By jodi grundig
Learn our tips for packing a suitcase efficiently for your next family vacation
Start With Packing Lists
I always start with basic packing list templates and then add on from there. I usually go through these a few days before my trip.
Purchase the Best Luggage
If you are a family of frequent travelers, I’d recommend buying a good set of luggage in a unique color.
Use Packing Cubes
Packing cubes can be a complete game-changer when it comes to packing a suitcase. They are easy to use and reasonably priced
Separate Items for Each Family Member
That way, if a bag is lost, you'll still have some essentials for everyone in the family.
Effectively pack toiletries
Because I travel frequently, I keep a small toiletry bag filled with essentials like deodorant, toothpaste, floss, and a toothbrush,
Packing Shoes in Your Luggage
If the soles of your shoes are dirty, it can be a good idea to tuck that pair of shoes into an inexpensive shower cap.
Use a Luggage Scale
I recommend purchasing a cheap luggage scale so you can be sure of your bag’s weight before leaving your home.
Pack a Carry On Bag
With most airlines charging for any checked bag, sometimes you may just want to travel with carry-on luggage, especially for a shorter trip