As a busy entrepreneur time is always of the essence, and this is especially true when traveling. Instead of stressful and hectic, your travel time can be relaxing and an opportunity to catch up on work. It’s easy to get disorganized and flustered when you travel, but it’s not necessary! How do you prevent these things from happening? By utilizing the art of travel hacking of course! We scoured the Web for the most interesting and unique travel hacks, and here are our 8 picks from four seasoned travel experts.
Use these 8 travel hacks for busy entrepreneurs to stay organized and on schedule:
Keep hair clips handy in Tic Tac containers.
Genius! I always knew those Tic Tac containers were good for something. Don’t need hair clips? Store other small items like paper clips or toothpicks instead.
Clear those cookies.
Dynamic pricing allows for airfares to go up when you visit or refresh a page multiple times. This increase is based on demand, which you are technically increasing with multiple page views. To avoid this, clear your cookies and check prices to see if they change.
Scan your passport, identification card, and itinerary and email them to yourself.
These digital copies aren’t going to get you through airport security, but having them should help you expedite the process of getting new documents in the unfortunate event that you lose yours.
Pro tip: Create a special album on your phone so these images are easy to access in a hurry and without wi-fi.
Store your power cords in an old sunglass case.
Do you have a rats nest of cords lurking in your luggage? This simple hack can prevent that from ever happening again. Rather than dealing with unruly cords, pack them away in an unused sunglasses case and keep the case tucked in your luggage where it’s easy to access.
Pack one color scheme, and make sure it’s a dark one.
You don’t have time to worry about your wardrobe. This travel hack is a simple one, but it will make a BIG impact on your day-to-day. Plan a simple wardrobe and use the extra time to sleep in 10 more minutes!
Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh and to reduce static.
Nobody wants smelly clothes and this is an easy way to prevent them. It’s cheap, easy, and a huge time saver because you won’t have to do unnecessary loads of laundry.
Use ATMs to get local currency.
Airport money converters typically have high service charges and their exchange rates are notoriously bad. Avoid the airport converters if at all possible. If you must have money right away, only get enough cash to make it to the nearest ATM.
Throw the hotel bar soap into your dirty laundry bag so it doesn’t stink up your suitcase for the rest of your trip.
I can’t say I’ve tried this one, but it sounds like a good idea. Dirty laundry is going to happen, but you can keep it smelling fresh!
Do you have a favorite travel hack? Please share with the Sumo Hacks community in the comments below!
Here are related travel hacking and nomadic lifestyle posts on our site: