A recent survey carried out by Jet2 has revealed that 31% of Brits repack their case at least twice before their hols, and that it takes over an hour to do it! So with this in mind we thought we’d give you the benefit of our insider knowledge and give you the top 5 packing tips from the Lodging World team.
1. Check Your Allowance
Gone are the days when there was a blanket allowance across the airlines which was nice and generous! These days there’s a lot of variation, so our biggest, most important holiday packing tip is to check with your carrier what you are allowed to take.
2. Keep Rolling
The smaller you make your items the more you can fit in, so go for the roll around with any light items like linens, vests and light dresses. This also reduces those pesky creases which get into your clothes while in transit, so a win win situation!
3. Forewarned, Forearmed
Before you pack those heavy electrical items like hairdryers and travel irons or thinks which are likely to spill like shampoo and shower gel, check the hotel’s website or give them a call. If they have these things in the room or available from reception, then why waste space and weight taking them. Tip Tastic!
If you do need to take liquid toiletries, then decant, decant, decant! Instead of taking bulky bottles or paying for mini versions, just decant your usual favourite products into clear bottles, pumps and pots. These are really cheap to purchase and usually come as sets in a clear bag, for double spill protection.
5. Be a Clever Bookworm
Taking books or magazines? Don’t stack them one on top of the other, spread them across the case to distribute the weight. They also make a great clothes press if they are heavy enough, so put them between some of your light crease prone items.
Of course if you're reading packing tips you're probably nearly on your way, but when you're booking your hotel for your next trip then we can help. We offer buy now pay later and will price match if you find the same accommodation cheaper elsewhere, so use our hotel search now!