Sunday, 16 August 2015

How to pack for a family going on holiday

Going on holiday to me is so exciting down to the buying outfits to wear to getting all the toiletries, to packing it all in the suitcase.
A lot of my friends get so stressed with packing and organising everything and I totally get that, my massive top tip is not a rock science one and I'm sure you all do it already but I'm a list freak.  I write lists for everything including how many flip flops and shoes to go in, to listing what makeup I'm going to pack.  I then literally tick off as I'm going along and then it goes in.
Now an example of when I decided to not use my lists and I packed to go to London and got there and I had missed about three really important things out of my case and they were massively important I got there and thought kill me now.  So list writing is so important.

Another thing I'm keen to do is roll my clothes, I literally get my children's shorts and t shirts and roll them length ways and place them in my case.  This means that it's space saving and you can pack more into your case, not only that but when you get to your destination you open your case and literally hang up your items and the creases drop out.

Another massive tip is don't over pack, there's nothing worse than going over your luggage allowance, and really you don't need to do that, if I'm going somewhere hot then it's usually maxi dresses and maybe the odd light weight cardigan thrown in, don't get me wrong I have clean different clothes on every day but I tend to wear everything I have packed, the same for the children they always have their nice stuff but again I don't over pack otherwise it ends up getting left in the suitcase and what's the point in that.

Sun cream and after sun I normally get in the sale when it's reduced and I make sure it's packed so it doesn't leak as that's my massive fear, imagine getting your stuff out and it's covered in oils and creams gross.

I do always pack sachets of medication as well, plus plasters and antiseptic wipes.  Always better to be prepared and has to be done.

Does everyone else love going away and all the preparation getting ready to go..