Search Tips & Ideas

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.

what works for you?

Check out these additional tips from our customers.

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.

With more than 30 years of experience as the storage and organization experts, we've come up with some creative solutions for saving precious space and time.

We also love to hear from customers like you about how you stay organized.

Read up on our expert tips and then share your own!

Video Viewing Room

Eagle Creek Adventure Flatbed 2-Wheeled Luggage

what works for you?  customers' real-life tips

Organize Your Medications

I have to take a number of medications. I keep them all in original containers, but change out the tops -- which I have labeled with my label maker. To fill my pill organizer, I put the dog out of the room, shut the door and ATTEND. No TV, etc. I... read more
I have to take a number of medications. I keep them all in original containers, but change out the tops -- which I have labeled with my label maker. To fill my pill organizer, I put the dog out of the room, shut the door and ATTEND. No TV, etc. I check the name and dose as well as the appearance of the pill. Why? Generics may vary. I put aside meds to be reordered. Before taking the organized dose, I check to make sure I name all the pills so I don't accidentally take too many or too few. So many pills look alike! I also never take pills in the dark. Why am I so picky? As a medical professional, I've seen all sorts of medication errors. It's easier to avoid errors than it is to correct them.
SuzyCreamCheese from USA
Read all customer stories related to the tip Organize a Medicine Cabinet

Chair in laundry room for folding

Best thing I ever did. I put a rolling chair in the laundry room in front of my laundry table. I watch videos while I fold. I love it.
Joyfulllly from Midwest
Read all customer stories related to the tip Laundry Room Organization

Extreme Fishing Reel Storage

Organized rees
Organized rees
x

Organized rees

Organized rees
Do you have 18 - 27 fishing reels that you need to store? If so, this tip is for you. It costs about $40 compared to $60 or more. Use the large ornament trays 2/pk and the 25 gal Square Storage Box. The reels are sorted by type and I have labeled the... read more
Do you have 18 - 27 fishing reels that you need to store? If so, this tip is for you. It costs about $40 compared to $60 or more. Use the large ornament trays 2/pk and the 25 gal Square Storage Box. The reels are sorted by type and I have labeled the front of each tray for easy identification. With limited storage space in the garage I could not leave the rods and reels attached. This will keep the reels cleaner when not in use. Very happy with the end product.
OCDFisherman from Arizona
Referenced Products: Corrugated Ornament Storage Trays  | Square Storage Box
Read all customer stories related to the tip Storage Tips for Basement, Attic and Garage
Read More Tips

In-Store Events

Learn To Pack Like A Pro Saturdays and Sundays, through June 21st at 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.


h3. Off to college?

Message will NOT be displayed on Store Page. This event created for SOLE purpose for having Event Dates for Text Messaging July 15th weekend.



Off to college?

College bound students and their parents can enjoy Special Savings at our exclusive College Savings Weekends June 17-19, July 15-17 and August 19-21. Click for details




h3. Off to college?

Message will NOT be displayed on Store Page. This event created for SOLE purpose for having Event Dates for Text Messaging August 18th weekend.



Find Your Store