In addition to travel we love a good DIY project and a great travel hack. We’ve been inspired by our friend Mimi CuteLips, the #DIYQueen. We came up with this DIY travel hack while cleaning up during our holiday break. We love it so much that we just had to share it with you our favorite ‘Travelin Divas!’ In addition to this DIY being a great travel hack it’s also a great way to recycle.
Have you ever been to an auto show, health fair or conference? I’m sure the answer is yes. Do you collect a lot of stuff, especially bags at these auto shows/fairs or conferences? Of course you do! What do you do with these bags? If you’re like me, you toss them inside one another and put them in a closet. Let’s do something different this year.
While cleaning up over the holidays I came across a few of these drawstring back-pack type bags that I’ve been given at different auto shows, health fairs and conferences. I was going to toss out them but realized I could recycle them and use them as travel laundry bags. “Ah-ha moment!” What a fabulous idea. Most of them are made of lightweight nylon (great for holding funky stuff lol) and have a drawstring closure which makes them perfect to use as a travel laundry bag. They’re also a nice size so we can get a good amount of dirty laundry inside and easily fit into our suitcases. Toss those crappy plastic grocery bags (that we all have used as dirty laundry bags lol) out of your suitcase once and for all.
Now for the DIY part…take your favorite color Sharpie and write on it, draw on it or personalize it in any way you like. For black bags take a glitter Sharpie and get creative. It’s totally up to you if you want to personalize the bags or not. You can also just use them with the company logo that’s already on it. If you have enough, give one to each of your kids and let them personalize their own travel laundry bag.
I think this is a great way to recycle those conference bags and put them to good use. If you still want to be fancy (lol) and buy travel laundry bags, click here and consider these cuties that I found on Amazon.
How do you separate your clean and dirty clothes while traveling? Do you use a travel laundry bag?
Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.
By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller