Packing for family means a collection of so many things for each member especially when you have kids or elders with you. There are many last minute task. So to make you little helpful, we have covered some tips that help you while packing. It saves your time and keeps you organized.
Make packing list for individual
Doing packing for a person makes the packing task easy. What you have to do is one by one pack the things and cross on the things that you have to add in and separate the last minute things like snacks, water bag, handbag, etc. with some other mark. Keep the duplicate of each list as it will be helpful you while unpacking the bags after the trip.
Pack the clothes of kids in plastic zip-lock bags
A few years back I had read this tip somewhere which makes your packing task easy. For example, you are going for five days then for each day, pack the outfit in a different ziplock bag. That is five ziplock bag for five pairs of cloth. Even you are going to some adventure place then you can segregate the outfit with this pattern like put the pair and stick a note on it or write on the bag like with a name like shorts, underwear, etc. Do not forget to pack some two or three pairs of extra cloth for kids.
Let the kids have their bag of clothes
Sharing the bags with kids makes things little more confusing. And for kids, it will become tempting. And I think you also feel discomfort with 3-4 bags in your hand. For each child, ready a separate bag with the name. And let them carry it. For you and your husband carry one bag in common.
Let your kids join in the planning and packing
Allow your kid to help you with planning and packing the bags for your amazing tour. Show them the place where you are going and where you are staying. The also love each piece of information. And taking part in packing, they not only learn their responsibility, but they will also know about the things and where they kept. Ask them to collect the things what they want and give them a chance to organize in the bag. It makes the boring task fun.
Share a toiletries bag, when you can.
As you are going with your family, it is but obvious that you all have bathroom thongs for each. Try to keep the things in one bag to save a space for other things.
Buy a few things especially for the trip
We don’t bring toiletries bag if we are going to a place like a cruise, where there is not a big room. For such places, get all disposable things like buying a 6-pack of cheap toothbrushes, a small pack of shampoo and conditioner which are best for a week. Once the trip is over toss it.
Buy what you need during traveling on the road
Take a few diapers, and snack that is enough while traveling from one place to another. Once you reach your destination, you will find all the things in the local market, and today, even you can order all the things online and get delivered on your doorstep.