ONE WOMAN has unveiled her clever hotel room hack that gives her an extra four feet of shelf space — and it’s completely free.
Samantha Brown posted the video to her Instagram account after staying in a hotel with her favorite gift – an ironing board.
In the video, she shares the different ways other guests can use an ironing board besides the obvious.
She said: “Do you know that there is one amenity in your hotel room that is often overlooked and totally underestimated, but will completely transform the efficiency of your hotel room?
“It’s the ironing board! Get it out of the closet.”
Then she fully extended the ironing board at the foot of her bed and leaned over it the full length.
She continued, “The ironing board is four and a half feet more valuable counter space.
“It’s really handy when you’re sharing a room with your family and you just don’t have any more space to put things.
“Or maybe it’s just you and you travel with a lot of stuff, the ironing board doesn’t judge.”
Then she lowered the ironing board to a child-friendly height and explained that it can be used as an activity table with coloring books and crayons for young children.
She later clarified that guests should cover the ironing board with a sheet or blanket to prevent wax or colored ink from damaging the board.
She said, “And maybe, just maybe, they’ll give you 10 minutes so mom can enjoy a glass of wine.”
However, she prefers to use the ironing board to transform it into a desk.
In the video, she places the ironing board in front of a window so she can get some natural light when she works at the hotel.
She also explains that the ironing board can act as a standing desk if you need to stretch your legs.
The video has been liked more than 22,000 times, with many people agreeing with the influencer.
Many said it was “brilliant” and vowed to use the clever hack on their next trip.
One person added their own advice: “When we were traveling with a group of students and parents, we would use breakfast buffet ironing boards and load them with muffins, granola bars, fruit, etc. We thought we were that smart.”
However, others were not impressed. One said: “I have ruined many white blouses and other beautiful things by ironing other people’s stains into my clothes. I’m not a fan of that idea at all.”
According to another video, ironing boards could also be used as a dining table or as additional storage space in the bathroom.