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8 Helpful Packing Hacks
You Have To Try
When it comes to packing for any type of trip, whether taking a much needed vacation or
preparing for a short business trip, it usually ends up being a dreaded task. It can help to
start packing in your mind or even write a short list of things to set aside before you even
begin to open a suitcase. My packing regimen changed for the better when I discovered these
helpful packing hacks along the way, and I hope they will be useful to you in easing up your
travel preparations as well!
Helpful Packing Hacks
Heaviest Load On Bottom
It’s time to think smart. So to begin with, try packing the
heaviest of your travel items or shoes at the bottom of your suitcase closest to the wheels.
Most likely, your bag or container holding toiletries and even your shoes should weigh it down
easily and make it less difficult to pull the piece of luggage around the airport or when on the
Rather than returning to your old style of folding your clothes of top of each
other, why not try rolling them? You can then proceed to stack them side by side in your
luggage or carry on. This method is absolutely perfect to use for tank tops, t-shirts, and
intimate apparel. It can save you tons of space and provide extra room to bring home some
Best Use of Empty Spaces
Be ready to take advantage of all those wonderful empty spaces
inside your shoes, or in the areas alongside the trim parts of your luggage bags. These are
ideal areas to place smaller items such as tiny toiletry or accessory items, and even a flat pair
of sandals or men’s loafers may lay perfectly right along the side edge of your
suitcase every time.
Include A Laundry Bag
How To This And That’s favorite helpful packing hack-
Intentionally decide to never mix all your smelly, dirty clothes right
back in with your clean clothes in your suitcase. Just bring along a small plastic grocery bag
or recyclable tote bag to store your dirty clothes that were already worn. This simple hack is
a practical method that also makes it much easier to just throw them in the washer once you
get back home. Another super suggestion to consider would be if you are traveling with two
suitcases or carry on bags, fill one bag entirely with the dirty clothing and just roll it directly
into the laundry area when you return home to get started quickly on the laundry.
It’s best to keep all your chargers for a variety of electronic devices in
one big, handy zip-closed bag to make things more convenient for everyone traveling in your
party. Using this method makes it so much easier to keep them all in one place. You’ll also
eliminate the sudden panic attack of “where’s my charger?”.
Need to bring along some earrings, a necklace, or other jewelry or small
accessories? Try using my #1 favorite packing hack of all time – a weekly pill container to store
them in and keep them from becoming tangled or lost! This is so much fun if you are an
ultimate outfit planner too, as you can use it to separate your jewelry for each day of the
week while you are on vacation.
Protect Your Clothes
Bring some reusable plastic grocery store bags, cheap dollar store
shower caps, or recyclable tote bags with you on your trip, so you can manage to protect your
clothes and keep your shoes covered while they’re sitting safely in your suitcase. This clever
hack is important to the cleanliness and protection of any clothing items. It keeps everything
tidy and dry – especially when visiting sandy beaches or snowy areas!
Prepare For Anything
Matching up outfits doesn’t have to become a headache to figure out.
One great suggestion is to place a minimum of one top with every bottom (pants, skirt,
shorts), so it helps break up your outfits from daytime to nighttime attire or anywhere in
between. Consider at least one dressy outfit and one casual outfit based on the weather or
agenda of where you are traveling to. Keep in mind to consider packing layers such as a long
sleeve top, light sweater, or jacket as well. It’s basically like packing one outfit a day, but
being prepared for any occasion or climate.
We hope these helpful packing hacks will make things a bit easier on you next time you travel!
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Ericka Brandt Delagarza is a professional, creative, and witty writer who has been published on many blogs and websites. Her most recent accomplishment was as a co-contributor for the cookbook, “What’s Left to Eat” which debuted as a number one international best seller on Amazon.com. As an amazing home cook, foodie, and former resident of Europe and Puerto Rico, and all over the East Coast, Ericka writes just about anything these days. With food and travel as her expertise, she is happy to research and write on any topic.
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