We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite travel hacks that are super easy to implement and will actually make traveling a little more smooth! As parents, we all have to stick together to help make these car trips a little easier to bear!
Hotel Bag. Seriously, this is THE best tip if you have a hotel stop on the way to your destination. Make a hotel bag, that has just a change of clothes for everyone, and anything in it that you just need for the one night hotel stay. This will save you from digging through duffel bags and suitcases, or hauling them all in and out of the car! I love this tip!
One of my biggest struggles when I travel is keeping my jewelry organized. I love to wear long necklaces, and they’re always getting tangled in my suitcase. Not anymore! Use Glad Press N Seal wrap and fold your jewelry right into it. This makes it so you can just fold it up and stick it in your suitcase. Re-use it for your whole trip!
The ONE time I didn’t use this hack, I reuined a $125 Paul Mitchell hair straightener. It’s so simple. Grab a walmart bag, cut a small square out of it, and place it under the cap of any toiletries that may leak (body wash, hair spray, shampoo, bubble bath etc…, then screw the cap on with the plastic under it. It creates a seal and your stuff won’t leak. Easy peasy.
This tip requires no effort and it will cut down on space, arguments, overeating of snacks, spending and more! Do yourself a favor and buy a package of disposable condiment cups for your snacks on the trip. Then, instead of buying a ton of individually packaged snacks, simply split up one regular size bag into the condiment cups. These stack easily, and will save you from overpaying for pre-packaged snacks. This also allows you to have potion control for your kids on trips too. One of the tips I saw on Pinterest was to use Rubbermade small tubs for snacks. Nope. It would just be my luck that I would lose the lid while on the trip, that is if I can even find it before we go on the trip. Just stick to these little disposable. It’s much simpler.
Last but not least, window clings. Do any of you have kids who put stickers on the window of your car? Please tell me I’m not the only one. Everyone tells you to let them bring markers and crayons on long trips. Umm, no. No markers in my car – I know what they will do with them as soon as I’m not paying attention. Window clings make life so much easier. Kids don’t care if they’re Christmas or Fall or Easter themed, they’re just fun to create with and to stick and re-stick onto the windows of the car while your drive. This should buy you at least a few minutes of sanity.