Recently, I’ve started using what I call the burrito technique to pack for trips. It allows us to see all our outfits for the week easily and know what we have and haven’t worn. If it’s still in a burrito, then it’s clean. Here’s what I do:
STEP 1: Lay out the shirt
STEP 2: Lay the shorts on top
Add underwear and socks if you like.
I keep socks and undies in mesh lingerie bags instead. If it’s in the mesh bag, then it’s clean if it’s not, then dirty, which is nice to know.
(FYI: For pants, I do the opposite. First pants, then shirt. Roll shirt inside pants.)
STEP 3: Fold the sides in.
STEP 4: Roll your burrito.
This has been so helpful for the boys to keep track of their stuff on vacation and especially for Jake going to sleepover summer camp.
My daughter has her own way of doing things and wants no part of the burritos, but then again, she doesn’t need it. She is well aware of which outfit is which. The boys not so much.
I’ve even started to do my own packing like this, but I don’t do it by outfit. I roll each shirt into a burrito. It helps me to visually see what I’ve got easily instead of rummaging through a pile of clothes. It works so well, I think I’m going to use this method in my drawers too.
What’s your favorite packing tip?