My #1 Travel Tip

Even if you don’t like to travel, this can save you from so much frustration. I keep few things in my notebook these days. This is because I’ve taken on the motto, digitize first when it comes to thoughts and lists. So if there is a list I want to keep long-term, I immediately write it into Google Drive from my phone or laptop. Short-term/temporary, like to-dos, appointments, errands – I still write down. Even so, I always keep a travel list on me in physical form, no matter how little I travel in a year. You no longer will forget something and have to run out for it, spending money and wasting time and product, or forgo it to have an uncomfortable stay somewhere.

This is a comprehensive list. I adjust it depending on the mode of travel, days I’ll be away, and where I’m staying (cold or warm? hotel or a home?). All of this easily fits into my backpack or carry-on.

Gather:
1 Envirosax reusable bag
1 Blue Avocado gallon bag
2 Amazon mini bags
1 purse
1 makeup pouch
= 5 baggies that fit inside of Envirosax

Here’s my list, like with like (personalize your travel list to fit you – you can even laminate it if you travel often):
Grocery Envirosax bag:
sleeping clothes (1)
lounging clothes
clothes for X days
jacket
underwear
socks? shoes?

scrunchie
brush
phone charger
notebook

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Purse:
pill case
pad
pencil
wallet
phone

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Gallon Blue Avocado bag:
z palette
deodorant
jasmine lotion
face wash (also use as eye makeup remover)
shampoo
SPF

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Mini Amazon bag 1:
earplugs
qtips
lip balm

Mini 2:
eye drops
toothpaste
concealer
toothbrush
floss

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Makeup bag:
foundation
BB lip palette
powder
concealer
brow 2
Beauty Blender
5 brushes
(Less, depending on the type of vacation.)

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Optional:
laptop
blanket
water
jewelry

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I hope this tip works well for you as it does for me!

2 thoughts on “My #1 Travel Tip

  1. I’m saving that list!!! X3 little girls to pack for!!
    I have a question? Where do you store your loose change when you in your car and at home. I can stand having change all over the place.
    Thank you
    Stephanie

    • Hey Stephanie, I went cash-free a couple of years ago, but if I had to store coins, I’d keep a gum container in the car (one of the big ones by the checkout stands) and take off the label. I’d keep a pho soup container (from a Vietnamese restaurant) or something similar to keep all my coins in at home. If you have a catch-all by the door, I’d keep a teacup next to it so that you can keep the coins separate from the keys and wallet; then you can easily dump those coins into the pho container (which would be hidden) or into your coin purse.

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