Travel Tips + Free Printable

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

 

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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!

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!

Organize Your Jewelry

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Are you a jewelry hoarder?  Now I don’t mean that you qualify for the TV show “Hoarders” BUT you have a lot and most of it is tucked away, right?  I have to admit that I have lots of jewelry.  I have always been an impulse shopper and as a result, I would see something that went with an outfit and I would buy it.  The problem is that when I got rid of the outfit, I never got rid of the jewelry.

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I have basic pieces that I wear all of the time.  Why?  Mainly because they are hanging on the wall next to my dresser or they are sitting on top of the dresser.

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In my business, I help women (and men) organize their physical space so they can maximize their time; I thought it was time I practiced what I preached.

In an effort to find a necklace that my husband gave me for our first Christmas, 15 years ago, I ended up organizing my jewelry.  I used some tips from Inkwell Press.

Step #1: Gather all your jewelry together.  My work spot was the bed which let me lay out all of my jewelry.

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Step #2: Sort through your jewelry by type (rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.) and group them together.  I was amazed at how many things I had – some were still in boxes waiting to be worn.

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Step #3 – I will admit that this is the toughest step.  This is where you are going to start purging your collection.  Ask yourself three questions:

  • Do I love it?
  • Is it in style?
  • Will I wear it?

If the answer is no to any of these – then it needs to leave your collection and head to the donation pile.  I will admit there are pieces that hold sentimental value that you don’t want to part with.  If a piece has sentimental value, showcase it rather than keeping it hidden in a box.   How about having it remade into something new or add it to your wearing rotation.  I have some of my special pieces in a corner cabinet in my living room where each family member who has died has their own shelf.  I am thinking about changing it to a shadow box that I can hang on the wall.

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Step #4  Now, it is time to group your pieces by type and store them in a way that allows you to see them. I love the picture frame one that lets you see your organized pieces as you get dressed.  If you see them, you are more likely to wear them!

What is your best tip for keeping your jewelry organized and ready to wear?  Share it with us…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!