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Flight Attendant Explains Why You Should Always Leave A Shoe In Hotel Safe

A flight attendant has revealed why you should always leave a shoe in your hotel safe. 
Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

A flight attendant has revealed why you should always leave a shoe in your hotel safe. 

Esther Sturrus, who goes by the username @esthersturrus on TikTok, regularly posts tips and advice for people who are heading off on their travels.

She’s recently addressed one common fear that people have when staying at hotels – leaving valuables behind.

The flight attendant’s genius bit of advice will ensure you never end up in this situation.

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In the TikTok post, which has accumulated over a million views, Sturrus shares six different hacks people can use when abroad.

One of these happens to be putting a single shoe in your safe, along with any other valuables.

Although this may seem completely bizarre, it actually makes sense.

Hundreds are now taking to the comments and praising the flight attendant for her clever tips and tricks.

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In the TikTok post, Esther Sturrus shares six different hacks people can use when abroad. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

One TikToker says: “The shoe reminder is perfect.”

Another adds: “Wow… these are really cool ideas. Thanks for sharing!”

While a third user comments: “One of the most useful videos on here.”

“Clever and useful,” somebody else agrees.

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But before we explore why it’s a good idea to put a shoe in your hotel safe, let’s check out Sturrus’ other tips and tricks when it comes to travelling…

1. Card trick

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Esther Sturrus says that you can use any card to power the electricity in your hotel room. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

The flight attendant says that you can use any card to power the electricity in your hotel room – not just the room cards.

However, some people are taking to the comments and disputing this particular tip.

“Sorry… the card thing does not work on most places now. The easy way is to get a second card when you check in,” one viewer insists.

Another agrees, adding: “The key card thing is only for old European hotels. I think the world has moved on with chip cards.”

However, Metro reports that this hack works in most hotel rooms because a key card holds down a switch at the bottom of the card slot.

2. Hangers for curtains

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The flight attendant says you should use a clothes hanger to prevent light from creeping through the curtains. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

Sturrus explains that if a pesky gap in your curtains is letting the light in and keeping you awake, you can use a clothes hanger to peg the fabric together!

This will help keep your room dark and ensure you get a good night’s sleep.

“The curtain one I will certainly use!” one commenter writes.

Another agrees: “The hanger for the drapes is GENIUS!”

3. International charger

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Esther Sturrus points out that if you don’t have an international charger, you can use your TV!  Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

Sturrus points out that if you don’t have an international charger, you don’t have to despair.

You can simply use the USB section of your charger and charge your device from the hotel television!

4. Shower cap shoe cover

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Esther Sturrus uses her shower cap as a shoe cover. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

Sturrus also draws attention to some unique uses for her shower cap. One of them is as a shoe cover, to protect your other items when repacking your suitcase!

“To use the shower cap, I never thought about that. Thanks, good tip,” writes a grateful follower.

5. Shower cap barrier

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Esther Sturrus also uses her shower cap to cover her hotel remote control. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

Sturrus also uses her shower cap for a hygienic hack.

She covers her hotel remote with her hair protector, meaning she doesn’t have to touch the same thing thousands of guests before her have dirtied up.

One relieved viewer confirms: “Omg yes the TV remote, I hate touching those things.”

6. Shoe in a safe

Esther Sturrus
Esther Sturrus has revealed why you should always leave a shoe in your hotel safe. Credit: @esthersturrus/TikTok

And as for why you should always put a shoe into your hotel safe?

Strurrus explains that by doing this you will never forget to check your safe – unless you want to walk around with one shoe on.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.