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!
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