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10 celebrities share their best packing and travel tips

Pack like a pro thanks to these A-list hacks.

Holidays? Fun! Packing? Not so much.

Let's be honest, unless you're blessed with an organisational streak to rival Monica from Friends, packing probably isn't your favourite thing in the world — or your forte.

But don't despair. Help is at hand in the form of these celebrity packing hacks. From Meghan Markle to Gwyneth Paltrow, these A-listers clock up a fair few air miles between them, so who better to share their expert packing advice?

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth's a master of packing without checking luggage. *(Image: Getty Images)*
Gwyneth's a master of packing without checking luggage. (Image: Getty Images)

"Over the years, I have gotten really good (if I do say so myself) at packing for trips without checking luggage. The trick is to think it through before you go, pack key interchangeable pieces, and to not be afraid to wash clothes at the hotel," Gwyneth shared on Goop

Make like the mum-of-two and opt for versatile basics in block colours that can be dressed up or down with accessories. Try Taking Shape Altitude Top, Taking Shape Globe Trotter Dress and Colette Beaded Long Tassel Necklace.

2. Kate Upton

Do you break out on planes? Kate Upton is the same. *(Image: Instagram @kateupton)*
Do you break out on planes? Kate Upton is the same. (Image: Instagram @kateupton)

"Every time I get on a plane I break out, so I try to keep my skin nourished with face masks. I use sleeping ones on long-haul flights and then a quick 10 minute one as soon as I land," says the model.

Follow suit and keep a face mask like Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Mask in your hand luggage.

3. Drew Barrymore

Travelling with kids is a whole other story as Drew Barrymore knows. *(Image: Instagram @drewbarrymore)*
Travelling with kids is a whole other story as Drew Barrymore knows. (Image: Instagram @drewbarrymore)

"I wish I could be a minimalist, but with kids, you always overcompensate and want to bring everything. There's a Burton bag that each one of my daughters and myself and my [now ex] husband have. If it fits in that Burton bag, then I can bring it," the actress tells Yahoo Travel.

Her top travel tip? "Try not to have the 18 shopping bags and duffel bags and purses and all those things. It's messy," she says.

4. Chrissy Teigen

Take a leaf out of Chrissy Teigen's book (literally) and try your own holiday lookbook. *(Image: Instagram @chrissyteigen)*
Take a leaf out of Chrissy Teigen's book (literally) and try your own holiday lookbook. (Image: Instagram @chrissyteigen)

Ahead of her European holiday in 2017, Chrissy took to Twitter to share her best packing hack: a holiday lookbook detailing all of her outfits.

The model mum called herself pathetic (hardly), but we think there's something to be said for this level of attention to detail. After all, there's nothing more annoying than unpacking your case to find you've bought seven tops and no skirts. D'oh!

If a printed book is a little too involved, start a holiday wardrobe Pinterest board instead.

READ MORE: Chrissy Teigen dishes on what it's REALLY like to work with Meghan Markle.

5. Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex has been to exotic locations all over the world. *(Image: Instagram @meghanmarkle)*
The Duchess of Sussex has been to exotic locations all over the world. (Image: Instagram @meghanmarkle)

Prince Harry's better half was a global jet-setter even before she met her royal husband, so she certainly knows a thing or two about travel essentials.

"The one thing that I cannot live without when I'm travelling is a small container of tea tree oil. It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all. It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time," Meghan told Allure in 2017.

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6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sticks to a streamlined colour palette. *(Image: Getty Images)*
Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sticks to a streamlined colour palette. (Image: Getty Images)

"Recently, I've challenged myself — because I come back and forth from LA so frequently — to pack less," the supermodel told British Vogue.

"The last few times I've thought, 'Ok, this is crazy, I pack so much, I don't wear any of it, I need to get more organised.' So I said to myself, 'I'm only going to pack four colours: navy blue, white, grey and black'. The same with shoes, the same with accessories, the same with all my clothes," she explained.

Reckon you could you stick to Rosie's streamlined colour palette?

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7. Ashley Graham

Keep some rosewater in your bag a la Ashley Graham. *(Image: Getty Images)*
Keep some rosewater in your bag a la Ashley Graham. (Image: Getty Images)

One thing you'll never find the model without? Rosewater mist.

"I put it in a travel spray. It locks in moisture, it sets your makeup, it's great for an airplane, and it's great before or after a workout. It keeps your skin nice and glowy," she tells Refinery29

Try Natio Rosewater Hydration Moisture Drench Mineral Face Mist for a budget-friendly refresher.

8. Eva Longoria

We may not have a private jet, but the *Desperate Housewives* star has some easy but effective tips for flying. *(Image: Instagram @evalongoria)*
We may not have a private jet, but the Desperate Housewives star has some easy but effective tips for flying. (Image: Instagram @evalongoria)

"I get so cold on planes, so I bring some comfy, big socks that keep my feet warm and also act as a barrier to all the disgusting things on the floor," Eva says.

The actress makes a gross, but very valid point. Don't forget your toothbrush socks!

9. Rebecca Minkoff

Stylist to the stars Rebecca Minkoff (pictured with Jessica Alba) knows how to pack. *(Image: Getty Images)*
Stylist to the stars Rebecca Minkoff (pictured with Jessica Alba) knows how to pack. (Image: Getty Images)

"Roll, do not fold, your clothes. Not only does this free up tons of space in your bag, but it minimises wrinkling," says fashion designer Rebecca whose celebrity fans include Jessica Alba, Anna Kendrick and Kate Bosworth.

New motto: They see me rollin'.

10. Victoria Beckham

Jet-setter Victoria Beckham knows how to prepare when she travels. *(Image: Instagram @victoriabeckham)*
Jet-setter Victoria Beckham knows how to prepare when she travels. (Image: Instagram @victoriabeckham)

"I always like to travel with a lot of silk crepe shirts — they don't crease at all and you can dress them up with heels, or wear them with flats — a really good tuxedo jacket and a pair of cigarette pants. I always take a pair of trainers too, because I try to work out wherever I go," Victoria told Female magazine.

We'll skip the trainers (read: gym) but thanks for the rest of the tips, VB!

Plane travel certainly takes it out of you and Posh Spice agrees.

"I think it's important to keep your skin clean and hydrated and get as much as sleep as you can. Use that time to rest, and be kind to yourself," she adds.

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