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Travel Tip Tuesday: How To Keep Everything Organized When Packing

Ever seen travel packing cubes and be tempted to buy them?  I’ve bought a pack before and I actually never use them.  I implement a much more archaic and less costly method when I pack: old grocery store bags.


(Here’s a bag we recently packed for a vacation we took with Traveler #3.)

When packing, use plastic shopping bags to organize everything in your luggage.  I usually have 1 bag for pants, 1 for tees, 1 for underwear, 1 for socks, and each pair of shoes gets a bag too.  If I have liquids like sunblock or bug spray, those get a bag too.  The bags make it easy to quickly find items in my suitcase and I don’t have to worry if TSA decides to check my luggage; since everything is compartmentalized, it is easy to fit everything back in the suitcase.

Help me keep this series going!  If you have any travel tips, please email me at diana@justwanderlustblog.com and your tip may end up in a future post!

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