Many of our house cleaning Rockville clients are frequent fliers. If your job takes you out of state and out of country on a regular basis, read on for our top tips for flying light.
Make a list – this will help you pack exactly what you need and no extras. When space counts, you don’t want too many pairs of socks.
Wear bulky items and layers – if you are traveling somewhere cold, make sure you wear your thick sweaters and coats so they don’t take up bulk in your luggage. Even if you are going somewhere warm, it’s worth considering layering your clothing so you are wearing cardigans and wraps intended for the evenings, say.
Consider hand washing. House cleaning Rockville experts are big fans of portable hand washing! You can pack sample sizes of detergent and use this to clean underwear and socks so you do not need to pack as many items.
Mix and match. Take items that will match with each other and can be used for a variety of situations – casual, more formal and more. Black and neutral colour schemes are the most versatile.
Shoes are very bulky so choose wisely. Wear your heaviest shoes on the flight. A pair of sneakers and a pair of smarter shoes are probably the best idea. If you are going somewhere warm, you might be able to buy a pair of cheap flip-flops while you are there.
Roll, rather than fold. Rolled up items take up less room. For formal clothing, you can pack it in suit carriers and fold it. Remember to stuff underwear into your shoes too as this is another space-saving technique.
Use dual-purpose toiletries. Do you need shampoo AND conditioner? Can you find a good, all-purpose moisturizer than can be used on body and face? Can your shower gel double up as a shampoo? Travel size toothpastes, lotions and gels are also useful. And you can always buy cheaper toiletries while you are there.
Don’t pack anything you don’t normally use. There’s a rule with travelling – take double the money you think you need and half the clothes.
Once you get into travelling light, you’ll never look back. It’s a great skill to have!
Here at Budget Maids we provide house cleaning Rockville, a maid service in Potomac or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds (ie VA and most of Maryland). Why not give us a call today and let us help you get ready for your vacation?