packing travel

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Hack the pack: 10 top hacks to use when packing luggage

Packing your bags for travel need not be stressful – here are some great packing hacks that’ll save you time and bag space…

packing travel

Here’s how to hack the pack. Image: canva

1. Use packing cubes

Packing cubes are great for keeping similar items together and creating compartments within your suitcase. They also make it easy to find what you need without unpacking everything.

2. Utilize empty spaces

Fill your shoes with socks, underwear, or other small items. Also, use the inside of your shoes for extra storage.

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3. Roll your clothes

We’re sure you heard this one before, but roll your clothes instead of folding them. This not only saves space but also helps prevent wrinkles.

4. Pack a microfiber towel

These towels are compact, lightweight, and dry quickly. They’re also ideal for travel and take up less space than regular towels.

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5. Invest in travel-size toiletries

Instead of carrying full-sized toiletries, purchase travel-sized versions or use reusable travel containers to save space and comply with airline regulations.

6. Wear your bulky items

If you’re heading to a cold climate and have bulky items like jackets or boots, rather wear them while travelling to save space in your luggage.

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7. Use ziplock bags

Place toiletries, accessories, and small items in ziplock bags to keep them organized as well as prevent leaks.

8. Pack multi-functional clothing

Choose clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. This reduces the number of clothes you need to pack.

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9. Limit the shoes

Unfortunately for the shoe-lovers, shoes can and do take up a lot of space inside your bag. Try to limit the number of pairs you bring, and choose versatile shoes that can be worn with multiple outfits.

10. Use a pill organizer for jewellery

Keep your jewellery tangle-free by using a pill organizer to store small items like earrings, rings, and necklaces.