Everyone loves a summer road trip, right? Especially when it involves a beach. But as a mom, sometimes you need a vacation from packing for your vacation, am I right?
We recently took a road trip to our lakeside cottage. This is definitely my happy place, but now that I am a mom, the insane amount of packing I do the night before/morning of our trip has me exhausted before we even get there. I am running around like a crazy person (while my husband sits on the couch, wondering why we never leave on time) and I find I always forget something crucial (often my own bathing suit).
The first trip I took to the lake with Hannah was when she was six months old. True to form, I tore around the house packing, but somehow managed to forget to pack A SINGLE DIAPER. Did I mention the cottage is 30 minutes away from the nearest convenience store? You can imagine what ended up happening. It was not pretty!
Over the years, my packing skills have become a bit more organized and streamlined. My secret? An organized list to ensures I do not forget the essentials. Guess what’s on it? Diapers!!
Here is my go-to packing list for a beach trip. I hope this gives you some peace of mind and starts off your vacation a little more relaxed than mine used to be!
What special items are must haves on your vacation packing list? Any epic packing failures like me? Please comment below!