A Handful of Life-Saving Luggage Hacks for Travellers
Not every travel hack on the internet is a sound bet, my friend. I have in mind a recent post I read suggesting I carry bags of spices and cooking powders in clear baggies in my hand luggage. That seems like it might create some issues at customs, arguably!
Below are my tried and true tips that have seen me through living in 8 countries. I guarantee these are legit!
If you aren’t yet using these babies your jaw will drop at their space-saving ability. I packed for a weekend in Sicily with just one of these and had everything I could need. They’re the perfect, neat container for separating everything and avoiding that ‘rummage around in embarrassment for half an hour looking for your toothbrush’ travel moment. YOU NEED THESE. I got mine from Amazon and they are a low budget brand that has lasted me around the world.
Laundry supplies in your pocket
Every hostel in the world needs a suspended clothes line- the perfect way is to tie it from the post of a top bunk bed across to the wall. This doubles your storage space inside, or move the line outside to dry your freshly-washed togs.
A handy dandy gadget from eBay that I never travel without. These are immensely cheap and light weight- just a humble velcro pad. They are fantastic for keeping unruly fringes out of the way and can’t be beaten.
Simple but bears mentioning: slide one of these babies into every bag you travel with and every pocket. Wherever you wash up, you will always want a mini toothbrush!
This beauty was only a few Euros from Amazon and is worth it’s weight in gold. Sure, you’re thinking, it’s nice to keep all your items in one place. But this is also waterproof plastic, and I lost my last passport to a leaky bottle of lucozade.
Notice how every wire and charger in my packing cubes is labelled? Mark all your wires and adaptors with colour-coded stickers signifying the region they can be used in, for example EU or Aus/NZ, for ease of switching. You’ll never blow the voltage on your hairdryer again!