ANYONE who has ever flown with shampoo or conditioner in their suitcase will know the pain of it exploding everywhere.
But there is a way to stop the liquids coming out of your toiletries at 35,000 feet.
The answer lies with something that’s often found in every kitchen — cling film, sold at a mere $1.40 a roll, The Sun reports.
“If you do one thing to your packed bag before you leave your house, it should be adding a layer of [cling film] under the twisting cap of your shampoo bottles,” travel guru site Smarter Travel advised.
idk if this is common knowledge but my mom showed me this hack to prevent leaking liquids for traveling/packing so im tweeting to save a bag pic.twitter.com/Dsgdpdwa9F
“There’s little to no work involved, and it will prevent your toiletries from exploding all over each other — or into your suitcase.
“When the cabin pressure of flying at 35,000 feet squeezes your shampoo and conditioner tubes, the thin layer of plastic will keep liquids confined to their bottles.”
A Twitter user tweeted the idea last year in June, too — and it’s had more than 2400 retweets and almost 12,000 likes.
“IDK if this is common knowledge but my mum showed me this hack to prevent leaking liquids for travelling/packing so I’m tweeting to save a bag,” Twitter user @JaidenAnimation wrote.
OTHER CHEAP HACKS FOR TRAVELLING
Must-have $3 safety gadget
The simple rubber wedge — a mere $3 from Kmart, or $3.80 for a pack of three from Bunnings — can be used while staying at every hotel room to stop unwanted intruders from breaking and entering.
You’ll never want to travel without one.Source:istock
While most hotel rooms doors are fairly secure, even the strongest intruder would struggle to break through a door with a doorstop wedged from the other side.
Mum’s genius $3 Kmart travel hack
Packing things like shampoo and conditioner always takes up too much valuable bag space and travel miniatures are expensive.
So a Perth mum came up with this nifty trick for making it easier — and cheaper — to travel with the kids.
So simple and so brilliant.Source:Facebook
“Kmart sell these travel bottles in a 2 pack for $3. Filled them with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and attached to a lanyard,” the mum wrote on Facebook.
“Perfect for my girls when we go camping to take to the showers. Also would be good for swimming lessons. I have ordered some stickers.”
Hide emergency money
Shove a $50 note (or the local equivalent) in your shoe in case you need to get out of a jam during your travels. You could even go all out and roll up the note and conceal it in an old lip balm tube.
While it’s easier to get cash and pay with credit these days, this can still be a lifesaving travel hack if your wallet is stolen and you’re left without your credit and debit cards.
It’s best if the money is in the local currency, so when you first arrive in a foreign country, take a note from your initial cash point withdrawal and stash it away.
A version of this story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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