Cinnamon Twin over Futon Bunk Bed
Even for the most organized of packers, it's nearly impossible to avoid that gut-wrenching feeling that follows you all the way through the security line: I must have forgotten something! And it's not any better for the more disorganized travelers, especially when chances are you actually have forgotten something -- you just can't remember what -- and since you shoved everything last-minute into your black hole of a suitcase, you nearly end up missing your flight by the time it takes you to do a last-minute run-through of all the junk you've stashed. But even though there's not much to get rid of that inevitable niggling feeling of dread (paired with pre-flight jitters), you can pack more confidently and more accurately (hopefully) with organizing luggage that makes sure everything you pack has its proper place. Multi-compartment duffels, roomy suitcases with lots of nooks and crannies for easily-lost items, and even special organizers for your lingerie and toiletries not only keep your travel goods organized (and private upon inspection), but helps you double check (or quadruple check, if you're nervous) to make sure nothing's missing from its designated pocket. Check the slideshow for a selection of luggage, big and small, that will help make you a packing pro!
by Ida Hsiang
Luckily my apartment came with two closets, because I'll tell you one thing about living with a guy-- they're messy. And the closet is the worst. What I've discovered after having my own closet at my disposal over the past two months was something that surprised me: I, in fact, am a bit messy as well. My well-organized shoes rack turned out to be too much of a hassle, and I've started just dumping my shoes into any old spot in the closet as soon as I get home. My special skirt hangers have become more decoration than anything else, because they are over-crowded and shoved somewhere in the back half of the closet where it's tough to reach. Something had to change. So I did a little research. I chose an over-the-door shoe rack which saves floor space and discourages me from throwing my stuff on the floor. I got a great revolving belt hanger that doubles as a tie rack, and some hanging shelf organizers took care of the stray winter clothes and I don't wear during the summer, but don't have room to store. Now maybe I can get around to doing the same thing for the hall closet€¦For more closet space-saving ideas, click on over to our friends at The Find!