3 Wine Cork Hacks for Travelers

You'll want to save those #WineWednesday corks.

Happy #WineWednesday. We love any excuse to pop open a bottle (or two). If you're indulging this Wednesday, save your corks! There are so many unique crafts you can make with wine corks, from trivets, coasters and push pin boards and more, but did you know wine corks can help you pack smarter, too?

wine cork packing solutions

wine cork packing solutions

See three ways to use wine corks to better pack earrings, earbuds and charging chords in your travel bag.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

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wine cork earring holder

wine cork earring holder

Use a wine cork as a travel solution. Pushing the studs in the wine cork will give you a handy earring holder. 

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

Earring Holder

Losing an earring while traveling is the worst because if it's gone, it's gone forever. There's not that chance that it will turn up three weeks later in between the couch cushions or on the bathroom floor at home. That's why it's important to have them securely packed in one place. To achieve this packing hack, remove the backs of studded earrings and stick the earrings in a wine cork like push pins.

earbuds wrapped around wine cork

earbuds wrapped around wine cork

Use a wine cork to neatly pack and transport earbuds in your travel bag.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

Headphone Holder

A pair of headphones also falls into the category of pesky yet essential packing items. To avoid constantly untangling headphones when you go to listen to music, simply stick the end into one side of the cork and wrap the entire strand until secure.

wine cork chord holder

wine cork chord holder

Use a wine cork to keep a phone charger chord contained by drilling two holes in the cork and looping an elastic band around it.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

Cord Keeper

Keeping a phone charger neatly coiled is also difficult, but a wine cork can help. To create a cord keeper, drill two holes at each end of the cork. String elastic cord through the holes, tying a small knot at each end. Gather the phone cord and secure with elastic band. No more tangled phone charger!

Check out the video below to see all three hacks.

Wine Cork Packing Hacks 00:49

Learn how to keep items organized by using a wine cork when packing.
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