Last Updated on March 9, 2021
When you travel, keeping up with mounds of laundry can be a great struggle. Heck, it’s a struggle even when you are home with no place to go. So in order to handle those dirty clothes when you are on vacation, you may need a few helpful laundry tips to save the day.
As someone who travels with a family, meaning kids and a useless partner, I would need all the tips there are to make our traveling journey fun and memorable with fresh and clean outfits.
Keep reading to discover the five life-saving laundry tips for easier trips.
1. Laundry bag
When everything is jumbled together in a suitcase, it will be easy to confuse dirty and clean clothes. You will need to be smelling everything before putting it on, which is a road through disgust!
To protect your clean clothes from being soiled by the dirty ones, pack a canvas bag for everyone to throw their sweaty clothes and dirty underwear in. you can also opt for storage-sized zipper-lock plastic bags.
2. Wash clothes while traveling
If your trip lasts only a few days or one week, you can then keep your dirty clothes in the laundry bag and don’t deal with them till you return. But if you are traveling for an extended period, then it’s best to deal with those nasty clothes while traveling.
Following this tip will allow you to pack fewer clothes because you will be reusing them. Plus, washing clothes within one week ensures there will be no lingering stains, odors, and dirt that can cause permanent damage.
3. Check laundry services
Before you book a hotel, check the services they offer because many hotels have washers and dryers available for guests. Also, many vacation rental homes are fully equipped with laundry machines.
In case you are staying where none of this is available, you can then look for laundromats near where you will be staying. And when it comes to underwear and socks, it’s best to wash them manually at night and hang them somewhere near a window where they can be air-dried – you can use the sink. By the morning, they will be ready to be reused again!