The past few weeks have been Ziploc heavy for me. I went on a road trip and then camping – seriously, back to back. Not sure what I was thinking when it came to planning, but I can say that Ziploc bags helped me organize my packing process of both trips.
I should also preface this blog by saying in Toronto the waste disposal service has started to accept plastic bags into recycling – including Ziploc bags. I am still conscious of my plastic consumption, but happy to know when I use them, they are recycled.
Along the road trip we stayed in a hotel one night. Instead of having to take our entire luggage from the car I used one bag as the “hotel bag” this had all the clothing and toiletries we needed for the night. I didn’t just throw clothing into the bag; I created outfits and packed them into individual bags. I then labeled the bags with the person’s name and type of outfit: pajamas, swimsuit, and next day outfit.
This saved from a jumble of clothing ending up in a pile and me having to sort through them to make sure everyone found the underwear, socks, shirts etc. etc. they needed.
Taking this same principal to camping, I packed all of our clothing in Ziploc bags. This kept them organized, as I mentioned above and dry – a key to camping.
I was also able to reuse the bags for the two trips!
This packing hack would work with any trip. It keeps clothing organized, ready to take out and wear.