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Holiday Preparation: Why You Should Get It In Early

Posted on August 09, 2014 by Admin

Looking forward to a big holiday is almost as exciting as going on it- the holiday shopping, the packing; even the journey to the airport! So why do a lot of people leave this until the last minute?

There are so many things that can be done so far in advance, but a lot of people forget about it until their holiday is already booked, and the last minute panic ensues. Between June and September each year the shops are full of stressed shoppers who are about to go on holiday, and then dashing home to sort out those last minute details such as packing and remembering to ask the neighbours to feed the cat.

When it comes to holiday shopping, there's no better time to do it than the end of the summer, when all the shops are bringing in their autumn and winter stock. Sales are pretty common in most shops these days, but none of these compare to the 'end of season' blow-outs, when all shops want to get rid of their summer items in bulk. So why not think about next year's holiday? Not only can you save money on holiday essentials, but when your summer holiday comes, you can sit back and relax knowing you've got everything covered.

The panicked-packing rush is another common mistake. This is something that can be easily fixed with a little forward planning, and regular washing. There is nothing worse than realising that your favourite top is stuck in the washing basket the day you leave. Try packing a few bits and pieces you definitely want to take a few weeks before, and keep adding to the suitcase until you are fully packed.

One major mistake to make is forgetting about your passport. As the famous passport backlog (as it shall be known) of 2014 has taught us, if you know you want to go on holiday anytime this year, then make sure your passport is well within date! The more and more people who want to get their passports renewed, then the longer it will take. Although passports are expensive, thinking ahead with everything else will save you money in the long run.

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