These Packing Tips for Kids will keep you organized for your Spring Break trips!
This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I am kind of a pro at packing for trips. I attribute it to my mom, who planned for months for our five-week trip across the US. Can you even imagine driving for five weeks with three kids? She did it every year and every time I pack up for vacation, I’m amazed at what she did.
I think the key was that she enjoyed it. AND she was extremely organized. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not an organized person, but I absolutely LOVE packing for vacation. I love preparing healthy food for the trip and getting all their cute little clothes packed. We take 5-hour road trips and week long trips regularly, so I’m getting better at finding more efficient ways to pack.
Clothes Packing Tips
Pack clothes, underwear, and socks together. This is the best way to pack children’s clothes! You layer everything together, fold the sleeves in, fold the clothes in half, then fold in thirds from the bottom up.
Folding your kids’ clothes this way will help in several ways. One, you won’t have to have a separate bag for each child because everything will be organized by day. Two, you don’t have to search in pockets for socks or underwear. Three, your older kids can easily grab their clothes on their own. Four, it looks nice 🙂
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Bring Medicine in a Plastic Container
My mom would always bring every kind of medicine possible on a trip. After googling pharmacies on multiple trips, I finally wised up. I pack every type of medicine possible on trips because I will without fail need the thing I forgot. I keep them in a small plastic container so it stays upright and there will be no leaking bags (which has also happened to me).
Keep those Dentist Toothbrush Kits for Trips
I stash away the kits the dentist gives me so I can easily grab them for trips. They include everything they need, toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss and they come in separate bags so toothbrushes won’t touch!
Pack an Activity Bag
I have small bags to keep all their road trip activity kits, a couple of toys, snacks and water bottles. These bags save us for long road trips! Maybe my kids are used to driving places, but they hardly ever complain or have fights in the car. I attribute it to being prepared (and sometimes it’s because we whip out the iPad for Baby Beau!)
There you have it! These packing tips will make your trip go so smoothly. What do you do to make your vacations more organized?
I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.