Necklaces are the first things to tangle when left unsupervised in luggage, so Zoë suggests this hack using a straw.
“Loop each necklace through a straw and fasten the clasp. Although this may take up extra space, it means your precious items will arrive just the way you left. Another option is to hang a bit of the chain outside a drawstring pouch, and then close the drawstring shut. If they don’t have a drawstring pouch then do the same with a snap lock bag, and again, hang a bit of the chain outside the bag and seal it shut. If you’ve already got a tangled necklace, use a safety pin to help untangle it.”
“Bracelets and anklets are probably the second most problematic items when it comes to travelling. Roll a hand towel in a cylindrical shape and fasten bracelets around it. Next, gently fold the hand towel and place it in a snap lock bag and fasten the seal.”
“Earrings can be easily stored using a stiff piece of pierced cardboard. Make tiny holes in the cardboard for the back of each earring and then once all earrings are fixed in place, insert the cardboard into a small bag.”
“If you don’t have a jewellery roll, rings can be stored a little easier in a material bag or worst case, a snap lock bag. Just ensure that there are no other items that it can tangle up with and don’t expose it to any moisture.”
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