7 Clever Family Travel Packing Tips You'll Love

7 Clever Family Travel Packing Tips You’ll Love

Family Travel Packing Tips

Packing for a family vacation can be a nightmare – tossing a bunch of clothes, toiletries, and other items into a suitcase can be a recipe for disaster.

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your vacation destination only to find out you forgot something important.  Even worse is unpacking your suitcase only to find everything is jumbled into a wrinkled mess.

Here are 7 tips to help you stay organized on your next family trip!

  1. Keep toiletries in a clear packing cube so if anything opens up in your suitcase it won’t ruin your clothing.Also, if you purchase an extra set of travel size toiletries, you can keep them in a grab-and-go bag so that packing will be a breeze. The extra small cube is perfect for this. It’s TSA compliant and makes airport security a breeze!
  2. Pack a first aid kit. You never know when one of the kids will get a bee sting, splinter, or skinned knee. Your first aid kit should include antiseptic, dressings and bandages, tweezers, scissors, antibiotic cream, hand sanitizer, calamine lotion, anti-itch/rash cream, pain killer, and antacids.If your child has allergies or asthma, having an Epipen or rescue inhaler could be a lifesaver.
  3. Stay organized by putting each child’s clothing in separate clear containers. Check out our Starter Set, a packing cube set of four that is great for packing a week’s worth of clothes into a carry-on suitcase. It is perfect for organized parents who want to color code for each child so kids can easily and quickly find their individual packing cubes when they arrive.
  4. Maximize your suitcase space by folding clothes neatly. One trick is to use a folding board. Clothes fit more neatly when folded into uniform sizes.Like magic, your clothes will arrive neat and wrinkle free, just the way you packed them. Our folding boards make it easy – so easy even your kids will be able to fold like a pro!
Packing for a family has never been easier with EzPacking cubes!
Our foldable duffle bag is a perfect emergency bag to have on vacation!
  1. Keep undergarments tucked away discreetly. Nothing is worse than having security check your suitcase and go through your unmentionables.Plus, if you need to open your suitcase in the hotel lobby, you don’t want your underwear falling onto the floor while you shuffle around for what you need!Packing your underwear, bras, and other undergarments into the small cube makes it easy for security to see what’s in there without handling your private items.
  2. Pack an entertainment kit. Kids get bored on long trips, so bringing a bag full of fun items can keep them happy. Fill it with crayons, paper, coloring books, electronic handheld games, books, and toys.A useful tool is to make a list of favorite kids’ songs on an iPod and have them use earphones so they can listen quietly. Using a headphone splitter will allow two kids to listen at once. When buying games, try to find ones the kids can play without an internet connection.Going on a plane trip? Give each child an extra small packing cube for the flight so each kid can put their toys and snacks in their own cube. This will make it easy for Mom to retrieve items belonging to each child (pacifiers, favorite toy, snack, etc).
  3. Pack a collapsible duffle bag into the outer pocket of your suitcase. Using a duffle bag will keep you from having to cram family vacation mementos into an already crowded suitcase and risk breaking them.

Hope these packing tips simplify your travel adventures! Do you have any other packing tips you can add?