No one likes packing for travel – it’s always a stressful experience, trying to fit everything you need into one tiny suitcase. But it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little bit of preparation and the right packing hacks, you can easily pack everything you need without any stress.

In this blog post, I’ll share share 20 of the best packing hacks to make your next travel experience a breeze. From how to pack your clothes to what to do with your toiletries, you’re covered!

So read on for 20 of my best packing hacks to make your next trip a breeze:


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Roll your clothes instead of folding them. This will save space and prevent wrinkles.


Pack your heavier items at the bottom of your suitcase. This will help keep your suitcase balanced and prevent it from tipping over.


Put your shoes in a shower cap (or these travel shoe bags) to keep them from getting your clothes dirty.


Use a vacuum sealer to pack your clothes. This will save space and keep your clothes from getting wrinkled.


Use an over-the-door hook to hang your clothes up when you arrive at your hotel or cruise cabin. This will save space and keep your clothes from getting wrinkled.

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Use packing cubes to organize your clothes. This will save space and keep your clothes from getting wrinkled.


Use a mini lint roller to remove lint and hair from your clothes to look clean and crisp.


Bring a cordless travel iron to remove wrinkles from your clothes. These may not be allowed on cruises, so check with your cruise line before packing.


If you are traveling with a laptop, use a padded laptop sleeve to protect it from scratches and bumps.




Use a travel pillow to sleep on the plane or in the car.


Pack a spare set of clothes in your carry-on in case your luggage gets lost.


Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save space in your suitcase.

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Stuff your socks in your shoes to save luggage space.


Use a binder clip to prevent tangled cords and headphones.


Store your jewelry in a pill case to keep it safe while you travel.


Use a contact lens case to store small items like coins or earrings.


Put your lip balm in a pill case to prevent it from melting in the heat.


Store your chargers in a eyeglass case to keep them organized while you travel.


Use a straw to prevent your toothpaste from leaking and spilling in your suitcase.


Place your clothes in a trash bag to keep them clean while you travel.

Do you have a packing tip to share?

If you have a unique “hack” you’ve been using to pack, please share in the comment box below!


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