The best packing tips to save space and money on your vacation
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Here are my top packing tips for saving space and money while you are away.
DOUBLE: It’s tempting to pack for any eventuality, but doubling up frees up space in your suitcase. For example, bikini bottoms and swimsuits can be worn as underwear. Primark offers swimwear starting at just Â£ 2. Cut back on your clothes and take a few washing tablets instead.
BAG A DEAL: Use large, resealable freezer bags for your outfits, instead of the space-saving bags that would normally cost around Â£ 14.99 on amazon.fr. You can also give your clothes a little perfume, so you don’t need to bring the bottle with you.
TASTY SOAP: Try a multi-purpose soap instead of multiple body, face, and hair cleansers. It can also be used to wash small laundry items, such as pants and socks. A popular choice is Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Â£ 8.79 for 237ml at Holland & Barrett. But, to get more for my money, I like the organic Castile Liquid Soap sold on birth.com, Â£ 6.49 for 500ml.
EAT EASY: Food and drink are normally the biggest expense on vacation, so I always take salt, pepper and spices for self-catering accommodation. I then pack them in transparent stackable toilet jars. You can get a set of five batteries for just Â£ 2 at Boots. To avoid expensive drinks on long drives and around the pool, buy a fun, inexpensive tumbler with a straw. H&M has a rainbow print for Â£ 3.99. It is also more ecological.
DO NOT THROW AWAY THE TOWEL: Towels take up a lot of space, so it’s worth investing in a lightweight travel version that dries quickly. Dock & Bay beach towel for Travel, Â£ 6 instead of Â£ 9 at amazon.fr, is super absorbent and can be used as a picnic blanket.
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