The Simple Hack For Protecting Your Toothbrush While Traveling

Are you guilty of throwing your toothbrush into your bag or luggage without a second thought while packing? When preparing for a trip, your toothbrush might be the least of your worries. However, toothbrushes lost in the abyss of your baggage can gather grime, fuzz, and bacteria on their bristles if stored improperly. Needless to say, this isn't something you want to put inside your mouth.

But if you don't have a toothbrush cover handy or don't have time to make a pit stop at the drugstore, don't fret. You might already have something that can keep your toothbrush clean on your travels; a Tic Tac box. All you need to do is empty the container and maneuver your brush inside. Use an X-acto knife, like Time to DIY on YouTube, to create a slit in the Tic Tac lid so you can easily slip your toothbrush into the container. That said, an empty Tic Tac container can be used as the ultimate packing tool.

Tic Tac boxes can be repurposed in various ways

Created in 1969, Tic Tac mints are famous not for being incredibly fresh but for their distinct packaging. Before throwing out the plastic container, consider the environment and know that it can be used for much more than a toothbrush cover for your travels. If you have bobby pins, hair ties, or small hairclips that you want to take with you on your next adventure, put them in a Tic Tac box. Moreover, they're great for storing jewelry on the go. Instead of carrying a bulky case, place earrings, rings, or a necklace in the box.

The possibilities of their usage expand if you have a larger container. In a TikTok, @redeux_style demonstrates how she upcycles a 3.4-ounce Tic Tac box. This includes storing her retainer, soap, and even a razor. In addition, you can place vitamins or an over-the-counter pain reliever in the containers.

Like traveling with spices? Any size Tic Tac box is ideal for carrying these in your purse. Other ideas for Tic Tac boxes include storing charging cables, bandaids, pins, and more. If you want to get creative, label or decorate your Tic Tac boxes in a way that best suits you.