The night before you head off on vacation is hectic enough without adding extra stress! After all, the kids will be excited, and you will have that last bit of packing to complete. You’ll also want to double-check that you have everything you need and get everyone in bed nice and early. Especially if you have a crack of dawn in the morning. To that end, it’s vital that you stagger your vacation preparation tasks. In fact, for many of the things you need to do, the sooner you start, the better. Read on to find out more.

Planning what you will do when you get to your destination

Sure, some families like to fly by the seat of their pants and leave their entire vacation itinerary open. However, unless you are all super laid back, planning well before you depart is usually the best option.

In fact, by starting to consider the activities you will spend your time doing as a family early on, you give yourself enough time to do proper research. This will ensure you pick the right places to see and pursuits to try and that everyone in the family’s preference gets heard.

Getting yourself vacation ready

Being a mom is a busy job, and this only amplifies in the few days before going on vacation. Unfortunately, that means a lot of our personal preparation for hitting the beach can take a back seat.

The good news is that this needn’t be the case. In fact, you can do plenty to be beach ready well before your vacation departure date. For example, if you opt for gel polish on your finger and toenails, it will last up to three weeks, meaning you get a mani-pedi well before that hectic final run-up.

Additionally, choosing permanent laser treatment is a smart approach too. In fact, as fall is best to start laser hair removal, you will be all done and dusted by spring the next year. Something that means when summer and vacation time comes, you won’t have to worry about hair removal at all.

Shopping for vacation clothes for the kids

While it may be tempting to wait until the summer sales roll around to stock up on vacation clothes for kids, leaving things until the last minute can be stressful. Instead, why not consider stocking up on generic summer clothing like shorts, T-shirts, hats, and sunglasses in the sales the year before? Then you can put them away until they are needed. Although buying a larger size than the one you child wears now is advised.

Additionally, you can often find high-quality preloved children’s clothing either online or in thrifts stores. It is usually in excellent condition as well. In fact, going with this option can work really well because it allows you to be a bit more relaxed with the kids. For example, it won’t be the end of the world if they get ice cream down the t-shirt you bought them because it only cost a few dollars!