We have a big trip coming up to Disney World in just a few days, and while I am very excited about this trip with my little family, the idea of having to be this organized and specific with packing definitely stressed me out. I really had to dig deep and figure out the best ways to pack and stay organized while also saving time and space! I feel like these time-saving vacation packing tips for a family of four will absolutely come in handy if you have any summer travels!
Time Saving Vacation Packing Tips For A Family Of Four
Keep a running list: My husband and I share a Google Keep list so that we are able to add things we need to pack leading up to a trip. I also have lists of things we need to do the day before, the morning of, and once we get there. I think lists are one of the things that keep me the sanest when traveling.
Plan outfits ahead of time: This is HUGE especially somewhere like Disney where you want to have matching shirts and specific things they wear for the different parks etc. I had another list on my phone of what outfits I wanted. Thankfully with a trip like Disney you really have to plan outfits ahead of time so you can order them and have them here. I found SO MANY good Etsy shops and small businesses with amazing deals and I will be sharing that in another post. For myself, I really tried to go off what friends said they were comfortable in and planned out what I would wear.
Buy what you can where you are going: I mostly mean this for things like food, diapers, etc. We are using Walmart+ for this trip to have a lot of snacks, diapers, wipes, and necessities delivered to our hotel. This saves a TON of room packing because we don’t need to pack a week’s worth of diapers, and other things that take up tons of room. We are also renting a double stroller and a crib! You can also try Walmart+ for 30 days to see if you even like it! Traveling is a great time to do that! — Not sponsored just a fan!
Label daily outfits for kids: This is not a new tip but something I try to do for any trip we go on. I use plastic ziplock bags and put clothes, socks, bows, underwear, etc for each kid and each day. That way if I need Andrew to get Liam ready he knows “ok it’s Wednesday let me grab the Wednesday bag” and there are no questions. I think this also really helps with overpacking.
Use a planner: We are using an amazing planner for this Disney trip! She lives in our area and a TON of our friends have used her as well. She is a wealth of knowledge with a copious amount of tips and tricks that would have never crossed my mind. She actually sent us a packing list to go off of as well! If you are looking for a planner reach out and I am happy to pass her info along!
If you are traveling soon I hope these tips help you stay organized and feel a little saner leading up to your trip!
What are some of your time-saving vacation packing tips?