Mom Tips To Minimize Luggage – What is the must have item in a trip? Yes, it is a luggage. Previously, single person could pack 30 minutes before boarding time. That luxury doesn’t apply for parents. They could spend days and nights to pack everything. Those zippers will work extra hard one day before departing. Could parents do something to cut the luggage preparation?
– Buy Instead
There are some cases where your babies need to wear or use some local products only. Unless your babies belong to this group, it is always good to buy some necessities on the next city. Thanks to global market, a lot of international brands could be distributed to many places. You could always look for huge shopping market and find what you need.
Several recommended items to buy upon your arrival are diapers, snacks, and toiletries. See if you could buy other things from your item lists. Don’t forget to bring credit card to use. Make sure your card will function well this time, not only for depositing money for online games in. Call your bank if needed.
– Bring Enough
Now this is a little bit vague; how much is enough? Since your goal is packing less than usual, then bring two toys only instead of five or six. Bring other items such as electronic media to keep your babies entertained. It would save luggage space.
Additional tips for moms with toddlers; don’t forget to pack breast pump and formula. These two things are quite important and might not be available in your destination country. Don’t be overwhelming though; make international purchase if you are going for weeks. Only do this when the destination country doesn’t have formula your babies need.
– Dispose Before Leaving
Learning about packing less before departure is a thing. What about your luggage before going back to hometown? It is usually more than expected because you buy gifts or souvenirs. Try to compare the price between extra fee for luggage and sending international package. Pick the most suitable one for you.
Next, never bring home things you buy. If you buy too many diapers, donate them to nearby neighbors or post it online for sale. Do similar thing to your extra formula. In short, find comfortable and safe way to dispose them.
Discussing about trip itinerary is much more fun than packing things everyone will need. Sometimes a three days trip will make parents bring two or three huge luggage. Cut all those old traditions and start preparing minimum things only. Good luck!