It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to spring break and vacation getaways. Wherever your plans take you, it’s important to consider what jewelry you bring along in your travels.
Traveling with jewelry is a nice way to stay stylish while traveling and accessorize your look without bringing dozens of outfits. But how do you keep it all organized without opening your bag to find a big, tangled mess?
Here are some helpful tips to consider travel with jewelry and head on your way to some fun in the sun.
- Keep it simple. Jewelry should rarely be at the top of your packing list. Decide what jewelry you absolutely need to wear during your travels. If you’re flying, pack jewelry in your carry-on bag, never in checked baggage where it will be a shiny temptation for security screeners. Or, wear the jewelry on your travel day, as long as it’s not bulky metals that could set off security screening equipment.
- Put jewelry in a bag that you personally carry into restaurants and to your hotel room. And keep it with you at all times. Don’t leave the jewelry in an unattended car or suitcase. Also, don’t let the hotel staff handle the bag … and potentially help themselves to your bling.
- Pill compartments are perfect for stashing earrings, according to these brilliant travel hacks. They’re perfect for stashing rings as well as earrings, especially small studs that can bend or get lost if tucked in a suitcase pocket.
- Similar to the pill compartment idea, a fishing tackle box makes travel storage easy and has dividers ideal for jewelry. Tackle boxes work especially well for larger, chunky necklaces or bigger bracelets. It actually works great for not just traveling.
- Want to make sure your necklaces don’t tangle?
Thread one through a straw (or a paper towel roll if it’s chunkier) and then fasten the clasp. Straws work best for dainty necklaces. It works best if you give your necklaces another layer of protection by putting them in a sealed plastic bag.
- You can re-purpose lost buttons by putting them to use as jewelry storage. You can hook studs and small dangle earrings through button holes and then place them in a jewelry pouch.
- An empty contact case is not only a great way to keep your most precious jewelry safe. It works for stashing small amounts of liquids, like a few dabs of eye cream or that expensive night serum you splurge on.