Travel Tips

Pack Like a Pro

 

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Happy Monday!  It is the start os a short week and one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.  Can you believe more people travel on Thanksgiving weekend then any other time of the year?  Whether you are flying or driving to your destination, packing can be a chore…  When you are driving, you can pack what you want and even over pack, right?  But what about when you are flying?  Carry on versus checked luggage?  Roll on or tote?  It is enough to make your head spin.hero2xIf you are flying this holiday week, here are some quick and easy packing tips to lighten your load.

1. Mix and Match

Do you really need a different outfit every single day?  The truth is you don’t.  We have always been of the mindset of “just in case” clothes BUT I am learning when I fly, less is more.  I use the mix and match theory.  Pack neutral colors and colors which go together, nobody will notice your wearing the same pants two days in a row.

2. Light Clothing

The best thing about denim is you can wear it day after, day, after day, and it is perfect for traveling. The problem is denim is heavy.  I never really thought about this BUT it is so true.  So why not wear it on the plane so it’s not in your luggage.  Have a shirt or two in your bag to go with your jeans and some lighter pants if you must carry extra clothes.

3. Digital Entertainment

Let’s be honest, will you actually read the book you are carrying or will you be trolling the internet, listening to music or playing a game?  Don’t over pack with books and reading materials. Use a Kindle or an app on a iPhone or iPad.  I love this idea if you must have an actual book: buy one at the airport, then return it to the same bookstore at a different airport. You’ll get 50% back.

While you are sitting at the airport, do some people watching for some great travel tips.  The expert travelers travel very light while the novice is loaded down with lots of bags and struggling.  By using these lug-less luggage tips on your next trip, you’ll look like a pro, just like them!

What is your best travel tip when flying?  Share it with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-deful day!

 

Hope Wissel

Get Large in September

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I know a strange title for a blog post but it caught your attention, right?

I’m sure that there are many different emotions as we get close to the first day of school.  Some are super excited while others are dreading the end of summer.

 This is the perfect time for some “ME” time. I know, you are thinking… “I have NO time for a party“.  Money is tight since we just bought all those needed school supplies.

What if I told you that YOU could reap all of the benefits of a “home party” without the work?  What if I could meet you for coffee or at restaurant for lunch or in the parking lot at work?  What if you just carried a catalog with you and sent all of your friends to an online Facebook party that was fun?

I know, you have heard it all before and the results were never what was promised. I get it. Check out this month’s “stuff” and then let me know what you think…. This months’ Customer is the most popular special EVER offered by Thirty One.

#1 –  September’s Customer Special is AMAZING!

Thirty One’s Customer Special for September is the LARGE UTILITY TOTE AND the STAND TALL INSERT for the large utility tote!  Did you know that over 10 MILLION – yes, I said million, of these totes have been sold since they became a Thirty One product.  The addition of the Stand Tall Insert takes the tote to a whole new level. The perfect way to let your tote stand on its own.  It also adds pockets to the inside of your tote.

#2 – Be a hostess and the gifts just keep on coming…..

Did you know that an average Thirty One party is over $600 in sales?  So what does that mean?  Check out all that YOU get

#3 – Would you be interested in paying CASH for all gifts at Christmas?  What if you could add some extra money while chauffeuring the kids to activities or sitting at the field while they practice?  What would you do with an extra $300? Or are you more interested in having some ME time?  Time with friends away from the kids?  Or do you just love FREE products?  Whatever your reason (or dream), Thirty One can help you reach it!

For just $99, you get over $350 in FREE product

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PLUS you can get up to $600 more in FREE products over the next 4 months with our StartSwell program.  Which one is YOUR favorite?  You could get up to 4 of them!

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PLUS there is still time to earn DREAM REWARDS through the end of September which could get you up to a $1,300 gift card!

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I have peaked your interest…. for just a $99 investment you get FREE product, gift card AND commission.  Of course you will get paid to have fun and collect all of these FREE perks.

So, there are THREE opportunities with Thirty One this summer:

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Which opportunity is for you? Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Travel Tips

Travel Tips + Free Printable

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Tomorrow morning at 7AM, I head on the road to my “pink bubble” in Columbus, Ohio.  Yup, I am still working on packing – truth is, I haven’t even started!

Since I am sure that I am not the only last minute packer, here are some travel tips courtesy of “iheartnaptime.net“.  Yes, I am using her free printable packing list so I don’t forget anything.

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 that we didn’t forget anything.  Of course, we usually did.  Now traveling with hubby, I seem to wait till the last few days to get things together.  When I traveling on my own, make that the last day or two.

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. 

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Tip 3: Place a garbage sack in your suitcase to fill with dirty clothes.  We usually use the plastic laundry bags from the hotel but this makes so much more sense – 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.

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.

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 that you can get at the dollar store.

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.

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Bonus: Print out a packing list from “iheartnaptime” to keep track of everything. It was a HUGE help for me.

Source: 10 Essential Travel Tips + Free Printable Packing List – I Heart Nap Time

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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