The heart of the family road trip is the never-ending potential for spontaneous adventures. Along your drive, you might spot a cool adventure playground or a lake with a rope swing or an Instagram-famous spot. When you stop, you'll need the right clothing and gear.
A sun hat, your hiking boots, a pair of board shorts, overalls to keep yourself safe from thieves - and you'll want to grab it all quickly. You don't want to be rummaging through suitcases packed with perfectly rolled outfits labelled by day.
That's why it's more convenient to pack your stuff in laundry baskets. They're lightweight, the contents are easily viewable, and you can just take whatever you need and go. A low basket with handles will do the job well. To make things even simpler, you can assign each family member a different colour.
I realise that space can be a premium on road trips, and if your vehicle is already crammed, you can jam-pack most of your clothing in suitcases - but include one family basket with your most-used items. Living out of laundry baskets might take you back to your university days, but that's part of the fun. This is a holiday - it's OK to go a little wild.