Fab DIY Travel Hack…Travel Laundry Bags!

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

Author: The Travelin Diva

Self proclaimed 'Travelin Diva,' Kirstin is a DC native and graduate of Howard University! Pursuing her dreams in 2007, Kirstin launched the travel magazine Reservations Travel Guide which led her to start the fabulous travel blog www.Passenger156.com to showcase the latest travel news, innovative travel products and the worlds' hottest destinations and deals. Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

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  1. Love this! It’s definitely, an AHA Moment… I have so many…That’s what I’ll be doing going forward! Thanks for sharing… silly, in a way that I’m excited. lol.. I will definitely share this idea with others!

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  2. We have a TON of these bags…what a great idea in using them!!! I’m going to share this with my husband because we have a couple of trips planned and this needs to be a staple in our bags because hotels NEVER supply enough laundry bags, and when they do they often tear up!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is a great idea, I have tons of these little bags. I will be more intentional to collect and keep them now. I hate when a hotel doesn’t have the plastic laundry bag. Now, it doesn’t even matter. #DIYCraftQueen approved!

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  4. This is an awesome idea! I usually just pack grocery bags for dirty clothes. Now I can use those drawstring bags I’ve been collecting. Thanks!

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  5. I use those bags for my shoes! I hate to have my street shoes touching my clothes for any reason, so I gather these up before a trip. I use the hotel laundry bag for dirty clothes.

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  6. HA! I do the same thing as Eva, I use them for my shoes but using them for laundry is a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. I don’t go to too many conferences, but this is an awesome idea. I usually just give the stringed book bags to my nieces and nephews.

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  8. I usually use these bags as my gym bags. But what a great idea. I normally just put a small trash. Ha in everyone’s luggage when we travel.

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  9. Great idea!! We have so many of these bags sitting around the house. I will tell my son to try this on his bags.

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  10. Yep. Been doing this for a while now. Helps me pack lighter, too!

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  11. I am here for these travel hacks! Love it! I have actually used some variation of these during my travel in the past.

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  12. This is such a good idea. I could use something like this to keep things separated.

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