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I love traveling and I’ve been to many foreign countries, but I’ve always dreaded dragging around luggage or doing laundry abroad.

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Miho Moriya, who manages Any Wear, Anywhere for Sumitomo, a Japanese company that handles reservations, deliveries and laundering of clothes. Japan Airlines has started a year-long trial of a service that allows travelers to book a set of clothes — covering different sartorial styles and seasons — and receive it at their hotel upon arrival. At the end of the stay the clothes are returned, to be washed and cycled back into the system.

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""dreading " doing laundry abroad ?

Mate , you,ve led a sheltered life....

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Talk about first world problems. Get a grip, Miho. But then you wouldn't have anything to sell to the credulous, I suppose.

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“I’ve always dreaded dragging around luggage or doing laundry abroad.”

Why carry so much stuff, then?

Travel light!

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Cycled back into the system? Gross.

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BertieWooster

“I’ve always dreaded dragging around luggage or doing laundry abroad.”

Why carry so much stuff, then?

Travel light

You got there ahead of me. I agree.

Having said that I can’t persuade She Who Must Be Obeyed to travel light,

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Personally I live in jeans when travelling. They are tough, clean easily and don't need ironing. If they aren't posh enough for you, take your butler and maid with you on holiday.

AirBnBs usually have washing machines. Japan has plenty of laundrettes. Hotels usually offer a service. If this is all too much for you, head for a naturist resort. Problem solved.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

To tell you the truth you can easily bring a few days worth of clothes and buy new t-shirts and underwear more cheaply abroad. Also, many hotels have washers and driers or paid laundry services.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I love traveling and I’ve been to many foreign countries

what's the point of this?

I love food, I've been to many restaurants.

I love money, I've spent a lot of it.

I love drinking, I've opened many bottles.

I love companionship, I've been to many....................

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

How do know if your clothes are going to fit? Is there a fitting room? About half the shirts I've ordered online are the wrong size, so I've given up on that. I always need to hem my trousers.

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JeffLee

How do know if your clothes are going to fit? Is there a fitting room? About half the shirts I've ordered online are the wrong size, so I've given up on that. I always need to hem my trousers.

You can buy hemming tape and use an iron. Very fast.

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I guess if you used this service, you wouldn't need any luggage at all. Just out your money, ticket and passport in your pocket and go.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I guess dragging around luggage and doing laundry is fine domestically for her. Maybe there's a bigger issue there in her case.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

What about underwear and socks?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This screams of entitlement. Also sounds like they don't know how to pack efficiently.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I travel with a single small bag. Two sets of informal clothes. One set of semi-formal clothes. Quick wash quick dry types. Two pairs of shoes. A hat.

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And here I am thinking about packing my small athletic bag for my October trip to Japan. No change from past trips - one bag, extra pair of jeans, 6-7 pairs of socks, one or two t-shirts (I always buy more of those in Japan), small bag of toiletries (hotels have razors and shaving cream, and toothpaste and toothbrushes) and a few prescriptions. And my camera bag, which goes under the seat in front of me. The whole 'luggage' bag can easily be crunched down to half its size and take up less space than my desktop printer. Keep it light, and it's a piece of cake. And all of my trips to Japan have lasted 4-6 weeks. Hotels have laundry facilities. No problem there. And travelling light sure makes it easy to walk through terminals. Never could understand those people with two or three wheeled hard-cased pieces of expensive luggage. Who needs their entire home wardrobe while on holiday?

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Travel light!

Washing your clothes is key to traveling light, so it would seem this guy has a problem.

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Unbelievable... part of the fun of travelling is whacking your clothes into the hotel washers and dryers of an evening and listening to music or reading a book while it does its thing.

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fatrainfallingintheforest

Finally! I simply cannot fit all of my cummerbunds into the same bag as my morning coat and wing tips. And they absolutely MUST be pressed before each gala

Sigh, one just does need ones valet when travelling or it all becomes just too uncivilised!

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Always wash my own underwear when traveling. Hotel room air is usually so dry that most of the stuff dries out overnight.

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Good idea, and that service could even calm down or silence a bit some of those wildly complaining people if their luggage is late or has disappeared anywhere else. I guess that's one of the real intentions behind.

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have never travelled with more than a holdall.... carry on carry off. it keeps baggage to a minimum, and has never been a problem for me. always astounded at the PTS (packhorse tourist syndrome) I see on display in Tōkyō... looks like a struggle.

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