Travel Tips

15 Travel Hacks That You Need to Use

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There are many life hacks that you can use to make living a little easier. Recycling different items that you usually just throw away turn into a million thing you thought you would never use them for. Traveling can be a major hassle. Packing, planning, and dealing with travel websites and agencies can be stressful and warrants a vacation from the vacation. To get to you destination without or with less stress. Use some or all of the following travel hacks to save time, money, space, and most importantly your sanity

Private Browsing Many of these travel websites claim that they have the best deals on flights and hotels. Sometimes they do help decrease the financial strain that comes with other time they don’t most times they don’t have that much of a deal. That is due to a sneaky and diabolical trick. When booking flights and hotels online enable private browsing. Travel sites often track your visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.

Stink Free Suitcase Packing can be a big hassle when traveling. It is so much of a hassle some people start packing a week in advance to avoid the overwhelming feeling it can cause. One thing that can put a damper on your travels is a stinky suitcase. The smell of your suitcase almost always gets in your clothes. The clothes that you wore on vacation can also cause your suitcase to smell a little funky. To combat any bad smells in your suitcase, place a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh.

No Wrinkles Another reason packing clothes for a trip is stressful are wrinkled clothes. No one likes to wear clothes full of wrinkles. It just looks tacky. Some how you can fold your clothes and put them in your suitcase wrinkle free, but take them out with every unwanted fold and crease in them. To reduce wrinkling in folded clothes, use tissue paper. Layer tissue paper inbetweetn each clothing item.

Roll Up Clothes to Save Space I’m pretty sure everyone has found them selves sitting or standing on top of their suitcase to get it to close. Not organizing your clothes the right way is usually the reason your suitcase runs out of space only after you put half your things in. You can save space by rolling clothes instead of folding them. Roll your pants and stack them on one side of the suitcase. Now you can squeeze another pair of shoes in them.

Use Pill Case for Jewelry If you like to accessorize with your outfits than you are most likely you are bringing some jewelry along with you. Rings, braclets, earrings, necklaces are valuable and can be lost very easily. The best way to keep track of your jewelry without wearing it all at once is too use pill containers. They make great travel jewelry organizers. You can even coordinate which piece of jewelry with the day and outfit you want to wear it with.

Undies and Socks in Shoes To save more space in you suitcase try putting your underwear and socks in your shoes. This is very convient and prevents your underwear and socks from get lost in the abyss that is you suitcase. This is very helpful especially if you are going away for a short period of time but need multiple outfits to fit in a small bag.

No Tangled Headphones Headphones are an essential piece of equipment that most people carry with them when they travel. Headphones help you deal with long travels by tuning out that guy with an uninteresting conversation or the baby that won’t stop crying. The only thing more annoying is not being able to use your headphones right away because they are tangled. To aviod wasting a few valuable minutes untangling your headphones wrap them around a binder clip.

Keep Track of Hair Pins  This life hack is for the women and I’m sure your boyfriends and husbands will appreciate it as well. Almost everyman that has lived with a woman, has stepped on, picked up and noticed random hair pins all over. Women buy packs of a hundred plus hair pins and some how lose them all within a week and that without traveling. Ladies, to keep track of your hair pins and to avoid them from spilling in your suitcase put them in a empty Tic Tac container.

Preserve Shirt Collars With Your Belt Flat and misshaped shirt collars are an annoyance. Business men frequently run into this problem during their travels. They usually have to iron and use a lot of starch to get their collar back to the way it should be. Use belts to line collars to keep them crispy. This way you don’t have to use a whole can of starch just for the collar.

Save Your Chargers How many phone charges have you broken? It seems to be an on going problem in this technology age. Especially if you are the owner of an iPhone. I honestly think it is a conspiracy that Apple chargers break so easily, so we can keep buying them. Here is a life hack that will keep your charger alive a little longer. Use a pen spring to protect chargers from bending and breaking.

WiFi Hack WiFi makes the world go round. Everyone needs to have internet access wherever they are. Whether it’s for business or leisure the internet is needed to get things done. People barely know how to function with out wifi these days. Traveling can be fustrating when you are in and out of wifi areas. Some place have free wifi open to the public and others are password protects. That still doesn’t mean you can’t use it. You can get wifi passwords by checking comments on FourSquare. I’m not sure if that is completely legal, but hey give it a shot anyway.

Wear Less and Comfy Clothes When Flying  You would think this would be a given but judging by the long slow moving lines at airport security people still don’t get it. To avoid being that person that holds up the line by walking through the metal detector multiple times. Unless you are going straight to a meeting upon arrival. Your flight attire should consist of comfy elastic waist band pants, and flip flops or shoes you can slide out of. There are plenty of stylish cloths that fit the bill, so you don’t have to look like a bum.

Scan Important Documents Before traveling, especially if you are going abroad, scan your passport, identification card, and itinerary and email them to yourself. This provides an extra copy of each, just in case you lose them or they are stolen. If you can, screen shot the documents and save them in you photos so you can access them offline as well.

Mark Your Bag As Fragile If you ever worked for and airline as a baggage handler then it’s no secret that your bag is not handled with care. They are tossed to and from the plane. To ensure your luggage gets special treatment, mark your baggage as fragile. Airline won’t take the chance of getting sued for breaking something when they’ve been made aware of something being fragile. Your luggage is kept at the top because of this, which will make it one of the first bags to be released.

Use local ATMs Use ATMs to get local currency. Using money converters in the airport usually come with their own fees and the exchange rates are a rip-off. Your spending your money to get your money, it’s crazy. ATMs always dispense local currency, so use your debit or credit card and get your money there.


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