How to Get Organized: Best Travel Tips For Beginners

May 22, 2017

Looking for a quick way to get organized for your upcoming travel plans? Packing for that dream vacation is so exciting. However, living out of a suitcase for a week or more can get a little disorganizing and frustrating. With little space to store your belongings such as a cruise ship. It is important to get all items accounted for and organized. Below is how to get organized: Best Travel Tips for Beginners.

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Check List for Travel

  • Plan ahead of time: Don’t wait until the last-minute to pack. This can leave you frustrated and more likely to forget something. Give yourself enough time to pack.
  • Itinerary: Make an itinerary not provided for you. Which can keep track of planned activities, dining times, places to see, important contact numbers, etc.
  • Plan on what to pack: Depending on the time and weather during your vacation. Determine on what to wear. You might need a light jacket or jeans.
  • Don’t over pack: Ladies, we are queens at doing this. However, half the time we don’t wear the stuff we pack. If you plan on cruising this rule of thumb is very important as there is not much room for luggage. Pack lightly. ***Bring clothing you can interchange or wear more than once.
  • Roll Clothes: Roll your clothes instead of folding. This will give you more space in your suitcase.
  • Check Rules and Regulations: There are new airline regulations when it comes to luggage. Also if you decide to travel abroad check laws. You are a visitor and MUST abide by their rules. Take the time to check before leaving. A great place to look for rules and regulations is the TSA website.
  • Is Everything Current: Make sure your passport is up to date. If your passport is about to expire 6 months before your vacation renew it. Customs frowns upon this. While there check out any changes that might have changed since the last time you applied. Apply for a new passport or renew now.
  • Take Photocopies: In case you lose your passport have a backup until you can get a new one. By taking a photo of your passport and ID you speed up the process to enquire a new one. Be sure to take a photo of the front in back.
  • Protect Valuables: Protect your passport, IDs, and any other documents you need. Use a plastic zip lock bag to secure documents. Another great idea is to have a passport wallet. RFID Blocking Neck Stash Passport and Valuables Holder , Unisex , Grey
  • Contact your cell phone carrier: Make sure if you are traveling that you can make any necessary phone calls without getting charged roaming fees. This can be frustrating when you get back home from a great vacation and then a week later your cell phone bill is outrageous.
  • Separate: Separate items. Use a cosmetic bag for your personal hygiene products and other handy storage bags to store items such as electronics. BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer / Electronics Accessories Bag (Medium, Black). Separate your shoes as well. You don’t want unwanted sand coming back home with you. YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags Set of 4 Waterproof Nylon With Zipper For Men & Women (Black)
  • Bring EXTRA: Not extra clothes, but extra memory storage for your camera and extra batteries.
  • Charge Them Up: Keep all electronics fully charged. Just for when you are out of reach of an electrical outlet.
  • Secure Home: Secure all doors and windows before you leave. Set all necessary alarms. Let at least one person you trust know you are leaving and have them check on your house from time to time and collect mail if needed. This can give you that piece of mind while on vacation.
  • No Social Media: Although not an organization tip. It is very important. Think twice before posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about your upcoming trip. DO NOT give out this information. Do not post dates and time of vacation, don’t post photos while on vacation. All that can wait until you return home. People can and will find where you live and when you return your house broken into. Not everyone that is on your Facebook page is a friend.

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Now organized and ready.  Sit on the beach and sip on a Mia Tia. Do you have any organizing tips that your family uses? Comment below.

Until next time,


How to Get Organized: Best Travel Tips for Beginners

How to Get Organized: Best Travel Tips for Beginners

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  • Yazzi Huerta

    hahha overpacking is my vice! I have downsized all of my clothes, but this is still my bad habit!

    May 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply
    • Amanda

      Yes, I use to do this all the time. Then I started having to pack for children. I realized packing so many suitcases was out of the question and when they started to charge for extra luggage on flights. I had to resort to my military folding and pack less.

      May 31, 2017 at 1:01 am Reply
  • enannylink1

    My number one problem as much as I’ve been traveling is over packing ….thank you for this tips so needed ?

    May 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply
    • Amanda

      You are so welcome. Yes over packing is a big problem for me as well.

      May 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Niranjana

    I must print out this and keep it always with me. It helps a lot

    June 8, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply
    • Amanda

      Yes it does, especially when you have kids.

      June 8, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Heidi

    Love this and so on point, I travel alot and planning ahead is so helpful. I recently saw this product I think its a roller to make your clothes more compact. I feel some kind of way about the baggage fees haha.

    June 8, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
    • Amanda

      I know the baggage fees is so outrageous. Many of these tricks I learned from being in the military. There is not a lot you can pack when you are on board a ship and lodging with more the 80+ females. I just took my knowledge and applied to my family travel routine.

      June 8, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply
  • elviscosmos910

    I find the tips very important, am known for overpacking , but i now think i can overcome it.

    June 8, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply
    • Amanda

      Yes over packing use to be my weakness.

      June 8, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply
  • joancajic

    Found this at the right time since I will be travelling soon. I am a culprit when it comes to over packing and then I only wear like a quarter of what I brought then have no space to carry anything back from my destination. I will be using this and should actually start planning on what I will pack right about now.Thank you

    June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply
    • Amanda

      Well I hope you enjoy your trip and be safe. Yes, leave room for your souvenirs. I have a check list in the post. I use this whenever I travel.

      June 8, 2017 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Some excellent tips here Amanda! Especially the overpacking for ladies hehe…, we’ve all done that! thanks for sharing!

    June 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • emilyshoults

    overpacking is how i live while traveling- lovely seeing I’m not the only one!

    June 9, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply
    • Amanda

      Yes over packing is a weakness I go through each time I pack.

      June 9, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply
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    I love your tips, Amanda! Your post makes travel so much easier!

    June 14, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
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      Thank you, yes traveling with a our size family we have to make things easy. stress free.

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