18 Original Tricks to Save Space in Your Travel Luggage
One of the most difficult things about traveling is packing. In most cases, organizing your luggage and getting everything you want to take with you is a nearly impossible mission. However, there are many tricks to make this task easier.
5-Minute Crafts brings you some space-saving ideas that may come in handy if you have to go on a trip. And in the bonus section, you’ll find other useful tips for the journey.
1. Keep your costume jewelry in one place.
To avoid losing your earrings and things, you can use the holes of a watch as a “jewelry box.” This way you will have all your jewelry in one place.
2. Use empty water bottles to accommodate the clothes in the suitcase.
All you have to do is cut plastic bottles in half (without opening them completely), roll up the clothes, and put them inside. Close the bottle with the lid and place it in the suitcase.
3. Protect glass containers inside the suitcase.
Glass containers, such as perfume bottles, can travel more safely if you put them inside a sock. Then you can store the rolled-up socks inside your shoes for safety.
4. Make room in your suitcase by folding your clothes well.
Place the hooded garments on top of each other. Then fold the sleeves inward and fold the garments together.
Finally, wrap the folded clothes with the hoods and pack them. You will see that they take up way less space.
5. Hide money in a safe place.
If you need a good spot to hide your cash, brushes often have a secret hiding place that works quite well for this purpose.
6. Take toothpaste everywhere you go.
With this trick, you will be able to brush your teeth when you need to, saving a lot of space in your bag.
7. Make a shower kit that doesn’t take up space.
Shampoo bottles and other containers often take up a lot of space in the suitcase. With a disposable glove and a syringe, you can solve this problem.
8. Assemble a practical case for dental hygiene.
Small plastic bottles can function as dental hygiene cases if you cut them in half and place the necessary items inside.
9. Transform a T-shirt into a convenient travel bag.
When you run out of space in your suitcase, use a T-shirt and a cable as a strap to make a practical and original handbag.
10. Pack your makeup in a practical way.
Carry your favorite makeup everywhere using a sheet of paper as a DIY case. This way, you also prevent other cases from breaking inside the suitcase.
11. Organize your clothes according to days.
Organize your outfits for each day of the week by folding them together and storing them inside labeled airtight bags.
12. Dress up your suitcase so it’s easy to find.
Don’t lose your suitcase at the airport. Put a colorful T-shirt over it so you can identify it from far away.
13. Pack your shoes to save space in your suitcase.
Children’s shoes fit perfectly inside adult shoes. This way, you will save space when packing.
14. Maintain the shape of shirt collars with a rolled belt.
In addition to saving space inside the suitcase, shirt collars will not be deformed if you use this trick.
15. Avoid accidents with your nail polish.
You can avoid an accident with your nail polish by keeping it wrapped in a piece of a latex glove.
16. Organize your necklaces so that they don’t get tangled.
Plastic wrap can be as useful as a good jewelry box, only it barely takes up any space and is disposable.
17. Pack your underwear in a smart way.
Empty wet wipe containers work great for packing underwear you’ll wear all week.
18. Make a mini sewing kit for trips.
If a clothing accident happens, you can keep a mini sewing kit on hand hidden inside an empty lip balm container.
Bonus: other travel tips you should know
1. Turn a belt into a headrest.
If you forget your travel pillow and want to sleep comfortably, you can use your belt instead.
2. Have soap on hand when you need it.
You never know when you might need soap to sanitize your hands. This way, you can carry it with you without taking up space.
3. Prepare homemade deodorant suitable for long flights.
You can take this natural deodorant with you on the plane to use when you need it most.
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