Things You Really Don’t Need To Take On Holiday


The discount website MyVoucherCodes made a video which you an view below this paragraph and the video charts the evolution and progression of package holidays and how booking holidays has changed from the 60’s to the present day.  I recommend you watch it from start to finish, as there were lots of nuggets of information that I didn’t realise until seeing it.

I was then thinking about how even if you are going on a package holiday or one that you have arranged yourself, you end up filling your luggage with things you really didn’t need to.  Although it depends on the different facilities and amenities that are at your disposal with the holiday you book, in the following article we will look at just some of the things you really just need to leave at home.


Rather than buying nice new after-sun lotion, face wash, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner; you are much better just decanting enough of each thing into permitted plastic bottles or containers.  If you don’t you will regret bringing that awkward shampoo bottle or the chunky face cream container when you are trying to pull your suitcase through a busy airport.  Remember, they sell toiletries in other countries besides the UK.  If you are unsure of what is and what is not allowed in your luggage, you can check out more information at

Switch Your Holiday Paperback For An E-Book Reader

It doesn’t matter whether you plan on taking Lord Of The Rings or The Time Traveller’s Wife, a book is extra weight that you don’t need in your suitcase or bag.  Instead of taking physical books, you should consider investing in an e-book reader.  Not only will you save money and stress in the long run, when you finish a book you don’t need to worry about getting rid of it and can easily get your hands on another, by downloading it.

Excessive Amounts Of Clothes

Although you need clothes, regardless of how good the weather is at your chosen destination; you need to be ruthless I you want to have a less stressful and easier time.  Rather than always trying to dress to impress, choose clothes that you know for sure look good and fit comfortably and avoid taking more outfits than the days of your actual holiday.

Tomato Ketchup, Irn Bru, Marmite and HP Sauce

If you are going on a self-catering holiday it is understandable to take a small number of home comforts.  However, it is important to remember that you are going to a foreign country on holiday and you should be embracing the local customs, including the cuisine and food.  Rather than trying to take half your condiments and sauce cupboard, try new things and you will have a better experience for it.

Hair Straighteners

Although all the ladies reading this article may feel incomplete without their straighteners and lush, straight hair; there is good cause to give in and enjoy beach hair.  Having a break from your day to day schedule should also include a break from your grooming routine.  Not only will you free up space in your luggage, have one thing less to worry about when it comes to packing when you are heading home; but you will feel even more relaxed knowing that you can’t so won’t be worrying about having perfectly straightened hair each and every day.