3 Easy Tips for Packing and Unpacking for Travel

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I have been doing a lot of little trips recently. Just as soon as I get home it's time to start thinking about packing again for the next trip. When we got home late last night and I started unpacking, it made me think about how complicated traveling can be and how much extra work it creates just to get ready to go. One thing I have seen over and over with my clients is that they don't UN-pack after trip, but instead leave the suitcases laying out on the floor until the next time.  Seems like a good idea at first, ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Travel Outfits

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Traveling can take a lot of planning and with the 50 pound weight limit imposed by the airlines on all checked luggage, it can be hard to fit all you need into one suitcase! In this segment of Organize Your Life, I tackle outfit planning and share 6 tips and steps to simplifying and reducing the amount of clothing you take on a trip. I'll help you with organizing travel outfits and even throw in a tip for creating daily outfits from it! 1. Pick same base color palette Especially when traveling, choose a black, ... [Continue Reading]

Out-the-Door-Box

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Ever try to walk out the door with an arm full of stuff to put in the car? Like library books to return, a tote for work, your gym bag, lunchbox, mail for the post office, etc? How do you get out the door with all your stuff or better yet, remember to even take what you need with you? Well, even I surprise myself sometimes with my ideas and this one goes on top of "My All Time Greatest Moments!"  I created an Out-the-Door-Box a few years back.  Here's how it works: Using any container, place it by the door you ... [Continue Reading]

Creating a Mobile Office

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More and more people are working from home and working remotely which means they need a mobile office! Creating a mobile office is a good idea for everyone who does any traveling for work or visits customers and clients around town.  There are two types of mobile offices: 1)a mobile file system and 2)a true office work surface in your car. To start, ask yourself what you will be doing in the car with your mobile office? What things do you need? How will you use it? Will the mobile office stay in the car or will you ... [Continue Reading]

Wordless Wednesday~Vacation Edition

Girls growing up together!

It's the last Wordless Wednesday of summer and because I didn't do very much organizing last week, but instead went on vacation, I thought I'd share the last week or so with you on this Vacation Edition. One unexpected highlight was that my son, Riley,  got baptized in the ocean along with 60 other folks from our church.  So amazing to witness! We have some really great friends all across the country because of my husband and myself having been in the Navy.  We have had the chance to see two of those families this ... [Continue Reading]