No matter if you are travelling far, or staying relatively close to home, travelling is never the easiest thing to do. This means, that if you can find ways to make the entire process easier, then it makes sense to do that.
Here at Mackays, we may be more than happy to stay put in our beautiful local area (and if you visit us you will understand why) but that doesn’t mean that we don’t travel every now and then. To help make travelling that little bit easier for you, we have put together an overview of our favourite travel hacks. Perfect if you want to make travelling, whether near or far, more bearable.
Pack a tumble dryer sheet
Travelling can take its toll on our clothes, particularly how fresh they smell. If you want to try and keep them smelling nice, then it is a good idea to place a couple of tumble dryer sheets in with the suitcase, as this will make sure they smell amazing when it comes to unpacking.
Rolling saves space
It is always thought that folding out clothes is the only way to go, but this isn’t strictly true. If you want to get as much in your suitcase as possible, then you may find that rolling up your clothes is a much better idea than folding. Particularly for trousers and other things that you can roll up with ease.
Make your own travel sized toiletries
Worried that your sun cream and shampoo is going to take up too much room in your suitcase? Why not make your own minis? You can, of course, buy the bottles to transfer your product into, but we have found that a simple combination of straws and tape works just as well. All you need to do is put the product in the straw, tape it up and you have perfect one use servings of your favourite product.
Put your belts in your collars
Are you travelling with shirts and want to make sure that they look nice and crisp when you arrive? A great tip is to put your belt in the collar of the folded shirt, as this will keep them rigid and make sure that they don’t end up all floppy when you finally arrive.
Charging made easy
One thing that we are always worried about is that we will forget the wall plug for our mobile phones. Particularly if you have USB plug sockets at home. A top tip for this is to use the USB port at the back of the TV within hotel rooms (if they have one) these act as a charging port and can help give your mobiles power a boost.
So, there you have it, some of the most awesome hacks we have seen when it comes to travelling. Hopefully these tips will help you a little during your next trip to Mackays!