I'm going to spare all of you the on going stress that I have at work with our move, Verizon I'm looking straight at you, and instead share a little epiphany I had the other day regarding packing.
Our last family vacation we drove part way and took a train the next so I didn't have to be religious about how much our bags/suitcases weighed or what was in them. Liquids, people. Let's keep it clean, ok? But this time we'll be flying and we want to carry on most of our stuff.
As the Chica and I were discussing what to pack for our two weeks away; we'll have a washer and dryer so we don't have to go too crazy, it occurred to me that we don't have to pack a bag for each person.
We can sort everything by item so they will fit better.
The Kid's sneakers are a size 9, try fitting a pair of those in with all of his other stuff. I have. It's not easy.
Meaning, I've decided to put shoes in one bag, toiletries in another and clothes in the last 3. I don't know why after 30+ years of travel it has taken me this long to figures this out. We're going to check the bag with the toiletries in it and carry on the rest.
Tonight I'm going to go through my bag of road trip games, etc. and figure out what we can bring on the plane.
Does anyone have any other suitcase packing tips that I can use? I don't think I can wait another 30 years to have that crucial 'Ah-Ha!' Travel-Moment.