by Texas Homesteader ~
If you have small items like earrings & hair clips that always seem to get lost in your luggage, give this Homestead (travel) Hack a try. Oh man, you’re not gonna believe this!
Packing For A Trip
So, y’all already know that RancherMan & I took a little road trip recently to central Texas. We were there to enjoy the 2-day Mother Earth News Fair.
It’s the first time we’ve ever been able to attend their fair. And let me tell ya it was AWESOME!
But while I was packing my bag in preparation for our trip I was reminded of something that I do to help keep my things organized inside my luggage.
So I thought I’d share it with you.
What To Do With Large Pill Organizer?
You see, several years ago when RancherMan & I were in west Texas visiting relatives we all went out to garage-sales together. (an activity we really enjoy, especially when we visit these super-fun relatives!)
Aaaaaaanyway I stumbled upon an obnoxiously large pill organizer box with 7 compartments. It was being sold for the low-low price of just $0.10!
So I snapped it up, knowing just what I would do with it.
We won’t talk about the weird looks I got from my fam, both of whom were mighty puzzled by my smugness over my seemingly paltry find. LOL
Using A Repurposed Pill Case When Traveling
When we got home I washed the pill box up and tucked it away to await our next travel date.
The next time we planned a road trip I brought out the luggage & then I fetched my obnoxiously-large pill box.
It’s going to help me keep my luggage organized.
Using An Oversized Pill Box To Hold Earrings & Hair Clips
Into each compartment I put the small accessories I wanted to take on my trip.
I put earrings in a few of the compartments, some hair clips in another, an anklet in yet another and some hair ties in another.
Then I slid it into my overnight case. It’s easy to fetch it when we reach our destination. And I set it next to the sink in our hotel bathroom.
It’s there for me when I get dressed in the morning.
Since the compartments are semi-see through I can easily scan for the item I’m after. Then I flip open the lid of the compartment I want to retrieve it.
No fuss, no muss. (what IS muss anyway??)
So if you have small items that always seem to get lost in your luggage, give this a try. It works superfantastical for me!
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“Muss” is what Andy did to Opie’s hair when he gave him an affectionate scalp scrub. Can’t think of any other example. 😉
That makes perfect sense! No fuss, no muss. Thanks Amelia! (and I love the Andy Griffith show!) ~TxH~
I love this idea. Definitely going to pin and keep my eye out for one.
That’s a great idea! I use one of those flannel shoe cleaning mits I picked up at a hotel. Didn’t clean my shoes with it, so I put my jewelry in it.
I also went to the Mother Earth Fair….It was fantastic – my sisters and I had a great time. I certainly hope they continue to have these events in Texas.
Wasn’t it wonderful Theresa?? OMGosh I’m with you – c’mon back to Texas, MENF! If they do, we’ll be there for sure. What a great event! ~TxH~
Oh man, this is right up my alley – simply because crafting, as ColleenB said, can have a ton of little things you don’t want to lose (for me, it’s knitting, so stitch markers and tapestry needles)! I have my earrings and such in a tin I got a few years back that was for Pokemon cards (because, uh, I’m still a kid at heart!) and it works great. For travel, though, I normally just throw that kind of thing in a ziploc. It may get messed up, but I would only have a few hair ties and maybe a pair of earrings, so no harm, no foul, for the most part!
Love the Pokemon tin Jessica – LOL. I typically threw my hair ties and various things in ziplocs too and placed the ziploc in my toiletry bag. It certainly worked fine, but I like the simplicity of this big honkin’ pill box even better, it sits neatly on the vanity at the hotel & it’s easier for me to retrieve those items since it keeps each pair of earrings separate, etc. ~TxH~
Great little Travel Hack.
Them little bill boxes sure do come in handy, plus they take up very little space. Besides using for jewelry they are also great for storing small craft supplies; like brads; special cake decorating tips; make for great watercolor holders; sewing bobbins; to save cabinet space u can store candy sprinkles in them, saves from storing a large jar with very little sprinkles in it. Decorate and they make cute little candy holders (especially for the little kids) Storing tiny craft beads;
Even the round prescription containers are useful in many ways.
Yeah they do Colleen. I’ve never seen these huge pill boxes before but because it was so large I was able to include barrettes and hair clips in it. The little case sat neatly on the vanity at the hotel and it was always a snap to to be able to see & easily access the compartment I needed. Perfect! ~TxH~
The jewelery/acessories use is great, however the bobbin storage idea is also a good one. I have been trying to find something to store them in. Thanks to both of you!
Colleen always comes up with handy-dandy ideas Suzy! I’m brand spankin’ new to sewing so I may use her tip with some of the other pill boxes I have laying around… ~TxH~