10 genius holiday hacks for a happy trip
Hopefully you’ve got plans to go camping this summer, or are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere exotic – but are you guilty of over packing and find yourself paying extra at the airport for excess baggage? Or find that your sun cream has exploded everywhere? Are you always the one eaten alive by mosquitos?
Fear not. Peter Cue from comfort-insurance.co.uk shares his holiday tricks to save you time, money and your sanity…
1. Plan your wardrobe
Be realistic about how many outfits and pairs of shoes you will actually wear while away. Plan your outfit combinations and stick to it strictly when packing.
2. Roll your clothes rather than fold
Did you know that rolling your clothes decreases wrinkles? To completely avoid creases in your clothes you need to pack your attire in a dry-cleaning or plastic bag. No need to worry about not having an iron at hand!
3. Keep sun cream separate
It’s happened to most of us – you’ve opened your suitcase to find your personal belongings are soaked in cream. To prevent this from happening, keep sun cream in a separate compartment to your clothes or wrap the bottle in a tight-sealed bag. Food freezer bags are ideal.
4. Take several plug adaptors
Plug adaptors are like gold when travelling. Having more than one also saves the hassle of waiting for your phone to charge while needing to use your hairdryer – which is pretty frustrating!
5. Bring a torch
You never know when you might need one. To get extra light in your campervan, strap your torch to a jug of water to fill the entire room with an ambient light.
6. Use pill boxes to store ingredients
If you find yourself cooking food by a campfire but can’t go anywhere without your beloved salt and pepper, store your spices in empty plastic pill boxes. No mess and easy to take with you everywhere!
7. Disguise your valuables
If you’re heading to the beach or off on a hike, put your money and keys in a lip balm case or empty water bottle to prevent them from getting lost or stolen.
8. Keep mosquitos away
Baby oil is a brilliant mosquito repellent. Slather it all over your body to save yourself from any bites. Deodorant is a fantastic skin soother for when you get bitten by bugs. Gently apply your roll-on to your skin to prevent yourself from scratching.
9. Foam floor tiles when camping
If you’re sleeping on the floor in a tent or a campervan, make sure you bring foam floor tiles to add extra comfort to your sleeping arrangements. You’ll thanks us later!
10. First-aid kit
Plasters, antihistamine, pain killers or Berocca – you never know when you might have an emergency on your hands. Always pack and bring your first-aid kit wherever you travel.