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All in a tizz, holiday that I was expecting to be cancelled now going ahead, please help me remember what I need to pack!

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elizabethschyler Fri 24-Jul-20 21:33:50

Three kids, none in nappies
Me and dp
What do I need to do to prep for return?
What jobs do you do before leaving on holiday ?
What should I pack for self catering villa?

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Inthebleakmidwinteriwouldsing Fri 24-Jul-20 21:34:39

How long until you leave?

elizabethschyler Fri 24-Jul-20 21:38:53

Monday morning

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Xiaoxiong Fri 24-Jul-20 21:42:32

Extension cord with power strip so you only need one adaptor
Each kid gets one rucksack, you choose some books and toys, they choose some too

And most important: washable face masks!! Invest in buying multiple ones, and stow them everywhere as you will almost certainly need them for while you are travelling, shopping, in attractions and when entering restaurants. Handybands that go round your neck work too.

amusedtodeath1 Fri 24-Jul-20 21:49:35

Breath wink. You've got loads of time. Get yourself a cuppa (or stronger) and sit down with pad and pen and write a list. It will only take you an hour and you'll feel much more in control. Don't iron anything if you have access to one there. Make sure you have the essentials (passport, tickets, money, medication, paperwork for car hire, villa, etc. Anything else you can buy there if you happen to forget it.


Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 24-Jul-20 21:54:07

Face masks.
Lots of face masks.
And suncream.
Snacks for the journey
Toys for while you’re there.
Clothes - less than you think.
Towels? Bedding?

FrenchFancie Sat 25-Jul-20 07:09:39

Face masks for travel and (depending on destination) shops attractions etc. Washable is best.
Passports money credit card paperwork for car / villa. Tickets for plane.
Clothes - swimwear
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses. Medication.
Entertainment for flight / down time.

Chargers for phones / devices.

Transfer to airport / airport parking?

Before leaving check all windowS and doors locked. Unplug anything unnecessary. Pets to cattery / kneels etc.

Have a lovely holiday!! Where are you going?

petalpower Sat 25-Jul-20 07:32:49

Insect repellent

Dontforgetyourbrolly Sat 25-Jul-20 07:35:04

Pegs !!! So handy for hanging up wet swimming things, securing beach towels and clipping open bags of crisps , sweets etc

BarbaraofSeville Sat 25-Jul-20 10:03:30

Have you never been on holiday before? Don't you have a list?

Keep a note of all the suggestions and save as a list, add anything else you think of and cross off things you decide you didn't need and next time you'll be able to go on holiday at a moment's notice without worrying about forgetting anything.

I have lists for different types of holidays that have been refined over the years and would be lost without them.

mencken Sat 25-Jul-20 10:57:30

travel insurance.

elizabethschyler Sat 25-Jul-20 13:53:35

This is all great thanks
I have to say have been v productive
I don't have any current lists as haven't been on holiday for 2 years, no, when I had much smaller children.

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ShandlersWig Sat 25-Jul-20 14:00:30

Google mumsnet holiday packing list, there's different option depending on the holiday type and Ive always found them really useful.
I do have a set of fixed extras I add on, sunbed clips and extension lead are two that come to mind.

Mindymomo Sat 25-Jul-20 14:05:33

Take antibacterial wipes to clean everything when you get there.

Thinkle Sat 25-Jul-20 15:46:54

For minimum clothes packing:
For each person write down a list of day outfits and a list of evening outfits. Assume each pair of shorts/trousers/skirts etc gets used more than once and each top just once. Evening outfits (If you need them) twice. Then you can identify the rights bras, pants, jewellery and shoes for each without overpacking.
You won’t wear it all as you wrote it down but you’ll end up with a type of capsule wardrobe.

Job for today: wash all the undies from the laundry pile so you have enough to pack.

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