Who wants to spend money on a bunch of travel accessories that they may only use once? Instead, try one of the DIY travel hacks that make use of things you already own.
- Use a soap container to store your digital camera.
- Place valuables in an innocuous-looking container such as an empty deodorant stick or lip balm tube.
- Another DIY travel hack for storing valuables is to create a tennis ball safe by cutting a 6-8cm slit in a tennis ball and squeezing it to open.
- Use a tackle box/craft container/pillbox or other divided container to pack your jewellery and small accessories.
- Store chargers and cables in an old sunglasses case.
- A bulldog clip will prevent you from being cut by your razor blade when rummaging around in your toiletry bag.
- Pack your hair straightener or curling iron in a potholder to protect both your hair tools and your clothing.
- Contact lens containers make great containers for small volumes of cosmetics.
- Utilise the USB port on the hotel TV to charge your devices.
- An old TicTac container is the perfect size for packing hairpins.
- Wrap your shoes in an old plastic shower cap.
- Coconut oil from the kitchen is a fantastic all-around toiletry which you can use to remove makeup, condition hair, tame fly-aways, as a shaving cream and an emergency deodorant (needs to be virgin, unrefined oil).
- Use an old wallet as a decoy to dupe pickpockets, by putting in a couple of dollar bills and putting somewhere obvious like your back pocket.
- Save money buying beverages on the plane by taking an empty reusable water bottle and/or small hot beverage flask, in your carry-on and refill it once you’ve passed through security.
- An old, opaque, mouthwash bottle makes an excellent flask for smuggling adult beverages onto cruise ships (so they say).
- An old pillowcase makes a great, reusable, washable laundry bag.
Do you have any DIY travel hacks that make use of things you already own? Share with us in the comments. For more travel DIY’s, also see these travel accessories you can make in a weekend.
Peace, love & inspiring travel,