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This traveler’s brilliant travel hack has sparked a surge of other insights you might find useful for your next trip.
When you stay at hotels, you might be rudely awoken by a ray of sunlight seeping through your windows, despite having shut the curtains. There’s usually a gap in the middle that seems impossible to close.
Twitter user Rick Klau shared a clever tip to hold blackout curtains without having any sunlight peeking in the middle when you plan on sleeping in. In a photo shared by the user, curtains are shown clasped together using clips from his hotel’s clothes hanger.
The idea did not come from him, and he expressed gratitude to the internet user who introduced the trick years back. “You have improved every night I’ve spent in a hotel,” Klau wrote.
His tweet has gone viral, amassing over 400,000 likes and multiple comments, with people sharing their own useful hacks.
Other helpful tips suggested by social media users include transforming an ironing board into a desk with adjustable heights, using the television as a charging point and protecting your hands from the dirt on a remote control by covering it with a shower cap.
Read more hacks in the tweets below.
I don't remember who posted this on Twitter a few years ago, but whoever you are: you have improved every night I've spent in a hotel since. pic.twitter.com/NpuuumqHV8
— Rick Klau (@rklau) October 4, 2019
And if they don't have enough outlets, use the USB port of the hotel room tv.
— Michael Heide is standing right behind you. Boo. (@MichaelHeide) October 4, 2019
Carry a travel size bottle of Lysol (they sell them in stores everywhere). But check with your airlines to make sure you can bring them in your luggage. Spray everything when you get in the room. Also, Lysol wipes can be used for handles & remotes.
— Kim Zimmerman (@KimZimmerman1) October 4, 2019
Who uses shower caps in the shower?!?! I take them home and use them to cover bowls of food in the fridge. Or I use them to wrap around my shoes in my suitcase.
— Travel Headquarters (@TravelHQ1995) October 4, 2019
My favorite hotel hack: Your ironing board is an adjustable height desk. Since the chairs are never the right height, use the ironing board for long hotel work.
— Alistair Croll (@acroll) October 4, 2019
Almost every hotel I've been to had a wireless router hidden somewhere in the room... I just plug my laptop directly into it and enjoy high speed internet.
— MapleOne (@IndignantBacon) October 4, 2019
Total travel cheat code along with grabbing free waters at the hotel gym. Gotta follow @thepointsguy
— Nate Williams (@naywilliams) October 4, 2019
Best hotel hack: instead of touching the disgusting tv remote, wrap it in the shower cap!
— la espooky 👻🎃 (@melmor86) October 4, 2019
If we're posting hotel tricks, not many people realise you can use any card to keep the power on pic.twitter.com/u4TNsAyOcO
— Jay Harris (@JayHarris_Sec) October 4, 2019
And put the chair back in front of the A/C to stop it blowing directly on you.
— Joe C 🇺🇸 (@_j_o_e) October 4, 2019
My hotel hack is hang your shirt up on a coat hanger on the back of the shower door. The steam will help the creases fall out from it being in your case.
— Chris Spencer (@DrCSpencer) October 4, 2019
And with a little paracord and a bead, you can improve your hotel room security. pic.twitter.com/iAmDa7XgJU
— cory_len (@clenprice) October 4, 2019
[via News.com.au, opening image via Shutterstock]