Don’t let the nuisance of packing damper your summer getaway excitement. To help making packing a breeze, here are our stylists’ 10 favorite packing hacks.
1. Pack shoes in carry on.
That will save space for more clothes, and, because shoes are heavy, make your checked bag lighter.
2. Put your shoes in a shower cap.
That’ll protect everything in your bag from dirt and shoe germs.
3. Only pack a couple pairs of shoes.
We’ve established by now that shoes are cumbersome little devils, but beautiful ones. Resist the urge to bring a different shoe for every outfit.
4. Don’t pack complete ensembles.
Bring items that can be mixed and matched.
5. Check the weather.
If the report is sunny days all around you won’t need your “just in case” winter jacket.
6. Prevent your toiletries from leaking.
Unscrew the lids of the bottles, put plastic wrap on the openings, and replace the lids.
7. Keep liquid makeup in contact case.
This will further prevent any leaks that would make you sad.
8. Pack sample size beauty products.
To save room in your suitcase bring all of the fancy sample products you’ve been saving. You’ll likely not need the full sized versions.
9. Pack an empty carry-on.
You’ll have something to bring all of your vacation shopping victories back home with you.
10. Put used dryer sheets in your suitcase.
It’ll keep your clothes fresh.