8 (More) Pinterest Packing Hacks Using Household Items

We’ve discovered more Pinterest packing hacks using household items to help you pack smarter for your next trip. Check them out below!

  1. Use a dirty laundry bag (or small trash bag) to separate and compress dirty clothes.
  2. Sort jewelry in a pill organizer.
  3. Pack large plastic bags for outfit organization.
  4. Save space by packing socks into shoes.
  5. Keep the shape of your hat by packing items inside it.
  6. Fold silk shirts in tissue paper to keep them wrinkle-free.
  7. Wrap heated hair tools like a travel-sized curling iron or straightener with a pot holder for protection.
  8. Use a dry tea bag to freshen up your suitcase.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "A reusable filtered water bottle—it saves you money, keeps you hydrated, and eliminates waste—win-win."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "A week in a bamboo beach hut on India's Andaman Islands."

Travel Motto: "Travel light, often, and in good company."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Window—best view in the house."

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