"" Writer's Wanderings: 10 Odds N Ends Travel Tips

Thursday, January 21, 2016

10 Odds N Ends Travel Tips

Here are some of the travel tips I've collected from here and there. Maybe one or two will be helpful to you.

  1. If you don't have a fancy travel jewelry case, try stringing your fine necklace chains through straws to keep them from tangling.
  2. When I have to hand wash delicates on the road, I use the hotel shampoo. If you don't want to chance it with their brand, pack a little baby shampoo to wash those dainties.
  3. Fill those shoes with socks or belts or other smaller items you need to pack.
  4. Avoid junk foods before and during flights. Instead make some wholesome snacks at home and take them along to eat on the plane. No liquids please.
  5. Use a scarf, sweater, or airplane blanket to support your back in the airplane. Those seats are not made for the human body.
  6. Dryer sheets tucked into your shoes, your dirty clothes bag, or just in a few corners of your suitcase will keep things fresher. They can also be used to reduce static cling by rubbing them against the item that is clingy. (Hairspray works too. Spray lightly inside the item.)
  7. Many of your favorite toiletries come in sample sizes at your local pharmacy/drugstore. They save room when packing.
  8. A small roll of duct tape or even masking tape will help in removing lint from clothes. Wrap around your hand, sticky side out and roll across the lint. No tape? Use that sticky side of your airplane luggage tag.
  9. Pack a pillow case to use for keeping dirty laundry separate in your suitcase. A large Ziploc bag keeps a damp bathing suit from the dry clothes.
  10. Use your smartphone to take a picture of any dings in your rental car when you get it. Then if there's a question later, you have the proof that you didn't do it.

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