23 OCD Packing Hacks That Will Make You Never Want to Stop Traveling
Before you pack your bags, and set off to discover the wonders of this world. Check out these packing hacks that will save you time, space, and a headache!
1. It starts with your Luggage
There's a plethora of suitcases and bags sold at stores and on the internet. Before you go for the cheetah print luggage, consider weight and dimension. Some airlines are strict when it comes to measurements, and may charge additional baggage fees. Check weight and size restrictions before purchasing.
2. Roll don't fold
This method will allow you to maximize space and pack more things in your suitcase such as shoes and skin care essentials!
3. The 3-1-1 Liquids Rule
According to TSA, you are allowed to bring one-quart sized bag of liquids, creams, gels, or aerosols of 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item through checkpoint. Tip: This works for mini alcohol bottles too!
Perfect for the long flight!
4. Jewelry Storage
Use a pill container to store small jewelry items such as earrings and rings.
5. Tip the Scale
Consider purchasing a luggage scale and weigh your baggage prior to your flight. This will save you time and allow you to reallocate necessary products. Trust me, it's never an enjoyable moment to prop open your luggage in front of strangers!
6. Bubble Wrap, Bubble, Bubble, Bubble Wrap
Traveling always entails shopping. In case you find yourself in a situation where you couldn't resist purchasing a glass figurine, a bubble wrap will sure come in handy.
7. Release the Wrinkles
Because clothes can get wrinkled.
8. Shoes in Shower Caps
Protect your clean clothes by packing your shoes in shower caps!
Store socks and sealed lotions or sprays inside shoes- another great way to maximize space.
10. Prevent the Burst
Cabin pressure can cause shampoo bottles or tube cleansers to burst. To prevent these products from spilling and ultimately ruining the contents of your luggage, cut some plastic, unscrew the lid, place the plastic on top, and screw the lid on tightly.
11. Drink Responsibly
Alcoholic beverages in certain parts of the world are either unavailable or priced high. To save money and space, ditch the bottle and purchase these plastic flasks instead. They're light and easy to carry around.
12. Emergency Contact List
In case your phone/laptop/ipad dies, have a written emergency contact list along with numbers and e-mail addresses. If you find yourself stranded or lost in an area without internet reception, this will be quite useful.
Because not all bathrooms are constructed the same...
14. Cords Galore
Store cords and other electronics in this nifty travel case!
15. Intimate Details
Keep your intimates and your cups intact in this trendy underwear pouch.
16. Don't Trip
No need to trip with this tripping wallet. Store important documents such as travel tickets, credit cards, IDs, and even a luggage key.
17. The Weekend Getaway
If you're going for a short getaway, opt for this rise and hang bag!
18. Carry-On Essentials for a Pampered Traveler
It's going to be a long and possibly uncomfortable flight, so it's important to be prepared for any situation. Have your medications ready in case of headache or dizziness, face wipes to keep your skin refreshed, lotions so your skin stays moisturized, and mouthwash to keep the morning breath at bay.
19. The Back to Back Itinerary Traveler
This is perfect for the traveler who is constantly on the go with little to no rest days. Organizing your outfits per trip will save you time and the hassle of finding items. Just be sure to insert a label in each container, so you know exactly what's in each bag.
20. No Tears, No Tangles
Keep your necklaces from tangling by setting them in between two plastic wraps.
21. Toiletry Bag
Store your shower and beauty essentials in a separate toiletry bag. This one conceals its contents and is easy to carry around.
22. Label, Label, Label
Label your luggage, and every little bag you plan on carrying. If space and time allows, have a list of items you're bringing. Tracking down lost or misplace items become much easier when everything is labeled.
23. The Bold Face Traveler
If you're shameless and lucky enough to secure a window seat, flight time is a great opportunity to hydrate and protect. The air on the plane can do quite a number on your skin causing it to dry, flake, and itch. Refresh and hydrate by applying a sheet mask. They're cost effective, light, and more importantly, TSA approved. But, you might scare your neighbor.
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