Packing for a cruise is general a difficult task. However, if there was one thing that you absolutely should pack on a cruise, it wouldn’t be clothes, or shoes, or even medicines…It would be a roll of duct tape, believe it or not! Here are some reasons why this trusty role of stickiness will be your best friend on a cruise:
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Should you forget to bring your lint roller along with you, duct tape will work wonders as a replacement. With the sticky side up, wrap a round on your hand, and gently dab at clothes to remove hair, lint and other particles.
While wandering around during your sightseeing adventures, there’s a chance that your sandals might break, or the hem of your trousers, dress or blazer unravels, duct tape will work in a pinch. You can also make your slippers waterproof by covering the bottom by layers of duct tape.
Another surprising benefit of duct tape is its ability to heal blisters. Now, it works best if applied before blisters form, but if you’re too late, place a small piece of paper or tissue over the wound and then cover with duct tape, until you can get to bandages or antibiotic cream.
Duct tape also is a great substitute for a luggage tag, and a good all-round bag identifier. There’s multicoloured tape available that makes it easy to locate your bag in the sea of other bags.
On the topic of bags, should you need to repair yours for the nicks and scratches that are a part and parcel of travel, just tape over it with some neutral duct tape.
Tell us: What other uses of duct tape do you know of? Are there any other essential cruise travel items?