19th Jul, 2019

Fleeing Redditch for some winter sun? Try these top travel tips

Redditch Editorial 16th Nov, 2017

THOSE Redditch people lucky enough to be heading abroad for some winter sunshine may in fact be over-packing.

A recent survey has found that around eight in 10 people overpack their luggage, which can mean they end up paying extra costs when flying.

The study into packing habits, conducted by discount voucher website MyVoucherCodes, found that 36 per cent of people took too many toiletries on holiday with them, with 27 per cent over estimating how many books they could read whilst away.

20 per cent of holiday-go-er packed too much aftersun, while 18 per cent took too many extra pairs of shoes with them.

The study also found that men and women tend to pack differently, with 71 per cent of gents folding their clothes, while only 31 per cent of women chose to pack this way, preferring rolling instead.

To get the most for your money in terms of suitcase space, try these top tips:

Tip 1 – Write a quick list before packing

Tip 2 – Roll your clothes tightly

Tip 3 – Pack a canvas bag

Tip 4 – Wear your bulky items

Tip 5 – Wrap your toiletries in cling film

Tip 6 – Leave no space un-filled

Tip 7 – Bonus luggage allowance

When picking an airline, the majority of us pick the cheapest and most convenient. Yet always factor in baggage allowance to see who offers the most space. Beating the usual 20kg or under, Jet2 allows up to 22kg and the peace of mind that comes with it. Visit https://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/jet2holidays for more tips.

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