How to Pack Jewelry for Travel

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.

Don’t you hate it when you pack a few necklaces or bracelets for a trip, tucking them into your makeup bag, and they somehow manage to get themselves all tangled up on the way to your destination? And sure- you can go out and purchase a travel organizer for your jewelry- but I always say, “Why spend the money if you don’t have to?”

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So here is a super simple way to pack jewelry securely and tangle-free when traveling, using something you likely already have in your home- a microfiber cloth!

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Take your microfiber cloth and lay it out on your counter. (I recommend microfiber because there are no loops in the cloth which could catch onto the jewelry). Lay necklaces, bracelets, even earrings in rows- spaced just a bit apart….

How to Pack Jewelry2 Beginning on one end, roll up the cloth, making sure that no two pieces of jewelry touch one another during the rolling process, and they are each secured within their own roll of the cloth….

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Keep rolling until you’ve reached the end…

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Then just fold the ends together…

How to Pack Jewelry5 And place inside of your makeup bag. When you arrive it is easy to unroll, select the pieces that you want to wear, replace the rest and re-roll and store!

Easy-peasy, right? And it didn’t cost you a thing!

What’s your favorite travel packing tip? Please leave a comment and share!

Sharon Rowley Head Shot 150 x 150 Thumbnail If you get a chance, I hope you’ll stop by to see me at Momof6 – a place where I write about organizing your home, using a family calendar, creating household routines, hosting at-home birthday parties, and holding a DIY summer camp! You can also find me over on GreatFamilyRoadTrips– where I share ideas and itineraries to inspire you to hit the road!



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8 Responses to How to Pack Jewelry for Travel

  1. 1
    The Mommy says

    I have used straws before. Thread the jewelry through and fasten. They are easy to cut to size, too!

    • 1.1
      Sharon at Momof6 says

      Love this idea too- I just know it would take me longer to thread each necklace thru a straw than to just roll them up in a cloth!

  2. 2
    junior says

    I put each piece in a little dime bag. They’re cheap and available at most craft stores!

  3. 3
    Michelle says

    OMG GENIUS!!! I mean seriously!! Wow I have been trying to untangle a set of necklaces from three months ago. We are just getting ready for a trip and this just saved me my jewelry!! Thanks so much for such a great tip!

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      Sharon at Momof6 says

      I can never untangle my now necklaces…. I have to get my husband to do it! So much better to just prevent them from getting tangled in the first place!

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    Crystal says

    Great idea Sharon. Appreciate budget friendly organizing options. You can also put your necklaces through a straw to prevent them from getting tangled.

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    Stina says

    I remember my Grandma always using Kleenex tissues so that’s what I have always done. This is more environmentally friendly, though. 🙂

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    Charlotte says

    We travel just enough that I’ve learned the fastest and easiest way to pack and store my jewerly. Everything that is a chain necklaces, braclets, anklets etc fits into a straw. Everyone that has tried this uses it and nothing is tangled ever. Enjoy your travels!


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