On a recent trip with my grandkids, I knew that we had entered a new age of organizing for families. We love the opportunity to travel with our grandkids and took the fun on the road. It’s no longer just clothes and shoes to pack. Now it’s multiple ipads, movies, chargers, medicines, hand sanitizer and more. Here’s best family travel tips to make sure you are organized and ready for fun!
Start with a list
There’s simply too much to remember to pack for your family. There are lots of lists available online or create your own checklist. Our list includes all the details, no matter how small. When you travel with kids you want to be sure you are prepared. We added medicines and first aid supplies. You can be sure your list is complete by adding items and reviewing it after your trip.
Create a family command center
When a family of 5 shares a hotel room, it can be chaotic. It’s easy to lose the most important of items like money or tickets. Create a command center with wallets, purses, and other important items. This can be near the tv or by the mini refrigerator. Unload your pockets or purse each night and restock each morning before you leave your accommodations. Taking a few minutes to set this up and keep it orderly each day will make your travel more fun and less stressful.
Create a charging station
Just like at home, you want your devices ready to go in the morning. We created a charging station for all devices. We brought along 2 extra power strips to plug in all the devices. Each device had it’s own charger. I also have an extra charger for my phone during the day that I would recharge each evening. Devices were plugged in each evening so everyone would get a good night’s rest too. Label each charger so you know who owns it and what device it belongs to.
As in all, travel keep the basics in mind as you pack. A little organizing goes a long way!