12 Travel Packing Tips: Howdini Hacks Transcript 0:03 Finally your vacation is here, but the thought of packing all this 0:07 into this is freaking you out. Stress-free travel starts with smart packing. 0:13 And while you probably already know that rolling your clothes saves space, take this trick 0:17 to a new level with this FOLD and roll technique. The key is to create even layers and maximize 0:22 every inch. Start with the bulkiest items. Stuff shoes 0:32 with small items like resealable plastic bags filled with socks and underwear. Then, place 0:40 individual shoes along the edges of the case. Belts can also be laid along the edge. 0:48 Fill in gaps with the smallest rolls of clothing- things like t-shirts and camisoles. 0:52 Larger items like jeans, jackets and dresses should then be laid in flat layers, and packed 0:57 in an overlapping layer formation. If there are gaps around the edges, take these flat-laying 1:02 clothes and tuck them into the sides. A bonus tip for blazers and other lined clothing 1:08 is to pack them inside out, to help avoid wrinkles. 1:12 You’re doing great so far with light, space-saving packing, so don’t get weighed down by toiletries 1:16 and other extras! Save empty travel-size bottles to refill and 1:21 use on trips over and over again. This saves space and time, and is good for the environment. 1:30 To avoid leaks and spills in your suitcase, place a square of plastic wrap over the bottles 1:34 before closing the cap. Empty prescription bottles are also great 1:45 for things like cotton swabs. An old contact case can be put to great use, 1:53 from storing small supplies of foundation and other makeup, to little necessities, like 1:58 safety pins. Keep delicate jewelry secure and tangle-free 2:05 by laying them out onto a sheet of press n seal plastic wrap. Place another sheet on 2:11 top, then seal, roll, and pack away somewhere safe. 2:25 A great tip for keeping earrings together is to secure them through the holes of a button. 2:32 This way, they can be tossed into your cosmetic bag and still be super easy to find! 2:39 Finally, ditch the heavy stacks of books and magazines and go digital! Loading titles onto 2:46 your tablet or smart phone will save paper, money, and most importantly, your shoulders! 2:53 If all these great tips still haven’t lightened your load, remember — you can always sneak 3:00 the heavy stuff into your travel partner’s bag! 3:02 Thanks for watching! For more Howdini hacks, click on the videos on screen and subscribe 3:08 to our channel. Do you have any other great packing tips? Let us know in the comments 3:12 below.