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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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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