If you’re one of the lucky ones heading to a beach, ski slope or amusement park this spring break, here are a few tips on how to keep your clothes looking their best while you’re far from laundry facilities.
Pack a spot cleaner
An instant stain remover (such as Tide to Go) is designed to help eliminate some of the toughest food and drinks stains on the spot. Available in a portable stain-removing pen, it’s easy to carry, and its powerful cleaning solution gets small stains out of your clothes before they set in.
Pack a universal sink plug
Should you need to wash or soak a garment in the sink, you don’t want to have to rely on your hotel room having an effective plug or even one at all. Be sure to pack a universal stopper, found in most dollar stores, so you can create a makeshift laundry sink if needed.
Pack a clothesline (and clips)
This may seem over the top, but if you have a clothesline you don’t need a dryer. If you’re on a ski vacation, simply hang your clothesline in your hotel bathroom, most items will dry overnight. If you’re somewhere hot and sunny, hang your clothesline across the balcony. Hang items early in the morning, and by midday, they’ll be dry. If vacationing in the tropics, avoid hanging items overnight as many places have light tropical storms while you sleep.
Pack clothes that are easy to clean
Opt for quick-drying and moisture-wicking fabrics, like microfibre or blends. These are much easier to care for than clothes made of thick or natural fibres, like denim or wool. If possible, your holiday wardrobe should only contain items that are hand-washable. Leave your “dry-clean only” pieces at home.
PRO TIP: If you have clothes that won’t dry quickly on their own, ask housekeeping for extra towels. After washing, all you need to do is lay the item flat on a towel and roll it up. Now, gently twist the towel to squeeze out excess water. Unroll the towel and give your clothing a shake before hanging up to dry.
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