Hi friends, it’s Jessica from The Organized Mama back today to share some tips on how to pack your jewelry for travel! Last month I shared how to get your jewelry box organized, which will be incredibly useful when you have to pack jewelry for travel!
I always suggest when packing for any trip that you plan out your outfits before you even start to pack anything. I typically lay out every outfit, which includes shoes and jewelry, on the bed so I can see what I have. I always try to create more outfits with less pieces of clothing. For example, I might create two outfits from an adorable top, by pairing it with jeans and a skirt. This way I am packing less items in my suitcase. But when doing this, I always suggest to plan out your accessories as well. I have my go-to travel jewelry pieces that I know go with everything. They include pearls, which I always love to wear!
Once you have your outfits finalized, I suggest rolling everything in your suitcase. This creates much more room, and, if rolled correctly, will reduce the amount of wrinkles! Seriously, it works! If you have a dressy top, roll it in a plastic garbage bag or dry cleaner bag to reduce the amount of wrinkles by removing all of the air while you roll. I also suggest rolling your jewelry so it doesn’t get all tangled up!
To start, take a clean washcloth and lay it flat. Space out the jewelry that you don’t want to get tangled together. I like to do all of my bracelets in one washcloth and necklaces in another. Then roll the washcloth making sure that none of the jewelry items touch each other. Leave enough space so that each bracelet or necklace gets wrapped fully.
Now you have your jewelry burrito. I like to put all my jewelry into a make-up bag once it is all rolled up in a washcloth. I can fit about three jewelry burritos in one of my small make-up bags, which I place in between some of my rolled up clothes in my suitcase. My earrings and some bracelets just aren’t conducive for rolling. So I collect small jewelry boxes and bags to use for travel. I have found a variety of sizes in both boxes and bags, which makes it easy to find the correct size I need for my earrings and some bracelets.
If I am traveling with smaller earrings, I will put them all in one box. If I am traveling with more dangly earrings, I will either keep them in separate boxes, or put each pair of earrings in their own bag. This way they won’t tangle up with each other. I store all of the boxes in the make-up bag with my rolled-up jewelry. Then all of my jewelry is in one place, so when I get to my destination, I can find things easily and quickly!
So my advice for traveling with jewelry is to come prepared! Make sure to lay out all of your outfits, along with your jewelry, before packing. Then, as you pack, roll your clothes and jewelry. The jewelry that doesn’t roll up, place in a jewelry bag or box. Never store a bunch of jewelry into a jewelry bag or box for risk of tangled jewelry. Good luck with your travels, and thank you for letting me share my tips for keeping your jewelry organized while you travel!