Feb 14, 2014

19 travel packing hacks

PACKING for a trip can be a daunting task. 
 
Whether you’re concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organising all of your belongings into one spot seems like an impossible feat.

Fill straws with skincare products. Picture: Beth Ewing/PinterestSo what better way to hack your way to a more efficient suitcase than using the best tips and tricks out there?

We scoured the do-it-yourself capital of the internet — Pinterest, of course — and found the best hacks out there.

These tips could potentially change your life or at the very least, your luggage space. It will make packing that bag a piece of cake.

1. Fill straws with skincare products.




2. Some options to prevent your jewellery from getting tangled:

Just in case you need somewhere to store your jewellery ... Picture: Kayla Morse/Pinterest
Just in case you need somewhere to store your jewellery ... Picture: Kayla Morse/Pinterest Source: Supplied
That’s the last straw! Picture: Ella F...
That’s the last straw! Picture: Ella F/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
3. Don’t stress if you forget your wall plug ...

Breathe. Reboot. Picture: Tech Life Hacks/Pinterest
Breathe. Reboot. Picture: Tech Life Hacks/Pinterest Source: Supplied

4. A pot holder makes a heat-safe case for your hair tools.

Smokin’! Well, hopefully not. Picture: DIY Inspirations/Pi...
Smokin’! Well, hopefully not. Picture: DIY Inspirations/Pinterest Source: Supplied

5. Put a cotton-ball or pad in your powdered makeup to keep it from breaking.

Make up, don’t break up. Picture: Maria Mancini/Pin...
Make up, don’t break up. Picture: Maria Mancini/Pinterest Source: Supplied

6. Protect your digital camera with a soap case.

Snap to it. Picture: Dimarco Dimarco/Pinterest
Snap to it. Picture: Dimarco Dimarco/Pinterest Source: Supplied

7. Old sunglass cases can be reused to store chargers.

Another use for those glass cases. Picture: Festiva Sailing Vacations/Pinterest
Another use for those glass cases. Picture: Festiva Sailing Vacations/Pinterest Source: Supplied

8. Use a clip to protect your razor blade.
9. Use an old shower cap to cover the bottoms of your shoes.
He has already travelled to 50 countries. Picture: Tyson Mayr
Put your best foot forward. Picture: Feista Sailing Vacations and Kelly Cutter/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
10. Pack your soap and wash cloth together by making this simple case.

Handy ... Picture: DIY Inspirations/Pinterest
Handy ... Picture: DIY Inspirations/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
11. Never buy a travel sized tooth paste bottle again — just refill!

Doing this will make your bag less of a tight squeeze. Picture: Tracey Chan/Pinterest
Doing this will make your bag less of a tight squeeze. Picture: Tracey Chan/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
12. Or fill an old eye-dropper with toothpaste.

See how useful this could be? Picture: Jake Skillman/Pinterest
See how useful this could be? Picture: Jake Skillman/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
13. Use leftover contact cases to store liquid makeup like foundation.
14. Use an empty Tic Tac case to store hair pins.

Nice pics, and I spy! Picture: Swissotel Hotels and Resorts and Sailing Vacation Tips/Pinterest
Nice pics, and I spy! Picture: Swissotel Hotels and Resorts and Sailing Vacation Tips/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
15. Use empty Chapstick tubes to hide valuables.

They will never guess. Picture: Emily Burkhart/Pinterest
They will never guess. Picture: Emily Burkhart/Pinterest Source: Supplied
 
16. Decorate empty medicine bottles to use as a cotton swab container.

Creative. Picture: Hayley Royer/Pinterest
Creative. Picture: Hayley Royer/Pinterest Source: Supplied

17. Prevent your shampoo and conditioner from spilling by using plastic wrap.
18. Use a belt to keep your collar stiff — place it inside the collar.
19. Roll don’t fold.

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post.
 

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