Whether you’re getting around by car, train,
or plane, traveling can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, even if you love it. That’s why I’m bringing you some tips
that should make your next trip a breeze! 1. Pack a couple tennis balls in your carry-on. Sitting in such close quarters for a long
flight can slow blood circulation and cause the muscles to cramp. If you take 1 or 2 tennis balls with you on
the plane, you can use them as little massagers to relieve and prevent that pain. Roll it along your ankles, calves, legs, wrists,
back, and shoulders. These are important areas to target because
they’re hot spots for circulation, and the ball will relax those big muscle groups. 2. Keep some chewing gum in there too. I’m not talking about chewing mint gum for
when you forgot to bring a toothbrush on a long flight. (Although, I’m sure your neighbor would
appreciate that if you decide to have a chat!) Chewing on some gum actually keeps your ears
from popping during take-off and landing. The magic isn’t really in the gum itself
– it’s all that saliva you produce and swallow in the process. Sucking on some hard candy or a mint works
the same way! 3. And a pillowcase… Hey, what happens if your flight gets delayed…
by a lot? If you have a pillowcase in your carry on,
then you can just stuff some clothes into it and bam: instant pillow. Now you can sneak in a nap while you wait. Oh yeah, bonus tip that’s related to this
point: you should always have at least 1 outfit (including socks and undergarments!) in your
carry-on. If your baggage gets lost, you’ll appreciate
that change of clothes! 4. And a trash bag! Ok, last tip for what you should stuff into
that little carry-on luggage. A trash bag or two will be a lifesaver when
you come out of the airport at your destination only to be met by…rain! Put the trash bags over your carry-on and
checked luggage, and your stuff won’t get soaked through. 5. Keep your clothes smelling fresh. Whether you roll them in your suitcase to
make extra room or you’re a folder, lay some dryer sheets in your clothes as you’re
packing. The dryer sheets will keep your garments smelling
fresh and clean like they’ve come straight from the laundry. “Yeah, but they’ll still be all wrinkled!” Hang on, now, I’m getting there!… 6. A trick for wrinkle-free clothes. I get it – the first thing you wanna do
after that flight is to change your outfit. What is it about airplanes that makes your
clothes feel so dirty afterward? Anybody have an idea? Let me know down below! Anyway, layer in some tissue paper between
them while you’re packing. It’ll keep your stuff from wrinkling. 7. Put a “Fragile” label on your suitcase. If your luggage is marked as “Fragile,”
it should be handled more carefully by baggage personnel. Plus, it’ll likely be put on top of the
other bags. So when you get to baggage claim, your suitcase
will be the first to come out on the belt. There you go, now you’re out of the airport
that much quicker! 8. Instant razor guard. Grab a binder clip and clamp it onto the blades
of your razor when you pack. This will save you from any accidental—and
painful—injuries as you’re digging through your suitcase looking for something fresh
to change into after that flight! 9. Make your suitcase stand out. You don’t need to go out and buy expensive
and flashy luggage. Use a plain basic suitcase and tie a bright
ribbon around one of the handles. You can also get creative and put cool stickers
on the sides or sew in a neat design if your bag is made from nylon. The point is, you’ll be able to spot your
suitcase right away at baggage claim. 10. Keep your clothes nice and clean. When you’re packing, wrap your shoes up
in shower caps. This will prevent the bottoms from dirtying
the rest of your clothes. You can also continue to use the shower caps
in your hotel room to put your shoes in so that you don’t get dirt and grime on the
floor (or vice versa because that hotel room floor might even be dirtier than your kicks! Ooh, time to change hotels! ). Get some new shower caps before you head
back home so that everything in your suitcase stays clean. 11. No more tangled cords. Whether you’re flying or driving, keep all
your chargers and power cords in a good-sized sunglasses case. It’ll keep them from getting tangled or
tearing. 12. Organize your jewelry on the go. You know those pill containers with little
boxes for each day of the week? They’re also a great way to store and organize
your jewelry (or any other small items) when you’re traveling. Keeping pairs of earrings together and chains
or necklaces separated in their own little compartment will keep them from getting lost
or tangled up. Try not to bring too much expensive jewelry
on your trip, though. There’s always the risk of valuable items
getting lost or stolen. 13. Don’t lose your bobby pins. Too bad bobby pins don’t fit in those pill
containers, eh? Well, you can use an old mint container that
opens and closes. It’s not just a travel tip but a good idea
to do at home too. There, now you’ll have a safe place to put
them instead of on the nightstand or bathroom counter where they can get brushed off and
lost forever! 14. Keep your shirt collars stiff. Got a business meeting or a nice dinner planned
when you arrive? Keep your shirt collars nice and crisp by
lining them with a belt. And now you don’t have to spend time digging
around for your belt; it’s right there with your shirt. A twofer! 15. Support your back on a flight. Most airlines provide a pillow and blanket
so that passengers can get a nap in during the flight. Take that little pillow and put it behind
your lower back. You’d be surprised at the amount of support
it’ll give. Just don’t forget a neck pillow too! 16. Book a really early or late flight. The majority of people can’t stand getting
up early or staying up late, so these flights are often cheaper. If you book an early flight, you can get to
your destination first thing and maximize those vaycay days. If you book a late-night flight, you’ll
have plenty of time to plan during the day to get to the airport on time. Either way, you’ll save time and money. 17. Go big on lunch. Speaking of money, paying for breakfast, lunch,
and dinner every day can get expensive, fast. Lunch prices are much cheaper than dinnertime
ones, so filling up in the middle of the day should give your budget some wiggle room. A good lunch should also cut down on those
late afternoon snacks that we usually crave before dinner. 18. Help your body with jet lag. If you’re going to be switching time zones,
start making changes to your sleep pattern the day before you leave. This may mean staying up later or going to
bed earlier, but it will help with the jet lag in the long run. Also, when you land, don’t give in to your
tiredness. Taking a nap as soon as you get to your hotel
will mess up your internal clock even more. Try to carry on with the day as you normally
would or as you planned. 19. Carry an empty water bottle with you. Oops, I forgot about one more item you should
cram into that already stuffed carry-on bag. Make sure there’s an empty water bottle
in there. That way, you can get past security with no
problem and then just fill the bottle up at the airport. Most have drinking fountains, so you’ll
save some cash! Oh, and you’ll need that water on the plane,
so here’s my final tip… 20. Drink water. The air inside airplane cabins tends to be
very dry. Drink plenty of water, or another drink that
contains electrolytes, to prevent dehydration. Staying hydrated helps with jet lag too, and
it prevents headaches and muscle cramps. The coffee, tea, soda, and sugary juices might
be tempting when the flight attendant comes around, but your body really just needs WATER
when you’re in that cabin. Bon voyage, and remember not to eat a lot
of beans right before a long haul flight – my own personal advice. Hey, if you learned something new today, then
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100 thoughts on “Always Fly with a Tennis Ball in Your Carry-On”

  1. This was actually, super informative, and very clever! Usually, when people do these, "Hack", or "money saving ideas", videos, or whatever… They are all the same! Nothing new or interesting, or anything we haven't already seen before. This was amazing! I haven't seen almost ANY, of these tips before! Thank's! New subscriber! 😘

  2. What makes your clothes dirty and smelly after an airplane trip is all the smelly and dirty passengers you have to sit among! I sat near a window on one international flight and the guy in the middle seat kept coughing (a lot)…I think he had more than just a cold. I kept my face at the window and covered with a pillow the whole trip. Airlines should completely ban carry on "comfort" pets as well. Under absolutely no circumstances should passengers have their pets with them unless they are in the cargo hold! These psychos need to stay home with their pets or see psychiatrists!

  3. 1:57 That's why all of my luggage bags are water-proofed. Frankly, I always travel as light as I can. I only take one carry-on luggage and one backpack, even on 10-day oversea trips.

  4. Benefits of flying with a tennis ball in your carry on
    -Massage and relax muscles
    -increase blood circulation
    -Lob it into that crying babys cornea to prevent distraction from your 5am showing of MTVs cribs.

  5. TIMESTAMPS:

    Pack a couple tennis balls in your carry-on 0:16

    Keep some chewing gum in there too 0:47

    And a pillowcase… 1:16

    And a trash bag! 1:43

    Keep your clothes smelling fresh 2:05

    A trick for wrinkle-free clothes 2:24

    Put a “Fragile” label on your suitcase 2:47

    Instant razor guard 3:10

    Make your suitcase stand out 3:28

    Keep your clothes nice and clean 3:49

    No more tangled cords 4:20

    Organize your jewelry on the go 4:33

    Don’t lose your bobby pins 5:02

    Keep your shirt collars stiff 5:24

    Support your back on a flight 5:44

    Book a really early or late flight 6:03

    Go big on lunch 6:27

    Help your body with jet lag 6:49

    Carry an empty water bottle with you 7:18

    Drink water 7:43

  6. see? This is why I love Bright Side. It tells me things I never knew about. About 80% of the videos are useful to me.

  7. After this video, I have learnt that you can bring razers in HandCarries😂.
    Nowadays, the transports at within the airport, safe from rain.
    I can't BELIEVE that Bright Side STILL believe in the Fragile stickers😂.

  8. How could you name a video THAT and not expect people to see it. P.s people ho ignore this video have zero curiosity

  9. Alright but I had a bag of sunflower seeds in my luggage and when they did luggage checks, they opened the bag and it spilled all over my suitcase and they left a little note saying they checked my bag like
    Yes I noticed thank you

  10. The one where it said put a fragile sticker on it it doesn’t work cause I watched a documentary and they don’t have time to sort through them cause they need to get it done quick

  11. Yuck, place the bottom of your shoes in a shower cap!!! How about wrap your dirty shoes in a clean plastic bag (kitchen utility bag) so the entire shoe is covered before placing it next to your clean clothes.

  12. I miss my children,there daddy took them away from me across United states,but…iam going to court to see them iam soooooo excited to look at there beautiful faces and give them a hugs,

  13. Fragile labels cannot be read by the automatic baggage handling machinery and belt systems that most airports use, so they are actually meaningless.

  14. YUK! Drinking water fountains, you know how many germs are on those things? People rinse their mouths while making believe they are drinking and all their germs stay on that flowing water tip. YUK

  15. Those drug sniffing dogs also love tennis balls. Anyone who has ever had a dog knows they can smell tennis balls through any number of packaging layers.

  16. You’ll save even more money if you ate one meal and snack throughout the day. And another reason you have muscle cramps is because your body is deficient in magnesium.

  17. I had stayed in a horrible hotel in Florida City, where I got sickness due to mold and unclean carpets with broken tap toilet. I will never go to this hotel and paid $141/day. Heck !!!!

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