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hotel hacks

Tis the season for holiday travel! If youll be heading home (or away) for the holidays, I wish you safe and happy travels over the next few days! :-)

And just in case your travel plans include a hotel stay, I thought Id share a few helpful hotel hacks! These brilliantly simple tips are sure to help you make the most of any hotel stay, whether that occurs the coming days or sometime down the road!

And for more travel tips that will make your trip easier, be sure to check out my eBook The Getaway Guide! You can buy it in my shop, or download it for free if youre an OGT Plus member!

9 Brilliant Hotel Hacks That Will Improve Your Stay

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1. Clip The Curtains

Irked by the light coming in through that pesky gap in the curtains? Grab one of the pants hangers out of the closet! You can use the clips to clip the two curtains together and block the light more completely.

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2. DIY Toothbrush Holder

Most hotel rooms dont offer toothbrush holders, but its easy to make one yourself! Just turn one of the paper cups upside down, punch a hole in it, and slide your toothbrush right in!

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3. Block Hallway Noise

While many hotels are nice and quiet, some are decidedly not! It can feel like the worst kind of luck to end up with a door that does nothing to block out a noisy hallway.

But there is a simple way to help dampen the noise! Add some additional soundproofing by tucking a bath towel into the gap underneath the door.

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4. Coffee Maker Cooking

Unless youre staying in a suite of some sort, your hotel room wont offer many options for cooking. However, it will most likely have a coffee maker, and you can use it to cook a surprising variety of foods!

Theres a wide world of foods that only require hot water to prepare, like instant noodles, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, instant rice, and more! Just fill the coffee makers water reservoir, and run a cycle for hot water you can use to prepare your food.

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5. Instant Speakers

Wish you had a speaker to play your favorite music or podcasts? You can amplify the sound of your smartphones speakers by placing it in an empty glass or coffee cup!

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6. Use The Shower Cap

If your hotel room amenities include a disposable shower cap, put it to good use! Even if you dont need to protect your hair, you can wrap it around a dirty pair of shoes to protect the clothes in your suitcase.

You could also wrap the shower cap around the TV remote to protect your hands from potential germs!

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7. Keep Your Cool

Have something you need to keep cool, but dont have a mini fridge in your room? Fill the bathroom sink with ice from the ice machine to serve as a makeshift cooler.

You might have to wash your hands in the shower, but it works when youre in a pinch!

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8. Ironing Board Innovation

It can be tricky to eat a meal in your room if your room doesnt have a table. But if your room has an ironing board, youre in luck!

Just set up the ironing board and use that as your dining table. Complete your setup with a bath towel tablecloth if youre eating something messy.

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9. Bedside Pocket

In a room with only one nightstand, one person may end up without a place to put their phone or glasses when its time to turn the lights out. Instead of resorting to the floor, you can use the flat sheet to fashion a storage pocket that keeps those items within reach!

Do you use any clever hotel hacks when you travel?