Be a total turn on and make your mom proud at the same time? It’s possible, friendly travellers! Contrary to public belief, as a traveller you don’t have to be shabby nor dirty when travelling. Well, not always 😉 And not if you follow our golden laundry tips for travellers below!
1. BOOK A HOSTEL WITH A LAUNDRY SERVICE / LAUNDROMAT
For obvious reasons, whenever you have the chance, book a hostel with a laundry service or Laundromat. At the Amstel House we have a pretty nifty laundry service that cleans your clothes for you! It saves you heaps of time having to search for one in the neighbourhood and you can get some e-mails done, have a drink at the bar or meet new friends while the Laundromat is spinning. Talk about a double whammy!
2. CHECK BEFORE YOU PACK!
Before packing, check the labels of your clothes. Don’t bring things that have inspector Gadget laundry instructions. And DO pack clothes and towels that air-dry quickly.
3. TRAVEL LIGHT
Travel light, not only to enjoy a flexible and light way of travelling, but it’s also a whole lot cleaner! Here’s why. Carrying less will make it a routine to regularly wash ALL your clothes and not leave the never worn half of it rotting (and smelling) away in the bottom hald of your bag. It’s simple math and one of our most important laundry tips for travellers that we can give you!
4. MIX IT ALL UP
At home, you would have the luxury of separating whites and coloured clothes. When travelling, this can take up to twice the amount of time. To economize, leave your new bright red dress at home, bring a set of colour collector cloths and wash a little colder than you’re used to.
5. BRING YOUR ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES
Whichever washing method you will use, be sure to bring some essentials. Bring a few packets of laundry detergent that can be used for hand wash as well as Laundromat. Bring a clothesline for air drying. And bring a separate bag for dirty clothes so they don’t mess up your clean clothes.
BONUS TRICK – WRINKLE FREE – NO IRONING REQUIRED
If your favourite shirt wrinkles, hang it in the bathroom and take a nice hot shower, you will steam it and make it wrinkle-free again! Win-win.