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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11-07-2014 17:21 #1
How do you pack?
11-07-2014 17:25 #2
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)
11-07-2014 17:28 #3Senior Member
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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.
Last edited by RastaMouse; 11-07-2014 at 17:30.
11-07-2014 17:33 #4
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.
11-07-2014 17:34 #5
3 weeks away ( and yes I use to pack for 3 weeks lol)
11-07-2014 17:36 #6
Last edited by Blessedwith3boys; 11-07-2014 at 17:41.
11-07-2014 17:57 #7
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.
11-07-2014 18:18 #8
11-07-2014 18:29 #9Senior Member
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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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