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We drive to Seattle at least once a year. Sometimes my son has appointments at Children’s Hospital, sometimes we’re just visiting…well, we always have people to visit.  My husband & I were raised south of Seattle & we have many friends & family here that make the trip special, regardless of the “why”.

When I posted about being out of town, this is what I was speaking of. 

I noticed that now that I’m making all of my own cleaning products, my “to do” list, as well as my packing list, were much different this time. Let me show you what I mean…

  • pack kids clothes (at least enough for 1 week)
  • bathroom stuff
  • laundry soap
  • dryer balls
  • my clothes (don’t forget party dress)
  • baking soda in shaker (for hair)
  • vinegar/water bottle (for hair)
  • homemade detangler (for hair)

…the packing list continued on a bit. Then there was the to-do list…

  • batch of dishwasher detergent (for hubby)
  • batch of surface cleaner (for hubby)
  • get snacks for the car
  • make natural fruit snacks for kids

I didn’t want to leave my husband low on something & force him to have to go to the store & buy something (or bring chemicals into the home that I’ve worked so hard at reducing!). I also know that because my youngest is still in cloth diapers, we’d be doing a lot of laundry the couple of weeks we’re staying with family, so we should bring our own.

Packing & Planning are more interesting when you make your own stuff, for sure (I literally almost packed surface cleaner & fabric fresher & bleach alternative too!). Heh. 

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