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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve added to the site…that’s because I’ve been on holiday! We had a fab time so watch out for the review of the hotel we stayed at: H10 Lanzarote Gardens. So now that I’m back it’s time to get cracking on some new content so what’s better than a post about the worst part of going on holiday…packing!

I love the planning of deciding where we are off to and the thought of relaxing on a sun lounger with a cheeky Pina Colda, basking in the sun. Ahhhhh…bliss what more can I ask for? But what I hate, hate, hate, is packing and I’m sure I’m not the only one am I?

One of the most common mistakes I always make is packing too much into my suitcase and don’t use half of what I brought. NOT THIS YEAR 😀 this year I’m a professional packer haha and I’m so happy I’ve managed to learn a new way to pack. At just over 2 weeks until we fly out all my packing was done…first time I’ve ever managed that!

So below I have put together some tips I think you will find useful.

My top 10 family packing tips:

1.    Wear your heaviest clothing to travel in, such as trousers, jacket, boots take advantage that the airlines weigh baggage not people. (Thank goodness!)

2.    Don’t pack anything that you can buy out in resort, such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, nappies, baby wipes you can usually buy them cheaper in a local supermarket so put what you need on a shopping list. (Although as I’m posting this on the day of the UK European Referendum result, make sure you check the exchange rates out before committing to this step!)

3.    Be ruthless with your clothing. Whatever clothes you think you’re going to need think again and plan your outfit for each evening.

4.    Roll, don’t fold. Not only does it save space, but it avoids creases too and less ironing is a good thing. Squeeze any underwear into gaps and put socks inside shoes.

5.    Towels? Don’t pack them check with your hotel to see if these are provided most hotels do supply them and you get a fresh one when you need it.

6.    Hairdryer/Iron check with your hotel as most hotels supply them.

7.    Buy yourself a good lightweight suitcase

8.    Buy a good digital scale to weigh your luggage when it full to avoid extra airline fees.

9.    Pack in advance and use a checklist to make sure you have everything for each person you need I have a link to a free one at the bottom of the page.

10.    Enjoy your Holiday 🌞

http://www.squawkfox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/printable_travel_checklist_packing_list.pdf

L x