A viral travel hack is to lock a shoe in a hotel safe


February 25, 2023 | 3:38 p.m.


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Putting a shoe in a hotel safe could serve as a helpful reminder to remove your valuables before you leave.

Several travel content creators have shared the tip on various social media platforms over the past year and the videos have garnered millions of views.

Hope Smith, esthetician and CEO of skincare company MUTHA, is one of TikTok’s latest safe shoe recommenders.

The beauty entrepreneur, who hails from Palm Beach, Florida, shared the travel life hack with her followers on Saturday, February 11.

“If you’re wondering why I always lock a shoe in the safe now, you can ask Lauren, my assistant, who once had to fly all the way to Italy to unlock the safe because of what I had. left inside,” Smith says in her 28-second video.

“Put your shoe in the safe right behind your jewelry so that when it’s time to pack up and leave your hotel, you never leave your valuables behind because you’ll always be looking for that second shoe. “, she continued.

Content creators tell people to put a shoe in a hotel safe with their valuables so they don’t forget about them.
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Fox News Digital has reached out to Smith for comment.

Several other content creators echoed similar sentiments about the safe shoe recall.

Social media users were split over the suggestion, with some writing that they found it helpful while others thought otherwise.

“Why is this actually so awesome,” wrote one TikTok commenter.

Other followers and creators replied that they check every drawer, storage container, closet and bed before leaving.
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“I would end up leaving the valuables + my shoe,” another TikTok user admitted.

“I should put something more obvious like my keys or my Airpods,” one TikTok user pointed out.

Other commenters on TikTok have offered alternative suggestions for ensuring valuables aren’t forgotten in a hotel safe, including leaving sticky notes in the room and setting reminders on mobile devices.

Some travelers have written that they advise checking every drawer, storage container, closet, and bed in the hotel room before you leave.

The originator of the safe footwear recall is currently unknown.

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