101 uses for sarong
Recently, I shared a video that showed you 10 easy, but different ways to tie a sarong. It sparked a conversation about uses for a sarong other than as an item of clothing. And here they are.
Wrap your laptop
I use mine to wrap my laptop when I travel. Saves bringing a laptop bag in your carry on.
(I met Amanda, and her husband Simon, on my trip to China in 2011. Amanda sparked the idea for this post with her tip above.)
Protection for your camera
I use a sarong as a lightweight way of protecting my camera from scratches and falls! It doesn’t take up much extra space in my bag and then I always have a sarong with me in case I need it for something else!
So many uses!
I use my sarong for so many things. Where to start?
- Bath towel
- Picnic blanket
- Sheet while sleeping in airport or on the plane
- Chair cover for dirty benches or seats on bus
- Hair wrap
A sarong obsession!
I am honestly the most obsessed person when it comes to using a scarf or sarong for everything while travelling. Here’s what I use them for:
- As a picnic blanket for impromptu picnic lunches or drinking wine on from an amazing viewpoint.
- A sarong makes a great beach towel and saves your precious and often tiny microfibre towel from getting sandy.
- Scrunched or folded up they can be used as a pillow when on trains, buses etc. It gets cold on long flights and a sarong or scarf can be used as an additional shoulder cover or blanket.
- If you are planning on visiting churches or temples etc. a sarong is a great item to cover up those shoulders or legs in order to be respectful.
- If you are bunking in a dormitory and just want some extra privacy tuck your sarong into the top mattress and let it hang down.
- If I’m out and about sightseeing sometimes I’ll wrap my camera in a sarong rather than taking a bulky camera case.
- When in a communal sleeping environment I’ll still sleep in just a T-shirt, but if I have to get up in the middle of the night I’ll wrap a sarong around me so I don’t flash anyone!
- When packing really lightweight, I’ll choose a sarong over a towel and just use my sarong as a towel.
- When hiking or camping instead of bringing a pillow I’ll make one out of whatever else I have e.g. clothes and use a sarong to wrap them all up like a present!
If you have a use for a sarong you could add to this list, make sure you email me and I’ll update this post to include your tip.
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