For you who are watching your wallet and purse, it's important to stick to a budget, find money-saving travel deals, and get the best possible exchange rate. Additionally, those looking to save cash would do well to pack strategically. The right travel gear can help you keep costs down while traveling. Pack these following items to save money on airline bag fees, laundry-service charges, and other expenses.
Empty Carry-On Travel Bottle
Don't specifically buy those travel-size product. Those are a waste of money. Instead, pack your own carry-on travel bottles filled with your favorite products.
If you're traveling a place like Gili Trawangan or Senggigi (which are tourist major destinations), any sunblock for sale in local shops will probably be really expensive. The wallet-friendly solution is to buy solid sunscreen at your hometown. Neutrogena and Coppertone both offer stick sunscreen, which may be carried onto a plane in any amount since it's not a liquid. Bonus: It will never leak all over your stuff.
Once upon a time, airlines were as liberal with edible treats as your grandma. Now, many airlines sell marked-up bagged snacks that you could buy in the store for a lot less. So bring your own bagged candy, crackers, and nuts and save a few bucks.
Like a Swiss Army knife, duct tape has myriad practical uses. But unlike a Swiss Army knife, you can take it on a plane. Use the tape to put things back together if your suitcase gets ripped by rough-and-tumble baggage handlers, thus saving you from having to spend money on a new bag during your trip. If you're heading to a place with an unfavorable exchange rate, purchasing a big-ticket item like a new suitcase could really eat up your budget.
Other creative uses for duct tape include covering blisters on feet, removing lint from clothing, and creating a makeshift hotel-room safe by taping your wallet and jewelry to the underside of the bed.
Empty Water Bottle
Most travelers know this trick, as is evidenced by the lines that sometimes form at water fountains near boarding areas (we have it in SoeTa Airport - Jakarta). Well, just avoid the overpriced newsstand bottled water by packing an empty bottle in your suitcase and filling it up after you've gone through security. To save space, opt for a squishy, foldable flask like the Vapur Anti-Bottle.
Travel Laundry Detergent
Even if you're planning to pack enough clothing to avoid using laundry services during your trip, an upturned glass of drinks or a leaky bottle in your suitcase could make a mess of your plans or clothes.
Pack travel laundry detergent and stain remover to use in case of a spill emergency (a small package of Rinso, Attack, or Daia would be perfect).
Traveling with laundry detergent could also save you from having to buy replacement clothes upon your return. Let certain stains set for too long and they might never come out.
**taken from www.smartertravel.com with some changes