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Top 10 Organized Travel Tips

Whether your summer travels take you to the sunny shores of Spain or to the breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon, there are a few things you should know before you go. Take advantage of these valuable tips to enjoy an organized and stress-free trip.

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Organize by Day

I bought several 2-gallon ziplocs to organize my kids outfits by day. Every morning of the trip, I just grab the one bag (which would contain 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, etc). Of course we have back-ups and outerwear to consider, but it makes my mornings so much easier!

JackeyB from Blythe, CA
packing shoes

Place your shoe bags in what will be the bottom of your wheeled suitcase/carryon as they are the heaviest item. This way, your suitcase will not tip over.

suncatcher from Texas
Don't do mail and newspaper holds

According to a friend of mine, who is policeman, the WORST thing you can do when going away is to put a hold on your mail and newspaper. You have no idea who will see that information or how trustworthy they are. Filling out a 'hold' card simply tells people exactly how long they have to clean you out. It is far safer to ask a friend or neighbor to retrieve these daily. Yes, that's a big favor, but if you do it for each other it evens out.

Cantate from Washington
Wine Protection

If you know you will be purchasing that fine bottle of wine in Europe, use a child's arm swim my so it will make it home. They are 2/$1 at the dollar store and take up no room to get there. Slip the swimmy on the bottle then blow it up. Viola!

Cajundego from Ohio
Don't leave home without...bubble wrap!

I try to leave some space in my luggage to bring back trip purchases. I fill the empty space with pieces of bubble wrap. This doesn't add weight but helps keep clothing in place in transit. If I buy breakables, I have good packing materials to bring them home. If not, I can discard the bubble wrap or offer it to fellow travelers. I carry a small roll of packing tape too - it can come in handy to wrap up purchases and can be hard to find while traveling!

GwenG from Washington, D.C.

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Shower caps = great shoe covers

Don't leave behind those plastic shower caps that hotels give you (or run to the Dollar Store and buy a bag)! Use them to cover your shoes when you pack. They'll be easy to recognize and protect your clothes at the same time.
MauiVic from Morgan Hill
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Organize by Day

I bought several 2-gallon ziplocs to organize my kids outfits by day. Every morning of the trip, I just grab the one bag (which would contain 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, etc). Of course we have back-ups and outerwear to consider,... read more
I bought several 2-gallon ziplocs to organize my kids outfits by day. Every morning of the trip, I just grab the one bag (which would contain 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, etc). Of course we have back-ups and outerwear to consider, but it makes my mornings so much easier!
JackeyB from Blythe, CA
Read all customer stories related to the tip Top 10 Organized Travel Tips

packing shoes

Place your shoe bags in what will be the bottom of your wheeled suitcase/carryon as they are the heaviest item. This way, your suitcase will not tip over.
suncatcher from Texas
Read all customer stories related to the tip Top 10 Organized Travel Tips
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