Overpacking for Vacation and Christmas Holidays?
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Overpacking for Vacation can be a problem but a large roomy trunk can give you some leeway.
OverPacking for a Vacation or The Holidays, Top ten Tips to restrain yourself
1. Limit everyone in the car to one bag for the trunk
2. Everyone in the car may bring whatever other necessities they want but it must fit below their feet in the car or in their seat. For example, some one may bring a pillow or a blanket but it can’t be ANYwhere else but in their seat
3. Lay out all your clothes ahead of time according to your schedule. Then eliminate based on the One Bag Rule by doubling up on basics. If you have 3 pairs of pants for the trip, eliminate 2 and wear the best pair for all three outfits. If you have three pairs of shoes laid out, eliminate one pair and take a pair for walking/casual and one for dress.
4. You do not need to take ALL you electronics. You are on vacation and will never use your electronics anyways. Leave them home and enjoy REAL conversation with your family and friends.
5. Buy it, if you need it, when you get there. Chances are you won’t.
6. You/your kids/your husband can survive for a short trip without every bit of makeup/toy/piece of sports equipment that they own. Focus on one activity and bring that.
7. Challenge the family, to think simple and find simple ways to enjoy themselves on a trip. Good old fashioned things like looking out the window, playing the ABC game, listening to the radio, or sleeping are great ways to unplug and relax in a car.
8. You do not need to take ALL your food even if you are on a tight budget. They have food and grocery stores along the road.
9. Plan Plan Plan.
10. Make a list and check it twice. There really are some items that you must pack. For example, your medicine. But all the “Just in Case” medicines..choose those carefully to avoid overpacking.
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