WE’RE still desperate to get away this summer despite the recent travel chaos, according to Pinterest.
The image-sharing social media site reports a 50 per cent surge in searches for ‘travel essentials’.
But splashing out on those extras can eat into that holiday spending.
So here’s our pick of items to buy now to save on hassle – and spending money.
PACK IT IN: Savvy savers know that organisation is key to budgeting.
Forgetting items means spending extra, so make sure there’s a place for everything in your suitcase.
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Packing cubes make it simple and you can get a set of three Go Travel cubes at John Lewis for £12.99 – or Wilko sell a similar set for £4.
TIME TO ADAPT: Add an adaptor to your list now. Instead of paying £15 at the airport, pick up the Master Plug triple adaptor from Argos for £6.99, or pick up Asda’s European travel adaptor plug, reduced from £2.50 to £2.
Then pop an extension cord in your case.
SCREEN SAVER: Beach trips and lounging by the pool can lead to water-damaged phones.
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Treat yourself and your partner to a YOSH waterproof phone holding pouch from Amazon.co.uk, £8.40 for two, to avoid a pricey repair on your return home.
POWER UP: From maps to music, you need your phone fully charged when on holiday.
Lose your battery life worries by purchasing a power bank from Currys, £29.99, or go to Primark, as it’s now a selling a rainbow battery pack for £8.
TOILETRIES TROUBLE: If you need to save space and want to avoid leaks, decant your toiletries into travel-sized bottles.
Boots has a great selection, but The Range sells a set of 10 travel-sized containers from £6.99 to £2.25.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
GET ready for a hot grill summer with this BBQ fire pit, reduced from £79.99 to £27.90 at Groupon.co.uk.
TRY Branston Beans and get four tins for £2.50, usually 80p each with a Tesco Clubcard.
SAVE: 70p on buying four
JOIN the Co-op via the app, online or by purchasing a temporary card in-store for £1 and receive a digital offer for £3 off when spending a minimum of £10.
The new offer will only run until July 12, so make the most of it now.
RELAX in this stunning boho-style hammock for £115.99 from manomano.co.uk, or go to Asda for the £79 version.
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DON’T go flaky . . . the nation is suffering from a shortage of flakes for our 99 cones, but fear not!
Aldi’s Crumbly Cones come with the flake included. It’s £1.69 for a four-pack. Get to store, pronto!
Shop & save
GRAB a slice of the action at The Range as this Russell Hobbs carving knife was £17.99 but is now £10.79.
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