Paris. Again! Packing For a Trip

I am currently in Paris, France (shocker, I know….my posts are either about Paris, Oregon, NYC) but this time with my 6.5 year old son. Not sure why I scheduled this trip, but I wanted to “show him the world” and have “global experiences.” I have been terrified of the agony and pain of a whiny, tired, jet-lagged child.  While I have a hard enough time powering through the jetlag and not being cranky myself, my son is about 100 times more whiny and difficult than I am (#MyHusbandDisagrees). That said, here is my #1 packing secret….packing bags!

 

Before we get to the packing bags, I want to show you a picture of me when I was 8 years old in France. I know, right, I am the CUTEST kid you have ever seen? Mullet and perm, why YES, that is the best look EVER EVER EVER.

Before we get to the bag packing, I want to show you a picture of me when I was 8 years old in France. I know, right, I am the CUTEST kid you have ever seen? Mullet and perm.  Why YES, that is the best look EVER EVER EVER.

I had to show you another look at how beautiful I was. I apparently loved the blue tie dye shirt (good thing, I still love tie dye). Here I am with my french sister and brother. Cruzzie and I are going to see Elsa this week, and I am so excited to see her.

I had to show you another look at how beautiful I was. I apparently loved the blue tie dye shirt (good thing, I still love tie dye). Here I am with my French sister and brother from my exchange family. Cruzzie and I are going to see Elsa this week, and I am so excited.

I pack with these bags for every trip we take -- day trip, summer trip, week trip, etc...I pack things in them and it makes life so much easier.

I pack with these bags for every trip we take — day trip, summer trip, week trip, etc…It makes travel so much easier.

First, I organize the clothes on the ground....

First, I organize the clothes on the ground….

Then, I put them in the bags....

Then, I put them in the bags….

And then ZIP them up, voila! For our 6 day trip, Cruzzie only has these two little bags -- they compress the items and make them so easy to deal with.

And then ZIP them up, voila! For our 6 day trip, Cruzzie only has these two little bags — they compress everything and it helps me feel organized.

Side note, apparently I really love colors and stripes.

Side note, apparently I really love colors and stripes.

And....my son really likes legos.

And….my son really likes legos.

 

To purchase the packing cubes, go here. Twenty bucks per cube might seem expensive, but you will use them every time you go anywhere and it will make any travel/packing/unpacking that much easier. Promise. Now….off to eat a ham, cheese, and butter baguette sandwich!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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2 Comments

  1. awesome , I’m jealous…but my last thought…who gives an 8 yr old a perm?!

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