We’re in the midst of thinking about a vacation and somewhere warm is calling our name. Travelling with two kids, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the stress when it comes to packing, and to reduce the mess when it comes to the hotel room. Using this method, I’m able to reduce the stress and pack a complete outfit day by day, including swimwear (and you can fit in accessories too) – and make dressing the kids in the morning as simple as grab and go, even allowing them to grab a bag for themselves. So, I wanted to share my favorite way to pack for the kids.
The Easiest Way to Pack Kids for Vacation
First, you’re going to consider the amount of days that you’re going to be spending on vacation and head to the closet. In our case, I’ve got summer clothes stashed away from clearance, so I removed the tags from the clothes, and started to think about daily outfits and removed the hangers creating a pile of warm weather suited clothing while packing.
Tip: When you’re packing two piece swimwear, loop the top around the bottom to connect them, this way, you’re going to be able to save big time searching for missing pieces through luggage. Do the same thing before you toss them into the laundry bag after they’ve been worn on vacation.
Extras that you can stash into each outfit include 2-3 swim diapers, accessories, underwear for potty trained kids, accessories like headbands and sunglasses, sandals, flip flops and comfortable shoes.
For larger items, like dresses or tunics, or multiple pieces of clothing, you can fold the clothing in half before putting it into the bag and stashing it into the suitcase. I also like to pack a couple of extra ‘bags’ for accidents, or cool weather.
When you’re finished and you’ve packed the bags, place both hands on top of the stacked bags and push out the extra air from the bag. This is going to save you room when you’re packing and allow you to easily pack for two children in a small sized suitcase, including accessories, diapers and everything else that you’re going to need while you’re on vacation.