Rely on zip-top bags
Sandwich baggies are a handy place to stow chargers, while gallon-sized bags can keep underwear separated from the rest of your clothes. “Have a few extras for shoes or wet things from that last-minute swim,” Kelly suggests.
Make use of pockets
Professional organizer Felice Cohen suggests tucking the things you’ll want on the plane—like a book, snacks, and painkillers—in the front pouch of your bag if it has one. “This avoids having to open your entire suitcase,” she says. Here are more strategies worth stealing from professional organizers.
Having liquids break in your carry-on and spill all over your clothes is enough to ruin any trip. “It’s also a good idea to seal toiletries in a bag, and then reseal within a second bag, so you don’t have a mess,” says Mast.