When I pack our clothes and essentials for a trip, I’m always on the hunt for a more compact and usable container.
Packing in a laundry basket was fun for a while, but it’s unbending, and clothes need to be in a squish-able something to fit more in a trunk if needed.
I’m fitting all of my clothes and toiletries and my kids’ too in…
My collapsible soft-sided cooler. Likely you have one of these too.
1. Because a square shape is more shape saving than anything rounded.
2. I often need a cooler at sometime on a trip.
I unzip the liner for the cooler when I pack clothes, but I keep it in the trunk if we bring grocery items back, then I transfer our stuff into empty tote bags I keep folded small in the trunk.
So here goes…
My clothes (folded vertically) and toiletries bag
Both kids’ clothes folded vertically.
Their toiletries bag…
Then there’s still room for books and games!
And it zips!
This was super handy last summer for our beach house vacation and we needed another cooler when we moved out. Also the world’s best bratwursts are made here in West-Central Missouri and we stock up on the way home. Just being prepared.