I’m a mum and I invented the best 7p hack for getting kids ready for early morning flights quickly

A mum has invented an ingenious trick to quickly prepare children for early morning flights – and it only costs 7p.

Known as “Muddle Through Mummy” on TikTok, the woman shared the clever trick just in time for the holiday season.

The smart mom revealed the cheap trick to quickly prepare kids for early morning flights


The smart mom revealed the cheap trick to quickly prepare kids for early morning flightsCredit: TikTok/muddlethroughmummy
She uses zippered sandwich bags as clothes carriers


She uses zippered sandwich bags as clothes carriersCredit: TikTok/muddlethroughmummy
You can even reuse the bags for lunch and toiletries while on vacation


You can even reuse the bags for lunch and toiletries while on vacationCredit: TikTok/muddlethroughmummy

She begins the minute-long post by packing a suitcase and cheerfully telling her followers, “Good morning from the Netherlands.”

Then the mom holds up a stuffed sandwich bag and says, “I’m getting the boys ready and I just thought I’d show you guys this little thing I do because it makes getting ready in the morning so much easier.”

She holds the small plastic bag closer to the camera so viewers can see folded clothes with a name written on the front.

“So you see, I have these little sandwich bags,” she says.

“And that’s a full set of shorts, t-shirt, pants and socks.”

But this neat trick not only helps your kids get up and running quickly, it also has another insidious benefit.

“As long as the boys don’t tear them up, these bags can be reused on vacation for our lunches or toiletries we take to the pool so they don’t go to waste.”

The mom explains at the end of her helpful video that this “is definitely a good hack when traveling with kids.”

And not only is it versatile, but the entire hack can cost as little as pennies.

According to the Tesco website, a pack of 25 ziplock grocery bags costs just £1.85, so just 7p per bag.

After the post quickly garnered over 6,000 likes, several parents took to the mom’s comments section to give their thoughts on her nice tip.

One wrote: “Love this I bought one of these big bags and sandwich bags for this!! Save a lot of small suitcases when driving a car!!”

Another said: “I just made this for my 10 year old in a dorm!”

A third added: “That’s a brilliant idea!”

Another chimed in: “I think I need to do this for myself.”

This comes after a smart mom shared her top tips for traveling with her toddler on a long-haul flight.

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Another mum revealed the cheap travel trick she uses to keep her kids entertained on long-haul flights.

And one smart mom-of-three shared how you organize your kids’ clothes when you’re packing – and this trick will also give you a lot more space.

The hack can cost as little as 7p


The hack can cost as little as 7pPhoto credit: Tesco

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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