Our family travels on mini-road trips a LOT. With my husband’s family being just 5 hours away and my sister living about 12 hours away you can imagine that we disappear on weekends pretty frequently throughout the year to visit our families! Not to mention summer travels when my husband is off of work! Since I am the one who packs everything for our family on our trips I ALWAYS ALWAYS put my kids stuff in a separate bag than ours – it’s so much easier to keep track of things. All we have is our big old suitcases we’ve had for years, and you should see how my kids trip and fall over themselves just trying to help mommy & daddy roll the big suitcases around. I am SO excited that for Christmas this year my youngest son will be getting a Melissa & Doug Trunki (the Sunny Orange one!) so that not only will I have an easy way to pack their stuff into a separate luggage but now my son can actually help me with the luggage too!
These Trunki’s come with a “leash” so the kids can have the choice to pull it around OR to SIT on it and ride it! I LOVE the fun bright colors that the Trunki’s come in – they even have new tie-dye ones for your extra artsy kids!
I will be posting a separate review of what we think about OUR Trunki once we’ve received it and have the chance to use it, but it looks like plenty of room inside for the kids to store their stuff. I think the bigger issue will be keeping the kids from trying to bring ALL of their stuff! They always want to pack EVERYTHING! Their pillows, every stuffed animal they own, all their books, all their toys – I always have to be the mean momma and limit them to 1 blanket, 1 book and 1 toy! Plus I read that these slip underneath a seat or in the overhead storage on a plane so that would be awesome too for flights!
Melissa & Doug has offered one of my readers the chance to win their OWN Trunki! How exciting! It’s not only great for traveling but also storing dress up clothes in at home! To enter the giveaway just fill out the Rafflecopter form below! And don’t forget that Melissa & Doug has Terrific Twenty Giveaways on their Facebook page!
Disclosure: I will receive a Trunki as well. No other compensation will be received. All opinions are my own. Giveaway is open to US only and will end at 12:01 am est on November 18, 2012. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.