· By The Wakaii Team
How To Take Plushies On Vacation?
Traveling with plushies isn't just about packing an extra item; it's about carrying a piece of home with you.
A plushie can be a source of comfort in unfamiliar places, a conversation starter, or even a travel diary companion.
But how do you ensure your plushie's journey is as smooth as yours? Let's dive in.
1. Choosing the Right Plushie
Opt for a Secondary Favorite
While it's tempting to bring along your most cherished plushie, consider the risks.
Travel can be unpredictable. Luggage can get lost, items can get damaged, and plushies can accidentally be left behind.
Instead of risking your number one plushie, why not bring a secondary favorite?
It'll still provide comfort, and you'll have peace of mind knowing your top plushie is safe at home.
When space is limited, especially in carry-on bags, size becomes crucial.
A smaller plushie is easier to pack and manage.
If you're shopping for a new travel buddy, Wakaii offers a range of kawaii plushies perfect for on-the-go adventures.
2. Packing Techniques
A plushie-specific bag can be a game-changer.
Not only does it protect your plushie from dirt and spills, but it also makes it easier to access during the journey.
A drawstring bag or a small tote can be perfect for this purpose.
Vacuum Packing: A Double-Edged Sword
Vacuum packing can save space, but it can also change the shape and feel of your plushie.
If you choose this method:
- Ensure it's not packed too tightly.
- Give your plushie some time to 'breathe' and regain its shape upon arrival.
3. Keeping the Plushie Clean
Travel can be a messy affair.
From airport floors to sandy beaches, your plushie will encounter various environments.
Here's how to ensure it remains clean and fresh:
Use Crib Sheets for Added Hygiene
A simple crib sheet can act as a barrier between your plushie and potential dirt.
Wrap your plushie in the sheet when not in use, especially in places like hotel rooms or public transport.
Quick Cleaning Tips on the Go
- Spot Cleaning: Carry a small bottle of fabric cleaner or baby wipes for quick spot treatments.
- Air Out: Whenever possible, let your plushie breathe. A few hours in fresh air can help eliminate odors.
- Brush it Out: A small brush can help keep your plushie's fur smooth and free of debris.
4. What Not to Pack
Traveling light is always a good idea.
When it comes to plushies, here's what you might consider leaving behind:
Avoid Overpacking Plushies
While it's tempting to bring a plushie for every mood and outfit, it's not practical.
Choose one or two that will serve your needs best.
Items Better Bought at the Destination
If you're traveling with kids, consider purchasing some items at your destination.
Things like snacks, coloring books, or even a new plushie from Wakaii can be a fun way to introduce them to a new place.
5. Traveling Without the Plushie
Sometimes, it's best to leave the plushie behind.
Whether it's a short business trip or a rugged adventure, here's how to cope:
Techniques to Help Kids Cope
- Photo Companion: Take photos of the plushie in various poses before the trip. When your child misses it, you can show them pictures of what the plushie is "doing" at home.
- Temporary Replacements: Introduce a temporary travel plushie. It can be a fun way to make new memories.
Traveling with plushies, whether it's a short weekend getaway or an extended vacation, is about more than just packing an item; it's about carrying memories, comfort, and a piece of home wherever you go.
We'd love to hear about your own experiences and tips. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or share your plushie travel stories with our community!
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Thank you for being a part of the Wakaii family. Safe travels and cherish every moment with your plushie companion!