11 Packing Hacks You Didn’t Know About


Now that winter break is here, it’s time to travel! Packing hacks can really help make your travel plans a little less stressful. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, here are 11 packing hacks to help make your trip a bit easier!

1. Use Packing Cubes.

Packing cubes can literally be a life saver if you’re one of those people who has a hard time staying organized (I know this from experience!) There are so many styles and sizes to choose from and these will help immensely when opening a suit case and trying to find something quickly! Amazon has a great selection to choose from.

2. Store Q-tips in an old pill bottle.

Keep your Q-tips fresh by storing them in an old pill bottle. You can even decorate and personalize the bottle as well.

3. Use binder clips to protect your razor.

Securing a binder clip over the head of your razor will protect it from scratching any other items in your suitcase (and it will protect your fingers, in case you’re digging around your bag)!

 4. Place plastic wrap under bottle caps.

Place some plastic wrap or a piece of a plastic bag under the cap of a bottle. Then screw the cap on and Voila! No more spills.

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5. Put cotton pads in your compacts.

Put cotton pads in your makeup compacts to provide cushioning that will protect your makeup from shattering in the pan.

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6. Store your hot tools in an oven mitt.

Oven mitts are made to withstand heat. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cool down your curling iron just place it in the oven mitt and you’re out the door.

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7. Roll your clothes.

Rolling your clothes will not only save space, but it will cause less wrinkles in your clothing.

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8. Store headphones in an old mint container.

This can be a super cute DIY and will keep your headphones from tangling.

9. Bring your favorite chunky scarf.

If you’re going somewhere cold, wear your bulkiest items onto the plane. Even if you’re not heading anywhere cold, bring a scarf – it can double as a blanket or pillow!

10. Pack versatile pieces.

With a limited amount of space, it’s important to pack versatile items that you can mix-and-match, and layer as well.

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11. String necklaces through straws.

Place one end of your necklace’s chain through the straw and then hook it together. This is a great way to organize and keep your jewelry from tangling!

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Brittany Cote

Brittany Cote is a book and makeup enthusiast and full time student. Instead of her mother yelling at her to stop watching TV or get off her phone, Brittany was told to stop reading! When Brittany isn't reading or trying a new makeup look she's either hanging out with her friends, taking a walk outside, or planning her next getaway. After studying abroad Brittany's mission is to help people realize and accept differences.

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