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How your car keys can help you remember stuff when you travel
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Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Tessa H. in Atlanta, who shares a trick very similar to one of my own that could help you remember stuff when you travel:

“Lock your car keys in the hotel safe. You won’t drive off without your valuables that way!”

This is the same idea behind one of my most popular tips ever: Put a Shoe in the Safe. With your car keys or a shoe in there with your valuables, you won’t be able to leave the hotel without opening the safe. Thanks, Tessa!

How do you remember your stuff?

Every traveler I know has lost or forgotten something on a trip (here’s what hotel cleaners say they do with forgotten stuff). And from experience, many (like me and Tessa) have picked up tricks that could be of help to other travelers. If you have your own trick that you use to help you remember stuff when you travel, please share it in the comments below!

More help not forgetting…


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2 Comments On "How Your Car Keys Can Help You Stop Forgetting Stuff in the Hotel Safe"
  1. Princess cruiser|

    Before bed put everything you own on top of the desk, in plain sight, and nothing in the drawers. When out of the room take your valuables with you or at a bare minimum lock your good stuff in your suitcase even though that isn’t very secure. BTW. A $25 Wyzecam cube camera with an added memory card, even though offline, will continuously record a video of the hotel thief stealing you stuff.

  2. TessaH|

    Love the shoe idea too! :)

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