Traveling or moving can be an exciting adventure, but packing delicate items like jewelry or hanging valuables like the crystal rainbow makers Emmaline loves can sometimes be a daunting task. You want to ensure that your precious accessories remain safe and tangle-free throughout the journey. Today I’ll introduce you to a clever packing technique: using a rolled towel to pack jewelry and keep it protected and organized. This method is simple, cost-effective, and offers an efficient way to transport your jewelry or valuables with peace of mind.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies Before you begin, gather the following supplies:
Clean, soft towel: Choose a towel that is large enough to accommodate all your jewelry items and offers sufficient padding.
Rubber bands or hair ties: These will secure the rolled towel and keep everything in place.
Your jewelry or other precious items.
Step 2: Sort and Organize Your Jewelry. Take a moment to sort through your jewelry and decide what you’ll be taking with you. This is a great opportunity to declutter and only pack the items you truly need. Organize your jewelry by type (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) to make it easier to locate and unpack later.
Step 3: Prepare the Towel by laying it flat on a clean surface. This will provide a soft and protective layer for your jewelry. If your towel is particularly large, you may want to fold it in half for more manageable rolling. I do this which also allows for two layers of jewelry when moving so I can pack more in a smaller space.
Step 4: Place and position the Jewelry on the towel. Start with the larger, sturdier items like necklaces and bracelets. Lay them in a straight line near the bottom edge of the towel, leaving enough space between each piece to prevent tangling.
If you have a large towel that was folded in half you can now flip the other half over and create a second layer to pack jewelry. This is particularly helpful when moving large quantities of jewelry.
Step 5: Once all your jewelry is securely placed, start rolling the towel from the bottom edge, making sure the jewelry remains inside and does not shift into the other pieces. Roll it tightly, but be gentle to avoid damaging the delicate pieces. As you roll, the towel will form a cylindrical shape.
Step 6: I like to secure the rolled towel. This is especially important when traveling in case of security rummaging through your bag. You don’t want your jewelry to become dislodged. To keep the rolled towel in place, use rubber bands or hair ties. Wrap them around each end and possibly even the center of the towel. This will ensure the contents stay inside and won’t unravel during transit.
Step 7: Your jewelry-packed towel is now ready to be packed into your suitcase or moving box. Place it in a central location where it won’t get crushed by heavier items. If you’re traveling, consider carrying it in your carry-on bag for added security.
Packing jewelry in a rolled towel is a simple yet effective method for keeping your accessories safe and organized while traveling or moving. By following these steps, you can ensure your precious items arrive at their destination tangle-free and in excellent condition. Remember, when it comes to jewelry, an extra layer of protection goes a long way.
I use this same method to pack my crystal rainbow makers.
Happy travels and happy moving!