Four money saving hacks to take the stress out of packing for your holidays

Mastering the art of holiday packing will get your trip off to a good start.

Trying to get everything you need in your suitcase without going over the weight limit and risking fees can seem like a daunting task.

Here are our tips on how to pack your bags like a pro


Here are our tips on how to pack your bags like a proCredit: Shutterstock

Here are tips on how to pack like a pro and save some.

Cubic SPACE: Packing blocks help organize and compress your belongings, making it easy to get out and find what you need during your break.

You can buy a set of three for £9.99 during the Mountain Warehouse sale.

But you will save more money by using laundry bags instead.

A pack of two costs £3 at Sainsbury’s and can be used in exactly the same way to split your gear.

SUCKER TO SAVE: Hand luggage options are an easy way to save money on your airline tickets – but then you’ll have to try to fit everything in one bag.

A pack of six vacuum storage bags, £13 from Argos, can make the job easier and is well worth the investment if you save on airfare.

But you can use cheaper resealable plastic bags, which come in a variety of sizes.

Pack your clothes flat in a bag, then squeeze all the air out as you roll, before sealing.

BEAUTY SUPPLY: Shampoo bars are cheap and perfect for travel, plus you don’t have to worry about spills.

Try the papaya bar, £1, at

Save space by placing essential skincare products in smaller bottles.

The Boots Travel Kit is available now for £4, down from £5.

Fragrance can be difficult to decanter, so it’s a good idea to ask a few people to try your favorite scents before traveling at the beauty counters.

INCREASE SCALE: If you’re concerned about the weight of your luggage when buying overseas, buy some digital baggage scales that you can take with you on your journey to use on your return.

Try the Status baggage scale, £3.49, The Range.

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