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You’ve cracked your last egg and devoured that delicious cheese and veggie omelet, but wait — don’t toss that empty egg carton in the trash just yet. You might be able to use it on your next trip! Writes Caroline Costello:

“A half-dozen egg carton tray makes an amazing travel jewelry box. It doesn’t appear enticing to thieves, it has segregated compartments to keep your necklaces from getting tangled and, best of all, it’s free. For an even fancier jewelry box, allow your child or pet to decorate the carton. The plastic container in which wet wipes are sold also makes a handy jewelry box, sans separate compartments.”

Even if you’re not bringing necklaces or earrings with you on a trip, an egg carton can be used to protect a variety of other small odds and ends — like hair bands and clips, earbuds for your mp3 player, or leftover currency after you’ve moved on to a new country.

Get more creative packing ideas in Top 10 Travel Essentials You Can Find in the Trash.

Which household items have you reused in your travels?

— written by Sarah Schlichter

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2 Responses to “Travel Tip of the Week: A Clever Way to Pack Your Jewelry”

  1. Hi, I always pack my jewelry in two things. First I wrap the delicate pieces in those free soft shoe wipe mitts that are in most hotel room closets, and then I put my bracelets and necklaces in inexpensive plastic school pencil boxes that are I buy buy the ton during back to school sales at the drugstore. I pack my silver pieces in one color and gold in another for e.z. identifying.

  2. Rosalinda Skinnen says:

    Genius and very creative! Although i don’t think i would do that. Great post though!!

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