Taking trips are great three nights here, five nights there, all seems great right. But, when you have to plan a more extended vacation, like two weeks or more, it can be stressful. What do you wear? Where are you going? What do you need for the evening? It gets even more stressful when you are planning a family vacation. One person is easy. When you have to deal with figuring out what to bring for four people, it gets more tricky. Lucky for you, I recently went on a long trip and came up with some exciting tips for packing for long trips.
Wash your clothes at least three days before your trip. People usually wear the clothes that are comfortable most often so you will probably be needing those clothes for your trip.
Create a checklist. Check out my post on Cruise Packing List for you to print for you and your family.
Create large signs one for each day that describes your day's activity. I did this for my recent trip.
To reduce the volume of clothing, use Space Bag Roll-up Travel Bags, Set of 4 (2 Carry On Bags, 2 Suitcase Bags). They work well and reduce space clothes take up in bags.
Pack in your carry-on bag at least one outfit. This way, if God forbid, your shipped luggage was delayed, you have at least a gear for you to get changed.
Place all your liquids in your luggage. Use zippered gallon bags to hold toiletries for the family. Toiletry bags are for one person so having more than one bag will take up too much room. So, place everyone's stuff together in a few Ziploc Double Zipper Gallon Storage Bags - 52 count.
If you are going on a cruise or a tour trip or adventure trip, be sure to read all the recommended information. Print out essential instructions, directions, jot down notes or add to your mobile device for reference.
I hope these tips help you make your vacation packing process more relaxed and less stressful. Did I miss anything? Please let me know by leaving a message below.
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