Completed a fun Friday project putting together an emergency kit for my mom to keep in her car. It makes me happy to use my organizing experience and enthusiasm to help my family too!!
Do you have an emergency kit?
Will you be driving somewhere for Thanksgiving next week?
This time of year weather and traffic can be unpredictable. Be safe and prepared with emergency supplies that you can store in your vehicle. An emergency kit and first aid supplies will give you peace of mind in most any situation. Here are some pics of what I like to keep in our car and truck. Hopefully this will inspire you to make your own kit!
Please share in the comments what supplies you like to keep in your vehicle!
Here is another strategy that worked for us on our recent rv trip...
Meet the collapsible crate by Tontarelli (CleverCrate also makes a larger, very durable version). It is my new favorite thing! This crate is super versatile and folds down to take up minimal space. We used it inside the rv to contain all of our shoes. We minimized dirt tracking inside, and were always able to locate the shoe we needed. You can see in the photo that it fit snugly behind the front passenger seat. After our trip, we folded it down and put it into a duffel bag that we then used as a carry-on for our flight home. This post is in no way sponsored, I just really love how helpful this product was.
What would you store inside this crate? I would love to hear in the comments below!
Yes, we are nerdy and named the rv we rented to drive from the Seattle area to Chicago. This is one similar to ours.
You may already be aware that I LOVE a good packing cube. And, they did not fail me on this roadtrip. It turns out that they are also an excellent way to keep clothing accessible and contained in a swaying RV. Keep these indispensible tools in mind on your next roadtrip!
My family and I have just returned from a 3-week road trip coast to coast from Washington state all the way to Maine. We had a crazy adventure including 10 days in an RV (1st time!) and many nights in a variety of hotels. In the coming days, I would love to share a few organizing strategies that worked (and didn't!), and some observations from the trip. Stay tuned!
For today, I thought you might like to see a great example of organizing done well "in the wild". I took this photo at a complimentary breakfast bar in an Ohio hotel.
My family and I are preparing for a summer roadtrip! I am thinking a lot about where to keep everything that will need to come with us in the rv. These look like some great ideas.
Now let's switch it up....please share any rv tips you have for me in the comments below! 😀
My family recently returned from an extended trip. When I returned the toiletry bags to the cabinet, I pulled out several random items that I found still in there...you know, way back in the darkest corner. If we did not choose to bring these things along on this trip, when are we going to use them? I am taking these lonely items out of my space. Someone else out there can put these to use!
Who will join me today to find 3 items in their space that they can let go?
My family and I have recently returned from a three week trip. Traveling for an extended period of time with one bag and a carry-on definitely inspires you to want to use any hacks possible to maximize your space. Whether it is for a business trip, family vacation, or spontaneous weekend away, your travel plans will flow much more smoothly when you are prepared. A few simple organization tips will help ensure that packing is as easy as possible.
-Begin with organized luggage and bags. I cannot recommend packing cubes enough! They are helpful for more than just clothing. We used a small one recently to contain all of the charging cables for the electronic devices we brought. No one wants to sort through cord spaghetti. This designated pouch can then be moved easily where it is needed; the checked bag, carry-on, or in a rental car. The photo below shows the set of cubes I use, and am currently loving.
-Keep a scented fabric sheet in the bottom of luggage to help keep clothes from smelling stale.
-Use shower caps (get these at the dollar store) to separate your shoes from your clean clothes.
-Keep a list of contact information, medical information, and other important documents in one location. Another good idea is to have a photo of your passport and ID with you on your phone. This could be helpful if you lose one of these.
-Pack a few bags for keeping dirty laundry separate on the trip. We also discovered it never hurts to ask your host for what you need. We stayed in a remote hotel in Scotland, but, when asked they were more than willing to wash/dry a load of laundry. And, they did not charge us!
Hopefully these tips will help you on your next trip! Let me know in the comments where is your favorite place to visit?