As you know, when Joanna and I travel, the number of carry-on items we pack just to ensure we are comfortable and avoid a meltdown is enough for TSA to assume we sold our homes and are planning to take up residence in Terminal B. (I mean, don't we basically live at the airport anyway?)





But here's what may surprise you: This level of neuroses has actually made us professionals at traveling with our kids. Not to brag or anything.

















Sure, Stella and Sutton may *look* sweet and innocent in this photo, but let me assure you that if it weren't for my bag of tricks, they'd probably turn into airport-induced anarchists and I'd be booking a one-way ticket to Hawaii.





rule #1:





Don't make the mistake of buying carry-on luggage that your kids can't manage by themselves. Stella is eight and old enough now to handle a duffle bag on her own, but as for Sutton? He's five and *definitely* still requires a backpack with wheels...for the sake of my own sanity.

















Because at some point, he *will* get tired of either wearing it or wheeling it and this gives us options. Except for the option of wheeling it on his Grandma Roberta's hardwood floors (of course).





For good measure, let your kids choose the design on their luggage so it feels more like a toy to them and less of a burden to you.









rule #2:





For the moms who don’t have the luxury of enlisting the help of their children, you will need a good travel stroller. It should be lightweight, compact, and easy to steer so you don't end up side-swiping the sign outside of a Cinnabon when weaving through the crowd.





TSA will tag the stroller like a carry-on bag and you can stow it in the front of the plane or in the overhead cabin until you land.









rule #3:





As far as I’m concerned, the issue of screen time means nothing at 10,000 feet in the air.

















Stella and Sutton have separate iPads and headphones for travel trips. I'm sure some people would consider that spoiling them (and then proceed to call me out for it), but I consider it spoiling myself. There's no fighting over what to watch and it allows my husband, John and I to divide the rations equally.









rule #4:





Speaking of dividing rations equally, it's about time to talk about snacks, a topic that Joanna and I take *very* seriously. We're all about taking our precious time perusing the snack aisle in a Hudson News, except when our kids are involved...AND THEY CAN'T STOP TOUCHING THINGS.





Buy snacks ahead of time to pack in your carry-on bag. This will help you avoid another line and ultimately spending $10.25 on a bag of fruit snacks. For the sake of fewer crumbs and being a family that doesn't pass food across the aisle, choose individual serving packs or snack dispensers that are practically impossible to spill, both on the floor and in your bag.









rule #5:





Neck pillows are a travel necessity for any age. The only problem is that kids (especially mine) have the tendency to drop theirs on the germ-infested floor when they aren't wearing it, *technically* making it a bio-hazard. BUT this can all be avoided with a neck pillow that can clip or snap securely onto their bag.

















*Also, keep ratios in mind when it comes to neck pillows for kids. Too big, and it can cause some unfortunate (but sometimes hilarious) blind spots. Sutton turned a sharp left into a wall once. Don't worry, he laughed too!









rule #6:





As far as I'm concerned, it's better to assume the worst than to assume the best. Think back to all of the times when you wished you had a certain item but it was nowhere in sight. For instance, wipes and an extra pair of underwear and pants for your potty-trained kid who momentarily forgot they were potty-trained. Store these items in designated pouches and label them so you don't waste precious time when it counts.









rule #7:





And last but not least, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, stop apologizing to your fellow passengers for traveling with your children if your children have done anything to apologize for. In the meantime, free yourself of guilt, queue up the Paw Patrol, and order a glass of champagne.





xo, clea


THE Wooden Hanger Packs

You’ll love our new Wooden Hangers because…

They are the slimmest and sturdiest wooden hangers you’ll ever find (we made sure of it!)They come in two shades (natural or black) in 12 or 30 packs! Matching sets are the simplest way to elevate your closet!They are slip-proof for pants, shirts, dresses, etc!Each hanger can hold up to 90 pounds (aka perfect for storing winter coats, duvets, anything bulky!)They are waterproof and won’t warp (aka you can hang your hand wash items on them to dry!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12

THE Canister Packs

You’ll love our new Canisters because…

They are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe!You’ll be able to clearly see when you are running low on your favorite snacks!We added an airtight snap lid for added freshness. The snap sound is what ASMR dreams are made of!You can buy them in packs!They stack! They save space! They make life so much easier!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 3 Piece Canister Edit
The Home Edit 3 Piece Canister Edit
The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4

THE Label Packs

You’ll love our new Label Packs because…

They are adhesive,water-resistant, and fully removable!Each label features our signature script in crisp white ink!You’ll have a clear guideline of the most common categories in the pantry and general home!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24

THE XL Bin

You’ll love our new XL Bins because…

They are the same size as two of ourlarge bins! Double the storage, double the fun!They are stackable!Chances are, if you name it, the XL bin can contain it! Sweaters in a closet, stuffed animals in a playroom, just to name a few.

Suggested Products
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2

THE Large Drawer

You’ll love our Drawers because…

They offer a drawer solution anywhere you wish you had a drawer!They blend the functionality of stackable storage with the full visibility of a clear bin!You can buy them as a pack of 2!If you decide you no longer need the drawer component, remove the frame and now it’s an open bin!Yes, they stack!

Suggested Products
THE Large Drawer
THE Large Drawer
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2

THE Kitchen Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Kitchen Drawer Inserts because…

They are the longer, slimmer version of theinserts (or baby bins)you already know and love!Perfect for silverware, cooking tools, and even colored pencils in a craft drawer!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System
The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System

THE Desktop Edit

You’ll love our new Desktop Edit because…

You can mix and match the different pieces to fit your needs! Includes a base tray, pen holder, 1 small bin, and 1 small bin with a dividerIt’s perfect for storing items you access on a daily basis, whether it’s for supplies on your desk or makeup on your vanity!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit
The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit

THE Office Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Office Drawer Edit because…

It includes large, medium, and small inserts WITH REMOVABLE DIVIDERS!!You’ll be able to subcategorize your subcategories if needed!The inserts fit perfectly inside our Walmart bins and drawers! So many options!

Suggested Products
Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack
Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack

THE Beauty Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Beauty Drawer Edit because…

It includes 8 Insert Bins: Large (x 2), Medium (2x), Medium with Removable Dividers (2x), and Small (2x)You’ll be able to separate your smaller categories with the dividers (aka never mistake eyeliner for an eyebrow pencil again!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit
The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit

THE Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit

You’ll love our new Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit because…

You’ll no longer have to deal with tangled cords, misplaced combs, etc!It includes a heat-resistant tray, making it possible to store your hot tools as soon as you’re finished using them!It‘s stackable and modular! (We recommend stacking anarrowand alarge binon top where you could store other hair products and accessories!)

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert

THE Hairband Holder

You’ll love our new Hairband Holder because…

You can place it on your vanity to display your favorite headbands!It also fits perfectly insideThe Home Edit Large Bin!It’s so easy to assemble/disassemble!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Headband Organizer
The Home Edit Headband Organizer

THE Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

You’ll love our Narrow Bin with Slider Tray because…

You can use the top tray to store the smaller items you need at a moment’s notice without losing access to the contents below!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

THE Hair Accessories

You’ll love our new collection of hair accessories because…

Why wouldn’t you?!Each piece is gentle and slip-proof for all-day wear, and inspired by our love of bright colors and fun patterns!

Suggested Products
The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband with Stone Detail in Yellow Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband with Stone Detail in Yellow Satin
The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
THE Scrunchies
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
THE Hair Clips
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple

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