Holiday packing with young family

After a successful and surprisingly restful couple of holidays (with sunshine!), I feel confident enough to upload my packing lists!

General success all round from the lists. Bath toys were duly packed, but there was no bath in our Dorset cottage! (I never thought to check and the girls are too young really to shower).  After a day or so our intuition lead us to a hardware shop to purchase a large gardening trug.. it worked a treat!

The lists are on my page ‘organisation’. A couple of notes; On the children’s list I have left on brand names of items we use. I thought I may as well share items I have found useful. Cetraben is moisturiser. Nasosal are saline nose drops. I was very grateful we packed these as we all developed colds during the week!

On the general packing list second page, there is also my basics list for self catering. Sometimes I pack these to go with us, sometimes it simply reminds me what we should buy first at the supermarket.

Hope they help!


How to pack efficiently for a holiday (or two!) with young family!

This weeks challenge: Packing for a long weekend in London visiting family followed swiftly (6 days later) by a week in Dorset!

My spare bed is completely covered in the paraphernalia required to somehow ship the four of us including two little girls on holiday..twice!

My way through this jungle, a list. I am, for my sins, a queen list maker. I have for sometime written lists for holidays. A trusty notebook has now been replaced by Evernote. If you have any sort of computer, never mind ipad or smartphone, try it. It’ll sync between all three so when you remember something on the train you add it to the same note/list. When I need I hit print or tick the boxes on the device as I go. (I’ve not got been paid to say that, I really do love it!).

I am however second division as on discussion with my mother in law this morning, I have one holiday list, she has four! Beach, Self-catering, sailing and city break!

I’ve added one, all the girls stuff, so I’m half way there.

If the holidays go well, I shall share my lists. Why reinvent the wheel?