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10 top tips for a happy family holiday

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With the summer holidays being planned and upcoming bank holiday weekends on the way, it's a good time to start learning fab holiday hacks which will help you enjoy your time away with the family. Hitting the open road with a leisure vehicle is an easy way to head off to find a great holiday destination that all the family will enjoy. Founder and director of campervan, caravan and motorhome insurance provider, Comfort Insurance, Peter Cue, shares his holiday tricks to save you time, money and your sanity.
 

1.     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.

2.     Keep suncream 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 suncream in a separate compartment to your clothes or wrap the bottle in a tight-sealed bag.

3.     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.

4.     Bring a torch

You’ll never know when you may need one. To get extra light in your campervan, motorhome, caravan or tent, strap your torch to a jug of water, to fill the entire space with an ambient light.

5.     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!

6.     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.

7.     Keep mozzies away

Baby oil is a brilliant mosquito repellent. Slather the oil all over your body to save yourself from any bites.

8.     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.

9.     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. Thank us later...

10.  First aid kit

Plasters, antihistamine, painkillers or Berrocca - you never know when you might have an emergency. Always pack and bring your first aid kit wherever you travel.

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