Cabin crew travel for a living, so we tend to trust their advice on making the most of our trips.
And this flight attendant’s top tip could be an invaluable one, especially if you’re travelling alone.
Esther Sturrus, who works for Dutch airline KLM and shares TikToks about her journeys, recommends always throwing a water bottle under the bed when you get into a hotel room.
Although unlikely, tourists can be targeted by thieves or intruders, with some travellers choosing to be vigilant in certain countries or in rooms on lower floors.
According to Esther, her hack lets you ‘check that no one is under the bed without looking’, easing your mind if you’re wary.
She advises rolling the bottle under the bed, adding in her video that it ‘has to come out on the other side’. If it doesn’t, you may want to exercise caution.
Bear in mind that an obstruction doesn’t necessarily mean there’s someone hiding underneath your bed.
It could just as easily be where spare sheets are stored, or you didn’t throw the bottle hard enough to get it right across to the other side.
That said, it doesn’t hurt to check, and you’ll sleep better knowing you’ve done your due diligence.
Esther’s followers praised the tip, including one person who called it ‘super useful’. Another said that a new fear had been ‘unlocked’ by the revelation, while a third called it a ‘crazy’ though.
The rest of the flight attendant’s hotel hacks were more lighthearted, though, from using a hairdryer to clear a steamed-up mirror to turning over a paper cup and poking a hole in the bottom to hygienically hold your toothbrush.
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