12 Best Packing Hacks

Packing for a trip can be both exciting and stressful. Trying not to over-pack while still trying to take everything you need can be difficult. Not to mention the weight limit if you are flying… I have compiled a list of the 12 best packing hacks that you NEED to know about. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Use your shoes!

Shoes are a great place to store your socks and underwear, or any other compact items you need to take with you.

2. Roll your clothes.

Rolling your clothes is the best way to maximize space inside your suitcase. There are many ways to roll your clothes, so here is a link to a WikiHow that shows you 4 Ways to Roll Your Clothes.

3. Roll wrinkle prone clothing between sheets of tissue paper.

For clothes that are very prone to wrinkling, roll between two sheets of tissue paper. The tissue paper will help reduce wrinkles.

4. Use Ziploc bags for everything!!

Seriously! I put socks and underwear inside ziplock bags, then stuff them inside my shoes. I also roll my clothes and pile them into outfits for each day I will be gone. Then, I put each pile inside a separate Ziploc bag and label it with the day.

5. Store small jewelry in pill containers. 

Small jewelry (rings and earrings, for example) fit very well inside pill containers. This is a great way to keep from losing small jewelry, also.

6. Seal larger jewelry between two sheets of Press N’ Seal.

For larger jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, etc.), try sealing them between two sheets of Press N’ Seal. Necklaces won’t tangle, and everything will stay where you put it during your travels.

7. Cover the blade of your razor with a binder clip.

If you are packing your razor and don’t have a cover for it, try using a binder clip to protect you from cutting your hand or other items.

8. Plastic wrap your liquid bottles.

Liquid spills are always annoying and inconvenient. Try taking off the cap of the bottle  and placing a layer off plastic wrap over the opening. Screw the cap back on, and you have reduced the chances of a liquid spill!

9. Use those empty medicine bottles.

Empty medicine bottles can  be a good place to store small items such as bobby pins, hair ties, and cotton swabs.

10. Put your shoes in shower caps.

To prevent getting dirt and germs on your clothes, put your shoes inside shower caps.

11. Place shoes in the bottom of your suitcase.

Shoes are usually the heaviest thing to pack. By putting your shoes in the bottom of your suitcase, you prevent your suitcase from being top-heavy and tipping over.

12. Tie a ribbon on your luggage.

By tying a ribbon on your luggage, you make it easily identifiable. This is especially helpful in baggage claim!


I hope you learned (or remembered) a few tips and trick that will help you out next time you are packing for a trip! Have fun and travel safely!

-Caroline 🙂

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