Essentials For A Successful Family Trip
Hey friends, it's me again! You all loved my post about using a shoe organizer to pack for family travel, and I'm back with more tips for making your hotel stays with kids as stress-free as possible.
First up, let's talk about using the ironing board as extra counter space. I don't know about you, but I can never seem to have enough room to spread out all our stuff in a hotel room. So, if you've got older kids who need a place to work or if you just need some extra space, use the ironing board as a makeshift desk or counter.
Another must-have item to pack is a collapsible laundry bucket and some detergent. If you're like my family, you're bound to get clothes dirty on your adventures. And while hotel laundry service is nice, it can be pricey. Instead, use your own detergent and wash your clothes anywhere, without using the very busy sink or shower with your collapsible bucket.
Speaking of sinks, don't forget to bring your own rubber sink stopper. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a hotel room with a sink that won't hold water for washing clothes or bathing little ones. A simple rubber stopper can be a lifesaver in these situations. And don't forget a twisty clothesline. This thing is a game-changer! No need for pesky clips, just tuck your wet items between the twisty cords, and you're good to go.
Next up, let's talk about duck tape. Yep, you read that right! Duck tape can be your best friend in a hotel room. Use it to tape over outlets or to secure drawers and cupboards shut, and tape up dangerous cords from little hands. And if you're sensitive to light when you're sleeping, tape together those pesky drapes that never seem to close all the way.
Another item to pack is your own trash bags. Hotel rooms are notorious for having teeny-tiny trash cans that fill up quickly. Save yourself the hassle of running to the trash chute every five minutes by bringing your own larger trash bags.
I hope these tips help make your next hotel stay with kids a little less stressful. Happy travels, friends!
Time is a precious commodity, especially on vacation. You've invested your hard-earned money into creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones, so anything that can help reduce stress and eliminate small errands is worth its weight in gold. After all, less time spent on mundane tasks means more time spent on making precious memories that will last a lifetime.