Make Your Next Trip Wonderful with These Life-changing Travel Tips

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by .

Lifehacks. Those simple tricks geared toward making life easier. Some are probably so ingrained into your daily life that you do not even think about them anymore. Some are still out there, waiting to be discovered. With the holiday season right around the corner, here are ten simple solutions to make your travels less stressful.

  1. When packing, roll your clothing instead of laying it flat. This saves room and can even decrease wrinkles. 

    How to Pack a Suitcase

    How to Pack a Suitcase

  2. Skip the costly personalized luggage tags when flying, and just tie a strip of bright colored fabric to your suitcase. It’ll make it easy to spot your items at the baggage claim.

  3. Roll up emergency money and stash it in an empty Chapstick tube for safe keeping. No one would ever think to look there for cash.

    Hide Travel Money in Chapstick

    Hide Travel Money in Chapstick

  4. Separate socks and other unmentionables into large Ziplock storage bags to help keep your suitcase organized. Bring along a couple of extra bags for the dirty ones.

  5. If you forgot your phone charger, the hotel television typically has a USB port. You’ll still need a connector cable, however. Our next tip helps with that:

  6. If the TV is ancient and lacks the appropriate ports, you can also check with the front desk for a spare cord. Phone charging cords are one of the most often forgotten items while traveling!

  7. Store the cords you do remember in an eyeglass or pencil case to keep them from tangling in your suitcase.

    Cords in Eyeglasses Case

    Cords in Eyeglasses Case

  8. Pack a dryer sheet to put in front of the vent in case your hotel room smells less than welcoming. You can also place a couple in your suitcase to keep your own items smelling fresh and clean.

  9. If you get lost while driving, a pizza delivery place may be able to give you better directions than a gas station.

  10. Traveling with little ones who roll off the bed? You can place pool noodles or pillows under the sheets of the bed to form a barrier that will help prevent late night falls.

    Keep Kids from Falling Out of Bed

    Keep Kids from Falling Out of Bed

Do you have any special tips or tricks to make life on the road easier? Share them with us in the comments section below. Happy travels!

Greg Gladman

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Greg Gladman has two degrees from the University of Cincinnati and prides himself on managing the operations and customer service at Ink Technologies. With a mind like a vault, he is full of useful and useless information, making him an asset to the company and to his Tuesday night trivia team. When he is not working, he spends his time bowling and playing golf. Greg dedicates much of his free time to raising money and awareness in support of the fight against blood cancers. You can find him on .

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