STREAMLINE YOUR TRAVEL STYLE WITH TIPS FROM ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERT BARBARA REICH
Ladies, I am totally prepping for a cruise with my man (and to his dismay, my family haha) but I totally need to pack with some smarts. I can’t tell you how many time that I have WAY overpacked or WAY underpacked or WAY forgot stuff. This is where organizational expert Barbara Reich comes in… Think, “Hassle Free Travel Prep”.
Barbara has four simple steps to perfect packing. When it comes to planning for a vacation, packing is often last on the list, putting you at risk for forgotten items and unexpected airport setbacks. With tips and tricks from professional organizer Barbara Reich, it’s easy to master the art of travel, become a packing pro and enjoy a perfect trip from start to finish.
1. When packing for a vacation, think light. New airline regulations levy a charge for suitcases that weigh more than 50 pounds and most charge extra for more than one piece of luggage per person. If you’ve been accustomed to traveling with large, heavy pieces, invest in some lighter weight canvas/nylon carryalls.
2. Ship all of your toiletries to your destination one week in advance through an online drugstore such as drugstore.com. If you order enough, you may even qualify for free shipping. You’d be surprised how much your daily beauty essentials can weigh.
3. Don’t pack each family member in his/her own piece of luggage. If there are four people in your family, pack a fourth of each person’s clothing in each piece of luggage. If luggage is lost or stolen, everyone will have enough to wear until it’s found.
4. Plan your wardrobe around three pair of shoes. If you can pack one pair of shoes for all of your night time outfits, one pair of shoes for your day time wear and one pair of sneakers, you have simplified and lightened your load.
About Barbara Reich: For Professional Organizer Barbara Reich of Resourceful Consultants, eliminating clutter is a way of life. Barbara tackles organization with a 360-degree approach, streamlining the homes, schedules and daily lives of discerning clients. Equal parts affable and type A personality, Barbara’s tough-love approach yields real results and lasting change.
I don’t know about the 3 pairs of shoes thing, Barbara… but I am willing to give it a try. Do you ladies have any tips or tricks of your own when traveling?
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