Carry your dirties in a draw-string bag – Packing tip

Having dirty socks, underwear and a tee rolled into well-worn jeans isn’t too bad for that weekend jaunt, but if your travels take you to several destinations, it’s nice to keep clean and soiled clothes separate.

One easy way is to pack a lightweight draw-string bag (cotton or nylon) or even a pillowcase. Going out, it can house your shoes. Coming back, it’s a quick carry to the washer. Heading to a beach cottage? Toss in some clothespins to hang the wet stuff.

Pro tip: a vial of liquid detergent can double as shampoo and vice versa.

[Photo: Flickr | knitgirl63]