Besides providing much-needed breath freshening before and after a long flight, that little container of tic-tac mints can actually be really handy during your flights. Many travelers swear by these plastic containers to hold bobby pins, safety pins, or other small items. You never know what you might need.
If you’re not a fan of mints, have no fear; any small container or even an empty medicine bottle can work just as well when it comes to storing travel necessities. Not only are you recycling, but you’ll be thankful for this travel organization hack when you get to your destination.
Makeup That Won’t Break Mid-Trip
Whether it's wanting to look perfect in your #VacayVibes pictures or looking your best while waiting for four hours between flights, many of us don’t leave the house, let alone for a trip, without our trusty cosmetics bags.
But all that travel and moving around can easily result in a broken powder compact or cracked eyeshadow palette — and that would be a travel nightmare. An easy solution? Place a thin cotton round on top of the powder product to act as a cushion during your travels; just make sure the compact is completely sealed before tossing it into your cosmetics bag!
Waterproof Shoes for Unexpected Rain
Depending on where you’re traveling, the weather can change pretty quickly, leaving you struggling to know what to pack. One good way to avoid having to pack an additional (and might we add, very heavy) pair of rain boots is by packing waterproof shoes.
Though many people buy products specifically designed to waterproof shoes, if you can’t buy or find that product but still need to waterproof your shoes, you can use beeswax. Beeswax provides the perfect protective film that repels water, keeping your feet dry and making traveling and waiting easier.
Stand Out in a Good Way
When it comes to traveling, most people don’t really want to stand out. But one area in which you should go all out is when it comes to putting an identifying item on your luggage.
The similar colors, brands, and styles of luggage can often result in travelers getting lost in a sea of black luggage with tiny identifying tags. Avoid the headache and confusion by buying luggage in a bright color or tying a brightly colored ribbon onto your suitcase to easily identify it when it comes around the luggage carousel.
Always Be Prepared
Even on a good day, travelers always run the risk of their checked luggage not arriving at their final destination. During the holidays or during other peak travel seasons, the likelihood of missing or delayed luggage increases even more.
For this reason, you should always pack a spare change of clothes in your carry-on. Extra pairs of socks and underwear are also a good idea if it takes the airline several days to locate your belongings. Having a spare change of clothes can also be a quick way to freshen up after a long-haul trip.