Managing Clothing on the Road

Packing Clothes

Managing Clothing on the Road.I pack clothes in 2 gallon Ziploc bags (which can be hard to find in stores, but are available online).  In each bag I pack a complete outfit for one day: shirt, pants, socks, underwear, etc.  If you are packing for small children sometimes you can fit 2 children’s clothes in one bag.  Then I put a small index card labeled with what day of the week the outfit is for.  As I pack the Ziploc bags I put them in the suitcase or travel bag file style instead of stacked on top of one another so I don’t have to dig to find the ones I need.  

Managing Clothing on the Road.
The day of the week cards in the bags have a two purposes.  
First, I can look at a glance and be sure I have all the clothes needed for the entire trip.  Second, the labeled bags let me assign dad, grandparents, or siblings to help dress kids while ensuring the kids end up wearing what I have planned on the appropriate day. 

If you plan on having your children wear certain items on more than one day (ie a pair of jeans) put the item in the bag for the first day it should be worn and put an additional small note in the bag for the second day.  The note should say something to like, "use jeans from Tuesday.”

Dirty Clothes

I generally do NOT put clothes back into the 2 gallon Ziploc bags once they have been worn unless the item is clean enough it can be worn again and will go back into the dresser once we get home.  This ensures my bags don’t pick up any funky smells or sticky spots.  When items are dirty they get put into a dirty laundry bag according to color.  I bring 2-3 small garbage bags or empty large shopping bags from Target or Walmart to sort the laundry into as it becomes dirty.  Then when we return home my laundry is all sorted into loads and ready to be run. 

I reuse my 2 gallon Ziploc bags multiple times.  My current set is almost 3 years old and going strong. 

Share |

Tags: travel  organization  vacation  stress free  stress reduction  family  planning  summer trips  clothes  

Add a Comment

Your Name 

Your Email Address 

Your Web Site (optional) 

Your Comment 

Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code

Please enter the Security Code exactly as shown.
Cookies must be enabled on your web browser.

For all news items click here

Subscribe to Our Newsletter
News Releases
Planning is the Key to Great Family Fun!
The key to getting these great weekends is planning.  Uggh…planning, I know.  We’d all love to be the spontaneous, creative, super mom types, but it doesn’t happen without a little planning.  It‘s pretty painless all in all and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.  C’mon!
Release Date: 12/4/2022

Winter Travel Plans are in the Bag
Mary Ann's checklist for all your winter travel plans.  Prepare now so you don't get caught in the cold.
Release Date: 11/20/2022

Family Biking Fun - Summer on Wheels
Mary Ann shares her tips for safe and fun biking trips with your kids.
Release Date: 7/18/2021

Online Classes
Eat Better for Less E-Learning Class
Eat Better for Less E-Learning Class

With the rising costs of groceries, you may have noticed your budget rising, too.  Learn how easy it is to save money on groceries right now - No Coupons Necessary!

Clutter Free Living E-Learning Class
Clutter Free Living E-Learning Class

Every house has storage issues regardless of it's size.  Double your storage space with simple principles that will keep your house clutter-free all day, everyday.

Growing & Using Sprouts Class
Growing & Using Sprouts Class

Sprouting seeds are packed with vital nutrients, protein, and minerals.  They make a highly nutritional addition to your Food Storage. 

Upcoming Classes

No events scheduled at this time.

Calendar View

Featured Products
What is an Essential Oil?

Find us on FaceBook

Copyright © 2016 Mary Ann's Cupboards. All Rights Reserved. | Site designed by Market Run Solutions | Powered by WebAdmin 
Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Refund Policy | Shipping