7 genius TikTok packing hacks that will change how you holiday

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The lead-up to a holiday can be rather stressful. While you should be getting excited about your upcoming trip, there’s usually work to finish off, jobs to sort at home, passports to locate, currency to collect, suncream to buy – and so much more.

Plus, if you’re someone who hates packing, you’ve probably left that to the last minute – and now you’re faced with working out how to fit 30 outfits (because you need options, OK?), nine pairs of shoes, three books, your laptop, and assorted chargers into your wheelie bag.

While it’s tempting to cram as much as your can into your suitcase, jump on top, yank the zip around and hope for the best, when you arrive at your destination you’ll likely end up with creased clothing, missing shoes, and lots of tangled wires.

This is where TikTok comes in handy. Organisation gurus on the video-sharing platform have tons of useful tips that will turn you into a packing pro, whether you’re off on a solo adventure or a family vacation.

Here are seven brilliant TikTok packing hacks every traveller needs to know about…

1. Use suitcase dividers

An absolute must for a neat and tidy case, suitcase dividers come in all shapes and sizes.

Some packing gurus swear by mesh cubes, while others suggest ziplock or drawstring dust bags are just as effective.

2. Pack outfits together

Are you the kind of fashion lover who meticulously plans all their holiday outfits way in advance?

Rather than grouping tops, bottoms or dresses together, fold each outfit (apart from shoes) and pack them in the order you’ll wear them.

3. Try a wardrobe organiser

Repurpose a fabric wardrobe organiser by putting an outfit on each shelf, collapsing it down, and placing straight into your bag.

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The One Suitcase Hack That Will Keep Your Clothes Wrinkle-free, According to a Professional Packer

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Delayed planes, lost luggage, misplaced passports, long security lines, wrinkled clothing. These are the not-so-glamorous parts of travel that rarely end up on your Instagram feed. While it’s hard to circumvent most of these unfortunate instances, there is a secret to at least avoid one of these inconveniences: wrinkled outfits.

Let’s face it. No one wants to be stuck ironing on vacation. Sure, you could make a case for bringing a travel steamer along for the ride, but that just takes up precious suitcase space. Don’t worry. You don’t need either. It all comes down to the proper way to pack your bags. And we promise it’s one of the simplest hacks to follow.

You know the large plastic bags you come home with from the dry cleaner? Instead of stuffing them in your trash or recycling can, save them. When packing for your next adventure, put your more delicate items inside the dry cleaning bags, including your cotton and linen pieces. Don’t worry about fabrics like silk, wool, denim, and cashmere, as they are less likely to wrinkle.

Related: The Biggest Packing Mistakes to Avoid, According to a Professional

You’ll fold each piece of clothing as usual and place it inside a separate bag before placing it in your suitcase or duffel bag. This tactic works because the bags will slide against each other, meaning your cotton t-shirts and breezy linen pants won’t get stuck and inevitably cause deep creases and messy wrinkles while in transit.

No dry cleaning bags? No sweat. Trash bags or liners work too — just make sure they aren’t scented. You want to

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