Travelling is fun and all. It is not only because you can visit a place you have been dreaming of but also because you will experience many new things. However, doing laundry while travelling can be a hassle. However, sometimes it is better to do the laundry rather than packing too many clothes in your luggage. It means you can pack light because you don’t need to bring excessive clothes. You can wash the clothes and wear them again once it is clean. Besides, you can also return to your how without dealing with excessive laundry.
Dealing with your laundry during your trip
When you are planning to travel of a week or more, packing becomes more concerning because it means you need to pack more things to survive the length of the trip. You can pack many clothes with the risk of carrying heavy luggage. Or, you can pack light with a little bit inconvenience to do a tedious chore by doing laundry. However, it is more recommended to choose the latter. You can deal with the laundry if you know what to make it more efficient without wasting much of your vacation time.
There are various options of how to do the laundry while you are on a trip. Here are some options you can consider:
- Choose an accommodation that offers self-service laundry option. There are various accommodation that offer this kind of service, be it campsite, villa, hostel, vacation home, or apartment. Those accommodation usually provide laundry facilities either for free or require small fee. They usually provide washing machine, and if you are lucky, they also provide a dryer. Using self-service laundry facility is one of the most convenient ways to deal with your laundry during a trip.
- You can do your own laundry by hand-washing the items using bath tub or hotel sink. It is pretty simple. You just need to fill up the sink or bath tub with water, add some laundry soap, and hand-wash your dirty clothes. Then, hang them up over the shower to let them dry. This method is very convenient for small and thin clothing items such as socks, scarf, underwear, tank tops, etc. however, it may be a little difficult to use this method to larger and thick items since it will take longer to dry them. Thus, it is recommended to pack light clothing items. In addition, you can do the laundry in early morning or at night so there’s much time to dry them.
- Another way to deal with the laundry during a trip is to use hotel service. Every hotel has this kind of service. Laundry service is one of basic service they offer to the guests. The service includes washing, drying, ironing, until folding the clothing items. Some of hotels even offer dry cleaning service. Just call the front desk to notice them that you are going to use their laundry service. The price for this service is varied from one hotel to another. Just ask the front desk for detail price beforehand.