15 Coolest Travel Hacks for a Smart Traveller

Packing for a trip is a delicate blend of art and science; to pack everything that you need for a trip and at the same time to make sure that you meet the demands of airline baggage weight and size requirements. You may be tempted to just throw everything in a bag and hope for the best but fret not, these travel hacks in the video from ixigo may be the formula to not only help you to save some space in your luggage but also to make packing less stressful, more organised and more enjoyable.

On top of that, a few of these travel hacks share with you how to travel smart, know your ways around and save you money.


Travel Hack #1. Store loose cables and chargers in an old sunglasses case

Store loose cables & chargers in an old sunglasses case

Travel Hack #2. Packing socks: Roll them together, wrap the end around the roll and pack them in shoes

Pack them in shoes

Stuffing your socks inside your shoes can save some storage space especially if there is no other room for them (it will also keep the shoes shape). If you have any other small trinkets, you can put that in your shoes, too.

Travel Hack #3. Keep shirt collars clean and stiff

Keep shirt collars clean & stiff

Travel Hack #4. Roll, don’t fold to save space

Roll, don't fold to save space

Rolling your clothes take significantly less space than folding. Roll items as tightly as possible in order to achieve the space saving effect and at the same time to prevent the items from unrolling and wrinkling. If you do not need as much space and want to keep the weight down, fold your clothes.

Travel Hack #5. Wrap your shoes in a shower cap

Wrap your shoes in a shower cap

This is so that after you wear them, you can put them away without damaging any other items or making them dirty.

Travel Hack #6. If you must fold … put newspaper sheets inside clothes to avoid wrinkling

Put newspaper sheets inside clothes to avoid wrinkling

Travel Hack #7. Scan and email passport, ID, itinerary to yourself for safekeeping

Scan and email passport, ID, itinerary to yourself for safekeeping

Travel Hack #8. Organize ear plugs with binder clips

Organize ear plugs with binder clips

Travel Hack #9. Use Google maps offline

Type ‘ok maps’
Use Google maps offline

Current area will save for later
Use Google maps offline

Travel Hack #10. Use plastic wrap to prevent bottles from leaking

Use plastic wrap to prevent bottles from leaking

Travel Hack #11. Use binder clips to protect razors

Use binder clips to protect razors

Travel Hack #12. Place earrings in buttons and necklace in straw to carry jewellery tangle-free

Place earrings in buttons and necklace in straw to carry jewellery tangle-free

Travel Hack #13. Hide emergency cash in lip balm tube

Hide emergency cash in lip balm tube

Travel Hack #14. Book flights 8 weeks in advance

Book flights 8 weeks in advance

Travel Hack #15. Take an empty water bottle to the airport and refill it after you pass security

Take an empty water bottle to the airport and refill it after you pass security
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More travel hacks that can help you in packing your luggage:
  • Packing Checklist: Know exactly what you should pack
  • Check out the weather at your destination before you go and pack accordingly
  • Plan each day in advance. This will help you decide how many pieces of clothing to take and not regret bringing too much. Do remember that if you pack too little you can always compensate for it.
  • Pack fragile items in the center of your case. This way, they are less likely to be broken. If possible, don’t bring anything fragile.
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