Holiday travel can be extremely stressful, but with these simple tricks, things will go much more smoothly.
1. Sweatshirt pillows
Whether you're flying to your destination or riding in a car, you're going to want to get some shut-eye. But there's no need to buy a travel pillow when you can make one with something you already own! In fact, you were probably going to pack it anyway — a hoodie!
With just a few simple steps and folds, you can transform your hoodie into a pillow and catch those zzz's.
Step 1: Lay your hoodie flat on a table
Step 2: Roll it up
Step 3: Fold, fold again, and again, and again
Step 4: Take the hood and fold it over.
2. Pack necklaces in straws
Traveling with necklaces is the worst. I can't tell you how many I've ruined by getting them tangled beyond repair. But, there's a super simple trick to avoid that situation — all you need is a straw!
Just loop your necklace through a straw and clasp it together. It will keep its loop — no knots!
3. How to pack a wine bottle
In my family, wine is essential to the holiday gathering. But packing wine is a danger zone! Well, those high top shoes you were planning to pack anyway? Put them to use!
Encase each bottle of wine between two shoes, and avoid any shattering.