3 Genius Ways to Keep Your Jewelry From Tangling While Traveling

Keep your trip tangle-free.

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One of the biggest packing nightmares is trying to pack pesky, tangle-prone jewelry items. While it would be a shame to leave your favorite baubles at home, sometimes it feels impossible to keep these pieces neat inside your suitcase.

There are a few clever packing hacks from brilliant DIYers on the internet (namely, Pinterest) for keeping your jewelry mess-free, no matter what state your bag may be in.

Store small jewelry in pill compartments.

If you have rings, stud earrings, or other tiny pieces that could easily be lost, grab yourself a used pill case or even a simple child-proof ibuprofen container. The secure, plastic cases are perfect for enclosing your small jewelry items so they're safe and sound. Plus, you can keep them compartmentalized so they don't tangle or even organize them by which outfit you're planning to wear each day.

Use plastic wrap to organize necklaces.

Plastic wrap is perfect for individually sealing your necklaces so they don't get knotted and caught up in one another. When you're ready to wear an item, just pull apart the wrapping and reseal it again afterward to keep it neat.

Thread necklaces through straws to keep them from tangling.

Another way to keep those chains from getting tangled: Use a drinking straw to keep them stiff and organized. Simply thread one end of the chain through the straw, close up the necklace, then pack your jewelry items as normal. When you go to grab for a neck accessory, you won't have to worry about picking apart a messy ball of chains.

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