Packing for the Holidays
December 1, 2011 by Shelley
Let’s be honest, packing for the holidays is just one of the most dreadful things about traveling! I am always afraid of leaving something behind that I need!
So, the first thing I do is list all the important things that I think I could possibly forget! I actually never pack until the day before I leave because most of the items I am taking are everyday things I use.. It allows me to get all of the laundry clean before I start as well!!
Okay, so we will start with me & how I pack… I do bathroom items last.. clothes first.
For this last trip (5 days) I grabbed the essentials… It was warmer weather so I didn’t really need bulky winter clothing.
I always struggle with dressing my daughter, I am much more indecisive on what to put on her than myself. I don’t have set outfits I always use, so I like to plan out the outfits in advance when I travel. Then I know I have all the pieces I need.. plus it saves time when I get there!! Last time we went on a mini weekend trip and I didn’t do this.. I got there missing a boot and not enough pieces to make outfits!
First, I make sure she has all of her clean clothes in her closet
(It makes it way easier to go through and find things!)
Second, I grab my cell phone and take quick pictures of the pieces for the outfits.. This is the most important part along with making a list! I love the idea of having all of the outfits on my cell phone because I know I will always have it on me & it’s super easy to whip it out and use!
We were gone 5 days so I made sure to have 5 outfits, pjs & play clothes..
With girls it’s a little bit more complicated because I have to have bows to match everything.. maybe that’s just me?! (I am a very matchy match kinda person)
and of course pjs.
Knowing what is at your destination helps! For example, I did not bring a blow dryer on this trip because I knew my mom had one I could use, so it saved lbs on my bag at the airport. This left me more room to shop or bring home items while I was there!! Most airlines have a 50lb bag limit. I used 40 lbs for me & my daughter on this trip.
Don’t forget diapers, wipes, jackets, toys, food, bottles, sippy cups, etc… It changes for who you are traveling with, so this is just a few ideas to get you started!!
Thanks for reading! I hope these tips were helpful during your holiday, or whenever, travels!! Do you have any special travel tips?!
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