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    When I go on holidays I use to pack enough clothes for the entire time. Now I'm with child I don't think I can take an outfit for every day.
    How do you pack? Do you use hotel washing machines?

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    depends on how long we will be away for.

    We are soon going on holidays to Europe for 5 weeks - so yes, we will be washing.

    I have arranged to stay at apartments several times while we are away, that have washing machines.

    If its only a week or 10 days, I would just take enough clothes. (but then, I only have 1 kid as well, so not so much to pack)

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    I'm pretty minimalist so usually pack things that coordinate well together. I carry detergent powder and hand wash everyday, with a machine wash once a week.

    ETA. That was pre-kids. Now we still don't take much, but have always stayed at apartments with washing machines.

    Depending on where you're going, laundromats are usually commonplace and cheaper than using a hotel's laundry service.
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    Depends where we are going, and for how long.

    When we went to Ireland recently, I packed us into 2 suitcases (2 adults and 3 kids aged 5, 3, 1 at the time).

    For me, I packed about 3 outfits and 1 going out clothes and one summer outfit as we stopped in Dubai.

    For the kids, I packed about 5 winter outfits each, 2 summer outfits, 1 thick jacket each.

    We were staying with my in laws so we were able to do washing with no charge.

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    3 weeks away ( and yes I use to pack for 3 weeks lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    When I go on holidays I use to pack enough clothes for the entire time. Now I'm with child I don't think I can take an outfit for every day.
    How do you pack? Do you use hotel washing machines?
    i find it quite difficult packing for the 4 of us with limited space. If we go to the city we are generally there for a month or so. And if the climate is up and down I have to pack a combination of warm and cooler climate clothing, even if it's summer in Perth and 40 degrees we are often cool at night because of the climate we live in so I always have to pack jumpers. I generally do a lot of shopping while I'm there and often keep clothes at the inlaws rather than bring them all home. Lately I have packed 7 outfits for the boys, dh is easy only needing minimal, packing for myself is the hardest as my heels take up room and I simply have to take a variety
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    I just had this problem recently! We went to NZ for 2 weeks and was our first holiday with 2 kids. My boys are only 1 and 2.5 so sometimes do need at least 1 outfit change in a day as they can be messy eaters. We were also going from warm Queensland winter to cold NZ winter so I had to pack big jackets and jumpers which were bulky. I originally only had 2 checked bags, but at the last minute bought a 3rd along as I was worried the 2 would be over weight (and it would have cost me more than buying a 3rd checked bag).

    I overpacked as I ended up doing washing while over there (wasn't sure of what facilities were available in some of the places we were staying) so didn't need half of what I had. I also didn't pack many nappies/wipes etc and just had enough for the first day and night and we then went to the supermarket and stocked up. This definitely helped save space in the suitcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    3 weeks away ( and yes I use to pack for 3 weeks lol)
    for 3 weeks, I would plan to wash at least once. Pack enough for 10 days or so including stuff that you can wear more than once

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    We are a family of five who go away in our campervan. We wash clothes when we are away. If nothing else, I don't want to wash two weeks of clothes for a family of five on return from my trip. No thanks!
    I like to pack light, and just wash as we go.


 

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