18 August 2006

Plastic garbage bags for low-stress beach packing

Laura passed along a hack posted by author and mama Katie Allison Granju on her blog -- she forgoes luggage on yearly beach trips and opts instead for plastic garbage bags. Another good packing hack turned up in the comments: "We pack for the beach in laundry baskets..."

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My parents always packed our clothes and bedding/towels for camping (we camped in a pop-up trailer) in laundry baskets. Made it easy for those mid-week laundry trips at the campground.

We pack up our daughters (now ages 3 and 2 mos) when they go to stay with their grandparents for a few days in large plastic storage bins or laundry baskets. My parents think the bins are great...no digging through a dark bag trying to find the diapers or wipes. Everything is easily accessible and easy to see--from clothing to toys to food.

The babies might be safer in car seats!!! ;P

Collapsible crates are great for this too, and I also keep a few plastic bags where I sort soiled clothes (colored, whites, towels, etc.). Clothes get sorted, that way I can take them straight to the washing machine when I get back home, and it's easier to repack as you either just throw bags into crates or into whatever bags you pack your stuff in.

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