Category Archives: Pennywise Packing Pointers

Traveling Safely with Electronics

Just because electronic devices need protection when traveling doesn’t mean you have to shell out as much money for the carrier as you did for the device itself. You can be creative, protective, and frugal, all at the same time. … Continue reading

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5 Advantages to Packing Your Own Hangers

Although most experts say that wire hangers don’t do your clothing any favors, whenever I travel, I always pack two of the flimsiest wire hangers available. Sometimes I even use them for hanging clothes. Here are five situations where bringing … Continue reading

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Reduce Wrinkles by Bundling

An excellent method of packing clothes in a carryon suitcase is the bundle method. Here’s how to do it: Select a suitcase that opens to a box-like section. 1. Lay your longest clothing item across the opening, with both ends … Continue reading

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The Power of Premoistened

Prepackaged moist wipes, pads, and towelettes allow you to get through security with fewer items stuffed into your quart-size liquids bag. Their purpose is generally for cleansing, but sometimes they also include medicinal products. At home you might be frugal … Continue reading

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Creative Labeling

Experts advise travelers to keep medicines in their original containers when they pack for trips. But what if your warehouse-size bottle of aspirin is almost as large as your carryon? The answer lies in being creative with labels. Often, with … Continue reading

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Fighting Germs on Your Journeys

While you can’t always count on skies being friendly these days, you can count on them being germy. According to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, the three most bacteria-laden spots on airplanes are toilets, tray … Continue reading

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7 Ways This Special Washcloth Can Improve Your Trip

Even when packing light, I always include a few “insurance” items in case of emergency. One of those is a 9×8-inch washcloth made from synthetic chamois fabric, the kind advertized for car detailing. I first got the idea when the … Continue reading

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