If you want to have the perfect honeymoon, you can't forget anything. But you also don't want to be hauling around a ton of luggage, either. You can pack and travel smarter with a few honeymoon travel hacks, tips, and tricks!
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Use pill or vitamin bottles for your jewelry
Old pill or vitamin bottles are perfect for stashing jewelry before packing. Keeping all your valuable jewelry together, and sealed, all in one place, will make it less likely that you lose your favorite earings or necklace during your honeymoon.
Wear your heaviest shoes and clothes on the plane
With totally crazy baggage fees and hardly any space for carry-ons, you can save a lot of luggage space for other things if you wear your heaviest clothing items on the plane. This is especially true for shoes! If you'll be uncomfortable, however, consider factoring extra baggage fees into your honeymoon budget. No one wants to start their trip of a lifetime in all their heavy, bulky clothing...but for cost-conscious honeymooners going to a destination where some heavy clothes are a necessity, it's a great way to save space and money. As an added bonus, you can use coats as pillows on the plane!
Roll your clothes
Rolling your clothes is a great way to save space and get more out of your luggage. Clothes will also stay more wrinkle-free if you roll instead of fold them.
Make your luggage unique
Lost luggage is a honeymoon nightmare. The more identifiable your luggage is, the less likely it will be to get lost at the airport. Either buy unique-looking luggage, or use personalized tags to make your bags as easy to identify as possible.
Pack a sarong
Sarongs are one of the most versatile articles of clothing, period. Wear it to the beach, use it as a beach towel, use it as a pillow on the airplane, use it to cover your shoulders in the cathedrals of Rome or your legs in the temples of Cambodia...the sarong is a woman's best friend for international travel!
Pack your luggage bottom-heavy
To keep everything balanced and as easy as possible to carry, pack your luggage bottom-heavy. Packing the heaviest stuff on the bottom will make your suitcase roll more cleanly as well as be easier to lift and carry.
Pack a dryer sheet
To keep clothes smelling fresh and avoid static, slip a dryer sheet or two between your packed clothes. As an added bonus, everything will have fewer wrinkles too!
Forgot your phone charger? Use your hotel room's TV
Nowadays, TVs have USB ports for people to plug in removable media with movies or TV shows on it. These can double as phone chargers if you forget yours at home. It might not charge up your phone as quickly as a conventional charger, it can at least keep your phone from running out of juice when you need it.
Stuff your shoes
Have lots of little knick-knacks to bring? The space inside your shoes is valuable real estate. Whether you stuff them with socks or extra tampons, put that negative space to good use!
Dirty clothes or muddy boots? Wrap them in the hotel shower cap
The hotel shower cap is the perfect place to stuff some dirty socks, or to cover those dirty boots after your adventure honeymoon trek through the Belizean jungle. If you can also snag a plastic bag, like the one from the hotel room trash bin, you can keep all your dirty laundry separate from the clean stuff. To keep it all from smelling, toss one of those hotel soap bars in the bag--or, if you followed our advice and packed a dryer sheet, you can use that! Voila! Your dirty stuff won't contaminate your clean stuff when you re-pack.
Grooms: Tuck your belt under your dress shirt collar
The struggle is real: you pack your dress shirt for that perfect date night, but when you unpack, the collar is all muffed. Here's a hack to solve it: tuck your belt into the collar before packing to keep it stiff and crisp!
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