Don’t you just hate it when you forget to bring a travel pillow for a long flight? Well, a hooded sweatshirt can be a great money-saving substitute!

Your hoodie can double as a travel pillow

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If you’re like me, you already wear a sweatshirt to the airport because you just don’t know if it’ll be too cold on the plane. Here’s how you can turn the hoodie you already have with you into a travel pillow: 

Step 1: Lay your hoodie face up on a flat surface.

How to turn a hoodie into a travel pillow

Step 2: Roll the sweatshirt up from the bottom to the chest area.

How to turn a hoodie into a travel pillow

Step 3: Fold the sleeves over one at a time.

How to turn a hoodie into a travel pillow

Step 4: Fold each half to the center.

How to turn a hoodie into a travel pillow

Step 5: Fold the hood of the sweatshirt over until it fits nice and tight.

How to turn a hoodie into a travel pillow

While you can usually find travel pillows for about $10 at discount stores like T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Ross, this simple technique can keep you from paying airport prices for a replacement.

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