Laundryheap have kindly sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own.

Nothing quite brings you back down to earth with a bang after a holiday than unpacking suitcases full of dirty laundry. When we get back from a trip, one of the first jobs we do is empty the dirty laundry from the suitcases and fill up the washing machine. It can take days to get through all the dirty clothes, and in the meantime our regular laundry is backing up. I call it the laundry bottle neck, and it drives me potty to be honest.

If any spanners are thrown in the works like wet weather or heaven forbid something like a broken washing machine, the laundry situation is exasperated.

Because dealing with laundry while travelling as a family is such a big job, I’m always on the look out for ways to make our lives easier. The goal is to come home with little to no dirty laundry at all. On our recent holidays I’ve managed to achieve this and the difference it makes to returning home is priceless.

Woman pulls the Laundry out of the washing machine

The satisfaction I get from unpacking clean clothes and putting them straight back in the draws is another level. I’m not left with that sinking feeling that days of washing ahead of me gives me. We can literally hit the ground running, and get back in the swing of work and school as quickly as possible with out this dark laundry cloud hanging over us.

So how do you achieve this laundry free dream I hear you asking. I can tell you what I’m not doing! I’m definitely not looking up things like ‘how to hand wash’ or ‘washing clothes in the bath’. This might work for the solo travellers our there, but when you are dealing with laundry for a family of four on holiday, it’s simply not practical.

One of the biggest challenges we face is figuring out ‘how to dry clothes fast’, and if you are staying in a hotel or the weather isn’t conducive to drying clothes, you’ve got a real problem on your hands.

Laundry Heap

If you don’t have a washing machine where you are staying, and drying clothes quickly is going to be a problem, then the solution is using Laundryheap! If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a game changer when it comes to how to deal with laundry while travelling.

Think of Laundryheap as the Uber of the washing world. The service is so slick, making it perfect to use while you are travelling. All you do is book a slot online or through their app. Late evenings and weekends are available so it’s really flexible to use and you can fit it around what you are doing on holiday.

The Laundryheap driver comes and collects your dirty laundry at the allotted time, it’s free collection and delivery by the way! Then 24 hours later your clean, dry and ironed laundry is returned to you at the same location.

The thing about laundry is it reminds me of being at home, and that’s exactly the feeling I’m trying to escape when we go on a family holiday. Seeing all those dirty clothes go back in the suitcase as it gets nearer to the time to come home always seems to dampen my holiday vibes, and with travel being more precious than ever, I’m keen to hang onto those feelings more than ever.

If you are going on a family holiday sometime soon, look up Laundryheap and give it a go. It’s an affordable and efficient way of tackling the issue of how to do laundry while travelling, and it just makes life so much easier. Whether it’s because you are away for a long trip or you just don’t fancy dealing with all those dirty clothes and towels when you get home, Laundryheap will make such a difference to your trip.

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  1. When we go on trips, I look to see if the condo we usually stay in has a laundry room. Great post. I like going home with clean clothes.

  2. Depending on the size of the trip, we normally just bring it all home and do it. But if we are staying for a while, we make sure to stay at a place where they have a washer and dryer.

  3. Oh yes, this is a good question that I tried to answer so many times. Thanks for these solutions!

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