Organized Traveling – Packing Essentials for Adults and Kids

Oct 23, 2019




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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, as far as how to make packing easier along with essentials that help you stayed organized when packing for yourself and/or your entire family.  Being that we are heading out on a little four day getaway, I figured now was the perfect time! 
 Todd and I have traveled quite a bit with our kids and over the years I’ve discovered some must-have essentials that make packing for a family of four much easier.  Once our new edition arrives it may be a different story so I might end up being the one that needs recommendations and tips when the time comes…ha!
I would like to add the fact that I own everything that’s mentioned below, so these aren’t just products I think would make traveling and packing easier, but they are actually products that I know work and ones that I use on every trip that we take. 

I’ve had this Calpack set now for almost four years and it’s AMAZING!  The smaller one is perfect as a carry on and the larger one has so much space and rolls so smoothly.  I have it in the pink color, but it’s no longer available.  But seriously, I am really loving this new marble design…maybe I’ll snag the black marble for Todd this Christmas! 
 Since the set above is no longer available in the pink color, I did find this expandable luggage set in pink that is a good bit cheaper, but also has awesome reviews.
This bag is the BEST for travel!!  I usually bring it as my purse/second carry-on and it holds so much, plus, it has so many pockets and compartments to keep everything organized! 
Another one of my favorite things about this bag is how it slides onto your larger suitcase to make airport travel and any long distance walks to your room a breeze! 

These rolling duffle bags are a dream if you’re traveling with kids!  The eight different pockets make it so easy to keep all of their things separate and organized, plus, they are light enough that both kids were able to roll them through the airport by themselves.  Also, the material is really nice and thick so you can tell these bags will last and will be able to take the rough and tumble of airport travel.  Oh yeah, they are also great for stacking on top of one another for long car travel as well. 

These packing cubes are the BEST, and they make it so easy to keep all your clothes, toiletries, etc organized.

This jewelry organizer has a spot for everything and I love that it has layers along with snaps and zippers to keep all your jewelry in their place. 
I don’t carry this on all of our trips, but I do usually bring this along for bigger trips where I’m packing up a lot of makeup and skincare.  It is really made very well and can hold so much stuff, so it’s really good to keep things organized and in one place on longer trips. 

This is a must for your trunk regardless of whether or not you travel a lot!!  The cooler is so nice to have on long road trips to store food and drinks. 

We use this organizer in the middle of the backseat between our kids, and it has been amazing for traveling and everyday stuff they like to bring along on car rides.  It also has two cup holders for drinks so it makes eating and drinking in the car a lot easier.

We love this cd/dvd case holder because it holds so many of our dvds and you can actually flip through without them sliding and falling out.

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