If you’re getting ready to head off on vacation this summer, you may want to check out these expert packing tips from Real Simple. Real Simple offers awesome packing advice, including instructions on layering your suitcase and protecting fragile items. Some of their most clever packing ideas: protect small, delicate earrings by packing them in a pill box; string easily tangled bracelets and necklaces through drinking straws – just tape the clasps to the end of the straw and store them in a sandwich bag; line the top and bottom of the suitcase with plastic garbage bags to prevent wrinkles in clothing. Learn more here: Packing Tips From the Pros.
Real Simple’s Basic Vacation Essentials Packing Checklist is another great tool to help take the stress out of travel planning and packing.
For more vacation organizing ideas, check out the tips shared in my e-book, A Busy Mom’s Guide to a More Organized Life. It’s filled with tips and strategies for moms, and includes forms and checklists for various activities, including weekday morning checklists for kids, meal planning forms and more.