Top Ten Suitcase Essentials
The sun is (occasionally) shining, the birds are singing and the nights are long…it can only mean one thing: Summer is here, and with summer comes holidays.
Whether you’re having a vacation or staycation, you won’t want to leave home without packing these essential items in your suitcase:
Bog-standard bath or beach towels are heavy, take up masses of room in your suitcase and quickly start to smell musty when damp. On the flip side microfiber towels are light, compact, quick drying and impregnated with an antibacterial agent that lasts for 30 washes, and which prevent mould and nasty smells forming.
The convertible dress is, possibly, THE ultimate travel garment. It’s a dress that can be converted into 50 different styles, therefore making it a fantastic choice for a holiday.
Its completely reversible with front and back pockets (including a passport pocket) it has built in gloves, and has been cleverly designed to suit all body shapes and sizes.
It doesn’t matter where you go, or for how long, you should never underestimate the value of a clothes-line! With the Lifeventure clothes line you don’t require pegs as the twisted cords trap the corners of the items once they are hung. It also features a hook at each end for ease of use.
Here are just some of the things I use baby wipes for when travelling (other than wiping a babies bottom)
- Wiping down tables and chairs in restaurants
- Cleaning bird-poop from the car windscreen
- Removing make-up
- Hand cleaning
- Freshening up during long plane journeys
- Removing stains from clothes
…I could go on all day, but I think I’ve made my point!
Good digital Camera
I could kick myself at the amount of times I’ve left my camera at home, meaning to pack it in my handbag but later realising I left it on the kitchen worktop, thus missing numerous photo-gold opportunities.
Don’t make this mistake. Ever.
At least 2 good books or magazines
I always pack a few books to read by the pool or on the plane, particularly if reading a book by a new author, just in case I really don’t get on with the content. There is nothing worse than having to drag your eyes across words you’re not enjoying because you haven’t got alternative reading matter.
Speaks for itself. Make sure you get effective sunscreen that will work with both the climate you are travelling to, and your skin tone.
Choose one that will fold or roll into your suitcase without too much damage to the shape and style. A hat will keep the sun from your eyes and look effortlessly stylish. It’s also good for covering unwashed or messy ‘swim hair’.
Perfect for those moments you need to wash your hands but can’t get to a hand-basin or find any soap. Also very handy if visiting petting zoos or wildlife parks to ensure your hands are squeaky-clean and germ free at all times.
An extra bag
I’m never sure what happens to luggage once unpacked, but it’s always infinitely harder to fit it back in on the return journey. If your baggage allowance allows, give yourself the luxury of not having to sit on your case to close it. Also, you never know what bargains you might pick up on holiday!
If you haven’t booked your summer holiday yet, why not check out the fantastic deals available through the Promo-Codes website?