This summer holiday packing list will ensure you stay organized and on track for that upcoming trip. Download your summer vacation packing list now!
Free Printable Summer Holiday Packing List
“Be prepared” may officially be the scouts motto but unofficially it totally belongs to us moms, am I right? Seriously, if me and the family got lost in the woods with just my purse we could probably survive for 2 weeks! However, all this preparedness doesn’t come without a fair amount of stress (at least for this mom). In fact, trying to get organized, especially for BIG events like a family vacation, can be pretty stressful. That’s why I always use a summer holiday packing list when it comes to family trips.
Think of it this way, you wouldn’t just make a meal plan then go to the grocery store with those meals in mind, hoping you don’t forget anything, right? Of course not! You’d sit down, look at your meal plan, and make a grocery list. Making a grocery list helps you avoid frustration (forgetting something and having to go back to the store later) and potentially, save money. A summer vacation packing list does the same thing.
Creating a detailed packing list for summer vacation will ensure you (and of course your whole family) don’t forget any important items. Forgotten items can result in inconvenience such as having to find a store in an unfamiliar area, blowing your budget as buying items on the fly (ex. a cell phone charger) can be costly, and tears if you forget your little ones favorite stuffed animal, blanket, etc. So… be safe, not sorry and always use a summer vacation checklist when preparing for your trip.
To help get my family ready, I created this summer holiday packing checklist. What I really love about this particular summer holiday packing list I’ve put together is it goes beyond just packing your bags. For instance, on this summer vacation checklist you’ll find stuff to do before you leave like putting the house lights on a timer. The pre-departure reminders on the summer vacation packing list can be a real life saver! Imagine how stressed you be to reach your tropical escape only to remember the mail is still piling up.
Probably the best way to put this summer holiday packing list to use is to print out one for each member of the family and then do a little customization. For instance, you don’t ALL need to pack a tube of toothpaste and a hairdryer. Sharing items whenever possible is a great way to decrease the number of bags you’re taking which can save you some big bucks if you’re flying! Write a family member’s name at the top of each summer vacation packing list and then cross out sections or specific items that individual doesn’t need to worry about. You can also write additional items the person may need on the back of this printable packing list for summer vacation.
While this summer holiday packing list is great for most vacations, if you’re going to the beach or on a cruise, you might want a summer vacation packing list that is a little more specific to the destination. No worries, check out:
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Did you see something important missing from this summer holiday packing list? Share what’s missing or what’s on your summer vacation checklist in the comments! 🙂
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