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Travel Tip Tuesday: 5 Quick & Simple Hotel Room Hacks

Hello, friends!  Today’s travel tip is just a quick list of 5 tips  to get a little more out of your next hotel stay:

1. Of all the items in the hotel room, the remote control is likely the one with the most germs (no one ever cleans the remote!).  Instead, use the plastic bag from the ice bucket to wrap the hotel remote to quickly “sanitize” the remote.

(The plastic bag is the ideal size for wrapping the dirtiest item in the hotel room - the TV remote.)

(The plastic bag is the ideal size for wrapping the dirtiest item in the hotel room – the TV remote.)

2. Save your luggage space and leave any laundry bags at home.  Instead, use the dry cleaner bags that hang in all hotel closets to hold your dirty clothes and/or to hold your wet clothes.

(These are perfect for your dirty clothes and make great wastebasket liners once you

(These are perfect for your dirty clothes and make great wastebasket liners once you’re home.)

3. Need a way to store your shoes?  Wrap the soles of your shoes with the disposable shower cap and it’s ready to be packed in your suitcase.

(Photo from here)

(Photo from here)

4. If you forget your USB charger, look behind the TV for an extra USB slot!

(Photo from here)

(Photo from here)

5. If/when you find yourself in a hotel that provides slippers, save them and repurpose them as your go-to travel slippers.  Keep the slippers as a staple in your luggage so you always have something to wear when you’re walking on those notoriously dirty hotel room floors.

(Mr. T

(Mr. T’s repurposed these ever since our Dubai trip.)

Help me keep this series going!  If you have any travel tips, please email me at diana@justwanderlustblog.com and your tip may end up in a future post!

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Mark - April 9, 2014 - 9:14 am

Love the remote and shoe wrapping idea.. wow never thought of those!!!

I do 1 and 5 pretty religiously already 🙂

Keep this up!!

JustWanderlust - April 9, 2014 - 10:15 am

Thanks for the encouragement, Mark!

shelby - April 24, 2014 - 2:51 pm

I am so glad you made this post! I never realized how germ covered the remote is! Thank you!

JustWanderlust - May 1, 2014 - 9:57 am

Hi Shelby! Yes, the hotel remote is gross! haha

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