With the summer holidays being planned and half term on its way, it’s a good time to start learning ingenious holiday hacks which will help you enjoy your time away. Hitting the open road in a camper van or with a tent strapped to your car roof is an easy way to ride off to find a great holiday destination that all the family will enjoy. And with more and more sites offering luxury glamping options you may not even need to sleep on an airbed or be more than a metre from running water and hygienic toilets again!
But whatever the method, camping can have its drawbacks – the English weather for one. Well we can’t do anything about that, but we can offer you expert advice on how to make any camping trip this summer as smooth and stress-free as possible. We consulted founder and director of campervan insurance provider comfort-insurance.co.uk, Peter Cue, and came up with these genius hacks to save time, money, and your sanity!
- Roll Your Clothes Rather Than Fold
Did you know that rolling your clothes decreases wrinkles? But to avoid creases in your clothes then you need to pack your attire in a dry-cleaning or plastic bag. No need to worry about not having an iron at hand.
- Keep Sun Cream Separate
It’s happened to most of us, you’ve opened your suitcase to find your personal belongings are soaked in sun lotion. To prevent this from happening to you – keep sun cream in a separate compartment to your clothes or wrap the bottle in a tight-sealed bag.
- Take A Plug Adaptor
Plug adaptors are like gold when travelling. Having more than one also saves the hassle for waiting for your phone to charge and wanting to use your hairdryer.
- Bring A Torch
You’ll never know when you may need one. To get extra light in your campervan, strap your torch to a jug of water, to fill the entire room with an ambient light.
- Use Pill Boxes To Store Ingredients
To save space in your kitchen area or if you find yourself cooking food by a campfire but can’t go anywhere without your beloved salt and pepper; store your spices in empty plastic pill boxes. No mess and easy to take with you everywhere!
- Disguise Your Valuables
If you’re heading to the beach or off on a hike, put your money and keys in a lip balm case or empty water bottle to prevent them from getting lost or stolen.
- Keep Mozzies Away
Baby oil is a brilliant mosquito repellent. Slather the oil all over your body to save yourself from any bites.
- Just In Case Of Any Bites…
Deodorant is a fantastic skin soother for when you get bitten by bugs. Gently apply your roll-on to your skin to prevent yourself from scratching your skin.
- Foam Floor Tiles
If you’re sleeping on the floor in a tent or a campervan, make sure you bring foam floor tiles to add extra comfort to your sleeping arrangements. Thanks us later…
- First Aid Kit
Plasters, antihistamine, pain killers or Berrocca – you never know when you might have an emergency. Always pack and bring your first aid kit wherever you travel.
11. Keep clean and look good!
It’s all very well living in the wild (if only for a night or two!) but there’s no need to look like you haven’t washed for a week just because you’re not next door to a bathroom! Take water wipes to clean up spillages, and clean up kids and adults alike. Pack a multi-purpose moisturiser like Astral which keeps skin smooth and doubles as a makeup remover and face mask too. A Batiste dry shampoo will keep locks looking fresh, and a 48 hour deodorant such as Sure will keep you smelling it too!
For more information about Comfort Insurance visit: www.comfort-insurance.co.uk