Keep your trip tangle-free.

Indian jewellery
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One of the biggest packing nightmares includes trying to pack those pesky 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.

But there are a few clever 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 one of those daily pill cases from your local drug store. 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 caught up in one another. When you’re ready to wear an item, just pull apart the wrapping and reseal it again to keep it neat.

Thread necklaces through straws to keep them from tangling.

One last way to keep those chains from getting tangled is to use a drinking straw to keep the chains 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 reach in, you won’t have to worry about getting a messy ball of chains.