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So I know the obvious items you would take when staying in a hotel, but have never stayed for a long time and we are going to be staying for 2 weeks whilst our son is in the hospital.

Anything which people would say is necessary? If I forget anything I can buy it but would rather just have everything with me.

MrsCraig
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

Make sure you take a travel wash or decant your normal detergent - two weeks is a long time to go without washing through a couple of bits..... If you have a really good hairdryer take it - there is nothing worse than using a hotel option that your could personally blow harder than! The late night snacks is another thing that I would consider - you will be back in your room and it's not easy to pop out for something to go with a much needed cuppa. The obvious advice is to roll as much of your clothing as possible - it will save space and prevent serious creasing. Cut back on full sized products like toothpaste etc. You didn't say when you are away so I will say now - I hope everything goes smoothly and to plan. x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Thanks angemski, didn't even think about taking detergent with me, will add it to my list! Got the snacks sorted already, I was going to leave my hairdryer to try save space but might rethink that now. Got my travel sizes sorted out too. We are going in the next couple of days. Our wee man is a fighter, he proved that the day he was born, so we are confident that he will be fine, but that doesn't stop me worrying! Thanks for your kind words x

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sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

MrsCraig Sounds daft but stress causes a lot of headaches so just make sure you take plenty of pain relief - ridiculous to pay a silly amount when you can pick up a pack of paracetamol for under 30p in your local supermarket.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

angemski never thought about that, will pack some of those too.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend1 year ago

Hi mrscraig just wanted to say all the very best hope all go's well. Let's us know how he gets on. Take some of your tea bags and some coffee and some powder milk. Because I know when I stayed in hotel the tea and coffee was all full. And these little mikl things that they give you it was off. It was to do with the heat in the room. So when i do go to hotel i take my own now make sure you got all your phone numbers with you. And all your papers that you need to take has well. And do not for get to take his fav teddy bear.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Thanks nicolajaynehend, I will definitely let you know how he gets on. My husband has already bought uht milk to take with us and all numbers are saved in our phones. All his papers are at the hospital as they keep a record of them for us. His favourite teddy will be going in with him. Although I think he will miss the dog as she gets a hug first thing every morning. She is going to stay with our friend who spoils her rotten and also has a dog, so she has a friend to play with too.

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KazLou
KazLou1 year ago

i always make sure i take a travel iron and board with me and i take my own tea bags and coffee and i buy UHT milk so at anytime of day we can have a drink we take all toiletries travel size and we buy snacks for a night time and biscuits so we have snacks if wanted on the night and biscuites for breakfast

im not sure if you will have a hotel that offers food but even when they do it can be quite costly

but i do this to try and keep the cost down and there is nothing worst than getting up with out a coffee/tea i no people like cerel or toast ext for brekfast but most hotel rooms only give you 2 small cups and no other crockery or utensils

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

KazLou Travel iron is a good idea, pretty sure there is still one in the boot from our last trip. UHT milk, tea, toiletries and snacks are all sorted. Our hotel does offer food but as we've already paid a small fortune for accomodation, we are definitely trying to save money elsewhere, so your advice is appreciated.

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KazLou
KazLou1 year ago

MrsCraig you are very welcome and i hope everything goes well xx

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

I would take a teapot and a small jug for milk

a picnic plastic crockery set and a kitchen knife, and some metal cutlery.

Then you can have fruit, cheese and biscuits, a takeaway etc on a plate.

Most hotels will have mugs for tea but no teapot and no milk jug.

Take a dressing gown or lounging around PJs too.

Good luck with everything

Johnny

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

I've got most of that on my list but didn't think about plates etc, will definitely need those. Thanks

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals1 year ago

I am very sorry to hear your son will be in hospital, I hope everything goes okay. I would bring an extension cable for charging your devices. It makes it much easier.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Thanks, I hope so too. Extension cable is on the list!

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

Another thing I take is an hdmi cable to connect my laptop to the hotel room tv to watch dvds, Netflix etc on a bigger screen

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CathSho13
CathSho131 year ago

I cant think of anything that hasnt been mentioned apart from the obvious that youve already got. Just wanted to say Good Luck and i hope everything goes well. 👍🏻

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Thanks CathSho13. I've never been more anxious in my life! But he is a strong wee boy 😊

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jmsonl
jmsonl1 year ago

I said in a hotel for four months with a job once. Actually I just brought the basics and found the experience quite nice as all your possessions are not cluttering up your life. Yeah just buy what you need. I bet you won't need much extra though.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Thanks for all the advice everyone, it's very much appreciated. Think I've got everything I need now. Good thing we are taking the car!

Thank you also for your kind words!

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

If you've got an (electric) extension lead just bung it in the car. It may come in useful if the plug sockets aren't in the right place or there's not enough of them.

If you don't need it, leave it in the car.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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1 year ago

Yeah we are taking the one from the living room with us. There are going to be three of us, so I suspect it will be needed but it's a brand new hotel so it might have plenty of sockets.

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