1. Swap lip balm for spare cash.
Reuse an old tube of lip balm to hide a few extra bucks in case you get in a jam. Just don't forget about it and offer some lip balm to a friend... awkward.
2. Swap mints for hair clips.
Store your bobby pins in an old bottle of mints to keep them organized while traveling — they make it super easy to access.
3. Swap vitamins for jewelry.
Weekly vitamins are a great way to organize your small jewelry while you travel. It's also a good way to hide your jewelry a bit (because who wants to steal vitamins?).
4. Swap a pot for your flat iron.
What do you do when you need to use your hair iron to get ready but also need to pack it? Just wrap it up in a pot holder for safety and get going.
5. Swap contact lenses for makeup.
Contact containers are the perfect size for single-use makeup. Put in a little for quick trips, and you can carry on luggage without fear of expensive makeup confiscation.
6. Swap feet for bottles.
Protect bottles in your luggage by placing them in a shoe at either end. This is a great way to save space while packing as well.
7. Swap napkins for travel documents.
Hide important travel documents in an old packet of wet napkins. It might be a little awkward at customs, but it will also keep your passport safe and sound!
8. Swap pills for cotton swabs.
You never know when you might need a cotton swab. They're handy for makeup, medicine, and hygiene. Store them in an old pill bottle, and you're good to go.
9. Swap your head for shoes.
Dirty shoes are gross and will make your clothes gross. Wrap those puppies in a shower cap and protect your luggage from getting dirty.
10. Swap soap for electronics.
Soap containers are big and sturdy. Store appropriately sized electronics in them to keep them from knocking around too badly in your bags.