Passport is the most useless thing during the pandemic. No worries, there are some unconventional ways to make use of our passport when you are not traveling.
A passport isn’t just a necessity for a two-week break away; it’s as much about a person’s freedom, their right to live and work in other places, and in many instances, a better way of life.
COVID-19 pandemic has halted our travel plans, and as a result, our passport is gathering dust in our cupboard.
Not to worry, there are some unconventional ways to make use of our passport when you are in isolation.
I saw a post from Travel Savvy (a South African travel agency) posted an image on Instagram of alternative ways travelers can use their passports at home.
Quirky ways you can use your passport during Pandemic
As an oven mitt to get items from the oven
There are many ways people take off items from their oven, including their bare hands (do not try this at home). If you can, use your passport to retrieve items from your oven. Be cautious not to burn it.
As a bookmark
Bookworms who dog-ear pages in a book should use their passport instead. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also helps preserve your books. If you choose to do so, store it safely after use. You do not want your passport to go missing.
As a door stopper
Are you struggling to keep your door open or closed? Perhaps, your passport will offer assistance? Do not do this if you have pets in your home, as they may shred your passport to pieces.
As a way to fix an uneven chair
Say goodbye to folding pieces of paper to fix an uneven chair. Rather use your passport to keep it stable. If you do, cover it to protect it from getting dirty.
As a coaster
If you love enjoying beverages throughout the day and always forget to use a coaster, then your passport may come in handy. Ensure that you don’t spill anything on it as the last thing you want is for your passport to get damaged. Reapplying for a new one may not be an easy process during the pandemic.
Or you let your dog destroy your passport..
One such case happened in Taiwan where a Golden Retriever named Kimi destroyed its owner’s passport just before her flight. She said, after her passport was torn apart, the virus began to go where she originally planned to go. She thinks about it now, and very thankful that her dog blocked our trip.