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Want to Know the Best Space Saving Packing Tips?

Get your Hawaii Travel GuidePacking is the most dreaded part of any vacation. You want to prepare for every situation while you’re out of town, but there never seems to be enough space in your luggage. Don’t you wish you could snap your fingers and your bags would be packed and ready to go? While we can’t work magic, we can give you some of the best space-saving packing tips to make the experience less stressful! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, download our free Vacation Guide. This planning tool contains various helpful travel tips to help you plan your trip to the Big Island and Oahu!  

Top 5 Space Saving Packing Tips for Your Hawaii Getaway 

1. Roll Your Clothes 

Rolling your clothes is the No. 1 way to save space in your suitcase. Folded clothing is easier to move around once it’s in your bag. Rolling your clothes also helps avoid wrinkles because there aren’t any creases. Plus, rolling your clothes takes less time than folding!  

2. Purchase Packing Cubes 

If you want to go the extra mile to save space in your suitcase, consider purchasing packing cubes. This pack hack is perfect for travelers who struggle with overpacking. These cubes usually come in a set of varying sizes and help keep your items compressed and organized!  

3. Use Travel-Sized Toiletries  

Why bring a full-sized bottle of shampoo on a one-week vacation? Not only do large toiletry items take up a lot of space in your suitcase, but they’re also notorious for busting open in transit to your destination. That’s why we recommend purchasing sealed, travel-sized toiletries travel-sized bottles to hold your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. Even better, you can pack travel-sized liquids in your carry-on luggage to create more space in your checked bag! 

4. Leave the Winter Wear at Home 

One of the biggest draws to the Aloha State is the mild, year-round weather. The ultimate Hawaii packing list includes lightweight, easy-to-pack clothing items like T-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, and flip-flops. So, you don’t have to worry about struggling with bulky items like sweaters and coats, as the temperature on the islands rarely dips below 65°F! 

Learn more about the year-round weather on Oahu and the Big Island to determine the best time for your Hawaii getaway! 

5. Book a Home with Private Homes Hawaii 

Dryer with clean clothes in it

It’s easy to save space in your suitcase when you book a rental home instead of a hotel room. When you stay in a rental home with Private Homes Hawaii, you can enjoy access to all the comforts of home that you love, like a washer and dryer. Simply click the dropdown menu on our properties page to select a rental home with a washer/dryer. This way, you can pack fewer clothes and wash them throughout your trip. Plus, packing fewer clothing items leaves extra space to bring back souvenirs!  

Now that you know the best space-saving packing tips, it’s time to plan your getaway. Browse a complete catalog of our Oahu rentals and Big Island rentals to start planning!