Eight Hacks Using Travel Freebies

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  1. sobore
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    Earn your vacation black belt with these hacks that turn free items into quick solves for common travel problems. From using a bar of soap to fix a stuck zipper to repurposing a hotel-room standard as a security device, hone your road-warrior survival skills with these easy tips. We know you've got more clever ideas too, so please share them with us and other readers in the comments section below!

    Shower Cap as Shoe Cover
    Flimsy shower cap, or custom shoe cover? You decide. In every suitcase, there's a constant battle between dirty and clean items. Score a victory for fresh-smelling shirts and dirt-free trousers by keeping your shoes contained in a shower cap. Place them in, soles down, and let the shower cap's elastic band cradle the shoes so that any dirt, grease, or unidentified muck stays safely tucked away inside the plastic pouch. Depending on the type and size of your shoes, you may need more than one shower cap, but housekeeping is usually pretty generous with them.

    Bar Soap as Zipper Unsticker
    There's nothing quite like the startling claustrophobia that comes from having a stuck zipper. Whether it's on a suitcase, a boot, or an article of clothing, a zipper that won't budge almost seems to be personally reminding you that, when it comes right down to it, it can trap you at any time. Reclaim control by grabbing the little bar of soap that rests on every hotel room's bathroom counter. Rub the dry bar against the teeth of the zipper to lubricate it enough to move. Once the zipper is unstuck, rub the soap up and down against the length of each zipper side, and then zip and unzip a few times to prevent further sticking. Then dust off the flakes and give yourself a high five.

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    Baggage Tag as Lint Remover

    Our Malamute's fur has been everywhere we travel, we need to bring a lint roller, the tags just wouldn't be enough surface area.:)
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