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Packing for the weekend getaway

Packing for the weekend getaway

by ben

Packing for the weekend getaway

If you’re waiting until the kids go back to school for your holiday for a little more room on the beaches, then you’ll like these tips to help keep a little more room in your luggage too. Packing the essentials in the most efficient way is important for a stress-free trip – particularly if you’re going overseas and need to stick to the 7kg hand luggage limit!

Tip 1.
Pack one light jacket that goes with everything and covers you for all weathers. Roll the sleeves up or down, pop the collar or accessorise it to shake things up a bit.

Tip 2.
Comfy shoes are a must! Never underestimate the amount of walking you’re going to be doing while away. Be sure to stuff socks, knickers and small items into your shoes to save space.

Tip 3.
Layer-up and wear your heavy clothes and shoes on the plane. Your profusely sweaty forehead in the airport may cause a few precautionary checks and pat-downs from security, but at least your big jumper and favourite leather boots aren’t going to weigh your bag down.

Tip 4.
Find the lightest suitcase you can. You don’t need 2kg wasted on the receptacle itself.

Tip 5. 
You will find a hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and soap so leave them all at home! I would opt for wet wipes and deodorant wipes – they don’t take up much room and they’re convenient to have on the plane.

Thankfully, Postsnap won’t take up any room in your bag – just a little on your phone. So you can easily make and send your postcards while away.


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You got your sandals, your suncream, your towel and your favourite dress. You are ready for a relaxing week on a Tenerife beach… Or are you. Read on to discover the top 6 things you never want to forget to take on your paradise holiday this Easter!

Taking a Beach holiday selfie for your postcard.Your phone (to send postcards with)
Download Postsnap before you leave to get ready to send postcards when you land. Selfies on the beach and photos of your fancy hotel dinners needn’t wait a week to be shown to Nana Ellie, or Rachel from work. Take a pic, upload it to the Postsnap app, add an address and send!

Top tip: Don’t forget to buy your Postsnap Prepay before you go to ensure quicker and cheaper postcards. ?

An adapter plug
Most countries have different plug sockets, so be sure to buy your adapter before you leave. The last thing you want is for your Facebook status to go without an update for the week. ?  (Don’t even joke about it.?)

Padlock for bags
After packing the night before and getting the last few things in the suitcase throughout the morning, isn’t it always the way that you forget to tie your bags’ zips together!? I personally use shoelaces, but if padlocks are your preference then snap them on to one of the zips and put your key in your purse.

Toothpaste and toothbrushes are some of the most commonly forgotten items. Although they’re easily replaced, be sure to pack a toiletry bag with your bits and bobs for the morning you leave. Don’t forget your comb or hairbrush, too!

The three S’s:
Sunglasses It’s one of those little things that you wouldn’t think to put in your bag before driving to the airport beneath the overcast, grey and gloomy UK sky.
Swimsuit One of the most obvious and important items for a beach holiday, that is so often forgotten.
Smile! Travelling can be stressful, but don’t forget to pack and wear a smile! ?

What to pack for your holiday awaySort out your phone’s roaming
Let’s not even imagine a life without internet. A mobile phone without 4g? Worse yet, mobile data that charges you a bomb just for checking Instagram… This isn’t good. Get your roaming data sorted before you leave to avoid any scary bills when you get home.

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