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Traveling With Kids

We already gave you some awesome tips for packing your suitcase but how about the tiny people in your life? Traveling with kids is a feat in itself. We have some tips to get you organized, packed and on your way. What happens once you arrive is all up to you. Traveling with kids by land or air these tips will help get you there.


You can leave when you want, stop when you want but you also have to pack everything you want to have with you. These are just a few of the things I’ve found helpful.

Prepare in advance. Where are you going? What types of activities will you be doing? What will the weather be like? Make a packing list for each family member beforehand so nothing vital is forgotten.

Try to pack as light as possible by packing one outfit per kid, per day. Add in 1-2 extra outfits in case of accidents like diaper leaks, potty accidents or spills. Pack a full outfit per kid in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Then, just pull out the bag to get them dressed.

Just as you would for yourself, pack kids travel-size toiletries in a Ziploc bag. Always pack extra Ziploc’s for those unfortunate leaks.

Don’t forget the dirty laundry bags! One for wet items like this and one for dry items like this.

Bring plenty of books (audiobooks for those that get car sick), music and movies loaded onto a tablet. Download a new movie or game that is special just for the road trip and will be sure to keep their attention.

Travel activities and games are always a good idea. Remember the “I Spy” and license plate games […]

By |June 18th, 2017|Organizing|

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