Savvy traveller shares hotel room hack for creating blackout curtains

Curtain being shut with hanger

Before and after (Picture: Shutterstock: Rick Klau)

We all know the feeling when a rubbish set of curtains in a hotel room lets in all the light in the world.

Travelling, whether luxury style or slumming it, means living your best, stress-free life. And yet when you finally lay your head down to rest for the day ahead, the curtains so often do a poor job of blocking the sunlight.

Even the fanciest hotels sometimes have transparent blinds or gaps in their curtains which can make it difficult to rest.

So one savvy traveller has come up with his own hack (or rather regurgitated an old hack he saw) which ensures no rays get into the room.

Rick Klau, from California, managed to make blackout curtains using only a clothes hanger.

The trick involves using a clip-on hanger normally used for skirts, dress and trousers. Rick simply pulled the two sides of the curtains together and sealed them with the hanger.



The nifty method has impressed many a social media user as his tweet went viral, amassing almost 400,000 likes.

I wrap my hotel pillow with a hotel towel. Cause I sleep on my stomach and the thought of breathing in previous hotel visitor's breath or dribble from the pillow frightens me to the core.

— Terrii (@Terrii0206) October 4, 2019

In the post, he wrote: I dont remember who posted this on Twitter a few years ago, but whoever you are: you have improved every night Ive spent in a hotel since.

People were delighted by the tip and said theyd be trying it out next time they were staying at an establishment.

Others noted how annoying it is to be awakened by light: All those times Ive awakened to that unbelievably annoying “crack of light” that pierces my brain and makes me want to throw things…

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Ricks video prompted other Twitter users to share their own travelling tips and advice.

One person replied: My hotel hack is if you ever need an extra phone charger, ask the front desk if they found one. They have a box full.

Some even cooler hotel hacks youd find useful ! (Part 1)

— Aloke Bajpai (@alokebajpai) October 4, 2019

Another said: My hotel hack is that you can literally put any card in the slot that turns on the electricity, so you can leave the room with your device charging inside.



But we dont recommend this one, considering its environmental impact and our commitment to Read More – Source