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Packing for a Family Vacation
— Family Vacation Packing Tips
— Online Packing Poll - Which One Are You?
What to Keep, What to Toss
And How to Keep Sane
1. Create a Packing List
and Use It
List everything you think you'll need. Include even the most obvious
items so nothing gets left behind in the final rush. Check off each item
as you pack. Before you lock the front door, review the list one last
time to be sure you didn't miss anything.
2. Pay Attention To Your
Don't assume when it comes to your luggage. If you are traveling by air,
check with your carrier about the baggage charges, limitations and
restrictions that might apply and pack accordingly.
3. Organization Helps
Put each family member's clothing into an extra-large Ziploc plastic
bag or clear garbage bag. This makes it easier to organize each person's
clothes before you put them into the suitcase and also simplifies unpacking
and keeping organized at your destination.
Online Packing Poll
Which One Are You?
47% say they are last-minute packers when packing
for a family vacation
36% say there are packed in advance
17% say that they take their time when packing
4. Ship Ahead
If you are traveling with a baby or toddler there is specialized help. BTL
has more than 1,500 items parents can have waiting at any travel destination
worldwide. Also, while expensive, there are many companies that will ship
your luggage or sports equipment to your destination. You can also ship things
5. Don't Forget About
You need to make sure you have the necessities while en route. You must be
prepared for unexpected delays and unanticipated problems with your children.
What you need will depend upon the ages of your children, but food, clothing
and amusements are always the top three concerns.
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