What’s up ladies and moms..traveling can be a bit stressful and packing is where it all compiles. Over the years I have learned a few tricks that help our family get packed in under an hour! For this weekend trip we are going to be changing climate, doing a photoshoot and will be gone 3-4 days.
Before going on a trip we clean so that we can come home to a clean home. I like to divide up all the areas that need cleaned and have a couple people work on that while other children are packing.
I have a clipboard with my checklist on it and I fill everything out. My check list has how many days we will be gone, weather, the kind of clothes we need, toiletries, and other items. Because it is summer each kid brings 1 item for a school subject and talent they are working on. I like to keep my kids' brains active with just a little learning while traveling.
I like the Nomatic Bag because it is pretty close to the perfect bag. In my bag I pack my clothes, toiletries, makeup and computer/chargers. I like to use the little travel containers that are refillable. You can find a pack of them at the dollar store or Walmart. My toiletry bag is the size of a quart ziplock bag. This works when you need everything in a quart ziplock bag for flying. I pack my makeup bag with all my makeup and hair supplies.
We always pack an extra bin in the car for shoes when we go on roadtrips. This is a great way to keep them all in one place.
And that’s it! I love having a checklist to make sure we have everything. Also, team effort makes a huge difference. When everyone does their part, packing is so much quicker. Remember to grab a copy of our printable checklist for you next trip!
I would love to hear your tips and tricks for packing! Please share them in the comments!
Until next time,