Do you get overwhelmed when packing for a trip away? I do. There are so many things to get ready at home and to pack for myself, the two kids and my husband.
I find that packing for the kids is the hardest part of it all because there are some things I might forget that are irreplaceable on the road. I can’t just run into a drug store and find their special blankets or a worn, loved-on, slightly smelly stuffed animal.
This past weekend we were driving just about an hour away to go to my cousin’s wedding and I put off packing until the very last minute. I was literally shoving things in suitcases minutes before we would be walking out the door.
I had been stressing over how much I needed to pack for our family so of course putting it off was the logical choice, right? (My husband just loves my logic sometimes.) I ended up stress packing, which is like stress eating only you’re shoving anything and everything into a suitcase instead of your mouth.
Due to this, I forgot a couple things. Luckily, the items were not necessities and we were able to get by.
After the weekend was over, I decided I didn’t want to stress pack again, especially for the kids. We may take another trip or two this summer still and since I will be the main suitcase packer, I decided to create a better plan. Since summer is in full swing, I thought some of you might be packing up and heading off on road trips or vacations too.
Whether it’s a trip across your state or across the country, you can make sure you don’t leave anything behind with this list of must-haves for your kids. cations too and would appreciate my better plan; the Road Trip Checklist. This will surely help my mommy brain to work through the overwhelming parts of packing for the kids and I think it will help you too.
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