Family summer vacations don’t come with a low price tag, especially once unnecessary baggage expenses pile up. Traveling light could save you some money, but is it even possible with family summer trips? There are tips and tricks you can use to minimize your luggage, and these five are a good place to start.
Every airline offers some baggage you can take free of charge, whether it’s a carry-on or an under-seat bag. Make sure to use this free perk to the max, and have each member of your family take as much free baggage as possible.
One Big Suitcase
If you’re planning to pay extra for checked baggage, consider only taking one big suitcase that has enough room for your entire family to pack.
Minimize Clothing and Shoes
Shoes tend to take up a lot of space, so stick to packing only one or two extra pair for each family member. Also, consider limiting clothing by only packing multi-purpose items that you can easily mix and match.
Another great way to minimize clothing is planning to do laundry during your trip, especially since kids have a habit of getting their clothes dirty in a blink of an eye.
Toys & More
No matter how much your kids are nagging you to pack every toy they have, encourage them to only select a few favorites that you can fit in your suitcase.