Thursday, September 10, 2009

Travel Tip: Packing Made Easy a.k.a. How To Pack for Kids

Last year after baby boy was born, my entire family came to visit. My sister-in-law shared with me how she simplifies packing for her 4 girls. I thought it was ingenious, so now I am sharing it with you:
  1. Buy a box of the gallon sized Ziploc bags.
  2. Put one outfit in a bag (undies, tights/socks, skirt/pants, shirt, sweater, etc.).
  3. Label the bag with the child's name.
  4. Repeat for each child and for each day you will be gone.
Now you kids outfits are neatly packed, and easy to pull out of the suitcase. Plus, you'll save time by not having to coordinate outfits. Heck! Since the outfits are already coordinated, the kiddos could even choose which one to wear.

15 comments:

  1. Great tip! I think I should do this regularly so that my 8 year old son's drawers don't look like they were robbed.

    Popping in from SITS to wish you a Terrific Thursday.

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  2. Great idea! We are going on vacation soon, so that is probably what I'll do. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That is a great idea! I may be taking a little trip this weekend so I might just try that out. Thanks :)

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  4. That's a great idea! So simple and easy, and I probably never would have thought of it!

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  5. Thanks so much for the visit to my site...decided to stop by yours and glad I did! That's a great idea and since I am an avid overpacker that would really help with that!

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  6. Good idea about the packing for kids :) I usually just cram all the stuff for two kids in one bag and then get there and sort it all out. Your way sounds much more organized.

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  7. What a great idea!!

    NOw to just find somewhere to travel....

    :)

    God bless!
    Amanda

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  8. our kindergartner told us this tip one year because we were going camping. It's great because dirt always gets into the kids' suitcases, but when the outfits (esp underwear) are in the ziplock bags, they stay clean anyway.

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  9. oops I mean kindergarten TEACHER, not kindergartner, LOL...

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  10. I just did this over the summer during our family vacation and it worked out GREAT! My entire family (and hubby) was so impressed with my organizational skills.

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  11. Visiting from SITS sharefest...have a great weekend!

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  12. Visiting from SITS!!! Have a great Sunday!

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  13. I like this idea because it keeps your suitcase tidy, and gives your kids independent choices without having to rumble around so much. Those bags are pretty sturdy, so they could be re-usable as well by just keeping them in your case after the trip.

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