You only live once, but if you do it right… Once is Enough
To all the people out there who love travelling because when they wake up every day and realize that life is not about planning a vacation but about enjoying one.
For some, it can be easy but can be a challenge those who don’t know how to travel light. They just can’t imagine a day without those essential and have to travel without them. Just because they don’t have space or extra check-in limit.
Here are some of the unique hacks that actually work, because we’ve tried it all.
We have collated a list of offbeat strategies to streamline your packing for a stress-free vacation.
1. Eyeshadow on earbuds
This is a hack that saves you from missing your beautiful bulky palettes. As you can’t afford to depend on the mercy of the airline staff in handling the bag, with the same love and care you would. So, just sweep the cotton swab on your favourite shade of eyeshadow and you are good to go.
2. Perfume bottles in socks
Just like our previous hack. It is not possible to keep your perfume intact on a cotton swab. Pack and stick your favourite perfume bottle in a pair of socks and then slipping it in your shoes will give to perfume bottle an extra layer of protection. Don’t forget to slap on the ‘Fragile’ sticker on your check-in luggage. Just in case.
3. Jewellery in cling wrap
Tangled jewellery is worse than having no jewellery at all. We all have been a victim of this situation. Let us take this one off your plate, just lay out your pendants on a cling wrap and press a layer of cling on it. This will keep the chain from moving from its position.
4. Shoes in a shower cap
Keeping those dusty shoes between your clothes is not a good idea, especially when you are out of baggage space. Next time just cover the bottom of the shoes with a disposable shower cap and keep your clothes away from the dirt.
5. Emergency kit
Everyone wants us to keep an emergency kit in a travel bag. But the truth is, even they not sure what to keep in those kits. Let’s sort this problem and give you a list of mandatory items to keep you safe and healthy:
Medicine– Cough drops, Aspirin, Paracetamol, Couple of Band-Aids and some electrolyte solution for a dehydrated body or in case you feel dizzy after a day spent in the sun
Others– Torch and a charged power bank
6. Electronic luggage scale
We are sure this one with the least expected one in the list. A small luggage scale is a good investment for people who don’t want to end up leaving things at the airport or buying extra kilos at the counter.
7. The perfect cup of coffee anytime, anywhere
Always carry your favourite 3 in 1 premix of coffee or tea. As hot water is not as difficult to find as a good cup of coffee is. The premix has a perfect amount of sugar, milk and coffee ration that gives you the right dose of caffeine.
8. Washing Machine on the go
Do you hate washing your dirty laundry over the sink? Worry no more. Just put your clothes in a large Ziploc bag, and then add some liquid detergent and water. This will clean more clothes in one go and even better than washing in the sink. Just roll it and rub the clothes against the bag.
9. Mosquito Repellent creams/gels
This hack will definitely save you from those monstrous giant mosquitoes and become their dinner while you are enjoying a beautiful night under the stars. Just keep in mind to keep a small container or a bottle of these mosquito repellents.
10. Download some locations on Google maps
We saved the best one to be the last one. This seems silly but you can’t trust the internet connection strength on a small island or in the mountains. Just make sure you already know where you have to go or just use the hotel Wifi to download the places you are planning to visit on your own.
We did mention that you only live once so you might as well do it without regret. A regret or as we all call it FOMO (fear of missing out) which happens when you can’t reach a place on time or got sick right before the music festival you came all this way for. Hope this list will help you have all the fun without missing any essential you may need while you are exploring the world.
- Buy bottles which purify water on the go – visit Amazon
- Always carry a scanned copy of your passport or any identity.
- These are some of the hacks to make your travel more awesome.