Random Travel Tip: Dental Floss to secure luggage

by Paris B on · 21 comments

in Tips,Travel

My first official post of 2010 and I ran into writer’s block! No kidding. icon razz Random Travel Tip: Dental Floss to secure luggage

So instead of blathering on, I’m going to show you a little tip I learnt from my McGyver Dad on how to secure your check-in luggage when you find yourself without a spare lock.

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Use dental floss!

Dental floss is very strong and if you tie a double dead knot, it’ll hold long enough for you to get home. Its not fool proof but you’ll know when its been pulled apart or tampered with. Of course, it can be cut open but so can locks. Its only meant to be a temporary measure anyway.

After all most of us will have dental floss in our toiletry bags right? Right?! icon wink Random Travel Tip: Dental Floss to secure luggage

Tip: Unwaxed dental floss works better to secure luggage

So, the next time you forget to pack a spare lock for your spare luggage bag to return after your holiday, fret not. Its dental floss to the rescue! I love my McGyver Dad! icon biggrin Random Travel Tip: Dental Floss to secure luggage

I’m off to meet with friends for a good old fashioned brunch and chat. Its going to be so much fun icon smile Random Travel Tip: Dental Floss to secure luggage

What are your weekend plans? If you are travelling, stay safe!

Paris B

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Monstro January 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

That is so clever and creative! Your daddy is so cool!
Heaven knows I’ve been caught without a lock for my luggage before. This will surely come in handy, thanks!!

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Hey Monstro

I know! He’s da best! :D

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Nikki January 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

hahaha this is a great tip Ms. Gyver :P I haven’t thought of this. I will be off for a wedding party ..my Bestfriends’s wedding over the weekend :) Enjoy yours!

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hi Nikki

I hope you had a great time at your friend’s wedding!

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Jessica January 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Oooo..good tip! Thanks!

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gio January 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm

What a great tip! Your daddy is so clever. Thanks for sharing.

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hi Gio

You’re welcome! Hopefully it helps someone ;)

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Jessie January 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Oops.. I have to confess *whisper* I don’t really carry dental floss around *whisper*

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hiya Jessie

Oooh! New Year Resolution to start! ;)

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Shay January 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Great idea!!

However, I almost always don’t lock my bag and so far nothing has been stolen yet.

And I don’t have dental floss with me. I use an interdental brush. hahaha…but I will bring floss if I go camping. When there’s no clothes line, I will use the floss.

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hi Shay

Guess you’ve been lucky :) I don’t take chances LOL

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Jean January 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm

great tips!!

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Tine
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January 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

That is very teh awesome tip. I’m going to lock up both our big luggage with floss too! :P

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hey Tine

I’m sure your big luggages have locks! Still not sure how you’re bringing everything home :P

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All Women Stalker January 3, 2010 at 12:49 am

Nice tip! Thanks! I always find myself having no lock for my luggage at the last minute… very bad habit… I know

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hi there

I always carry a spare, but this tip does come in very handy

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Jyoan January 3, 2010 at 2:01 am

This is a great idea for me to know if anyone has attempted to touch my luggage! Better than a lock, cos I heard that they can pick locks, and then simply lock it back again, without my knowledge.

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hi Jyoan

I tend to use locks with combinations. But I guess nothing’s fool proof. Perhaps I’ll double up with floss too! ;)

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Connie
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January 4, 2010 at 2:38 am

ooh! great tip!

I use those stick flosses. Imma have to buy stringy dental floss for this purpose :x

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ParisB January 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Hey Connie

Just for this purpose? Nolah right?

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Debbie September 7, 2010 at 12:34 am

That’s pretty resourceful. Dental floss is really strong, apparently dancers use them to sew ribbons to their shoes.

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