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This May Seem Like An Ordinary Chapstick, But What It Can Be Used For Makes It Extremely Useful

The recurring nightmare of any traveler is losing a wallet. Nothing is scarier than being stuck in a new place with no money, but finding non-obvious ways to schlep it around can be tricky. These tricks are not only brilliant, but they're incredibly cheap and foolproof.

Materials: Empty lip balm, scissors, Q-tip, paper towel.


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Ideally you're using already-used lip balm, but for the purposes of illustration here, twist the rest of it all the way off, break it off and throw it away.


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Next, pull out the twist mechanism at the base.


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Use the scissors to cut down the twister.


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Now the tube is completely empty. Use the Q-tip to wipe away any gunk from the inside.


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Roll up a variety of bills and a sheet of paper with important phone numbers. Voila, you have a hand-hidden money safe.


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You can keep it in your car for extra gas money.


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Or hollow out a marker for the same effect and a little more space.


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For this trick, just unscrew the bottom of the marker.


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Use a pen or chopstick to poke the soft felt ink tube out. Wash the inside of the marker out completely.


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You can keep the marker in a purse, a suitcase or the glove compartment of your car. It's virtually thief-proof and you won't be tempted to spend it when you're out and about.


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Going to the beach? Hollow out an old sunscreen bottle for valuables and keys. It's also great for keeping sand out of your phone.


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Even an old tube of deodorant can quickly be turned into a safe that hides in plain sight.


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Happy travels. Any stealth tricks you've picked up on the road?

Credit: Little Things

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