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7 out-of-the-box packing tips for college

Aug 14 2014 at 9:17 am by

As next semester draws closer, you should start thinking about packing. Follow these out-of-the-box tips to make packing as easy and efficient as possible:

1. Pack your clothes with trash bags.

Pack your clothes with trash bags

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Cover your clothes with trash bags while they are still hanging. This will make make unpacking quick and easy.

 

2. Roll clothes, don’t fold them.

How to pack t-shirts like a boss

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Using a rolling technique to pack you clothes will make more space in your suitcase for other items or more clothes. You can learn the step-by-step process here.

 

3. Cover the openings of your toiletries with plastic wrap.

Cover the openings of your toiletries with plastic wrap

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We’ve all had our toiletries spill in our suitcase. This will prevent that from happening ever again.

 

4. Put your shoes in plastic bags or shower caps.

Put your shoes in plastic bags or shower caps

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Putting your shoes inside plastic bags or shower caps will prevent your clothes from getting dirty or damaged.

 

5. Pack your jewelry in a bead organizer.

Pack your jewelry in a bead organizer

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A bead organizer is perfect for moving your jewelry. It prevents your necklaces from getting tangled and allows you to keep your earrings paired together.

 

6. Pack and organize your cords in toilet paper rolls.

Pack and organize your cords in toilet paper rolls

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Keep track of all your cords and cables by sticking them in toilet paper rolls. This trick will prevent the cords from getting tangled and will make it easy to label each one.

 

7. Pack your flat iron safely, even if it’s hot.

Pack your hair straightener

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Now you can pack your hair straightener even if it’s still hot. Just roll it up in a potholder!

 

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Comments (1)

  1. These life hacks are fabulous and I love the jewelry storing one. I never thought of using those bead boxes before seeing it suggested, that’s great!