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Have you ever gone on holiday and forgotten to do that one thing? I know I have—we’ve all been there! Whether it’s not packing enough socks or wishing you’d gotten your nails done before you left, there’s always something that’s overlooked. For me, it’s pyjamas! Queensgate Shopping Centre has created these top tips and tricks […]

 

Have you ever gone on holiday and forgotten to do that one thing? I know I have—we’ve all been there! Whether it’s not packing enough socks or wishing you’d gotten your nails done before you left, there’s always something that’s overlooked. For me, it’s pyjamas!

Queensgate Shopping Centre has created these top tips and tricks to take your holiday prep from stressful to enjoyable.

 

1. Make a to do list

I think this one goes without saying. It is so simple, yet effective. The satisfaction of highlighting something of your list is reason enough to do it. You can either do this using a cute new notebook or just use the notes app on your phone.

Personalised Note Book £6.29 Card Factory 

Pukka Pen Highlighter Pens – Pack of 5 £3.99 Card Factory 

 

2. Plan your outfits

Start by browsing Pinterest or TikTok for some outfit inspo. Once you have a few ideas, create a list of outfits for each day of your trip, including any activities you have planned.

Don’t forget to consider versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched, saving you space in your suitcase.

Black Striped Crochet Trousers £45.00 River Island 

High-waisted denim shorts £18.99 H&M

 

3. Airport outfit

Don’t deny it you’ve been watching travel Tik Toks for months! Everything from your activities to evening outfits is already planned, and you think you’ve thought of everything however, what is worse than slipping on a banana?

…Skinny jeans on a flight! Pick out a cute, comfy travel outfit; the last thing you want to be doing is wearing something uncomfortable on a 3-hour flight.

Paula Echevarría Performance Short Unitard £10.00 Primark 

Essential Zip-Through Hoodie £8.00 Primark 

 

4. Packing hacks

Packing for a trip can be both an art and a science, but with a few clever hacks, you can maximise space and stay organised.

One of the most effective techniques, that everyone knows now, is rolling your clothes instead of folding them. Rolling will decrease the chance of wrinkles and allow you to fit more clothes into your case, perfect if you’re an over packer.

Packing cubes are a game-changer, and if you’ve seen those satisfying packing videos on social media, you know why. They make organising your suitcase a breeze by providing different compartments for various items. The good news is you don’t have to look far to get your own set. Primark offers packing cubes that fit perfectly in your suitcase, helping you stay organized and ensuring everything has its place. Say goodbye to messy luggage and hello to efficient packing with these handy cubes.

3pk Packing Cubes £5.00 Primark

Another smart tip is to utilise the empty space inside your shoes. Stuffing socks or underwear, into your shoes can save space and help your footwear maintain its shape during travel.

A Tik Tok hack that is perfect for families traveling with kids, consider using an over-the-door shoe organiser to put outfits for each day. This versatile tool can be hung in hotel rooms, which ensures that everything has its place and is easily accessible.

 

5. Hair removal

Ladies, we all know the struggle. Timing your shaving or waxing before a trip feels like a special skill. No matter how carefully you plan, there’s always that one spot you miss and only notice when it’s too late. The last thing you want on holiday is to stress about missed patches or the hassle of shaving.

Why not save yourself the hassle, not just for this holiday, but for many more to come? Treat yourself to laser hair removal at Laser Clinics in Peterborough. They offer a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your skin’s needs and even have a price match policy at the time of purchase. Enjoy your holidays without the worry!

6. Nails

Holiday nails are an absolute must-have! A visit to Nail Design in Westgate Arcade feels like a mini vacation itself. Their summery, bright colours perfectly complement your sun-kissed, bronzed skin. Plus, you never know—this might be the holiday when your boyfriend pops the question, and you’ll want your nails to look fabulous for that special moment!

7. Night before

The night before your holiday is the perfect time for a pamper session to help you relax and get in the vacation spirit. Treat yourself to a soothing bath, a face mask, and a mani-pedi to feel refreshed and ready for your trip.

As you wind down for your 3am start, don’t forget to download your favourite TV shows and movies to keep you entertained during the flight. With you pamper night and in-flight entertainment sorted, you’ll be all set for a smooth and enjoyable start to your holiday.

 

See what Queensgate retailers have to offer https://www.queensgate-shopping.co.uk/

Please note, these items are subject to availability.


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