WOW!! I just got back from the 21st Annual NAPO conference. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be around business owners and indivduals who are identical to you.
I’m really glad I packed light, because the vendors gave away so much that I ‘almost’ didn’t have room in my luggage. So in case you’re planning a trip, here are some helpful tips for packing.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, frequent traveler or first timer, here are a few travel tips to ease your travel worries. Everyone needs a grab-n-go bag, a bag that is always ready when you need it. Toiletries, cosmetics, first aid, personal items, medicines or journal are some of the necessaries. Purchase miniature items that can easily be stored in your grab-n-go bag. Items can be purchase from a local drug store. Here is a brief list of some of the items you may want to store in your grab-n-go bag; toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, deodorant, cotton swabs, extra contacts or glasses, cleaner, carrying case, travel pillow. You get the idea right.
Keep a checklist ready to ensure you have everything you need. Your checklist should be kept with your grab-n-go bag. Once you have stocked your bag your biggest worry is what clothes to pack and what activities will you be engaging in. Remember to pack comfortable shoes, lightweight trousers that can be worn in any weather or season, iron free blouse or shirt, jacket for business meetings or formal meals. Your goal is to pack light and worry free so you can enjoy your trip.
-Make a list of all the things you need. This eliminates packing extra items.
-Make an agenda of all the activities you plan to do. How long will you stay? Will you need formal or casual clothes? How many shoes do you need to pack? Will you do a lot of walking, standing or sitting? Is this a business trip? Vacation?
-Make a list for all family members who are traveling with you. This may be a good idea to do a checklist for those love ones staying behind (i.e. a honey to do list)
-Do you have pets? Who will care for them while you are away?
-How will you travel? Plane, car, or train. Size matters if you are flying, make sure you double check with the airlines for luggage requirements.
-Pack all essential items in a carry on bag (passport, medicines, ID)
Finally, sort and organize all items before you pack them away, double check and re-check your list to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything or added any unnecessary items. Remember to enjoy your trip rather its business or pleasure.
Paris Love is a Professional Organizer serving Metro Atlanta and the Gulf Coast. Paris has written articles for BrownSkin Magazine, OnlineOrganizing, Home Base Quarterly and the Covington News. Currently, Paris is passing on her passion for organizing by helping others live an organized and clutter-free life™. For additional tips or information visit http://www.organizewithlove.com