Rubber Band Clothesline

I recently found a website called, which helps over-packers decide what to bring and what to leave at home before they go on a trip.  I can’t tell you the number of things I’ve left in guest houses because I packed way too much stuff.  One of the items on the packing list was a rubber clothesline, and I came upon another site demonstrating how to make your own travel clothesline using rubber bands.

Towel hanging from my homemade rubber band clothesline

Doing laundry once a week on the road really starts to add up.  Bring along some laundry detergent, and you can do it in your room’s sink.  You can also bring less clothes if you’re doing your washing every day or every other day.  I’m always looking for ways to make my bag lighter and my trip cheaper.

Sorry the photo’s not great, I took it with my webcam.  But you get the gist.

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