Pack For Holiday Travel Like A Boss

If you’re planning to fly during next week’s holiday travel frenzy, don’t risk overpacking or a baggage disaster. Even if you’re just taking a short car ride, these tips on suitcase packing and organization from Consumer Reports will come in handy. Always key: bring as few items as possible, color-coordinate them, and don’t bring any toiletries you don’t have to. [Consumer Reports]

Pack Like A Pro

Pack Like A Pro

This guy show off a cool “clown-car” technique for packing a lot of clothes into your luggage. [More]

UPS' "Professional Packaging" Destroys Antique Car

UPS' "Professional Packaging" Destroys Antique Car

UPS ruined this antique 1953 Willys Aero Wagon concept studio model by shipping it in three boxes taped together with packing peanuts and bubble wrap. UPS claims they can “pack almost anything,” and that their “certified packing experts” “specialize in fragile and high-value items, including antiques.” Whoops!

OfficeMax Ships Spindle Of CD-Rs Without The Spindle

OfficeMax Ships Spindle Of CD-Rs Without The Spindle

Hey OfficeMax, Bill ordered a spindle of CD-Rs, not a batch of CD-Rs carelessly dumped into a box without the spindle or any protective cushioning. Did you seriously think he wouldn’t notice or complain about the pell-mell packing job? Unsurprisingly, the CD-Rs are scratched and ruined. Bill isn’t pleased, but he’s taking the flub in stride.

Amazon Uses Cereal As Packing Material

Amazon Uses Cereal As Packing Material

Dervish

Um. Well. At least they are recycling?

NFL Shop Sends You Their Catalog In A Huge Box

NFL Shop Sends You Their Catalog In A Huge Box

This is just madness, I tell you:I would like to add another story to companies using boxes to send small items or in this case, boxes to send a catalog. I recently ordered a free catalog from NFLShop.com.

Holiday Savings Tips

Real Simple has 25 tips to help save money during the holidays, and we like a few of them. Our favorites:

Crazy Lady Spills Condoms All Over Aiport

Crazy Lady Spills Condoms All Over Aiport

Mellisa May attended an AIDS conference and stuffed her luggage to the brim with free condoms. Disaster struck at the airport, as she tells the New York Times.