TSA size regulations, according to Condé Nast Traveler.

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20. And remember, it’s always easier when you have a friend help.

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Safe travels!

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