Road Trip!!! Part 2
I am happy to report that soon we will be traveling to Texas to attend a wedding and enjoy the beach on the gulf coast. It is a 15 hour drive to the nearest coastline so beach time is something I anticipate and enjoy. That is why traveling is on my mind. :) Here are some travel tips for adults:
The natural tendency for me is to be a cluttered, trashy traveler. However, I’ve learned over the years to be more organized so that I don’t spend time grumpily prowling through bags looking for something when I could be playing with the family. Here are just a few traveling tips I’ve found for grown-ups:
Take a look at this trash can idea from from Better Homes and Garden. It is just a large plastic cereal container with a plastic liner (a Walmart sack at our house). Pretty dog gone simple and compact! It can easily be dumped when at a rest stop.
In my last post I described a notebook for kids. Here is my ‘grown up’ notebook. It contains hotel confirmations, maps, brochures, tickets, wedding invitation, and beach information…pieces of paper I don’t want to lose. I use binder dividers with pockets so information can be divided chronologically by day if needed. I use the pencil pouch all of the time, not only to travel but at conferences too. It contains the usual writing utensils, post-its, hand sanitizer….Dove dark chocolates. Really important stuff for survival!
I found this simple organizer designed by Heather at Decor-ganize Crafts I loved the size and accessibility. This is handy for trips, but I plan to continue to use it for work too. To be perfectly honest, I could not find the shoe holder, so I bought a similar organizer at Walmart in the automotive section for $10.00. It is not clear, so you can’t easily see what is inside the pockets. Heather’s is better.
I know that traveling with little ones can be a challenge! Sometimes it is difficult to find time to do the laundry, gather up your baby gear, throw clothes into a bag and just get on the road. Take a moment to pick one organizational idea that will help decrease frustration with managing things, so that you have more time with loved ones.
Safe travels to you and yours!