A quick tip to boost summer organisationNov 17, 2021
Summer isn't my favourite season (Autumn has my heart), it's a very close second. But one thing I know for sure is that I want to be out there enjoying it, not racing around my home, in a flap, looking for stuff just to get out the door.... Enter: the "Go Bag"
A go bag is a kit that stays packed at all times with the essentials for a successful mission out of the home. Your gym bag, nappy bag and if you're USUALLY a frequent traveller, overnight bag are all great examples that we'll all be familiar with.
At the beginning of every summer, I pull out the beach bag and fill it up with all the things we will need for a fun and safe day in the sun. Here’s what’s in mine:
🧢 Hats for everyone
🧴 Sunscreen (check the expiry date)
👝 A wet bag for soggy togs
🩲 Undies for everyone
🧣Sarong (AKA my eye wiper, nose dryer, emergency dress, sun shade)
🔸 Beach blanket
The key to the success of a go bag is that the bag is always packed; so you’ll need to be disciplined to not harvest it for goodies - if your memory is anything like mine, you’ll forget to return them! My go bag lives in a cupboard; my routine is to grab the bag when we are leaving, add the “on the day” stuff like snacks, water and towels then head out the door. When we get home, I empty the wet bag, restock whatever needs it, then put the go bag back in the cupboard. Tucking it away between beach trips keeps it out of reach of would-be pillagers (mainly myself!).
With those essentials permanently locked and loaded, I know I can get out the door with a bit less stress. I mean … I still have to pack the on the day stuff, but having my go bag stocked means that there is less chance I’ll forget something really important 🤞🏾
Side note: you can build a go bag for so many situations. Gym, nappy, and overnight bags are all examples that can be stocked with a few essentials, so you can be out the door in a flash when you need to⚡️
If you like simple, family-friendly tips like this one, sign up to my mailing list!
Stay connected with news and updates!
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared.
We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.