As a part of my personality, I always make it a priority to be extra organized and prepared at all times. I also really like for things to be aesthetically pleasing, clean and tidy. I am like this in all aspects of life, however, I felt like we really benefited from this during our travels. We experienced minimal stress, nearly always knew what we were doing and where we were going and if we didn’t we were able to quickly redirect ourselves and steer on the right path.
Keep Everything In One Place
It goes without saying, but keeping all your travel or related documents in one spot is key to making sure you have everything you need and allows you to perform a quick inventory check on your items. Keeping your stuff together also helps to make sure you do not misplace or lose any important documentation that could be costly or even dangerous to lose or have fallen into the wrong hands. We have a file folder we use to keep everything from bills, invoices, receipts, travel documents and even our passports.
If there is one thing that saves me it’s making lists. Whether you want to make a quick note on your phone or download my FREE Travel Planner to use make sure you make a record of everything you need to do. Not only does doing this give you a good visual of the things you have already accomplished as well as the things that you need to get done but it also helps you stay on track and ensure you do not forget anything important. I created this planner to better help myself stay organized as well as you!
If you think you’ve done everything you need to do, check, check again! This has saved me many times because I think of something else that may be important to do or remember something I haven’t done yet. Make sure you go over everything at least twice before taking off into foreign lands!
You don’t want to arrive at your destination and realize you forgot some serious essentials. Always make sure you are organized and have things well-planned prior to take-off. Even for your spontaneous travelers out there, you can always do something on a whim but it only takes a few minutes to make a quick checklist (even a mental one!) to make sure you have everything you need. Do you use any of these tricks? Do you have any other pointers you would like to share? Drop us a comment, we would love to hear from you!