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.
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.
Next, pull out the twist mechanism at the base.
Use the scissors to cut down the twister.
Now the tube is completely empty. Use the Q-tip to wipe away any gunk from the inside.
Roll up a variety of bills and a sheet of paper with important phone numbers. Voila, you have a hand-hidden money safe.
You can keep it in your car for extra gas money.
Or hollow out a marker for the same effect and a little more space.
For this trick, just unscrew the bottom of the marker.
Use a pen or chopstick to poke the soft felt ink tube out. Wash the inside of the marker out completely.
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.
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.
Even an old tube of deodorant can quickly be turned into a safe that hides in plain sight.
Happy travels. Any stealth tricks you've picked up on the road?
Credit: Little Things