Once you’ve chosen a perfect destination for your trip, no matter how far you go or how the weather is, packing a suitcase is of the essence. It’s even harder to pack for a family trip with parents and kids. More people, more things you should consider whether to bring or not. Family with children should make a thorough packing plan for a wonderful trip, and here is some advice for you.
Use packing cubes
Packing cube should always be the must-have item for all trips. When it comes to packing for a family trip especially going abroad or long day trip, packing cube is more critical.
It depends on the number of member of your family; you can choose the appropriate size of a packing cube.
This handy and useful item not only helps you to organize clothes but also be helpful when your kids are in different rooms and need to bring along personal clothes to their rooms.
Pack clothes by day
Digging through suitcases to find clothes for your kids maybe is a familiar image. To save time and keep your luggage tidy through a family trip, packing clothes by day is a good idea.
You should think suitable outfits for your family in advance. If you want on the first day of a vacation, all members will wear the same color clothes, let put these on the top of a suitcase. Take the turn and put clothes on the last day down to the luggage.
Teach your kids to pack a suitcase
Instruct your kids how to pack for a family trip is also an educational method to train them tidiness and discipline. For travel with kids, they may want to pack all their beautiful clothes with them. Parents should tell kids how long the trip takes, and the weather is suitable for warm or cool clothes.
Besides, tell your kids to bring some of their favorite toys. Activity books or craft kits like legos are great to keep them entertained.
Pack medicines for your family trip
One common mistake that you usually focus on clothes but forget other necessary things for a vacation. Medicines or first aid kit is essential because you may not find a medical store in emergency cases. Pack some medication of fever, stomach or allergy.
Pack travel-sized toiletries
The advantage of a family trip is that you can share some toiletries to use. This is also a great way to lighten your luggage load — some travel kit of many small containers of shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, lotion of sunscreen. Each 60ml bottle is ideal for carrying.
Bring wet bags for a beach vacation
If you’re going to the beach, wet bags for wet swimsuits are necessary. You should keep a dry change of clothes for kids in the wet bag at the beginning of the day to allow for easy clothes changes after swimming. Then you need to toss wet swimsuits into the leak-proof suitcase to keep your family comfortable without slowing down your trip.