Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your next trip a little easier – and a whole lot more convenient.
You know the drill; you finally make it to your hotel, tired after a long flight, only to find that you left the wall plug to your cellphone charger at home. And, naturally, you’ve already received a low-battery warning. What you might not know is that most hotel televisions have a USB port in the back, which will save your cellphone (and your sanity) in a pinch.
Even the cleanest of people tend to have dirty shoes, and if you’re hoping to protect your nice clothes from those filthy soles, just grab a couple shower caps. Stretch them over the soles of the shoes and you’ll keep dirt and grime off your folded clothing.
Those infinity scarves aren’t just decorative. On a long flight, that scarf will be your best friend. Whether serving as a soft blanket in a cold cabin, or wrapped around your head to keep the light out while you sleep, you’ll find more function than form by donning a scarf.
A burst bottle of shampoo doesn’t just leave you without shampoo, it also leaves you with an aggravating – and likely expensive – mess. Make sure your bag doesn’t fall victim to kamikaze toiletry bottles by shrink wrapping each container.
A few days into your trip, your dirty clothes bag could be making you feel and smell like you have a dirty clothes suitcase. If that’s the case, grab a bar of soap from the hotel and toss it into your laundry bag. The soap will act as a natural deodorizer. Or if you happen to plan ahead, throw a couple dryer sheets in for the same effect.
No in-flight entertainment system? No worries. Buzzfeed suggests creating your own using your handy smartphone or tablet. Just bring a plastic baggie with you, slip the device inside and lodge the whole thing in the tray table holder. Voila! It’s time to Netflix and chill.
Put seemingly useless household items to good use while you travel. Store bobby pins or safety pins in a Tic Tac case to keep them contained. Keep earrings and other small pieces of jewelry protected in a pill organizer, and grab a sunglass case to store all those device chargers and earbuds.