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10 Ways to Use a Plastic Shower Cap

Traveling this summer? Be sure to have disposable shower caps on hand!

Shower Caps

Below are 10 creative uses for those versatile caps.
Don't forget to grab a free one when offered at your hotel!

1. Shoe Packing

Shoes easily pick up chemicals and dirt. Keep the rest of your suitcase clean by wrapping your shoes in a shower cap.

Shower Cap for Shoes

2. Camera Cover/Filter

Headed to the beach? Sitting by the pool? Caught in a rainstorm? Grab a shower cap to protect your camera. Or place the shower cap over the lens to create a softening filter.

Shower Cap for Camera

3. Pet Waste

Bringing your dog along for the journey? You have simple disposable bags at your fingertips!

Shower Cap for Pet Waste

4. Remote Cover

What's the number one source of pathogenic bacteria in a hotel room? Pathogens love hiding in the crevasses of the remote. Why not add a layer of protection?

Shower Cap as Remote Cover

5. Toiletry Packaging

Combine your favorite shampoo, toothpaste, etc. and roll together with the shower cap.

Shower Cap for Toiletries

6. Cell Phone Cover

A shower cap offers ideal cell phone protection at the beach or by the pool.

Shower Cap for Cell Phone

7. Ice Pack

Someone sprain their ankle or take a fall? Fill a shower cap with hotel ice for immediate treatment.

Shower Cap for Ice Pack

8. Food Storage

Do you have leftovers from your Chinese dinner? Pop on the shower cap and keep in your hotel fridge. Or fill a shower cap with a snack for the next day's travel.

Shower Cap for Food

9. Laundry Supplies

Portion individual loads of detergent in small Ziploc bags and combine with an ample supply of quarters. Throw in a wool dryer ball for a chemical-free fabric softener!

Shower Cap for Laundry Supplies

10. Parachute

Shower Cap as Parachute


When all else fails, include some string in your suitcase so when bad weather keeps the family indoors, you can make a fun parachute!


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