Traveling is something we either all do, or all want to do. Whether we are going on vacation, on a business trip, or visiting family, at some point in our lives we have somewhere distant to be.
For those of us who have traveled before, we know how stressful things can be. Toothpaste or shampoo not being allowed through security, not having enough space to pack all the clothes we need, and long security lines can all make a fun experience less enjoyable. It can make our destination seem further off and sometimes these stressful events just want to make us go home. But there is a solution to just about every common problem you can face when traveling.
Thanks to life-hackers, we now have several travel hacks that you can implement when traveling to make our lives easier. Everything from preventing items from getting lost or damaged to making sure your bag is the first off the plane, there is something here for everyone. Save this list of travel hacks for the next time you travel, it will come in handy!
1. Prevent losing your earrings by placing them in a button
If you don’t have a case to keep your earrings in, placing them on a button makes them less likely to be lost.
2. Conceal cash in lip balm
Keep your emergency cash safe by hollowing out a lip balm container and keeping your hard earned money in there.
3. Keep wine safe by putting them in your shoes
Wine is a very expensive item that can be hard to protect. By placing them in your shoes, you can keep your expensive bottle safe!
4. Turn left in security lines
Studies have shown time and time again that you actually get through security faster if you go through the left line.
5. Use a clip to protect your belongings from your razor
Put a clip over your razor to protect the blade and your clothes from getting slashed during travel. A nice little travel hack!
6. Store chargers and headphones in a glasses case
Prevent your charger and headphones from getting lost or tangled during travel with this easy hack.
7. Put curling irons in pot holders
Keep your curling iron from burning your clothes without waiting for it to cool down by rolling it in a pot holder.
8. Roll your clothes to save space
By rolling your clothes instead of folding them, you can save around 30% of space in your suitcase. Plenty of room for more clothes!
9. Exercise to avoid jet lag
The day before you fly out, do a lot of exercise. Studies have shown that this can prevent jet lag.
10. Take advantage of the plane hook
Not too many people know this, but most planes have a hook in front of each seat. Take advantage of this and use it to hang your carry-on!
11. Use a straw to avoid necklace tangle
Prevent your precious necklaces from getting tangled by diluting them through a straw.
12. Always have soap and a wash cloth together by making this case
This is called a soap pouch, basically it makes sure your soap and wash cloth stay together, because one without the other is nearly useless.
13. Refill travel sized toothpaste
By refilling toothpaste into a travel size package you can save money and time by avoiding going to the store.
14. Or just put some in an eye dropper
If refilling toothpaste isn’t your thing, maybe try putting it in an eye dropper.
15. Use a belt to keep collars stiff
Nobody likes a flat collar. By placing your belt in your dress shirt, you have a super easy way to make sure your dress shirts stay stiff.
16. Use old medicine bottles to store things
Old medicine bottles make great storage and do not take up much room in your suitcase. It also can keep things from getting lost.
17. Put masking tape on bottles to prevent spills
A split bottle of shampoo in your luggage can make traveling much more of a hassle. Simply put masking tape over any bottle that might spill.
18. Protect clothes from dirty shoes by using a shower cap.
My favorite travel tip. Place your shoes inside a shower cap before you pack them. This can help keep your clothes clean!
19. Put a fragile sticker on your suitcase
Some experts say that if you put a fragile sticker on your luggage, it will most likely be put on top, which means that it will be the first one off the plane. Couldn’t hurt to try!
20. Put makeup in a contact lens case
Touch up on the plane by keeping some makeup in a contact lens case. Easy to store in your carry on!
21. Keep your clothes fresh with a dryer sheet
Place a dryer sheet in the bottom of your suitcase. A nice way to keep your clothes fresh!
22. Use a clip to keep your headphones tangle free
Clip your headphones to prevent them from getting damaged or tangled during travel.
23. Tie a bow on your suitcase
Tying a bow on your suitcase makes it much easier to find in the long pickup lines.
What travel hacks do you swear by? Let us know in the comments below!
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