Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means a lot of us will be traveling to see family. If you're going to spend Thanksgiving at a family member's house, you may not be as concerned about the tidiness of your own home, but you should be thinking about how you are going to pack up your household to get on the road.
Packing can really be a drag especially when you are struggling to fit everything in and zipper your bag. I know- it's SO frustrating. I'm sharing some of my favorite packing hacks that will help save space in your luggage. Follow these tricks to get the most out of your suitcase.
1. Roll, Roll, Roll
Tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses- roll it all! Lay your clothing out, fold it in three, then roll tightly. Line the bottom of your suitcase with your rolled clothes. You'll be shocked how much more you can fit! IMPORTANT: Do not roll bulky items like sweaters and jackets. Rolling bulky items takes up more space in your suitcase. Fold those and place on top of the rolled clothes.
2. Shower caps for your Shoes
Shoes can be tricky in a suitcase. You can't go without them (Ha!) but nobody wants their clothes getting dirty from the bottom of their shoes (Yuck!) Cover the bottom of your shoes with a shower cap. This is an easy way to keep your clothes clean and you'll be able to squeeze your shoes in wayyy more places without the concern of dirt spreading.
3. Small items in a glasses case
Your hard glasses/sunglasses case can be used for more than just eyewear! Pack your jewelry, earbuds, pillbox, hair bands. . .etc. in your hard glasses case to keep the small items from falling in nooks and crannies of your suitcase.
4. Pack socks in shoes
This is an easy one and it just makes sense! Fold your socks so they are in pairs, then stuff them in your shoes. Now your socks will be with your shoes (no searching!) when you unpack at your destination.
5. Turn worn clothes inside-out
This is my favorite packing hack! While out of town, fold the clothing you wear inside-out. Leave the clothes you don't wear right-side-out. You'll be so happy you did this when you're home and unpacking. You won't have to question if something needs to go in the wash or not!
Which packing hack is your favorite? Comment below!
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