But, with a bit of creativity, they can be quite useful.

If you’ve ever bemoaned the way dirty clothes become entangled with clean ones on a long journey, an empty pillow case is the answer you’ve been looking for, providing a makeshift dirty-laundry bag that takes up no extra space. 

Not worried about dirty clothes? Well an empty pillow case is also a handy way to keep socks and underwear organised, and separate from the rest of your items.

And what’s more, an empty pillow case can also come in handy if you’ve been shopping overseas. If you’ve purchased any breakable souvenirs on your travels, and empty pillow case is the perfect way to wrap and protect them on the trip home.

So, do you think you’ll bring an empty pillow case on your travels? Do you have any tips you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you. 

Article created in partnership with Over60.