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Our Best Packing Tips for Travel
As soon as spring and summer come, I start daydreaming of family vacation time. Even if it’s just a small weekend getaway! I used to be horrible at packing. I’d literally just lay open my suitcase on the bed and throw stuff in (WAY too much stuff) and then pray I didn’t bust a zipper getting the case shut. You too? I finally wised up and realized that there is a rhyme and reason to packing. If you play it smart, you can actually get more stuff in those suitcases than you think! Especially when you have a suitcase for everyone in the family to pack!
Our Moms Check In moms are talking about travel this week and we’re sharing our packing tips that have helped us. We’d love to hear from you! So if you have any awesome packing tips, please drop us a comment or chat with us on our social media channels using #WrinkleFreeTravel.
Travel tips from our Moms Check In mommas…
“Wait, you mean you aren’t supposed to just grab everything you own and cross your fingers? I buy inexpensive shower caps that I can slide over my shoes before I put them in our suit cases so dirt doesn’t transfer to the clothes.”
– Amanda is the mom to Joshua and owns It’s a Fabulous Life. If you are looking for a one stop place for all things mom, It’s a Fabulous Life is it! Full of recipes, fashion, DIY projects, recipes and parenting articles it’s the place for all of Mom’s favorites to come together! Follow her on Twitter here!
“ We don’t travel very often, but when we do I always do the same things my mom did. She was the queen at packing light. Always start with a packing list for the family, including travel time snacks and entertainment for the kids. Roll your clothes when packing instead of folding, it saves space and you have less wrinkles. Pack shoes on top. Make sure to put liquids like shampoo, lotions, perfume, etc. in zip bags in case they leak. That’ll keep your clothing safe. Put all your chargers together in one suitcase so they don’t get lost or left behind.“
– Jenni is the mom of one and the author of Sweet Pennies From Heaven. A hearth and home website, Sweet Pennies From Heaven focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. Follow her on Twitter here!
“I’m not great at packing light but I’m getting a little better! I’ve got three tips that seem to help me. First, make a list. You’re bound to forget something if you don’t (and by ‘you’ I mean ME). Start it at least a few days before you go and add to it as you think of things. Second, pack some versatile clothing that you can wear more than once to cut down on the amount you need to haul. And finally, put an empty laundry basket in your room about a week before you leave. As you wash things you know you want to take, place them in the basket instead of putting them away. Then you won’t be washing that thing you just NEED to take on this trip at the last second. Been there, done that! It’s less stressful this way. Happy trails!“
“I always lay everything out on our bed before I start packing. I’ve learned that by laying it all out, I realize that I don’t need near as many items as I first think. Reducing the number of unwanted items makes packing much easier! It also helps reduce wrinkles on the clothes if they aren’t all crammed in. I remove the rest of the wrinkles that are inevitable with suitcases with help from Downy.”
– Stephanie is the mom to Sam and the author of Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you ever need party ideas her site is the place to visit! Specializing in all things boy, it’s full of inspiration! Follow her on Twitter here!
There is nothing worse than unpacking your clothes and discovering a wrinkle mess! Our number one tip for traveling is simple. Don’t leave home without Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus! Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is a must have for keeping clothes neat without the hassle of ironing. But it also is great for keeping clothes smell fresh and clean, refresh fabric, remove static, and so much more! Keep a travel size bottle in your suitcase and a full size bottle at home to use not only on your clothes, but on curtains, bedding, pillows and more!
We can’t wait to chat with you at the Downy #WrinkleFreeTravel Twitter Party on Thursday, March 19th from 1-2 PM (Eastern). We will be giving away lots of prizes and talking all about family travel! Make sure to RSVP here to be eligible to win! See you there!!
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Who are the moms of Moms Check In? We’re 4 moms who are also professional bloggers. We chat about a new topic each week. We talk about things from dirty diapers to date night, and everything in between. Moms love to talk to other moms and let’s face it…MOMS know everything!!
Before you leave, let us know…
What are your best travel packing tips?