Packing can be such a pain: Trying to remember everything you need, and packing everything you need so it doesn't wrinkle, tangle, squish, or leak.
We recently took a trip to California, and although I'd be spending most of my time chasing little kiddos, I still wanted to bring along a couple of sparkling statement necklaces in case we'd go out for a nice dinner or pose for a few family photos.
I love using plastic "Ziploc" style baggies for travel, and this was no exception. I was only taking two necklaces and two pairs of earrings, so I didn't think I would need to worry about them tangling.
Uh, wrong-o bongo!
I didn't take a picture, but basically as soon as I put the necklaces together in their little baggie I knew I'd live to rue the day I didn't pack them more carefully.
Already starting to tangle, I pulled them out and decided on a new strategy.
Straws, people. Straws will save your sanity.