Chances are, you already have an arsenal of packing aids at your fingertips. Just open your junk drawer.
Corral phone and digital camera cords, chargers, and other cables inside the cardboard tube, securing each plug end in a notch cut at the tube's rim.
Create a shelf in your suitcase with one side of a shipping or moving box, putting heavy items below it and clothing on top.
Clasp printouts, brochures, and guidebook pages in a clip, or use a few to separate different local currencies.
Prevent theft while waiting in public areas by looping a single lock through the handles of your family's suitcases.
Slide one between layers of clothing within your suitcase to prevent wrinkling.
Repair a broken zipper or luggage tag with a spare tie.
Use bands to pair up shoes, socks, or even scuba flippers.
Wide-mouth plastic bottle
Stash smaller toiletries inside for extra leak protection.
Pack breakables like jewelry or fragile souvenirs in the plastic container.