trash-bagThe best packing tip I learned from my mother is to pack a full size garbage bag or a laundry bag in your suitcase when you are traveling.  As you go through each day, throw all your dirty clothes into the garbage bag or laundry bag.

  If you move hotels, just pack the entire bag in your suitcase or carry it separately.  When you get to a place where you can do laundry, reuse the garbage bag after you have emptied it.  This helps eliminate the clothing mix up (mom…is this clean or dirty?), which always happens with my kids.  It also makes laundry easier when we get home.  I just take that bag out of the suitcase and dump the contents straight into the washing machine!