1. Skip the Plastic Bags
We all know the feeling of packing for a trip. You're trying to fit everything into your suitcase, and then you remember you need to pack your shoes. More often than not, they’re dirty. And we don’t want to put our dirty shoes in with our clean clothes. But what's the best way to pack them?
If you're like most people, you probably just stuff them into a plastic bag and hope for the best. But plastic bags are not environmentally friendly and they can actually damage your shoes.
A better option is to keep your shoes in scrap packing paper. This will protect your shoes from getting scuffed or dirty, and it will also help to keep your suitcase organised. Plus, it's a lot more eco-friendly than using a plastic bag.
Just stuff your dirty shoes in packing paper before packing them into your suitcase. It’s that easy. The paper will absorb any dirt or moisture from your shoes, keeping them away from your clothes. And you can even reuse the paper when you unpack.
So next time you’re packing for a trip, skip the plastic bags and go for the packing paper. Your clothes will thank you.
2. Upcycle your Holiday Wardrobe
We all want to look our best on holiday, but sometimes we can get caught up in spending too much money on a new wardrobe. If you're looking to save money and be more eco conscious, there are some great ways to upcycle your existing clothes or buy second-hand items.
One way to cut down on holiday spending is to plan a capsule wardrobe. This means choosing a few key pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks. A capsule wardrobe is perfect for those who want to travel light and only pack a few items.
If you're looking for some new pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe, consider shopping second-hand.
Another great way to save money and be more eco-friendly is to upcycle your existing clothes. If you have clothes that you don't wear anymore, try repurposing them into something new. For example, you can turn an old t-shirt into a cute summer dress or cut up an old pair of jeans to make shorts.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to upcycling clothes. If you're feeling creative, you can even make your own clothes using fabric scraps or old clothes that you don't wear anymore.
So, next time you're planning a holiday, don't break the bank on a new wardrobe. Instead, try shopping second-hand, upcycling your clothes, or planning a capsule wardrobe. You'll save money and help the environment in the process.
3. Go for Zero Waste Toiletries
When packing your bag for a trip, it can be tempting to throw in all of your favourite toiletries. However, going with packaging free toiletries could save you a lot of space.
From shampoo and conditioner to soap and sunscreen, there are now plastic free versions of just about every type of product you could need on holiday. These products are often just as good as their conventional counterparts, but they’re much better for the environment. So, if you’re looking to be more eco friendly this holiday season, be sure to pack some lightweight, zero waste products.
Remember, “‘Just in case’ is the curse of packing” – Alexandra Potter