So what did we pack?

Thinking about setting off on a long term trip, I thought it may be worth sharing what we decided to include in our packing while it was still fresh in my mind in case it was helpful to others!

Clothes per person

We packed for 14 days of hot weather and 14 days of cold weather.

  • 14 sets of underwear
  • 14 t-shirt’s / tops
  • 7 shorts / skirts
  • 14 long sleeved tops / blouses
  • 7 pairs of long trousers
  • 3 sweaters
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 set of ski gear (as we had them)
  • Three sets of pajamas
  • Two sets of swimwear
  • Sun hat
  • Belt
  • Sunglasses

Shoes per person

  • Flip flops
  • Sandals
  • Trainers
  • Walking boots
  • 2 shoe racks

Bedding

One full set for each bed:

  • Mattress protector
  • Fitted sheet
  • Quilt
  • Quilt cover
  • Pillow
  • Pillow protector
  • Pillow case
  • We have only packed in spare set of bedding for one bunk bed in case of accidents / sickness in the hope that we can wash and wear the same day
  • One large blanket for the double bed in case of extreme cold – we all can fit!

Kitchen

  • Large pan
  • Medium pan
  • Large frying pan
  • Small frying pan
  • Two lids
  • Large salad / mixing bowl
  • Colander
  • Whisk
  • Fish slice
  • Masher
  • Two wooden spoons
  • Serving spoon
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Scissors
  • 5 bowls
  • 5 small plates
  • 3 large plates
  • 2 pasta dishes
  • One draining board
  • Two plugs
  • Two chopping boards
  • One weighing scales
  • One measuring jug
  • One chopping knife
  • Gas lighter
  • Matches
  • Clips to seal bags
  • Measuring cups
  • Table cloth
  • Two tea towels
  • Two hand towels
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Juicer
  • 5 water bottles
  • Water filter jug
  • Two baking trays
  • Cutlery
  • Coffee plunger
  • Reusable coffee mugs
  • Bin bags
  • Cling film
  • Foil
  • Tupperware
  • Scouters
  • Washing up liquid
  • Oven mit
  • 2 plastic wine glasses
  • 2 plastic beer glasses
  • 2 plastic water glasses

Books

  • Two boxes of kids books (one on the van and one in the car
  • One box of teaching resources
  • One box of professional reading
  • One box of inspirational reading
  • 3 Notebooks and journals each
  • 2 kindles

IT

  • 2 iPhones
  • MacBook Air
  • Laptop
  • Charger leads
  • Mobile charger
  • Multi plug sockets
  • iPad
  • iPad Pro
  • External hard drive
  • External DVD player

Caravan stuff

  • Fresh water tank
  • Grey water tank
  • Electric lead
  • Electric European converter
  • Hose pipe
  • 4 Wheel blocks
  • Picnic table
  • 5 camping chairs
  • Camping high chair
  • 3 tarpaulins
  • 1 picnic rug
  • Caravan step
  • Set of small steps
  • Door mat
  • Spare fuses
  • Chemicals for toilet
  • Multi surface cleaner
  • Clorox wipes
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Mop

Outdoor education

  • 2 adult bikes
  • 2 kids bikes
  • Bike trailer
  • 5 helmets
  • Basket
  • 3 bike picks
  • Multi-tool
  • 3 high visibility vests
  • 3 scooters
  • Football
  • 3 torches
  • Head lamp
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellent

Home schooling

  • Reem of plain paper
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • 2 whiteboard and pens
  • Pencils
  • Coloring pencils
  • Felt tip pens
  • 2 handwriting books
  • 2 notebooks
  • Bead strings (home made)
  • Dice
  • Top trumps
  • Uno
  • Bananagrams
  • Playing cards
  • Happy families
  • Snap
  • UK National Curriculum English, Maths, Science
  • EYFS development matters
  • Nessy subscription
  • Mathletics subscription

Bathroom

  • 5 toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Hair serum
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair trimmer
  • Hair scissors
  • Hair bands and clips
  • First aid kit
  • Make up bag
  • Perfume
  • Two sponges
  • 5 towels
  • 2 hand towels
  • 2 flannels
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Toilet brush
  • Shower squidgee
  • Bath mat
  • Dental floss

Other

  • Roof rack
  • 2 Bike racks
  • Roof bag (soft)
  • DVD’s for adults and children (out of cases)
  • CDs (out of cases)
  • map of Europe
  • Passports
  • International driving licenses
  • Tool kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Fly swatters
  • Cool bag
  • 2 rucksacks
  • Rucksack baby carrier
  • Washing line
  • Pegs
  • Airer
  • Nappies
  • Swimming nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappy bag
  • Collapsible washing baskets
  • Soft toys
  • Toy cars
  • LEGO
  • Duplo
  • Playmobil

Food

  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pesto
  • Sweet corn
  • Cereal
  • Porridge oats
  • UHT milk
  • Rice cakes
  • Jam
  • Marmalade
  • Marmite
  • Meant butter
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Gravy
  • Tomato paste
  • Fruit juice boxes
  • Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Pancake mix
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh food according to menu plans 3 days at a time….

And probably a whole lot more!

I’ll add to the list as I think of things… needless to say, we are a pretty heavy load 🙂

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