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 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 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…It makes travel so much easier.
First, I organize the clothes on the ground….
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 everything and it helps me feel organized.
Side note, apparently I really love colors and stripes.
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!