Let's just say that finding something stinky or soiled in your suitcase when you arrive at a destination is not the way to kick off the vacation (especially if everything was clean before you left home). Since a smelly opening could happen to any of us, see five smart ways to keep your stuff safeguarded and staying great during the packing process.
- Stack softener sheets for potential smells. While loading, add in a few fabric softener sheets in between layers of clothing. Even clean goods can smell musty inside a closed suitcase, and this step keeps everything fresh in there . . . and can accompany the outfits into drawers upon arrival.
- Put shoes in socks. For flipflops and other flat sandals, grab an oversized pair of socks and place the shoes inside them. This simple step keeps the grit off your clothing and makes them easy to match mates, too.
- Put shoes in bags. If you have comfortable-thus-essential shoes that don't smell so great, seal each shoe in a