23 Travel Hacks (Airplane Tips)

23 Travel Hacks (Airplane Tips)


here are 23 travel hacks for the
airplane my tips and tricks will help you when you are packing your carry-on
suitcase and some of these hacks are tricks that you can use on the actual
airplane we travel on the airplane a lot and I realized that a lot of things that
are a way of life for me are really travel hacks that I wanted to share with
you they are solving a problem for me and I hope they will solve a problem for
you now this is a carry-on suitcase I just want to make that clear while we
are getting started these are both carry ons this is a carry-on suitcase this is
a crayon travel bag I do not carry a purse as my carry-on when I have to go
on an airplane because it will inevitably fall off my shoulder when
you’re going through in the airport you want your hand to be free you’re gonna
have one hand on your phone or either carrying a cup of coffee in the airport
and so the other hand is going to be rolling that roller bag behind you your
suitcase is going to be pulling behind them so you only have one hand free and
it’s gonna be on your phone or it’s going to be carrying a cup of coffee or
a baby so take my bikes and use a backpack and then pack a little
crossbody bag for later when you get to your destination and then you’ll be
hands-free if you use that backpack what I do is I take my purse contents and I
put them in separate little bags that are gonna go into my carry-on backpack
like I have all these little bags that I take inside my backpack and they each
carry different things like I would pull out your Visa card your ID your
insurance card and some cash those are all gonna go in a little bitty wallet
part not the huge wallet from your actual purse I’m going to put chapstick
in a couple of lipsticks that I might use on vacation in a little bag and
those are going to take up less space in your carry-on backpack I do take a
crossbody bag pull out and let’s have gone through security or when I get to
my final destination I put this little thin crossbody in my backpack
carry on and then when I get to my final destination I can slip my little bags in
there or just my cards and my very much essentials that have to go with me when
I’m out and about in a foreign country or on my vacation another travel hack
that I love and I just found out a couple of years ago after like ten years
of travels is to pack your liquids horizontally in your tsa approved
liquids bag you can actually fit more in if you lay them horizontally when you
are packing your carry-on suitcase I suggest rolling each piece of clothing
or folding them and putting them in packing cubes I reviewed both of those
ways and now I can honestly say I can’t believe it but now I prefer folding my
clothes and putting them in cubes rather than just rolling another hack is for
when you are watching the entertainment system on the airplane it is going to
drain your battery most likely even if you have this cell phone on airplane
mode so I suggest having a power bank and this is one of my husband got me it
is slim line there are several that you can choose from we have used this pink
one that I’ll list below also but this is all you need and it gives your phone
a full charge so when your battery is getting really low on the airplane
you’ll use your charging cord you plug it into the end of this power bank and
it will give you a full charge then when you get to your hotel room you need to
charge this or the night before your flight you need to charge this so you
stick this in the end of it and then the little cord that it comes with is gonna
go in here and you’ll plug that into the wall and I just plug this in all night
so that it gets I don’t know how long it takes to charge this Powerbank all the
way so I just let it charge all night in my hotel room or in my house before I
leave for my vacation if you did forget to bring a charging cord for your phone
you can use the little USB of your little wire and stick it in the side of
your TV and then hook that to your phone to charge it or you can
just bring a power bank and this is just easier for me to remember another travel
hack for the airplane is how to watch something on your phone without having to
hold it the whole time you want to prop it up on something I did have a pop
socket which works great there about ten dollars on Amazon but now I use this to
go walking with so I need something to prop it up with you can unfold the
airline magazine and then lean it against the spine of the magazine and
that helps but for me it works best when I have a rubbery type case this is a
little thin this one that I have now you can also use they have all kinds of
gadgets out there but you can also use something like this and it holds your
phone up for you I love this and it’s easy it doesn’t get tangled up in your
backpack you can also prop your phone up on a very cheap pair of sunglasses
sitting upside down on the tray table they do not work on the Ray Ban
sunglasses for some reason but they work on really cheap sunglasses which that’s
another travel hack is to bring in the cheapest sunglasses from the dollar tree
they sell sunglasses of all modern looks for a dollar at the Dollar Tree
so take those on vacation I’ve seen some people putting their phone in a ziplock
baggie and then poking a hole through that baggie and clipping it onto the
little tray table clip but I don’t like that because I feel like it’s gonna be
blurry if the bag is not completely tight around the opening of my cellphone
so I just use the little prop up hand things I like to take headphones because
you never know if you’re gonna have an online entertainment system and I use a
gift with purchase bag that I had keeps my headphones flat they don’t tangle but
for those of you who don’t have a bag you want to use you can also just wound
up your headphones like this and use a Bulldog clip to just hold it like that
and that would keep them a little bit contained in your backpack or you can
just use a little bag my husband uses huge Bulldog magnet clip to hold the
curtains together that is my next travel hack you know that little space in the
hotel curtains where it wakes you up at like 5:00 a.m. because you’re in the
hotel room that’s facing the Sun just clip it together using a Bulldog clip
wherever you want to get one from and it will help close all those curtains
together they block out the light when you’re trying to sleep late on your
vacation on the fifth day the last day because you can’t sleep late until like
your fifth day of vacation if you’re like me and take old deodorant sticks to
your vacation spot and they start breaking off because you’re at the very
bottom of the barrel just put those pieces on a folded up piece of Kleenex
and then just wipe them under your armpit for part of the deodorant stick
around to the end to the number one so brilliant travel hack that I just heard
of especially if you are going to a remote location I suggest for this
travel hack of using google maps offline and what you’re going to do is you’re
going to type in the address in Google Maps while you are connected to an
internet wireless connection and there are directions online on how to do that
and then you just pull it up when you’re at your remote location and it pulls it
up for you you don’t have to be connected to whatever it is you can
connect to to use Google Maps in a remote location another travel hack
especially if you’re going to another country is to get cash from ATMs
throughout the country not the currency exchange little kiosks in Airport
there’s a much higher rate of exchange in the airport when you do get cash from
the ATM store them in different locales one of the smartest travel hacks I know
is to take a picture of the inside of your passport and your driver’s license
and your insurance cards and put those in email email them to someone who might
know you from over in the states and then if you are in trouble with the law
like the good old boys never meanin know if you are in trouble with the law or if
you need it and you lost your passport you can always get a hold of it
electronically by signing into your email
I also recommend taking an empty water bottle it can be small or the taller
version because airports now have the water fountains that you can actually
stick a bottle with underneath another travel hack is to store your necklaces in
a straw and that is way too high maintenance for me so I recommend using
like a gallon baggie and then roll it up very tightly and then secure it with
like ponytail holders or you can use this thing that I have I found it and
the reason I like it is because these necklaces do not move the space for you
to put your necklace into is very narrow and I can also store my earrings in
there and I roll it up and these things right here are super super super tight
so the necklaces don’t get tangled like look you cannot hear the necklaces
moving around and getting tangled up these little doohickeys would be great
for earrings or holding earrings I just found these this past week the reason I
like these is because they’re one-handed use it just makes them a little fancier
anyway they have plenty of room for you to store little earrings or the larger
earrings and they are secure this is a great travel hack for two different kind
of liquids that I can recommend Vaseline because for if you have rash a rash
between your legs from walking on the beach with a wet swimsuit you can store
them in these little bitty discs that actually have a ton of room in them I
have one for cleanser and the reason I suggest using cleanser is because my
bottle of cleanser is huge and you only need a little dab like a pea-sized dab
of cleanser each day and you just put it in there and the cleanser is thick I
cannot recommend a moisturizer because my moisturizer leaked only one time
out of all the times I’ve stored my moisturizer in those little discs but
the moisturizer was too runny and and Vaseline those are thick products
that will not leak ever and I’ve probably taken them on six airplane
trips another travel hack is to wear your heaviest shoes on board the
airplane not storing them in your suitcase that way you have more room in
your suitcase one of my subscribers gave me this great travel hack and this is to
wear two pairs of socks through security you wear both socks going through
security take off your shoes and then right before you put your shoes back on
take off that outer second pair of sock second sock and trash it a smart way to
save your socks another trial hack is to pick the busiest time of day to travel
and that’s late morning or in the afternoon and then volunteer as soon as
you get to the airport to get bumped if it’s too packed birds it’s over solo
flight another travel hack is to put your leg through the strap of your purse
and then keep that purse in between your two feet while you’re at a sidewalk cafe
eating in another country especially I will link below an article by USA Today
about how to avoid getting pickpocketed in Barcelona which one of my friends
that happened to we also check Trip Advisor for things to do in places to
eat in every single city where we are we won’t like to eat where the locals eat
but another travel hack is to check Pinterest and you can just type in their
things to do or places to eat in that city great idea that I didn’t even think
of now the number one travel hack that I think is brilliant is using
water-soluble paper you lay it out on a table and you brush shampoo or liquid
soap on one side with a paintbrush and then you flip it over and paint and
paint the soap on the other side of the paper and then hang it up to dry and
then you cut it into these little tiny rectangle pieces and then store them in
like little container like this and then when
you get to your final destination and you didn’t get to bring your liquid
bottle of soap you can pull out one of those and it will activate with water
wash your hands get soap all in it I think that is brilliant and then the
paper either dissolves or you can just trash it when you’re done with it but
those little bitty rectangles I think that’s so smart let me know if you have
a travel hack for your airline of choice down below leave me a comment
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100 thoughts on “23 Travel Hacks (Airplane Tips)”

  1. This is a lot of loading and unloading of stuff. I fly 8-12 flights per month and some of this takes too much time. For example, unload your purse to bags and then unload those bags to a cross-body? Just put your purse stuff in the cross body. Also, you can wear the cross-body AND the backpack at the same time and still have your hands free. For the 5 seconds it takes to get past the ticket-person to board the plane, you can stick the cross-body in the backpack if you think they’ll give you a hard time about the third bag (which I have had happen only once in 7 years of traveling extensively). You also then keep your important “stuff” (money, credit cards, passport) in front of your body and have a place to easily access your phone.

    Also – biggest missed tip… get PreCheck… no need to separate your liquids or take off your shoes to go thru security (unless they have metal on them). This isn’t for the once-a-year traveler but for the regulars it makes a significant difference.

  2. How can you suggest wearing two pairs of socks and throwing away the outside pair after the checkpoint? What about putting them in a plastic bag then into an outside pocket of your suitcase. When you get someplace, you can donate them that is if just can not wear them yourself after washing them.
    I believe the rule is 3 bottles in 1 quart size plastic bag. Each bottle being no more than 3 oz. The bag you showed in the video, is that your over flow bag with no liquids? Happy Traveling

  3. Can I bring my purse as my carry on the plane ?

    What kind of entertainment do you recommend for the plane

  4. Great ideas! Here are a few that some people might find useful:
    1. I use an old fashion bread twist wire for corded ear buds. I first wrap it one time around the cord to attach it the cord, then 3-finger wrap up the cord, then twist the rest of the wire around the wrapped cord to hold its coil. Only twist once so it is easy to remove to uncoil. I never completely remove the wire from the cord. This way, the twist tie is always attached to that headset. I like the idea of stuffing it into a container, but for now, I just toss it into my electronic travel bag. I like attaching these little cheap wires to any cords I have to keep from tangling up.
    2. A 6-foot extension cord has come in handy many times.
    3. A night light.
    4. One gallon size ziplock which I label "Travel Bag" for my electronics. In it I put all the items mentioned above and any other "electronic" items I use when traveling. As my funds allowed, I keep these items (including phone charger items) in that bag at all times so I don't have to hunt for everything when packing. I just pull the bag from the drawer and toss into my carry on. Of course, my laptop charger has to be added each time. Eventually, I hope to have a second Apple Watch charger too. I keep this bag in my carry on so I have access to it on layovers, airplane, etc.
    5. I do the same "travel bag" with my toiletries. I keep in a quart size ziplock bag a designated "travel" toothbrush, small toothpaste, those disc containers for vaseline, cream, etc, plus super small screw top containers that I refill with my favorite hair gel, face cleaner, etc. I also pack left over hotel shampoo/conditioner containers, if I like the product. All liquids are already packed into my TSA bag, and that smaller baggie is kept inside my gallon size bag that has those non liquid toiletry items. If I don't have Pre-TSA, then I take the little bag out and keep in the small zipper pocket of my carry on for easy access.
    Thanks again for the great tips/hacks. I'm going to get a power bank too. Great idea! It will be kept in my electronic travel baggie, charged and ready to go!

  5. To pack necklaces and bracelets, spread them out on a piece of cling wrap. One side is sticky. Place them on the sticky side and fold the cling wrap over. Prevents tangling.

  6. This is great, thanks!

    A few tips I've learned over the years of many international (and domestic) trips:
    1. Bar shampoo is a great way to avoid having to pack liquid shampoo. Unless you have super-dry hair, it's usually nourishing enough that you don't also need conditioner.
    2. Roll up socks and underwear tightly and shove into your spare pair of shoes. Because, of course…
    3. Always have a second pair of shoes. If you step in something gross or get caught in the rain, you need at least a day for those things to dry.
    4. Pack clothing with at least some synthetic material in it so that you can wash and then air dry over night. I rarely travel with jeans for this reason.
    5. For toothpaste, I've started carrying the Toothy Tabs from Lush (https://www.lushusa.com/face/teeth/dirty/04392.html) since they're not liquid and therefore not messy/a spill risk. You crunch a tablet between your teeth, brush as usual, and then rinse.

  7. electrical tape is good for liquids in bottles. computer ties are good for your backpack on the street. I usually don't wear backpacks but I do wear crossbody bags and yes lugs are wonderful. I am large busted and keep money, phone and even keys in my bra. I will throw an elbow if someone goes for the girls. I have not been pickpocketed anywhere. Great ideas. I also recommend layered necklaces with multiple hooks like from Premier Design where you can change the length and even how many layers. I buy inexpensive jewelry and in some cases leave it when I go home. Also some places like Jamaica, people like inexpensive cologne because its expensive. I often leave all my makeup when I leave a place. I left almost all my clothes after 21 days in Egypt.

  8. I pack three outfits. Wear one on the plane. Everything rinsable. Sports bras. Walking shoes. Nice shoes. Jewellery? Meh.

  9. My purse is always a small backpack. Also, I have two email addresses so it makes it safer to send my info to my email. Another hack…use your earbuds as earplugs when you want to sleep. Love your number 1 hack! Baby wipes are my go to though.

  10. Great tips, everyone! I take a roll of duct tape with about 1/4” left. Good for small holes in backpack, that peephole, etc. you can put a strip on your luggage then reuse it. You can tear it into smaller widths easily and if you’re careful reuse it. I’ve thought about using the rubber shelving liners for the seat tray. My cup never stays put, especially if the seat in front of you is in your face!

  11. 2 pr of socks… great idea. OCuSOFT and Systane eyelid cleanser are individual pre-moistened(soaped) pads that can be used for cleaning your face also. I personally don't see the benefit of cubes but I use (assorted sizes)zip-lock bags for everything…more affordable especially at the $ tree. Thanks for all the good tips.

  12. Never take a black suitcase/carry-on…have wonderful, colorful bags in zany designs/colors- less likely to get stolen and very likely to be trackable in case it goes missing from airlines. Also, you don't have to figure out which bag is yours at baggage claim, plus the added benefit of getting the great "ah, so smart!" looks from other travelers, LOL!

  13. Thr instructions mine came with said only that device…not to be charging directly with cell. It might work but I wouldn't try it on with my cell.

  14. Great ideas. Thanks. I tell all of my Africa safari clients to bring a few items of clothing they can part with. That way as they find local gifts and items they can give away some of the things they have been wearing to make room for the new finds from that country. Also, I save all my makeup containers to fill with products for trips. And those tiny containers you get samples in from the makeup counter are great for stud earrings and fine thin necklaces and rings.

  15. Great video, but please do not email your personal documents to anyone. Email isn't as secure as many people think it is. I'm a fraud analyst and I see identity theft every day.

  16. Don't forget to call your credit card company and the post office to let them know where you are going.

  17. We always bring a flat, rubber sink stopper and some all-in-one laundry sheets cut into fourths for doing laundry in the sinks at hotels. We bring synthetic clothes that dry fast. No heavy cottons.

    Also, I have thwarted more than one pick-pocket in Europe with these handy key rings. I thread them through backpack and purse zippers. Lucky Line Flex-o-ring.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Lucky-Line-Flex-Package-7112005/dp/B01D1GDITY/ref=sr_1_24?crid=DCI5YAWBEOYA&keywords=lucky+line+key+ring&qid=1554488662&s=gateway&sprefix=lucky+line%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-24

  18. I have tried a couple times to “paint” liquid soap onto dissolving paper, and so far, I’ve had terrible results! I’ve tried different brands and types of dissolving paper, even rice paper, but it really makes a mess and more is ruined than useable!
    If anyone has done this successfully, I’d LOVE any pointers one might have! lol

  19. I never travel without packing zip lock bags and cable ties (for securing things and use them as locks)… then I buy cling wrap at my destination…. I use them to secure some of my souvenirs and prevent liquids from spilling

  20. I never travel without a flashlight, a tiny little one that I attach to the side of my bag that I keep with me. The flights that I take to SA is usually 18hours and I open my bag several times and needs to "see" in the dark! Lol!
    The packing cubes are wonderful because I never have to search for anything, it is organized.
    Thank you for your tips !!

  21. A friend of mine almost got pickpocketed in Europe. He felt something brush against his back pocket and he thought his wife was joking around with him. Nope. Someone behind him was trying to get his wallet. Luckily the thief failed.

  22. I use clothes pins to close the curtains. On a beach vacation, the beach chair clips work well for keeping the curtains closed too.
    Backpack or no backpack? I have seen people wearing their backpacks on the front of their body.
    Invest in a quality cross-body RFID protected, anti-slash bag. Travelon has great bags.
    A safety tip: Never walk along the street with your bag on your shoulder curbside. This deters the motor scooter thieves from driving by and snatching your bag off your shoulder.
    Never e-mail your documents to anyone, not even yourself. Make color copies of your passport, keep one with you on your travels and MAIL (not e-mail) the other to a trusted person. Make a copy of the front and back of your credit/debit cards, driver's license and take it with you. You can't call the credit card company when your card is lost or stolen when the phone number is on the back of the card.

  23. I use a small (12”x5”x2”) Plano fishing tackle box to carry my jewelry in. It has adjustable slots so I can customize the spaces for the different jewelry. It is very sturdy. I have two much larger ones I keep at home to store my brooches in.

  24. Keep your bags closed. an be aware of anyone standing too close. WATCH y tube on how thieves steal and work to get your things.

  25. I love the last tip – I love to take along my J-Sport by Jumba Compass flat athletic shoes – they are flexible, pull-on, work great for running/walking and excellent water shoes. They fit down really well in between the spines at the bottom of the suitcase.

  26. I wear a brand called SYMPLI. It won't wrinkle, fits loose, beautiful cutting edge styles. I always feel elegant and it's amazing how many women approach me to ask what brand I'm wearing! Liked your video! Common sense and great reminders!

  27. When walking through airport security, I put on a pair of those Blue Disposable Booties that painters use. You can buy them at all of the big box stores! They stay in the outer pocket of the carry-on tote.👍

    About 15 years back, airport personnel was passing them out before entering airport security!👌

    I never leave home without them!

    🙏.

    ☮️&❤️

  28. (Lol. Her, singing "The Dukes of Hazzard"!) About to take a domestic flight and then an international one, so her advice is right on time!

  29. Why am I wearing two pairs of socks and then throwing away the outside pair? Then you said something about it saves socks.

  30. Great tips please let me know what is the best way to pack prescription medications for traveling on a three week cruise. It’s the first trip I’ve planned since my last brain surgery and it’s so exciting for me and my partner who will be assisting me with all of this. Thanks, Laurie…you’re fantastic!

  31. Thank you! This was so helpful, I’m going to Florida tomorrow, this video really helped me!! ☺️☺️❤️

  32. I always pack a small flashlight. It helps to get you get to the bathroom in the dark or find things in a drawer, etc., without turning on the ceiling light and waking up your room partner. It also help you navigate in case of a power outage. I have been in a hotel fire and I was immensely grateful that I had it to aid first responders getting to me.

  33. I always take a few of the COMMAND sticky wall hooks. For the bathroom or on the walls or door to hang anything.
    When you leave you just pull the tab and it comes off wall intact and sticking tabs can be repurchased.
    I also bring a small baggie of disinfectant wipes for plane, and the room…. yes I'm a bit of a germaphobe lol

  34. I keep a travel bag that is constantly packed and ready to go at any time . I have duplicates of make up, brushes, hair brushes, hairspray, sunscreen, meds, and etc that stay packed. All I do is replenish shampoo, conditioner and anything that runs low and I’m ready to go. I also keep an empty duffel bag for souvenirs or to ship dirty clothes home. I have a travel Charging station and cords for all the iPads, phones, earbuds, watches and potable charges. Again it all stays packed and ready to go at a moments notice.

  35. If I’m traveling to another country can I just put vitamins in same bottle or do I need whole bottle with me? I’m sure with prescriptions I need the bottle but I can’t take all those bottles of supplements

  36. I have a hacks for you women, ask your optometrist for a couple of those contacts lenses container, and one side I use with baseline and the other side I use for serum for my face, or face powder. They work great. Also when you go to any dental office ask for tooth box those ones we use to put the baby teeth of a child to give it back to the patient. Great to use on your makeup bag, instead or the big bottle. Or to use to put any pain meds.
    I love 💕 your videos.

  37. I talked to a friend who lives in Spain about pickpockets. He explained that there are two reasons some areas have the biggest problems. The first of course is lots of tourists. The second is the gypsies pay off the police in areas with the most tourists. Gypsies don't want to pick the locals pockets for a number of reasons. One is that the locals can exert power on corrupt police. The security guards at the Vatican are some of the most corrupt in all of Europe. If you go to them when your pocket is picked, they will throw you out of the Vatican to ensure you can't raise a stink there for others to see.

  38. These tips are great! I haven't traveled in years but am about to fly with my three teenagers. You have thought of everything! Thank you for doing these videos. For those of us who don't travel often, these videos are a wealth of very useful information. Flying ATL to BOS June 2019!!

  39. These tips are great girl! I’m flying for the first time next week so I’ve been binge watching all your videos. I’m still confused though! Flying southwest and my carry on luggage is a little smaller then what the website requirements state, however now I’m seeing they measure your handle? Why do they need to do that if the handle can be closed?

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  41. *Take along an empty, small, travel-sized spray bottle to fill with water at the hotel. The night before hang your clothes for the following day and spritz them. Voila! No wrinkles in the morning!
    For long-distance flights bring noise-canceling headsets for the plane!
    *Don't forget a small umbrella (for intense sun & rain) or a rain poncho.
    *I cut squares from a baggie to fit under the screw tops of liquids to prevent leaking.
    *I go to my bank and buy foreign currency before I go so I don't have to spend time going to an ATM and pay their outrageous fees and possible risk of my debit card. My bank charges $15 for purchasing foreign money. My credit card has no foreign fees, but not every place will take a credit card. Also, make sure you contact your credit and debit card companies before you go.
    *Inside your suitcase on the top put a paper with your name, destination, flight #, home address, and phone #. If the luggage goes missing, you may have a better chance of getting it back. Take a photo of your luggage before you go. If it goes missing they always ask what it looks like! We also like to use luggage straps for easy ID on the carousel.

  42. Not sure if this has been posted but an old favorite: save up old undies and any clothing that is about
    to be tossed then go on your trip and toss as you go. Saves laundry and leaves space for shopping.

  43. Travel light. If you need warmer or more clothes you can shop in a thrift shop, if that is within your comfort zone. This can also have the advantage of making you look more like a local. In Barcelona and many other places, wearing a backpack and dressing like a tourist is a green light signal to pickpockets. I wear a cross body purse and in dodgy places I sometimes carry a local newspaper, or a baguette or some sort of local item sticking out of it. I have never been bothered when using local camouflage. I love reading everyone's great ideas! Happy travels.

  44. My best travel tip is to wrap some Duct Tape around an old gift card/ credit card / piece of cardboard. wrap until you have about 1/2 – 3/4 in . Then if you have a tear in your luggage or a strap breaks – you can fix it temporarily until you get home. This has saved multiple trips in my family.

  45. RE portable power banks ( I love them and always have one when i travel) — NEVER pack one in a CHECKED BAG. You are only allowed to have them in carryon luggage.

  46. I'm a germaphobe ever since my granddaughter got a nasty rash on her face at the beach… Dr. at the ER said it was a "contact type" infection and had to get a steriod shot and have antifungal cream rubbed on little her face, and arm for almost 2 wks. It scared us to death and she was only 3, she was miserable. Probably came from answering the phone when her aunt called from the next room playing with her 😬
    So, I spray (or use a washcloth that's been sprayed) the most used items in the hotel with lysol before anyone can touch them… they are actually the most over looked for germs bc most don't consider that house keeping doesn't clean them unless visibly dirty:
    ALL of the light/lamp switches, plugs & wall plates, the remote, the phone and receiver, the handles to open & close blinds, cabinet knobs, fridge and stove handles, ALL door knobs and locks (on both sides of ALL the doors & closets), coat hangers, the shower curtain, shower knobs, (and even the shower floor (I have heard horror stories about foot fungus from showers).
    We actually wear 1$ flip flops or skid proof socks at all times inside the hotel so our feet aren't touching carpet that is very, very rarely cleaned (other than vacuumed), many of us wear the same cheap flip flops/beach shoes that we spray off the sand with in the showers.

  47. With little kids, a gallon ziplock will hold an entire outfit: pants, shirt, undies, and socks. It's helpful when packing, so as not to pack unneeded stuff, and of course it's super useful once you arrive.

  48. Can anyone suggest a good cross body purse for travel? I need to have prescription sunglasses in a case and my phone in the purse.

  49. A tip for power banks; it uses the same amount of power to charge your phone from 0%-80% that takes to get from 80%-100%. So only charge your phone to 80% and you’ll get 60% more charge. This can really pay off on a bigger battery pack that has 6 or 7 phone charges.

  50. Not sure if this was already mentioned in the comments or not.. Instead of using vaseline to prevent chafing, use a little bit of your deodorant. It works wonders!

  51. I save my old underwear, pyjamas etc for long trips and dispose of them once used. This saves having to do laundry and frees up space in your bag for shopping.

  52. Question…… how do most of you travel with your medication? Not that I have a lot…. but I hate bringing the separate bottles….

  53. Because of allergies I have to bring everything personal item I need. I have to order almost all of my person products on line. I really appreciate the suggestion of laying the bottle horizontal in the TSA bag. Where did you find your nice TSA bag?

  54. I NEVER tell anyone – other than one or two close family members – that I’m “out of town” or “on vacation”. I answer my phone as if I’m IN town and I’m otherwise “unavailable” or my “schedule is booked” if I’m invited to an event. I’m not on social media so sharing a vacation isn’t an issue there. However, if I were on social media, I’d share my vacation AFTER I returned.

  55. I purchased lightweight dry bags that I place our toiletry bags in before placing in checked luggage. Then if something leaks clothing is protected. Once we get to our destination we have the dry bags to keep things dry during water activities or rainstorms.

  56. I am going to be travelling by air for the first time in about 25 years only two months from now, and I'm so glad I watched this. One question: what's the point of the double sock thing? I don't understand. Why am I throwing away a pair of socks?

  57. Love the pants hanger to hold the curtains closed! Brilliant! I always save my oldest underwear to bring on trips and toss them each night. I also bring older jeans, sweaters etc. and leave them behind with a note saying "use or donate". This works especially well on the point to point hiking trips we take.

  58. Before you close the lids on the bottles of liquids place a piece of saran warp over the top and you will never have a leak.

  59. When you buy new sheets, they come in zippered plastic pouches which I use over and over. They are washable. Also I take a large kitchen garbage bag for dirty clothes – when I get home I use it for garbage. Plus I take a small one for underwear and socks (which I wash with bleach).

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