Easy Clothing Care
There are several techniques that will help you to manage your clothing while away on holiday that will see you remaining
clean, tidy and without the need for the expense of Laundromats and dry cleaning services.
The convenience of your
wardrobe will depend a lot on the type of clothes that you buy.
You won't want to take with you clothing that
will require dry cleaning when anything that will drip dry and look good will make life away a lot easier for you on holiday.
You can wash items in your hotel room shower and let them drip dry overnight. You can get wrinkles out of your clothing
by giving them a fine spray mist of water, just enough to dampen them, and then let them hang until they dry and the wrinkles
will be gone.
It is handy to have a little spray bottle with you, not only for maintenance of your clothing but
also to cool yourself down if you feel hot or clammy.
This can happen just before a plane flight is ready for
departure when they turn the air-conditioning off prior to getting airborne.
A light mist of cool water on your
face can make you feel a lot more comfortable and relaxed.
When you need to wash your underwear you can do that
by using the shower and washing them while you are having your shower and then leaving them to drip dry over night.
Another method to help get the creases out of your clothing is to hang them in the bathroom when you are having a hot shower
or bath and they will get 'steamed' from the heat. This will usually remove a lot of the creases and wrinkles and once again
they will be ready in the morning after drying out overnight.
Take a few plastic bags with you on holiday so you
can keep your dirty shoes and/or clothing off your clean clothes when you have to pack your bags to move to your next location.
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Expect More and You Might Just Get It
It's a common assumption amongst all but the most seasoned travelers that
the advertised prices on various aspects of travel such as air fares, accommodation and so on are the best possible deals,
particularly when they are advertised as special or discounted prices.
Many travel agents and online websites offer
package deals where the holiday is all inclusive and there are no other expenses that you need to be concerned with, however
very often there is room to move even on those prices.
Obviously the time of the year will have a big affect on
the amount of 'additional' discount you can expect where you will find it harder, if not impossible, to get people to budge
on prices at the height of their main holiday season but outside of those times many businesses struggle to cover their costs
and any clients, even at substantially reduced rates, will be welcomed.
Always ask the person you are dealing with
if they can offer you a better deal and make use of the comparison websites on the Internet to see if there are other travel
businesses in the market who can offer a similar package holiday for a better price.
One thing that you do need
to take special note of is the fine print in any of these package deals because that can determine the true value of the deal
for you, particularly when comparing various options.
You need to understand that you are dealing with travel 'businesses'
and their main concern is with their own profits so they are unlikely to tell you about a better deal if they think you will
accept what they are offering you. It is only when you ask for alternatives, discounts, special offers and package deals that
they will come to the party and present something better in order to retain your business.
If you don't ask you
will never know what you can get.
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