The Simple Packing Hack To Keep Jewelry From Getting Lost In Your Luggage

It's no fun arriving at your destination only to find your jewelry has escaped in your bag and gotten tangled around everything. Not only can it be difficult to untangle, but it can also be too easy to lose your precious necklace or earrings when unpacking or repacking your items. If your jewelry becomes loose in your bag, it can also get damaged and break, which is not exactly the kind of thing you want to encounter when you open up your case after a long flight.

You may keep your jewelry in a jewelry box at home, but when you're on the go, you probably don't want a bulky box taking up space in your suitcase or carry-on. Plus, if you're trying to travel light, you may only want to bring a few small pieces of jewelry with you. Luckily, we've got a simple jewelry packing hack that can help you optimize space and keep your jewelry from getting lost in your luggage. All you'll need is a small pouch and a pair of shoes you plan to take with you on your trip.

Use your shoes to pack your jewelry

Many of us are aware of the travel hack where you use your shoes to store items such as socks or scarves. But did you know that you can use your shoes to pack jewelry too? To do this, place each jewelry item that's prone to getting knotted in a small, soft fabric pouch. You may be able to place some items together in one pouch, such as rings and earrings. But for necklaces, it'd be best to package each one separately. Then, seal the pouch and place each one in the end of a closed-toe shoe. For extra security, you might want to gently place a pair of socks in the shoe as well.

Packaging your jewelry in a soft item is a great way to minimize the risk of tangles or breakages when packing. This means that when you arrive at your destination, you can simply remove the pouch from your shoes, open it, and your jewelry will be ready to go.

Other ways to keep your jewelry secure

Although placing your jewelry in a small pouch should prevent it from escaping, if you want more protection for your jewelry, there are a few other packing hacks you can try. For necklaces, many travelers swear by the straw packing technique, where you thread one end of your necklace through a drinking straw and fasten it at the other end. This will prevent the chain from getting knotted together and will make it far easier to remove your jewelry from your luggage when you reach your destination. 

Another packing hack is to lay your jewelry out on a soft towel or scarf and then roll it up. You can then fasten the scarf at each end with a rubber band or hair tie. You'll create a DIY travel case that will keep your jewelry secure and can be easily unfastened once you reach your destination.