9 Essential Travel Items You Can Get From the Dollar Store
These Handy Items Don’t Have to Hurt Your Wallet
Preparing for your next adventure? Make sure to hit the dollar store before you go!
There are quite a few handy little things you can pick up from your neighborhood dollar store that will allow you to pack lighter, make your travels easier and save you money on the road. You’ll be glad you have these travel essentials on hand for every trip you go on.
Chances are when you go to another country, the electrical plug sockets will be different than yours back home so you will not be able to plug in your laptop or charge your smartphone. Head to the dollar store and pick up a couple of plug adapters so you are prepared.
If you travel often you might want to buy one of the multi-country plug adapters that can be used for many different regions.
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Travel Sized Toiletry Bottles
Why lug around a full-sized bottle of shampoo when you can squirt just the amount you need into a much smaller plastic bottle? You can find travel toiletry kits with small squeeze bottles for your soap, shampoo and conditioner at many dollar stores.
Check the regulations for the airline you are flying with and you might even be able to pack these in your carry-on luggage if they are within the size limits.
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Most dollar stores sell padlocks and bringing one with you is a great idea if you are going to be staying in a hostel. Most hostels will supply you with a locker where you can keep your valuable items secure, but they expect you to bring your own padlock.