Saturday, August 2, 2014

Out of the ordinary packing suggestions...

I've written a post on travel must-haves, as well as how to Mix&Match outfits to save space, but in this post I wanted to share several tips that can really keep you organized and $ave you money too!

    A pill case will keep jewelry untangled
    and most importantly, unbroken!
  • Use a pillbox to organize jewelry and keep it from getting tangled.

  • Put a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep clothes smelling fresh.

  • Put socks inside shoes to save packing space.

    Buying Travel Size toiletries and refilling
    them is a great cost-saving maneuver.
  • Use travel size containers, and refill them! No need to buy new shampoo and toothpaste every time! It's cheaper to refill using your larger containers at home.

  • I've said it before, and I'll say it again… Space Bags!!!

  • Use a shower cap or ziploc bags to store shoes.

Foldable water bottles, like this one from
REI, are great for travel!
  • Bring an empty re-usable water bottle. Besides the classic Nalgene bottle, Platypus made a collapsable one that is really handy when space is an issue. It's also so lightweight and easy to carry!
  • If space isn't an issue - bring a power strip.  Really useful when traveling in a large group or in an old airport with limited plugs!


  1. Good suggestions! Unless you're traveling in hot weather, consider WEARING your bulkiest clothes!

  2. I love those Space bags! Thank you for the good ideas.

  3. I like a plastic (wastepaper size) bag for dirty clothes. Squeeze out the extra air, and use a dryer sheet if you need to!