Reuse An Empty Gum Pack To Perfectly Pack Your Jewelry

Packing for a trip is both exciting and, let's be honest, more than a little bit stressful. Whether you're heading out on a long-term backpacking adventure across several different regions of Europe or simply jetting off on a week-long couples' getaway to one of the most romantic cities in the world, there's always the lingering feeling that you'll miss packing something important simply because it slipped your mind.

After all, everyone has those small comforts that they always have to have at hand, whether it's a good luck charm, a favorite perfume, or the perfect accessory for a planned night out. However, these items are often one of those last-minute additions; hastily tossed into a bag, hoping for the best. Plus, especially when it comes to jewelry, the stakes are even higher given the fact that it's so delicate, expensive, and can easily get damaged or misplaced.

Luckily, there's a handy trick to help you keep your jewelry tangle-free and safe that won't cost you much: An empty gum container. These unassuming little boxes are the unsung heroes of travel organizing. Plus, their inconspicuous nature doesn't attract unwanted attention, which makes them perfect for those precious trinkets you want to bring along for the ride and keep safe at the same time. All that — coupled with their compact size that seamlessly fits into suitcases, handbags, and even pockets — makes them an ideal must-have for any trip.

Keep your most precious belongings safe

Plastic gum containers hit that sweet spot when it comes time to pack jewelry, while avoiding tangling, for various reasons. On the one hand, their durability ensures that precious items remain protected, regardless of the bumps and jostles of travel. Additionally, with the added benefit of built-in dividers, these containers offer a structured space that makes it easier to stay organized and find items without any fuss. 

That means no more knotted necklaces or lost earrings — your things will be exactly where you packed them upon arrival. Don't have a gum container you can use? Don't sweat. From Altoid tins to pillboxes, there are plenty of other household items that make great jewelry organizers. You can even spruce them up by adding felt to the inside for some extra padding.

The best part is that most of these items are often just lying around the house, which means you don't have to splurge on specialized containers or travel jewelry boxes. So, next time you're getting ready for a trip, glance around and get creative; you might just find the ultimate packing tool in the most unexpected place.