Create an Impromptu Hotel Humidifier From a Wet Towel

Last year, Jeff Darcy blew up the collective consciousness of the Internet when he shared his trick for sun protection in a hotel room with a clothes hanger.

Last week, Rick Klough, GV’s senior operating partner, tweeted again about the hack , thanking Darcy for the offer (though he forgot that Darcy wrote the original viral tweet). It was a move that prompted a number of people to share their own travel tips.

This is a pretty epic list of tricks . One of my favorite techniques, which was actually mentioned several times in the answers, was using a damp towel to combat dry air in the room.

Hotel rooms are one of the places where we all tend to turn on the air conditioner (or heat up) while we are there, which can lead to dry air in the room and possibly a dry throat in the morning.

Several people who responded to Klau’s threat offered a simple solution to the problem: wet a towel and hold it up to the air vent.

One respondent, Jeroen van der Ham, suggests putting a wet towel on a drawer in your bedside table to relieve dry throat in the morning. Another respondent, Aaron B., suggests putting a wet towel on the ironing board in the room, right in front of the air vent instead .

In any case, you should squeeze as much water out of the towel as possible before placing it on the bed or on the ventilation side. The goal here is not to create a large wet spot on the floor. Instead, you simply create your own portable humidifier to keep the air from getting so dry during your stay, which ultimately makes your stay a little more comfortable.


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