Combine and conquer
Going away for a long weekend? Pack everyone’s clothes in one suitcase! Yep, we said it. One suitcase. How? Just place clothes inside a Ziploc® Space Bag® Suitcase bag, zip the bag closed, and roll out the air! Use one Space Bag® Suitcase bag per person to make unpacking much easier. Bonus: these bags are reusable, so you can use them again and again.
Personal packs of fun
Air travel = lots of waiting time. Your carry on can help with that! Pack personal “fun kits” (in an easy to reach place) to keep meltdowns to a minimum. A coloring book and new crayons, a mini toy plane, and stickers packed into a gallon size Ziploc® brand bag should do the trick for younger kids. For older children, pack a travel journal and some fun new pens in a quart size Ziploc® brand bag. A kid-friendly travel guide can also get them excited about your destination. And again, make sure to pack the kits on top of your carry on. The less awkwardly-digging-under-seat-while-keeping-apple-juice-cup-on-tray-upright-and-toddler-from-complete-meltdown, the better.
Stash a “just-in-case” bag (that you’ll totally have to use)
Between the baby’s spit up, your toddler’s runny nose, and your kindergartner’s orange juice, there’s a 99.9% chance you’re going to need a spare change of clothes. So pack one for all, including Mommy, since spilled grape juice doesn’t magically stop at the arm rest (sigh). Save space by using a Ziploc® brand Space Bag® for your just-in-case kit, and throw in a couple stain sticks, too—that way you have a fighting chance of removing those ketchup stains from your new white top.