- Packing for a lot of people can be difficult, so you will need to plan what you need to pack before you start emptying your closet. For instance, if you are off on a trip that will last a week, take seven changes of clothes, may an additional two changes just in case something comes up, and the appropriate amount of underwear or over wear.
Then, ask your children to pull out the clothes that they want to have that fit exactly these qualifications, no more and no less. This way, they can help you and control the style of clothes that they want to bring, and you don't have to take more clothes with you simply because one of your children insists.
- Try to get a buddy system in place. If you have more than one child, you may need to ask the older children to guard the younger ones. If you have two small children, you and your husband or wife may need to take one of each. All you need to do is find a way to guard every single child so that you lose no one. The problem with panic is that you can't see everyone at once, so you need to break jobs down.
- Still insisting on bringing the kids along? Ask your travel agency, hotel, or tour group for a children's discount, family discount, or a group discount. You may be able to get some amounts off your final price if you are able to bring in the tots or have a big group.