Although people often complain about the hassle of airports when they talk about the downside of traveling, most people actually find the packing and prep to be far more stressful. Trying to fit everything into your suitcase and ensuring you have everything you need, and that what you need is still in good shape when it arrives, can often be more stressful and time-consuming than the longest airport line.
If you are road tripping, you have the added stress of trying to stock the car in a way that things are still accessible and organized, as well as finding ways to keep your kids entertained. However, this most stressful part of traveling can be a breeze if you follow some simple advice.
Pack single-use make-up in contact lens containers to keep from having to pack those clunky cases.
Put toothpaste in an eyedropper to pack it more easily.
Road Trip Games
Make sure to bring good road trip games for the kids if you are traveling by car. Print out these clever bingo boards for free here.
Make a pouch for your soap out of a wash cloth and have a clever way to pack a wash cloth too.
Or convert a wash cloth into a whole travel kit.
Smart Phone Mount
Make a holder for your phone before you leave so you can mount it on the plane.
Tuck your shoes into a shower cap so the soles don’t get your clothes dirty.
Make necklaces for your kids that have your phone number on them in case they get lost.
Cookie sheets make great lap tables for road trips!