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5 Life Hacks for Your Family Vacation

When traveling with a family, especially with small kids, it can become stressful and chaotic. However, it doesn’t all have to be like that. Following these 5 life hacks can make your travels a little less stressful and manageable.

Pack Kids Essentials First

When traveling with small children, it is important to have the essentials the children will need. Children get messy, so it is a good idea to pack wipes for cleaning. As well as diapers, bottles, and food. It can be hard to forget, especially after having to pack up a lot of other essentials for the trip, but this should be the top priority.

Luggage

Having wheeled luggage, especially when traveling with children, is important. If you have a lot of luggage, and have to worry also about strollers as well or keeping your kids nearby, wheeled luggage allows for easy maneuver. Also, it would not be good to have to carry or lift luggage, it will just tire you out quickly.

Entertainment

Having downloaded movies and programs on your iPad, phone, or laptop for your children during traveling can relive you of stress. Children can get fuzzy easily, especially on a a long flight; airplanes don’t always offer any type of entertainment. Also, downloading these programs and movies before you leave to the airport would be easier, so you won’t have to wait for downloading to finish while boarding the plane.

Ship Out

If you feel that you just don’t have enough room to pack up diapers and clothes, you can ship it out to the hotel you are staying at. This is inexpensive and you save money from paying for checked luggage. Call the hotel before you arrive to tell them you are expecting a package, just for extra measure. Now, you won’t have to worry about how many bags you are going to take or how you are going to fit in everything you need in a couple of suitcases.

Plastic Bags

Using zip-top plastic bags is a great tool for organizing. With your kids clothes, you can separate socks, shirts, underwear, clothes, and accessories into different zip-top bags. This also allows for more room in your suitcase because the zip-top bags create less bulk.

Following these 5 hacks when traveling with children can ease off some of the stress you are already experiencing when planning your trip. When traveling with children, it can become a little crazy, and that’s okay, but it is also good to know how to stay organized and prepared to make it easier on yourself.

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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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