We all look forward to family holidays. They provide us with the chance to really relax, enjoy some quality time together and create wonderful memories.
Unfortunately, if money is short they can also be quite stressful. Often, you have had to spend most of your budget on transport and accommodation, so are left with very little to spend on clothes. Fortunately, there are ways to get around these issues.
When it comes to holiday clothes there is plenty of choice. You only need to browse this swimsuit collection to see what I mean. The fact that there is so much choice is great news if you are shopping on a budget. If you are trying to create a specific look you just need to be patient and be prepared to shop around. Usually, you can find exactly what you want in another shop at half the price.
Wait to follow the trend
We all want the latest trend out but if you wait a couple of weeks it will save you money. Usually, that is all it takes for the latest fashion craze to be replicated and sold at a fraction of the price of the original.
Learn to travel with cabin luggage only
Luggage fees are high. Therefore, the fewer suitcases you take with you the better. In most parts of the world, if you can travel with just cabin baggage you will not have to pay any fees at all. This will save you a lot of money. In many cases, for a family, the savings add up to more than a hundred dollars or pounds.
Surprisingly, it is possible for a family to travel in this way. You can learn how to do it by reading this article.
Buy items you can use at home
When you are living on a tight budget, it is important to make every purchase count. It is important to avoid buying items of clothing that you will only be able to use for a couple of weeks while you are on holiday.
Resist the temptation to buy too many souvenirs
If you can try to resist the temptation you buy items like hats and t-shirts while you are on holiday. Often, you will pay far more for anything you buy in this way. Not to mention the fact that you run the risk of going over the weight limit for cabin baggage, which can result in you having to bin something at the airport or pay a huge fee.
Buy your sun cream in the supermarket
It is important to make sure that everyone has adequate sun protection, so you should never skip buying and using sun lotion. You can save a lot of money by buying supermarket own brands. In most countries, there is legislation in place that ensures that it is every bit as effective as the more expensive branded sun creams. Resist the temptation to buy these items while you are away. They nearly always cost far more at the resort.
Be organised and start early
If you can, start shopping for holiday clothes early. This gives you the time to shop around for the best deals. To help you to avoid buying more than you need, create a packing list and stick rigidly to it.
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