The Most Common Things That Brits Forget to Pack

According to a recent study conducted by Travelodge, half of the Britons who vacation this summer will forget to pack a "vital holiday essential" and spend an aggregate £684 million (a tad over $1 billion) to replace it.

The most frequently forgotten items are swimwear, a cardigan/jumper, new shoes, sunglasses, and a new outfit. Additionally, continues the study, more than two thirds of vacationers reported they overpack: They usually bring home up to six unworn complete outfits and three pairs of shoes that they thought would be suitable for their holiday.

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Clearly, British experience does not necessarily correspond with what we do on this side of the Atlantic. Still, the conclusions indicate that a little more packing forethought might help you avoid some unnecessary expenses.

As to why anyone would bother surveying this sort of question, your guess is as good as mine.

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