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Helpful Hint: Pack shoes in shower caps

Slip shoes into shower caps when packing a suitcase.

In the spirit of minimalist packing, not to mention avoiding checked-bag fees, my latest packing dilemma seems to be how, or where, to neatly pack my shoes in the same carry-on suitcase as my clothes and more delicate items.

Then I stumbled upon this easy fix: Store each pair of shoes in a simple shower cap. This will keep your shoes from getting clothes dirty and prevent shoes from getting scuffed if the contents of your bag shift.

Heidi Tetzman
Heidi Tetzman Roepke is Assistant Features Editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She can be reached at (701) 241-5544.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to