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Updated on Sep 13, 2020. Posted on Feb 16, 2019

17 Hotel Hacks You Really Need To Know Before Your Next Trip

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1. No bottle opener in your hotel room? Check your door — it might do the trick.

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2. If you're just going away for a day or two and don't want to lug all your cosmetics and moisturizers with you, a contact lens case makes the perfect little container for whatever you'll need.

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3. Nowhere sanitary to stash your toothbrush in the hotel? Take a paper cup and stab right through it.

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4. Are you the type who always leaves your charger in the hotel? Attach your car keys to the charger — you literally won't be able to leave the hotel without it.

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5. Are you grossed out by touching those germy hotel TV remotes? Take one of the plastic liners from the ice bucket, and wrap that nasty thing up.

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6. Not enough counter space in your hotel room? There's probably an ironing board in the closet you can break out.

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7. If your hotel room doesn't have a fridge, grab your ice bucket and fill up the bathroom sink instead.

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8. If your hotel doesn't have a nightstand, a simple fold in the sheets can come in handy.

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9. If you're packing bottles with caps that can easily pop open, wrap a little saran wrap underneath the caps to prevent any shampoo-related disasters in your suitcase.

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10. Y'know those hotel power switches that force you to put your key card in the slot? Yeah, any card or thick piece of paper will get you power — not just your key. Now you can charge your electronics while you go out and explore the city!

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11. A daily pill box makes for a great way to transport necklaces and bracelets without them getting tangled together into one giant knot.

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12. If the curtains in your hotel room don't close all the way, check the closet for one of those hangers with clips.

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13. If you're traveling internationally, instead of bringing multiple power adapters for all your electronics, just bring one adapter — and a power strip.

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14. Need a good, safe place to stash your cash while sightseeing? An empty tube of Chapstick can do the trick.

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15. Packing something that wrinkles easily? A plastic file folder doubles as a cheap and effective way to protect those items.

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16. If you're on a long plane ride with no in-flight TVs, a crushed soda can makes a decent impromptu phone stand.

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17. Or stick your phone in a plastic baggie and hang it from the seat in front of you. Magic!

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Safe travels, my friends!

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H/t to r/lifehacks.

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