Tim is a master at packing. I lay everything out on the bed that we need to take and he carefully organizes each person’s clothing into packing cubes (Never heard of them? If you like to travel, you want them). You can even color-coordinate them for each member of the family.
Our San Diego packing list looked something like this:
- socks and underwear
- running clothes + shoes
- 4-5 outfits for each person (more for the kids)
- extra shoes – dress-up, boots, heels, etc.
- camera and charger
- laptops and chargers
- phones and chargers
- portable DVD player and an assortment of DVDs
- bag of snacks – including fruit leathers, applesauce pouches, trail mix, and dried apricots
- a book (which I didn’t end up reading until after we got home)
- toiletries – baby wash, contact lens solution, lotion, toothbrushes, organic sunscreen, lipstick, deodorant
- baby carrier
- umbrella stroller
- First Aid Kit
- empty plastic bags and trash bags
After four nights and five days in San Diego (with outfit changes and swimwear), we arrived home and did only TWO loads of laundry. Thanks to our Bravos XL 4.6 cu. ft. washer and 7.3 cu. ft. dryer. The high-capacity pair works hard so we don’t have to. We can do fewer loads of laundry with optimal performance.
The Cold Wash Cycle is especially cool (pun intended) because it provides the cleaning performance of a warm water wash cycle with the energy savings of cold water. Supposedly, the set uses 76% less water and 78% less energy than traditional washer/dryer duos (which ultimately means more money in our wallets).
We’re gearing up for another road trip soon and I need your HELP. What are your favorite road trip snacks? What movies do you recommend for small children (ages 3-6)? What brand of deodorant do you prefer?
* I wrote this post participating in a Maytag Moms Dependable Laundry Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag washer and dryer set to facilitate my post.