Odds are you already pack one shower cap when you’re on holidays. But there’s actually a pretty good reason you should take an extra one in your toiletries bag.

And it’s got nothing to do with your hair.

Shower caps make the perfect shoe covers, allowing you to pack dirty shoes in your luggage without having to worry about them leaving marks on your clothing.

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This travel tip was originally shared by Snelgrove Travel, and might just save you a few trips to the laundry, especially on longer holidays when you’re moving around a lot.

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Image credit: Snelgrove Travel

Article created in partnership with Over60.