Get Yourself Organized for Christmas
Have you lost your Christmas joy? Does the thought of jam-packed malls, maxed-out credit cards, overcrowded supermarkets, and endless to-do lists give you the feeling that maybe Scrooge was on to something?
And follow along on the blog for quick daily projects to get you ready for the holidays so you can relax and enjoy the season rather than stress and miss out on the beautiful moments happening all around you!
Recorded on the road in a recent trip across the country, Kathi and Roger share there favorite travel tips. Traveling is usually stressful enough and the holidays really ramp up that stress level. Packing the right things and having the right tools can save a ton of headaches (and money!) Kathi and Roger Lipp discuss tips for everything from how many pairs of shoes you need to pack to what to stash in your carry-on to your tech travel needs. As a couple traveling several times every month, they have the packing down to a science. Their tips are sure to help you as you pack for your next trip.
Kathi’s Best Tips
• Only pack two pairs of shoes (and wear one on the plane): Walking shoes, flats and heels. Plan all your clothes around those three pairs of shoes. • All your clothes should go together and should be based around a color or two. My last trip everything was brown and turquoise. Everything “went” with everything else. • Carry Woolite packets for quick loads of laundry in your hotel sink. • If you have access to a washing machine, carry a few Tide Pods in a travel soap case. • If you check a bag, throw a pair of underwear in your carry on. You can face anything (even lost luggage,) with a clean pair of underwear. • A Contigo cup will keep your coffee warm, and keep you from spilling hot liquid all over yourself on the plane. • Don’t buy travel sized items (the price per ounce is obscene.) Refill travel size bottles. • Hoard the travel size toothpaste you get from your dentist. (And the ones your kids get.) • If you forget something when you travel, ask the front desk of your hotel. They often have toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, etc. • Carry long USB cords for inconvenient plugs in hotels. • Carry a multi-USB plug for charging on the go. • Buy snacks at your local grocery store instead of at the airport or hotels. The prices are a fraction at home. • Bring lots of Ziploc bags.
Roger and Kathi mentioned many items that are must have’s when they travel. For more info on each, simply click. Links take you to Amazon.com and are affiliate links. Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit Contigo Cups Waze: Free Community-based Mapping, Traffic & Navigation App 5ft Nylon Braided Tangle Free Micro USB Cable Cord Dual USB Travel Wall Charger The Curly Co. Collapsible Hair Diffuser Woolite Travel Detergent Packets 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount, Holder
If we forgot any important travel tips or you have advice for packing and traveling, please leave your comments below so we can include them in a future podcast. Everyone that leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for Kathi’s book, The Get Yourself Organized Project.
She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.
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