Flight attendant says you should always use ‘empty container’ hack on holiday
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When abroad, people are always thinking of ways to keep themselves safe.
Usually people think they'll be secure if they keep money and jewellery in the drawers of a hotel room.
But travel experts at Hotel & Discounts have claimed this would be the first place a thief would look.
Instead, holidaymakers should opt for more unusual hiding spots, such as in the handle of a hairbrush.
Meanwhile, travel platform Skyscanner urged travellers to hide valuables in empty bottles, empty suntan lotion containers and empty lip balm.
They explained: "To avoid the worst-case scenario of being robbed, it’s best to be inconspicuous. Don’t flash cash or expensive jewellery.
"If you’re worried about valuable stuff in your hotel room, hide it in an empty suntan lotion container.
"You could also use empty lip balm containers to hide rolled-up notes. You could also consider getting travel insurance."
Miguel Munoz, a flight attendant, has agreed with this assessment and said that using toiletries in the hotel room was also a good option.
He claimed that he used common items around his room to hide money, even storing dosh inside empty crisp packets or tin foil.
However, experts at Wheresharon warned: "I suggest not doing this when your room is about to be cleaned. This could also work well when walking around."
Wardrobes, under the bed and the fridge are considered to be the worst hiding spots.
Putting valuables in the suitcase or underneath the mattress or laundry basket are also frowned upon by experts.
This isn't the first security tip that has been offered up for holidaymakers.
Flight attendant Esther Sturrus took to TikTok to offer some advice of her own - that involved a shoe and a hotel safe.
Sturrus said: "Worried about forgetting something from your locker? Put your heel or shoe in it and you won't forget it."
Because you wouldn't leave your hotel room without your shoe, would you?
Open up the safe and it's there, right next to your valuables.
Genius, one might say.
Other hacks included pinning blackout curtains together with a clothes hanger in the areas there are gaps.
And what do you do if your international charger breaks? Fear not, simply plug the USB end into the TV in your hotel room and voila, you can charge your phone and avoid missing out on any selfie moments during your excursions.
Remember when holidays used to be about relaxing and taking it easy?
Now you need to be doing home renovation projects in the hotel, apparently.