I’m always looking for ways to be better organized and prepared for my travels. Improving my travel experience is an ongoing thing and being organized and prepared makes the getting there and back and the overall process less stressful. I thought I’d share some travel tips and tricks that I use and learned during my travels, albeit some through trial and error.
- Nothing is more frustrating than opening your luggage or toiletry bag and finding a cream or gel has leaked or worst yet exploded. Remedy; plastic wrap. Plastic wrap saves on spills. I take a small piece and cover the opening of toiletry bottles and then secure the cap on. This stops the bottle from leaking. You can also put leak prone containers in a plastic zip lock back.
- Bringing the many streets, paths or who knows what with you in your luggage is a nasty affair. To keep that dirt from the bottom of my shoes away from my clean clothes and other personal, I have shoe bags that I travel with. If you don’t have shoe bags, you can use disposable plastic shower caps. Most hotels provide them and housekeeping will usually give you a new one each day. Hopefully, you’ve been doing this but if not start NOW! Just think of everywhere you’re feet have been!
- To minimize the things I take with me and not be a target, I usually wear my jewelry and limit it to the costume variety. However, if you must take a collection of jewelry, use old containers like eyeglass cases, pill bottles or container for jewelry rather than a jewelry case. It’s less obvious and will be less likely stolen.
- To save space for my over the counter medications, I use one bottle and put all of the pills in there. Just make sure you can identify them by color or brand, otherwise, keep them in their own container. Don’t take the blue pill, it’ll put you to sleep!
- I carry a laundry bag with me for my dirty clothes to keep them separate from my clean clothes. If you don’t have a laundry bag, you can use one of those extra large plastic storage bags or the hotels’ laundry bag. This tip has double duty, unpacking is a breeze with all of your dirty clothes in one place.
- You can also use those large storage bags to pack all of your clothes in. One for clean and one extra for your dirty clothes as you use them. They make packing neat, organized and simple and will keep your clothes dry in case of wet weather.
I hope you find my travel tips and tricks helpful and if you have some that you’d like to share with me, email me below.