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Two week holiday. Could you manage with one cabin sized case per person?

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NickiFury Tue 28-Jul-15 13:30:41

I say yes, my Mum says no way and I am being ridiculous?

I will be able to do washing on the holiday. I just find massive suitcases really stressful and they slow us down.

Could you manage? Would you?

I know it's boring but it's consuming my planning for my Hols!

budgiegirl Tue 28-Jul-15 13:33:01

I could as long as there are washing facilities, and I'm going somewhere warm, so only need light clothes. Just wear the bulky items to travel in.

froggyjump Tue 28-Jul-15 13:33:35

we did last summer - probably depends where you are going, if it is just swimwear and shorts you'll be fine. If you are taking hiking boots and arran jumpers, maybe not smile

GoingToBedfordshire Tue 28-Jul-15 13:33:47

If you can wash stuff, of course!

These are great too packmate bags

MaxPepsi Tue 28-Jul-15 13:34:39

Depends on the type of holiday, who you are going with and what type of hand luggage you have.

Sorry, not much help!

Birdsgottafly Tue 28-Jul-15 13:34:57

I could, if I could buy make up, shampoo etc out there and there was hair dryers etc.

It's the restrictions on what you can carry on that would stop it from being possible.

I wouldn't do it though, pre bookable luggage isn't much.

DownWithThisTypeOfThing Tue 28-Jul-15 13:35:13

I could, but I wouldn't want to.

NickiFury Tue 28-Jul-15 13:35:20

It will be warmish, around 23 degrees. Will probs need a hoody and waterproof, can wear hoody to travel.

NotYouNaanBread Tue 28-Jul-15 13:36:12

We're on a 9 week trip in two countries (continents, in fact!) with just carry on. 2 adults, 2 small children. 1 bag is mostly just My Little Ponies.

MegCleary Tue 28-Jul-15 13:36:14

God I hope so, 2 dds and I going for 3 weeks and having two cabin bags between us. Have washing machine there and there are shops if needed.

HighwayDragon Tue 28-Jul-15 13:36:58

Not a chance in hell.

miffytherabbit3 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:37:10

Yes I could. We used to take one suitcase, admittedly bigger than cabin size but not huge, for 5 of us, 2 adults, 3 kids and that was for 2 week holidays. I used to wash stuff out and it was fine.

firesidechat Tue 28-Jul-15 13:38:56

Not a chance in hell.

This ^

SnapesCapes Tue 28-Jul-15 13:39:16

We do every year; the DCs, DH and I each have a cabin sized case. DCs toys, books and iPads go into a rucksack they each wear, I buy shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and suncream at the airport in duty free and we're out through the other side as quickly as possible.

After years of lugging around huge suitcases, it is like a miracle when you realise that actually, you're not going to need 8 different pairs of shoes for one holiday.

Mamiof3 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:39:23

If you don't mind doing laundry on holiday go for it. Are you going to buy shampoo and shower gel and deodorant when you get there?

firesidechat Tue 28-Jul-15 13:39:40

Who wants to wash on holiday? Not me that's for sure.

firesidechat Tue 28-Jul-15 13:40:32

Clothes wash I meant. I do shower.

Birdsgottafly Tue 28-Jul-15 13:41:05

If you wasn't going with your children, so wasn't "stuck" with bedtimes (giving time to wash clothes etc), having to stay in etc, would you want to do it with just carry on luggage.

I do appreciate that some people don't have to consider what they spend and don't wear make up etc anyway.

NickiFury Tue 28-Jul-15 13:41:14

Interesting Snapes so you take backpacks as well as cabin sized cases? I was hoping to be able to do that as I usually take a handbag and a cabin size case usually filled with snacks drinks and other crap so kids could have back packs and their small cases.

NickiFury Tue 28-Jul-15 13:41:46

Oh sorry just re read, ruck sacks not cases as well.

User100 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:42:03

Not even slightly. But it depends on so much; temp, what you are doing (do you need to take any toys/entertainment), what ages you all are etc.

Onamissionfor2015 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:43:02

I much prefer washing on holiday and quickly hanging it out in the heat to dry than coming home with loads of dirty washing

NickiFury Tue 28-Jul-15 13:43:18

The place we are going has laundry facilities. We have been before. You wash, go away for an hour, come back, put in the dryer, go away for half an hour, fold take back to room. It's not that much of a pain.

GeorgeYeatsAutomaticWriter Tue 28-Jul-15 13:43:34

Totally doable. One long sleeve, one long legs per person. One pair of trainers. Wear these travelling.

3/4 tops, 2 pairs of shorts, a few dresses and 1 pair of flipflops/sandals each. If you're somewhere warm, your clothes will dry in no time.

Buy shampoo etc over there and dump whatever is left at the end.

We were restricted to a carrier bag each of clothes when I was younger grin

SinglePringle Tue 28-Jul-15 13:44:02

Lord no! My cosmetics / toilettries take up that much space alone!

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