Organized Travel from the Mom Who Forgets Her Own Underwear, etc.


I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of traveler.  I always reserve my packing for the night before (and as we’ve added more children to our family, mayyyybe I’d start the day before).  But with a baby and two little kids, I started forgetting important items:  my son’s pajamas were always left behind, my contacts, all of the sippy cups.

Now that we’re going on our first international trip with all three of our little ones, I’m trying my hand at check lists and organization to see how it goes.  Since we’re going to be living out of suitcases for almost two weeks, I don’t love the idea of putting the suitcases for packing any earlier than I have to.

So I started with my check list and littles piles in each kid’s room, then put everything into the suitcases the night before.  (With toiletries on top since we need them for the morning).

I tried to pack light once. It wasn’t for me. ”

— Polite As Fudge

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