Packing for your summer vacation can include tips to help you avoid later headaches. You first need to bring your family together to delegate the items each family member will be responsible for handling. Then, once you have delegated to everyone their responsibility, ask for input from everyone to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything of importance.
Packing tips for summer vacations include requiring everyone to take responsibility for their own personal items. Even the younger generation can effectively pack their toys and things they want to be sure they don’t forget. Take a moment to always double check what the smaller kids in the family are packing and then help assist them at the last minute or gently encourage them with small reminders of what they may need to take along.
The greatest tip to offer summer vacationing kids is to think about what they will want to have with them for a week, what they will want to have to do in the car and what they will want to do at night when the family doesn’t go out for the evening. Offer reminders as everyone is in the process of packing for the vacation. This can save everyone time later for a return back down the street for forgotten items.
DVDs and movies can offer great fun in the car and at night when the family has the time to kick back and relax. You should encourage teenagers to take along their favorite movies and books. Some suggestions for movies that kids and teenagers will enjoy include Tootsie, Home Alone, Dodgeball, Harry Potter movies and Annie.
Make lists with tips and suggestions for summer vacationers to view while they pack for easy reminders for the entire family. Remind everyone to pack plenty of swimming gear complete with floaters for the kiddies and goggles for the kids who want them. Kickboards, boogie boards, surfboards and other reminders are great for the ocean-oriented vacation and remind everyone to pack enough clothing for everyday you’ll be away in hopes of avoiding laundry as much as possible while on vacation.
If you aren’t staying in accommodations where there will be laundry facilities, then make a point to pack enough clothing for an extra couple of days in case you stay over or clothing is soiled quickly. Take laundry bags for the dirty clothes so that you can keep everything simple once you arrive to your destination and it’s a good idea to take Woolite for hand washing items should you need to do so while on vacation.
Another tip to remember when packing for your summer vacation is to take plenty of shoes for all occasions. Flip flops are perfect for the sand and pool-oriented activities but you will need tennis shoes and other shoes to wear for walking comfort. Take the time to get these items together before you leave and save yourself time once you arrive.
Another time saving tip for summer vacationers is to get on the internet and use the mapquest function for all of your activities. If you know that you are going to Disney World for a day even though you are staying in Daytona Beach, then use the tool of map quest’s driving directions to give you the best route from your accommodations in Daytona Beach to Orlando’s popular Disney World theme park.
Finally, call ahead to the place where you are staying on vacation and make sure you double check your reservations before you leave. Be certain you have your confirmation numbers and if you are flying, make sure you have your plane tickets for everyone. Also make sure you have any passports you need if you are going out of the country and even with passports, it still may be a good idea to have another form of ID handy for everyone including small children.
One final tip for vacationers traveling with children this summer, and it’s a safety issue. Make sure you have a recent photo of your child in case you are separated from your child. This is something that you should always have readily available.