We love lifehacks, tricks that can simplify your life by creating something clever out of material that is available. That’s exactly what this article is about. If you have a beautiful holiday destination in mind, then the following lifehacks might be able to help you get to your destination.
Imagine you’re on holiday and your bag breaks. What do you do? Of course, you can buy a new bag in an expensive souvenir shop, but you can also make your own at the edge of the pool. How to do that is quite simple, all you need is an (old) T-shirt…
How do you go about it?
It’s best to choose a T-shirt with a nice print, or a T-shirt with special memories. It makes the bag all the more valuable and fun in the end. Remember, the bigger the T-shirt, the bigger the bag becomes.
How do you proceed? First cut the sleeves of the T-shirt. Then it’s your turn to cut the neckline, until you have a wide opening. Finally, cut off the bottom of the T-shirt, above the edge of the hem. Then sew or button the bottom of the T-shirt, after which you have made your own cotton bag!
A secret gel compartment
In some countries or areas, you should walk with as little cash in your pocket as possible. Pickpockets can be active, which makes it very likely that you – as a tourist – will fall prey to these criminals. To prevent them from stealing your money unseen, you can nip this in the bud yourself. Sew (before you go on holiday) an extra ‘secret’ pocket on the inside of your pants. You can then ‘hide’ your money in it, without anyone realising that you have money in your pocket!
Camouflage a stain on your pants
If you have a stubborn, deep stain on your clothes, there is often nothing you can do about it. Hot water, detergent and other substances do not work. The stain is too big or too dark. Yet this does not have to be a big problem. Look for example at the stain on the back pocket above. Although the stain is enormous, you can cover it up in a creative way. For example, by cutting a piece of fabric from another (old) garment and then sewing it over the stain, or sticking it on there with textile glue!
Hide a spare key
It happens to the best of us… after returning home from a wonderful holiday, you have lost the key to the front door. Now what? You just want to get inside and crash on the couch after a long journey and lugging your bags around. That key might be somewhere in your suitcase, but it could also have been left in the resort by accident. However, the smart traveler has hidden a spare key by putting it into a small, transparent tube and digging it between the stones next to the front door. And now you can still enter your house!