Packing Light For A European Holiday

If you’re planning to take a trip to continental Europe, then you will probably be spending a fair amount of time in transit. Therefore, it can pay to pack as light as possible, as it is more important that your bags are easy to transport than it is to be prepared for every possible eventuality. This will also save you a bit of money on airline luggage fees, and it will mean that you can take trains and buses rather than taxis to and from the airport, which may well be cheaper and faster. You can save even more money by booking with Thomascook.com, who currently have some excellent deals on all inclusive holidays to European destinations. Here are some tips to help you keep your luggage to a minimum.

Use a laundry service

If you use the laundry service in the hotel, or a local laundrette, you can get away with taking just a few days worth of underwear, and a limited supply of outer garments. This will cost very little, and is far preferable to lugging around loads of clothes and giving yourself a lot of washing to do when you return.

Take only your favourite outfits

Most people have some clothes that they really like to wear, and other clothes that they wear while their favourites are in the washing basket. When going abroad, you should only bring clothes that belong to the former category, as there is a fair chance that you will not end up wearing your B-list clothes, especially if you launder your other ones while you are away.

Colour co-ordinate your clothes

It is a good idea to put together a set of holiday clothes that all go with each other, so that they can be mixed and matched to create several outfits. Also, you should take lots of thin clothes that can be layered up when it gets cold, rather than taking chunky jumpers or bulky jackets on the off-chance that you will need to wear them. It is best to avoid clothes that wrinkle easily, as you will not want to have to do any ironing while you are away.

Develop a strategy to maximize your better outfits
If you have to bring toiletries, keep them small

The chances are that you may not need to bring any toiletries with you at all, as most of the essentials will be available for free at your hotel, or will be cheaply available from local pharmacists. However, if there are any toiletries that you feel you cannot live without, it is best to take small bottles or sample sachets rather than full size containers, as these can add a lot of needless bulk to your baggage.

 

 

 

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