Find great tips to help solve some of the most annoying packing problems!

It’s time to pack for your next big trip, and you’re facing some problems. Packing can be a huge hassle and create quite a bit of stress before any trip. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, there are always a few issues that can’t seem to be solved in your suitcase or backpack. Whether you’re worried about products busting in your bag or desperately folding and refolding clothes to try to make them fit, we have some solutions for your packing problems!  

Travel Packing Tips: Simple Solutions to Packing Problems

June 27, 2017

Great tips on how to pack for your next trip!

It’s time to pack for your next big trip, and you’re facing some problems. Packing can be a huge hassle and create quite a bit of stress before any trip. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, there are always a few issues that can’t seem to be solved in your suitcase or backpack. Whether you’re worried about products busting in your bag or desperately folding and refolding clothes to try to make them fit, we have some solutions for your packing problems!

 

Problem: beauty products busting, making a huge—and expensive—mess

Solution: store your liquid and cream products, like foundation, primer, face cream, or lip gloss, in contact cases. If you or someone you know wears contacts, they are bound to have a ton of extra cases. These are super secure and allow enough product for a 3-5 day trip.  Plus, these compact cases will easily fit in a one-quart bag to comply with TSA requirements for carry-on bags.

 

Problem: small cords getting tangled, resulting in wasted time untangling

Solution: keep mint tins as handy small cord storage units for phone chargers and ear buds. These will stay shut and allow your cords to sit neatly inside. If you’re tired of carrying around a phone charger or trying to find a plug, add one of these chargers to your wallet for easy access and cordless travel.  

 

Problem: making room in your suitcase for any new additions when you re-pack

Solution: if you’re a big shopper or planning on bringing back lots of souvenirs, you may find yourself running out of suitcase space. A way to help make some extra space is to wrap your clothes in the dry cleaner bags from your hotel room. This will help condense your clothing and make it easier to roll up tight to make room for all your new goodies. Plus, it's a great way to keep dirty clothes separated from anything clean in your suitcase.

 

Problem: jewelry getting caught, tangled, smashed, or broken in your bag

Solution: try storing your jewelry in a bead organizer to keep chains from getting tangled and charms from getting broken. It will lay flat at the bottom of your bag or suitcase, allowing for easy storing. Pack it with some tissues for anything extra fragile or fine. If you only have a few pieces you want to travel with, try a smaller pill organizer instead.

 

Packing for your next adventure doesn’t have to be such a pain. If you want even more travel hacks, check out our Pinterest board for the best travel tips and tricks.

What creative ways have you used to solve packing problems? Tell us below!

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