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‘Genius’: Internet loses it over viral hack

Packing for a trip can be stressful – but packing your accessories like jewellery can be even more frustrating.

Necklaces and bracelets can often become tangled and you are then left trying to sort out the mess.

But you can always count on TikTok to come up with a solution.

As a way around the problem, social media users have recommended threading necklaces through drinking straws to avoid them tangling.

While it sounds strange, according to many, it “actually works”.

US comedian Whitney Cummings recently shared a viral video with her 28.5 million followers showing how it’s done.

“Something I wish I would have known about when I was younger was this life hack where you don’t tangle your necklaces when you travel,” she said.

“You’re gonna get a straw, then you are gonna put the necklace in said straw,” Whitney explained while demonstrating.

“It is harder than it looks. Then you are going to fashion it again like so. Can’t tangle it now.”

Her video has been bombarded with messages from fellow travellers describing it as “freaking genius”.

“Are you kidding me – and thank you,” one excited fan wrote.

“Well, brilliant – life changed,” wrote another., while a third added: “I could have saved myself so much stress and rage all these years!”

A fourth person wrote: “Thank you! This is such an easy, well kinda, hack.”

TikTok is flooded with similar videos of travellers using straws to secure their bracelets and necklaces.

“An oldie but a goodie. A straw is the best way to travel with your necklaces to keep them from tangling.”

Many pointed out to use paper straws, and not plastic ones – while others weren’t on-board with the hack at all.

“Way too much work still … why I’m almost never wearing jewellery,” one TikTok user wrote.

Others suggested different ways to prevent tangling.

“You can put them in a ziplock baggie, as long as the clasp is on the outside of the bag it will prevent tangling. then roll your baggie up and save room,” one woman wrote.

“I use paper towel tubes for all my big gold chains. It’s tricky,” said another.

A third said she uses a press and seal plastic wrap.

“They stay put in the clear wrap and it sticks shut around them” she said.

One woman revealed how she used a scarf to wrap her necklaces.

“Tightly roll your necklaces in a scarf and then loosely roll end to end. Place in a pouch, and no more knots!”