Packing Performance: What Not to Take On Holiday With You

Packing can be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to getting organised for your holiday. We’ve all been guilty of over-packing and taking things that we don’t need to simply get the packing of the suitcase stage over and done with.

But do we really need to rush and carry that unnecessary extra weight just so that we don’t have to think of the suitcase again until we are on our way? Here at Jantom Holidays, we’ve put together a list of items which you really don’t need to take with you on your trip, cutting down on the weight of your luggage and those potential baggage costs!

So let’s get started! Your comprehensive guide on what not  to take on holiday!

Excessive Clothing

Cut down on the amount of clothes that you are taking. Obviously you will want to have a different outfit to wear every now and again, but try and be ruthless with your choices. You don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe for your holiday; no one there will know that it’s one of your favourite tops when you are back at home.

Pile of clothes

Hair Straighteners

Put down those straightening irons and embrace those beach waves! This style has become extremely popular over the past few years, so here’s your chance to try it out for the duration of your holiday.

Woman doing hairstyle with hair straightener isolated on white

Not only will it be adding more heat to your possibly already hot holiday destination, but it’s taking up valuable space and weight in your suitcase. A holiday is a get-away and a time to relax, not spending hours in front of a mirror making your hair poker straight!

“Homely Essentials”

Step away from those teabags! The best experience that you will have on your holiday is finding out about and embracing the local culture of your holiday destination.

Tea with lemon on a cold day

Sure, you may not find any tomato ketchup that fares up to what you have in your cupboard at home, but this is the time to try out new things that you don’t have access to back at home. Try out new local cuisines and treats; who knows, you may find a new favourite that you can incorporate back home and introduce your friends and family to!


We’re not saying don’t shower, but most people tend to take way too much when it comes to toiletries. Try to take the appropriate amount of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and after sun that will see you through your trip.

personal hygiene products

Remember, the area that you will visit will have these available for you to buy, so even if you don’t take enough, you will have access to them! Save baggage space and leave those huge bottles at home!

Holiday Reading Material

Everyone loves a good book to delve into while on holiday, but is it really worth taking the entire  of George R.R  Martin’s back catalogue “just in case” you finish one of them?

If you insist on wanting to take a few books with you, why not invest in an e-reader? These can hold a huge amount of books at more than half of the weight and space that the physical copy would take up in your luggage.

Book and sunglasses on the beach

Alternatively, check to see if your hotel has a selection of books available to guests that you could borrow for the duration of your stay with them. This allows you to save more space by not taking any reading material at all!

And there we have it! We hope that some of these tips have been useful and that you have managed to save some of that all important space and lessened the weight of your suitcase for your next holiday!

Jantom Holidays have a whole host of destinations when it comes to looking for a holiday in Brittany. With beautiful coastlines and fantastic natural landscapes, Brittany is an amazing holiday destination for all ages! Book a holiday with us today to discover what beautiful Brittany has to offer for you! Contact us today by calling our experienced team on 07977 458126 and we will be more than happy to help you find the perfect holiday in Brittany.

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