5 Things We Forget When Packing for Vacation or a Trip

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Summer 2015 has been a summer on the road for my familia. We started our summer with a drive from Texas to California and back. It was our first vacation road trip as a family with nothing else planned but family time – finally, a real vacation. And most recently, we took our first beach camping trip two hours away. We aren’t done yet!

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For each trip I, as mom, am in charge of the packing. My packing routine is to start making a list of things we use daily on the day before we leave. I either place items on the bathroom counter or directly in the suitcase after we use them. For example, once the boys are done with the bath, I place their 2-n-1 soap on the counter as a reminder to pack it.

When traveling with kids by either car or plane, parents are pretty good about packing items to keep the kids entertained. We use tablets, reading books, coloring books and favorite superhero figurines. Packing snacks is almost second nature when you have kids, too. If we can make the kids as comfortable as possible, it will make traveling for parents much less stressful.

five most common items that are forgotten when packing for a trip.

However, no matter how much I check off my list for my family’s packing needs, it’s inevitable that I forget to pack something. So, instead of seeking a list of things to be sure to pack, I searched the web for things we forget when packing. Below are the five most common items that are forgotten when packing for a trip.

Don’t forget to pack … 

1. Umbrella

2. Gadget chargers

3. Underwear

4. Toothpaste

5. First-Aid Items

Making sure that I pack a pain-reliever in my first-aid kit is essential. When I have forgotten to pack a pain-reliever and ended up needing one, I had not choice but to over pay for two small OTC pills to help relieve any pain. I was happy to find an alternative.

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Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

19 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    For some reason every time I travel, I always forget to pack my toothbrush.

  2. HS says:

    It seems like I always forget to pack hair brush and ended getting a new one from each trip.

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Oh no! I can relate. I have a brush that I leave in my travel bag because I tend to forget that too.

  3. Aimee Fauci says:

    I am so on top of it, I can honestly say I rarely forget anything while traveling. I bring too much stuff!

  4. Nicole says:

    I have forgotten to pack toothbrush and one time I forgot to pack socks when I was going snowboarding. #FAIL
    Thx for the tips girl!

  5. Chrissy B says:

    I forget to pack extra undies for the kids

  6. Christy says:

    I always seem to forget my toothbrush! I think it’s because everything else is packed up and that’s always the last thing you pack because you still need it in the morning!

  7. Elle says:

    It’s weird but I forget to pack socks a lot.

  8. Yes!!! Love your post and thanks for sharing! But, yes! We forgot an umbrella on our recent trip and it was raining a lot while we were there. And, surprisingly, they don’t really sell umbrellas anywhere. These are great tips! Thanks again!

  9. Linda says:

    I am usually pretty thorough but sometimes I find that I forget things like an umbrella and of course that’s when it rains.

  10. Great post jeje, I always forget something :s

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