The future royal's packing hack will keep your clothes smelling and feeling clean, even on a long trip

By Stacey Leasca
March 12, 2018 04:22 PM
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Meghan Markle has plenty of excellent life advice to share. From how to spend Valentine’s Day solo, to how to achieve your dreams, and even how to make healthy eating choices, Markle really does seem to have an answer for everything. And that includes how to pack more efficiently for your travels.

Prior to her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle often shared her excellent life advice on her blog, The Tig. There, she even paired up with the cosmetic company Birchbox to not only curate a box of her own, but to also share her travel advice.

“Pack your favorite multi-use stick and face spritz for a quick touch up on cheeks, lips, face when you land,” Markle shared, adding that she only packs items that are multi-functional. This way, she explained, she always has extra room in her carry-on.

Furthermore, Markle said she loves to layer dryer sheets between her shirts, skirts, and dresses while packing. “Clothes will smell fresh when you arrive—and especially when you return home!” Sounds like a hack well worth the $8 a pack to us.

As for when she lands in a new location, Markle said there’s nothing better than connecting with locals (and we couldn’t agree more). To do so, Markle suggested you “find a great cooking class with a local chef, or an art or dance class” to connect with your new destination.

First Annual Royal Foundation Forum
Credit: LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Meghan Markle attends the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018 in London, England. Under the theme 'Making a Difference Together', the event will showcase the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

One thing you’ll never see Markle traveling without is hand sanitizer. “I’m no germaphobe, but when I get on a plane I always use some quick hand wipes or a travel sanitizer spray to wipe it all down: that includes the little TV, the service tray, and all the buttons around your seat,” she wrote on The Tig. “Sure, the person next to you may give you a side eye, but at the end of the flight, you’ll be the one whistling dixie with nary a sniffle.”

And, of course, because Markle is rather health conscious she also revealed that she never travels without a probiotic in hand.

“Always travel with a high strain probiotic, and hydrate like you’re dying of thirst – because even if you’re not, for your body – the thirst is real,” she said. “This dynamic duo of probiotics and agua will keep your gut health in check and honestly stave off jet lag if you’re globetrotting on your travels.”

While Markle is certainly a seasoned traveler, we bet her future grandmother-in-law the Queen has plenty of advice to offer her as well.

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