Share Your Dirty Laundry

Find out whether the place where you'll be staying has guest laundry facilities or a nearby laundry. If so, pack lightly and do a few loads while you're away. To avoid arriving back home with suitcases full of dirty clothes, drop laundry off the day before you're scheduled to depart, pick it up on the way to the airport, and pop the folded piles into your suitcases.