Have you ever stayed in a hotel and thought you had all the time in the world before it’s time to check out – but then time escapes you and you find yourself in the biggest rush to get to the airport?
You throw everything into your suitcase in a mad panic and think you’ve got it all. When I’m in that kind of panic I often worry about packing the replaceable items and forget to check the crucial ones, like my passport.
Well one globetrotter, whose job depends on them remembering their passport, has shared a very useful tip that makes it almost impossible to forget that crucial items.
If you recognize yourself in the above situation, you are not alone.
Most of us have experienced the stress of leaving our hotel room in a panic – and even if you do have time to quickly check under the bed, there’s always that risk that you’ve forgotten something in the rush.
Most hotel rooms have a safe and while they are very useful for our valuables at the start of the trip, they are often the last places we check before we leave.
Passports, laptops, wallets and phones… yes, it’s easy to keep these items in the safe but will we check it when we leave?
According to British Airways flight attendant Ty Opoku Adjei, countless travelers forget their passports, in particular, in their hotel room safe.
But as a frequent traveler who really can’t afford to make such a mistake, she’s shared a simple, yet smart, trick to ensure you’ll never check out of a hotel without opening the safe.
And although it may sound strange, the only thing you really need is a shoe.
In an interview with Business Insider , the flight attendant explains how she usually uses her shoes to ensure she doesn’t leave home without the crucial items.
“My top tip is to keep one of your shoes you plan to wear on your journey home in the safe.
“If you do this, you’ll never leave the hotel room without checking the safe ever again… as long as you don’t forget where you put your shoe, of course!”
Nobody is going to leave their hotel room barefoot so if they are put with their valuables it’s almost impossible to forget them. Smart, right ?!
Please share this simple but genius trick with all of your friends. If it helps one person to avoid leaving their passport in their hotel room, then it’s worth it!