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Packing hacks you'll wish you knew about earlier

10 Incredible Easy Packing Hacks

Packing can often seem like a daunting task. There are collars to be kept stiff, small pieces of jewelry to place, leaky lotion bottles -- and we have to fit in all into one bag!

Luckily, there are a few tricks we can use to make packing a little easier, so this summer you can focus more on your relaxing vacation and less on the stresses of packing.

Now, you just have to unpack ...

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vafilec_39 July 12 2014 at 10:57 AM

Store your suitcases with dryer sheets. The suitcase always smells good, and putting fresh ones in when you plan to travel. If you are against dryer sheets, then using Lysol Spray for that musty smell will give it a recovery.

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penst8fan July 12 2014 at 9:04 AM

dryer sheets are also great to remove static cling...

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punnster July 13 2014 at 12:37 AM

Let's a lot like we used to pack our seabags.

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jvt1984 July 12 2014 at 6:38 PM

An old trick is mix match clothes so you don't need so many, and make variety by light scarves or jewelry. Pack shoes on their sides, top facing top, heel and toe reversed, Jewelry and other small items can be stuffed into shoes. Use ziplock bags for dental items that may be damp when you are packing. When we travel, we usually have a car stuffed full, so if we are simply going to visit friends or relatives and proper luggage will not be an issue, we pack our things in Wal-Mart handle bags because they hold a lot and are lightweight and pliable and save space. And the bags hold dirty or wet clothes, or trash.

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redyeddy1 July 12 2014 at 11:46 PM

International law, and most airlines, now REQUIRE passengers to keep medicaitons of any type in the original labeled container. Especially prescription meds. Putting meds in the plastic weekly containers is no longer acceptable. Keep the meds in the original containers, and just put in the # of pills you will need while you are gone. And NEVER put your medications in checked baggage.

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green gate farm July 12 2014 at 2:35 PM

I tried rolling clothes. Used more space than folding. Now I use a folding case. Keeps the case neater. Who uses bobby pins and curling irons anymore? One should never drink while in a pool, that is just stupid advice. As for freshness I spray my case with febreze,allergen reducer and let it air dry. Smells better than a dryer sheet. The last few photos shows a disoranized, sloppy packed case. Not much helpful, visual advice there. I liked the pill case idea for jewelry. That was helpful.

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atllady July 12 2014 at 4:44 PM

My father would buy new underwear and socks before a long trip but take his old ones with him and toss them along the way. It made more room for mementos and no dirty smells. When he got home, he had new garments.

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evestar05 July 12 2014 at 7:52 AM

Going to Hawaii in August!This info was great! Thanks

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