Packing tips GALORE! How we pack for vacation (with kids!)

PACKING TIPS GALORE! How to pack for vacation, especially how to pack for kids! Great tips from

In case you didn't see the hints on Instagram…we are headed to MEXICO! This is our first “big” trip as a family in a really really long time. In fact, this will be Mory's first time ever on a plane, which is so exciting! As I'm rushing around packing and getting everything ready to go, I thought I'd answer all your questions regarding how we pack for vacation, how we pack our kids, and of course, all our best packing tips and hacks. I'm going to cut to the chase and let the video do the talking, so without further adieu…

Here's a detailed video showing how we pack for vacation!

Watch the video online HERE, or watch below:

So there you go! That's how we do it!



  • The “ScootCase” as Hutch calls it. Note: they are REALLY hard to find (unless you live in the UK). THIS ONE is the only one I could find on Amazon.
  • Our snack and lunch system
  • Packing cubes – we love these inexpensive ones. They have loads of colors to choose from, and they have held up great for us.
  • Mory June portable “Moses Bag” – launching spring 2019! Follow on Instagram HERE to get notice of pre-orders, they WILL sell out fast!

Mory June "Moses Bag" launching spring 2019!


Now…wish us luck on the plane with all those kids!



  1. AvatarClaire says

    What do you mean by reusable snack bags? We are headed on a trip next month and I’m traveling solo on 2 planes with my 3 kids ??? so nervous lol

  2. AvatarDebbie Meader-Hall says

    Great ideas. Thank you, too bad I did not ha e some ideas when my kids were little (33 & 30 now). Gives me ome great ideas I can use for lunches.

  3. AvatarJamie says

    Great video! A lot of useful tips that I will be using for an upcoming International trip for our family! Have a great time!

  4. AvatarWendy says

    My tip: I always take a collapsible cooler ziplocks so we can easily transport drinks and cold beverages to the beach, amusement parks, etc.

  5. AvatarTiffany A says

    Any advise for pack n plays/cribs and traveling with car seats? ? I’m taking my 1 year old and 3 year old to LA by myself and I can’t decide what would be easiest with car seats.

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Car seats are a pain, but luckily you can check them for free so you can keep your hands free for the littles. Good luck with your travels.

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