Last Updated on 2023-02-06 by Linda
I have been known to be the worlds most inefficient packer at times. Over the years I have learned (the hard way) that more is not always best. Learning some tips and tricks to help cut the amount of luggage has been a life saver.
In today’s world, it is also far more economical. Small bags, double duty items, secret tricks all help reduce the amount of baggage we need. I have discovered the perfect travel hacks that help me plan efficiently.
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Travel Hacks for Short Trips
I use to travel for work every other week, sometimes every week, so reducing the bags helped. Now I mostly travel for fun but I have still had to work hard at reducing my luggage. Kent has often joked my toiletries take up more space than all his clothes. (he is not telling an untruth). I have managed to teach myself a few effective travel hacks.
- best tip ever, lotions have been my downfall but when heading out on weekend trips I use an old contact case. The case will hold on each side more than enough face cream for a weekend.
2) use a butterfly clip (or binder clip) to protect your razor, either a paper clip one or a hair one.
3) The butterfly clip also works on an electric toothbrush so you do not need to bring the charging station but you can still bring your favourite toothbrush ( a butterfly hairclip does the same job plus you can use it for your hair)
4) Shower cap- perfect for wet swimsuits, allows you to still make use of pool, hot tub, beach right up until departure.
5) Shower cap is also perfect for dirty shoes and/or dirty underwear. plus you have had use of the cap all weekend saving you the need to wash your hair, thus no need for shampoo (double win)
6) want to bring extra earrings but afraid to lose them, a pill case is perfect for storing your earrings or even a bracelet or dainty necklace. Plus use the seven day and you can still bring a supply of meds and jewellery on a weekend trip.
7) I know everyone is a fan of rolling ( everyone but me). If you are a guy rolling doesn’t work for your dress shirts. instead fold it normally, place in the bottom of your bag and use a belt to maintain the collars shape.
8) Pack a small baggie with an emergency kit, elastics, paper clips, safety pins, bobby pins, small hairspray and some salt. Perfect for emergency repairs and stains and it all fits in a little baggie.
9) going on a cruise ship, place a small shoe bag in the bottom of your bag, this will hang on your bathroom door and allow you extra storage for all your toiletries etc.
10) use your sunglasses or eyeglass case to store your phone cords/chargers. Keeps the cords all together and utilizes your case in your suitcase plus keeps your glasses save at your destination.
Do you have any travel hacks you can share? I am always on the lookout for new tips and tricks