I admit I’m a last minute packer. Because I travel about once a month I have become very quick and efficient with packing. I don’t make a packing list. The only list I make is the night before I leave so I don’t forget last minute items like medications. I have a variety of clothing pieces that are always ready to be packed. I tend to take the same pieces with me because they are easy to pack and comfortable to travel in. I have shoes that match multiple outfits, extra charging cables that stay in my suitcase and these days I only have to pack for myself. But packing for a family is different. Packing for a family can be a chore. Packing for multiple people can be a nightmare. Any way you look at it, if a vacation is planned and coming soon, you better get packing ~ Here are some tips for getting the whole family ready, set, packed!
If you’re a list maker – create your list. When my kids were young and I needed lists, I would use a column for each family member with an additional column for miscellaneous incidentals.
A week or a few days before you are scheduled to leave, find an out-of-the-way area of your home to use for your prep area. As you think of things you’ll need to take, put them in your prep area. No matter what it is – sunscreen, hats, extra charging cables, etc.