Almost everyone loves to visit a new destination, but few of us actually enjoy the process of getting there. Travelling can be frustrating, dull and stressful, particularly if you’re having to deal with flights, layovers and connections, and all the administrative stress that goes along with it. Add to that the joys of packing, dealing with hotels and the inevitability of forgetting something important, and it’s no wonder many people are exhausted by the time they reach their destination.
However, travel needn’t be so stressful, and with a few simple tips and tricks you can take some of the pain out of your next trip. Here’s 5 of our favourite travel hacks to help you on your next holiday:
Jewellery isn’t the easiest thing to travel with, as it’s easy to lose or break, particularly during long journeys. If you’re taking a lot of jewellery, you can put smaller pieces into an ice cube tray and wrap a sheet of cling film around it to secure what’s inside. For more delicate pieces or breakable accessories such as glasses, you can secure them inside school binders or plastic folders. No more chipped statement necklaces or broken Ray Ban glasses!
Charging without the plug socket
Forgot your plug adapter or left the plug section of your charging cable at home? You can use the USB port on the back of the majority of hotel TV’s to charge your phone.
Roll your clothes
Instead of folding your clothes normally, try rolling them instead – they take up much less space in your suitcase and allow you to pack far more. It’s also easier to pick out a certain shirt without having to take everything out of your bag shoe storage
That space inside your shoes is wasted when they’re packed in your luggage, so take advantage of this unutilised space to fit more in your bag. Your shoes are an excellent place to put your socks, accessories or any small items without taking up any additional space.
DIY toothbrush holder
You can use an empty Tic Tac box as a toothbrush protector, keeping it clean while it’s packed in your bag and stopping it from picking up general fuzz or makeup dust.