I know Spring Break doesn’t come until mid-April BUT travel items are on sale in March at Thirty One. I tend to be the proverbial last minute packer, I always change my mind a zillion times before we finally leave for a trip. Between changes in the weather, my moods and what our plans will be while we are away – I pile all of the “maybes” together and then sort through them the day before.
I love to travel. When Belinda was younger, I used to spend weeks getting things together – snacks, clothes, accessories, etc. I checked and double checked to make sure we didn’t forget anything. Of course, we usually did. Now traveling with hubby, I seem to do the same thing – planning out for some things since both of us have health issues but when it comes to clothes I wait till the last few days to get things together. When I travel on my own, you will find me packing on the last day..
Here are some travel tips courtesy of “iheartnaptime.net“. I use her free printable packing list so I don’t forget anything.
Tip 1: Fill a pill case with any medicines you might need and label them. This is for all of those “just in case” medicines so you aren’t hunting for things while you are traveling.
Tip 2: Use a contact case to store smaller items like earrings. It also works great to fill with makeup, like foundation so you don’t need to bring the whole container.
Tip 3: Place a garbage sack in your suitcase to fill with dirty clothes. We have been know to use the plastic laundry bags from the hotel but I prefer to use a Thirty One large utility tote especially on a road trip! Plop the bag in the car and just carry it right to the laundry room when you get home.
Tip 4: Place your necklaces between two pieces of sticky (plastic) wrap, so they don’t get tangled. Then you can place them in Thirty One’s Fold Up Family Organizer. Easy to pack AND it hangs up when you get to your destination.
Tip 5: Fill travel containers with shampoo and lotions. Then keep them in a bag in your suit case so it’s already packed. This is so much cheaper than buying the travel size bottles, too. I leave mine all ready to go in Thirty One’s Hanging Traveler Case. It is even big enough to handle some full size bottles if you are traveling with the family.
Tip 6: Place a fabric softener sheet in your suitcase to keep everything smelling fresh and clean.
Tip 7: Place your shoes in a zip top bag to prevent dirt from getting on your clothes. OR use those throw plastic shower caps you can get at the dollar store. Thirty One’s All Packed Duffle is a perfect solution for this since it has a separate compartment just for shoes! So, it works for travel or for the gym.
Tip 8: Place your favorite snack bars (mine are Aloha bars or Graze snacks) in a snack bag on a so you always have a tasty and healthy snack. Check out Thirty One’s NEW Coastal Carry All which is a great alternative. It has a wipeable interior and can hold up to 8 beach towels. So when you unpack all of the goodies, you can use it to head to the beach or pool
Thirty One’s March Customer Special offers you 50% off select travel items when you spend $35. You can get one item on sale for every $35 you spend! Gather some friends together either in your home, at a local happy hour, on Facebook or just have a texting party……. to get some FREE products along with a great HOSTESS SPECIAL which includes the Around the Town Tote and an All About the Benjamin wallet!
The NEW Spring Summer catalog is out too so be sure to click the link, fill out the simple survey and get your copy along with a coupon on your order.
Bonus: Print out a packing list from “iheartnaptime” to keep track of everything. It is a HUGE help for me.
Source: 10 Essential Travel Tips + Free Printable Packing List – I Heart Nap Time
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!