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Packing for Kids for Summer Vacation
Preparing for a summer vacation follows a few basic steps. Packing becomes easier and quicker when the procedure is followed. Packing becomes a herculean task if steps are not followed. Depending on the number of children, packing can be a daunting task if you do not follow a few basic steps. Start preparing kids for the vacation one week before.
First, put in place a packing list for each child. Every member of the trip should have a different list. Cross every item packed on each list. Mark differently each time whose packing is reserved. Among others, a monitor, snacks and children’s favorite sheet are usually packed at the end. A copy should be reserved to for cross-checking after the vacation.
A plastic zip-lock stores all clothes for kids. It is a new step. It brings enthusiasm when it packing. Assign one zip-lock for every outfit. The zip-lock bag can contain everything you need. Included in the list are socks, tops, headband, underwear, and bracelets among many more.
If there are five outfits for the trip, then you will have five bags for the kids. Kids are good to go! What is needed is in the bag. It is worth having clothes that do not catch dirt much easily. Ensure that kids do not share a bag of clothes. A child should have all the clothing for himself or herself. The habit for sharing is tempting but keep off. Sharing makes confusion to creep in when packing. Three sets for instance, in one bag bring in disorganization. Label each traveling bag with the child’s name.
Make sure that kids also participate in packing. Involve them in the process. It serves to make them responsible and generate enthusiasm. Kids should pack a few things among them a pair of pajamas, a few books and two or three toys! Apart from keeping them busy, it helps them know that packing is fun.
Children can share toiletries. It is sensible to have all bathroom items in one bag. Usually, they will prepare for the bathroom one at a time. At times, buy a few things for use in the trip then dispose them afterwards. There are times the trip such as cruising do not need toiletries. However, this is a summer vacation hence; they are mandatory. Get toothbrushes for the trip only. The quality does not let them use them at home after the trip. Their quality is not worth for use at home.
Let kids buy at the destination what can be found there. Leave room for purchasing anything on the road. Use snacks when traveling and buy the rest there. Groceries for instance, can always be bought in the destination. The zip-lock will contain everything needed in the trip. It’s okay to have their rooms cleaned before they leave. It serves to make them responsible and generate enthusiasm.