3 packing checklists to help you pack for the kids in seconds

3 packing checklists to help you pack for the kids in seconds

Hello, moms! How is life going under the sun? If family vacation is on your summer roadmap this year, I’m sure you already gave a thought or two to the clothes and personal items you’re going to pack for the kids. But did you consider using a packing checklist? Let’s dive into this, ladies:

A couple of months ago, as my husband and I were planning summer, I knew this year would take the packing challenge to a whole new level. And yes, we’ve been an expat family for almost 3 years now… But each time I have to pack for us 6 for the whole summer away from home – wherever home would be- I feel it still stretches my organizing skills…

I’ve tried several version of a personalized Excel worksheet since I’m a mom. For years, I scrupulously took the time to list and update all the 150ish items my family usually for the vacation. And yes, it was kind of useful and helped me to prepare a lot of things ahead of time… But the whole process of packing still cost me what felt like an eternity!!

So this year I decided to simplify the packing and to empower the kids, now 11, 9 and 6 to pack themselves. Ok, except maybe baby D who is 2 ☺️

As my goal is to help us moms enjoy a fantastic summer this year, I thought you and I could benefit from a couple of cheat-sheets to simplify the packing!

Cheat-sheet #1

First of all, my favorite of all 3: a “done for you” & “ready to use” packing checklist to be checked-off by the kids. It contains everything from clothes to personal items that one child usually needs on a typical summer one-week vacation.

Cheat-sheet #2

In addition, I created a similar packing checklist that you can personalize:

  • by filling in your own quantities of clothes,
  • by adding to the list the items that fit your family’s unique needs.

Cheat-sheet #3

Finally, a packing checklist for moms!

That’s all folks! I hope you’ll found some value in these cheat-sheets to simplify your summer this year!

Happy Organizing,


This is the third post in a series of 4, where I share strategies and printable tools for moms to enjoy an amazing summer this year. To keep everything nice and tidy, here’s the link to the other posts in the series:


It will help me a lot for this summer! Do you also have tips so that the interior of the suitcase is not messy?

Hi Ombline, so glad to help! To help you keep things tidy in a suitcase, a great option is to use packing cubes or luggage organisers such as the ones such as these ones.! I personnaly use them: one color for each person in the family : ) Happy Organizing! Elise.

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