Do I like to travel? Yes.
Am I good at it? Not really.
I take the word “packing” quite literally and simply cram everything into my suitcase, which makes it hard to find what I’m looking for without dumping out the whole bag. I’m also constantly making little goofs such as forgetting my hotel room number, which leaves me stressed out and grumpy.
So when I first saw this video by DaveHax, I was blown away by how practical and creative these 10 travel hacks are. They solve several problems that have pestered me on past trips.
If you love traveling and finding creative solutions to pesky problems, you’re really going to enjoy this.
My favorite hack is at the 1:05 time-stamp of the YouTube video above. I love this hack because it’s so simple I can’t believe I never thought of it myself.
Decide which hack is your favorite and show off your new-found smarts by sharing this video with your friends. Just to warn you, after watching this video, you’re likely to find yourself planning a trip to experiment with these fun ideas. So if you’re low on vacation days, you might want to just bookmark this video for later in the year.
Here’s A Transcript of The Video
Today, I’m working together with my sponsors Holiday Inn Express to show you some of my favorite traveling hacks.
If you’re packing shoes, you can wrap them in a shower cap. This will help stop your clothes from getting dirty. And if you like, you can drop a couple of teabags inside to keep them smelling fresh.
A hoodie doubles up as a great laptop protector. Place your laptop in the middle, and fold it over like this. Tuck it all inside the hood, and cross the arms over. This should fit neatly inside your case and keep your laptop well protected.
If you’re packing for a quick overnight stay, you can fold some underwear in a T-shirt like this, lay some socks on top, and roll it all up. Then fold your socks over and tuck it all in to make a neat little self-contained clothes bundle which will fit straight into your shoulder bag and is perfect for an overnight stay.
If you’re traveling by train and want to watch something on your phone, you can slip it inside a sandwich bag, make a hole to plug your headphones in, and fix it to the seat in front. But if you haven’t got a sandwich bag, you can take your sunglasses and use them as a makeshift phone stand. And to give you a bit more comfort, you can roll up your hoodie; tuck it all into the hood to make yourself a nice, soft pillow.
When you arrive at your hotel, you can use your phone to photograph the room number so you don’t forget where you’re staying. And if your phone is running low on battery but you haven’t got much time to charge it, you can switch it on to flight mode. Not only does this mean your battery will last longer, but it will also charge quicker too.
If you’re going out and about and want to conceal some money, you can keep some rolled up in an empty lip balm tube. This keeps it well hidden and gives you an emergency supply should you need it.
And finally, to save yourself both time and money, when booking a stay at Holiday Inn Express, make sure you book directly at Holiday Inn Express dot com. Their Lowest Price Promise means you’ll always get the lowest price on rooms.
Safe Travels! Have fun and thanks for watching!
Featured photo credit: Travel Hacks – The Low Down/DaveHax via youtu.be