Sometimes you have to get creative in your hotel room when you realize you forgot something at home. We’ve been travelling non-stop for 15 months and along the way I’ve picked up some incredibly useful hotel room hacks! Check them out:
Dealing with Stained Clothes
Last week I got black grease on my brand new white bathing suit after laying on a dirty beach lounger. I thought my suit was garbage for sure until I soaked the stained area in Coca-cola from the mini fridge. I let the Coke soak in for 45 minutes before hand washing the suit in the bathroom sink. It worked like a charm and now I can’t even tell where the stain was!
Saving Leftover Meals
Have you ever ordered delicious (and overpriced) room service and ended up with a giant portion? Swipe the shower cap from the bathroom and stretch it over the plate to keep your food fresh in the fridge. Now that room service pasta can be eaten tomorrow for lunch!
DIY Body Scrub
After too much sun my skin gets dry and scaly and the best way to deal with it is with a body scrub. To make my own in a hotel room I mix one package of sugar, one package of instant coffee and a small dab of hair conditioner. Smooth, glowing skin in no time!
Laundry in a Pinch
Shampoo doubles as laundry detergent when you desperately need clean clothes and your hotel doesn’t offer laundry services! Normally I bring a travel size container of liquid laundry detergent or buy small amounts as we go, but in a pinch shampoo works fine. (We also travel with this clothes line so I can easily hang laundry anywhere).
Getting Wrinkles Out
To get wrinkles out of clothes without an iron I boil water using the in-room kettle and run the creases overtop of the escaping steam. It works like a charm – even better than regular irons in my opinion, but that’s because I don’t really know how to iron….
Multi-Use Hair Conditioner
Hair conditioner can be used for so many things. I’ve used it as shaving cream, makeup remover, cuticle mostiruizer and shoe polish.