Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Works for Me - When I Travel

Whether it's travel to a hotel, to see grandparents, or just to spend time in the great outdoors, this is how I've recently started to pack our toiletry items.

As I'm packing, the kids' stuff gets gathered into one basket, the adults add their stuff to the other, and then I plop them both into a duffle bag.  The extra space in the duffle gets used for bigger items like a pack of wipes, my flat iron, and that bottle of pump hand soap.  (Yes, I travel with a bottle of pump hand soap - so much easier to get little hands clean than with hotel bar soap!)  The baskets help keep our items corralled at our destination, and it's so easy to gather it back up for the trip home.

You might wonder if this adds an extra bag to our luggage.  Nope.  The kids are still small enough that their clothes can be packed into one duffle bag or small (kid-sized) suitcase for short trips!

I'm linking up to Works for Me Wednesday over at We Are THAT Family.  Hop on over for some other helpful tips!

1 comment:

Ann Kroeker said...

Like you, I have found that those are great for camping--you can plop down those plastic totes on a puddle of water and the stuff stays dry. And it's easy for little hands to grab and go.

We actually set those under the sink in the kids' bathroom to contain their everyday toiletries, then if we have company and they need to use a different bathroom, they just grab their totes and head on over to ours or the downstairs bath. So it's our regular storage solution (it makes packing a breeze--just pack the tote with the stuff in it!).