19 Brilliant Packing Hacks Seen on Pinterest

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    Wrap Hair Appliances in Pot Holders

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    ••• pinned from huffingtonpost.com

    We're always on the lookout for ways to pack lighter and tighter. Here are some of the very best packing hacks I've pinned to my family vacation-planning pinboards.

    First up: Most hotels furnish blow dryers these days, but what if you travel with other heated hair appliances? Pop a still-warm curling iron or hair straightener it into a pot holder for safer travels, advises the Huffington Post.

    Find this pin on my Brilliant Packing Tips board.

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    Use Swim Floaties to Cushion Wine Bottles

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    ••• pinned from buzzfeed.com

    So smart! From Buzzfeed comes an easy way to give a wine bottle some added protection in your suitcase.

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  • 03 of 19

    Make DIY Toothbrush Holders from Clothespins

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    ••• pinned from blogof.francescomugnai.com

    Do you get squeamish just thinking about laying down your family's toothbrushes on a hotel bathroom countertop? (You should. It's one of the germiest places in a hotel room.) The Blog of Francesco Mugnai shows you how to solve the problem with a few little clothespins.

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  • 04 of 19

    Downsize Your MakeUp With Contact Lens Cases

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    ••• pinned from goodhousekeeping.com

    For shorter trips, leave your makeup jars and big moisturizer bottles at home and just pour a dollop of favorite products into a clean contact lens case, suggests Good Housekeeping.

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  • 05 of 19

    Carry Cotton Swabs in Empty Pill Bottles

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    ••• pinned from herpackinglist.com

    "Old pill bottles are the perfect size for Q-Tips," says Her Packing List. Use one to keep cotton swabs clean and dry, then just toss it out on your last vacation day.

    Find this pin on my Brilliant Packing Tips board.

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  • 06 of 19

    Pack Rolled Belts in Shirt Collars

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    ••• pinned from blog.shipmateapp.com

    Want to keep your shirt collar from getting crushed inside your suitcase? The Ship Mate Cruise Blog says a rolled-up belt tucked inside the collar will do the trick.

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    Pack Shoes in a Shower Cap

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    ••• pinned from lifehacker.com

    Save those cheap hotel shower caps, recommends Lifehacker. Slipping your shoes inside the disposable headgear will help keep the rest of your belongings clean.

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  • 08 of 19

    Use Plastic Wrap to Spill-Proof Your Shampoo

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    ••• pinned from alexatravels.com

    If your shampoo or moisturizer has ever leaked inside your bag, you can appreciate this smart tip from Alexa Travels. Simply slide a square of plastic wrap over the bottle, screw on the cap, and you're good to go.

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  • 09 of 19

    Use a Pill Case to Organize Jewelry

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    ••• pinned from howtohaveitall.net

    Keep your earrings, rings and necklaces tidy in an inexpensive drugstore pill-a-day organizer when you travel, suggests the How to Have it All Blog.

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  • 10 of 19

    Ladies, Don't Forget Your Sarong

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    ••• pinned from budgettravel.com

    Nothing is handier on a trip than a sarong, preaches Budget Travel: "Sarongs are the most underrated packable in the history of man. They can be used as beach towels, regular towels, sheets, skirts, shower wraps, makeshift bags, etc."

    Find this pin on my Brilliant Packing Tips board.

     

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  • 11 of 19

    Use Dryer Sheets to Deodorize Your Suitcase

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    ••• pinned from realsimple.com

    Take this handy tip from Real Simple and turn it into a travel hack: Putting dryer sheets inside shoes will keep odors away, and remembering to do it when you travel will keep your whole suitcase smelling fresh.

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    Bring an Empty Water Bottle Through Airport Security

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    ••• pinned from maphappy.org

    While the TSA limits how much liquid or gel you can bring through airport security, Map Happy explains how to avoid buying overpriced bottled water at the airport. Simply bring an empty water bottle through security and refill it at a water fountain on the other side of the checkpoint.

    Want to be extra smart? Bring a Hydaway collapsible bottle.

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  • 13 of 19

    Use a Binder Clip as a Razor Cover

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    ••• pinned from swifty.com

    Have you ever inadvertantly nicked yourself on an uncovered razor? This hack from Swifty.com will keep your razor from cutting your hand if you reach inside your toiletry bag without looking. Just fasten a binder clip over the end of the razor and no more worries. 

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    Wrap Wrinkle-Prone Items in Dry-Cleaning Bags

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    ••• pinned from monkeysee.com

    In the weeks coming up to a trip, save your plastic dry-cleaning bags. Use them to wrap your wrinkle-prone items and your clothes will arrive miraculously crease-free, as demonstrated on MonkeySee.com.

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    Outsmart the 3-1-1 Rule with Solid Shampoo Bars

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    ••• pinned from lushusa.com

    If the TSA's 3-1-1 rule is an insurmountable challenge, consider packing solid shampoo bars from the cult favorite cosmetics company LUSH. These just-add-water shampoo bars deliver about 80 frothy shampoos and they come in a marvelous array of ingredient combinations, including citrus, cinnamon-and-clove, honey-toffee and rosemary-peppermint. You'll also love LUSH's solid conditioner bar.

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    Use a Paperclip as a Luggage Lock

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    ••• pinned from popsugar.com

    No luggage lock? No problem, says PopSugar. A paper clip will keep suitcase zippers from separating just as well.

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    Bring a Portable Washing Machine

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    ••• Calibre8 Pty Ltd.

     

    Heading somewhere without a washing machine? Bring your own. The Scrubba Wash Bag is a nifty little laundry bag with an interior washboard that lets you handwash a small load of laundry in under five minutes. Small enough to fit in a day bag or backpack, it will allow you to pack less and travel lighter.

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    Use Socks to Protect Glass Fragrance Bottles

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    ••• pinned from cosmopolitan.com

    Never go anywhere without your favorite fragrance? Among Cosmopolitan magazine's packing tips: Tuck the bottle inside a sock to protect it from possible breakage.

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    Learn How to Choose a Capsule Wardrobe

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    ••• pinned from stylebookapp.com

    Take a page from a veteran jetsetter's playbook and discover the joy of a capsule wardrobe. The concept is simple, as explained by Stylebook App: Pack mix-n-match outfits using no more than three base colors and you'll be amazed at how many days you can go without repeating.

    Find this pin on my Brilliant Packing Tips board.