Packing Hacks for your next trip (with or without the kids)!

Packing for a trip can not only be a challenge, but it can also make or break your trip. You want to be prepared for anything, but you also don’t want to lug around your entire wardrobe or bathroom vanity. It’s even tougher when you have to pack not only for yourself, but for the whole family too. The stress is real, so you have to be strategic.

Take the hassle out of packing for you and your family with Trash’s full line of travel bags.

 Top 5 Packing Hacks:

  1. Make a separate list of necessities for each family member
  2. Fold the Marie Kondo way
  3. Use packing cubes for packing the Weekender
  4. Give each traveler a unique color Travel Bag for their toiletries/tech
  5. Get rid of the travel germs and grime, wash your bags when you get home

Packing for a Girls Trip

When packing for your next Girls Trip, optimizing your available space is essential. You need options! The Weekender is large enough and strong enough to hold a lot, including the back-up to the back-up outfit. It’s soft sides and durable straps means you can pack different ensembles to go from the pool to dinner and into the night. It includes two front pockets for quick access (perfect for keys, phones or lipgloss) and an interior zip pocket for those special items (jewelry, passport, Wallet) you want to keep safe.

Packing cubes are a fantastic option when you need to pack a lot into one bag. Fold up your tops, dresses, jeans, undies, swimsuits and just zip it up. Use a separate cube for shoes, you’ll be amazed at how much you can fit in one cube. They also fit beautifully in the Weekender, and will keep you extra organized.

Being able to hold it all is great, but so is looking good as you strut through the airport. The Weekender comes in 6 vibrant colors, one to go with each of your outfits.

Don’t forget the glam! The Trash Travel Bag is the quintessential toiletry and cosmetic bag, ready to hold all you need for a night out. Bring along your go-to face wash, moisturizer, makeup, shampoo, hairspray…all without the worry of forgetting your essentials. The Travel Bag comes in 5 fun colors, and includes an interior pocket to keep hair accessories and jewelry separate and organized. And if you have an accidental spill or leak, don’t stress! Just throw your Travel Bags in the wash when you get home! 

Packing for a family vacation

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Moms and Dads know all too well that kids need to bring along all their creature comforts from home when the family hits the road. The headache of leaving a favorite stuffy or blankie behind can derail plans and bring the relaxation to a screeching halt. And if your teen forgets their phone chargers…you may as well go home!

The Weekender is an excellent option for parents in need of a durable, lightweight and machine washable bag that’s big enough to hold everything kids need for a happy and enjoyable trip. Toys and bedding easily fit inside and the sturdy outer zipper will ensure they stay put in the car or overhead bin. The interior zip pocket is perfect for protecting their little treasures and keep them safe.

Need a ‘Busy Bag’ for the airplane or car? The Small Travel Bag is a great option for little hands, with an easy zipper so they can access snacks, markers, Legos or stickers. For older kids, the Travel Bag will keep all their tech (cables, airpods, backup power) organized and secure so even the teens will be happy campers. Assign each kid and family member their own color bag so they are easily identifiable for the duration of the trip.

For the babies in the family, the Travel Bags are excellent for storing diapers and wipes. Just grab and go when it’s time for an on-the-go diaper change.

And when you get your family home from the trip, you can throw your Trash bags in the wash so they’re clean and ready for your next family adventure.

Packing for a Road Trip

Road trips are more popular than ever. They are a great way to safely see and experience different parts the country, deciding for yourself when and where to stop along the way. Plus you can just hop in your car at a moment’s notice and hit the road.

It also means you can pack whatever you want, as long as it fits in your car. For those last minute getaways, the Weekender is your packing bestie. It’s roomy and generous main compartment has plenty of space for whatever adventures may pop up along on the road. You can pile them into the trunk and stuff them into every nook and cranny.

One of the best parts of a road trip is being able to bring your full-sized toiletries with you, since you aren’t subject to TSA’s restrictions. Keep them organized with the Travel Bag. Shampoo, conditioner, face wash…bring it all! (You can watch everything I was able to fit here

The Totes are a road trip essential. For quick stops at the market, storing car snacks or to haul your beach stuff from the car to the sand, you can easily fold and store the Totes when you’re not using them. The large outer pocket is a great place to store magazines, iPads, keys and phones, so you can quickly grab them when you are on the go. They are over-sized, lightweight and of course machine washable!

Travel is one of the most fulfilling parts of life, make packing easy for yourself so you can get out there and enjoy!