If you have had to relocate for a new job assignment, you know it takes planning and preparation, and it is not without its hassles. If you are a traveling healthcare professional, you know the challenges posed by having to travel to a new job.
So, with that in mind, here are a few tips, or “travel hacks,” to help make your trip go more smoothly and enjoyably.
- Everyone knows that when you fold clothes and stuff them into a suitcase, they have a tendency to wrinkle. To take care of this problem, put tissue paper around and in between the clothing. To handle the static that develops, a dryer sheet in the suitcase is very effective. Also, as most seasoned travelers know, you can fit more clothes into your suitcase if you roll them rather than fold them. You can save even more space by stuffing underwear and socks inside shoes. To keep your shirt collars from becoming wrinkled, roll up a belt and put it inside the collar.
- If you are looking for containers to put items in, improvise. For example, pill containers are great for holding jewelry. Glass cases can be used for things such as chargers and cables for electronic devices. Straws make great travel size containers for items such as shampoo, conditioner and sunscreen. If you already have some travel-size containers, don’t throw them away – you can reuse them. If you don’t have a plastic soap container, wrap your soap in a wash cloth.
- You can protect razors by using binder clips, and the clips also make a good support to wrap headphones around.
- You can save some money by refilling an empty water bottle after you go through airport security, rather than buying a new bottle.
- If you don’t have a plug for a wall outlet to charge your electronic devices, you can use the USB port on the television when in a hotel room.