If you like to keep all of your electronic devices safe from moisture make sure you have some resealable plastic bags around. Use ‘snack’ size bags for cell phones and quart or gallon bags for tablets and phablets. Cheap, reusable and easy. Now you can read your ebook in the pool or at the beach.
One of my big pet peeve’s with the TSA line is that you have to throw away your beverage as you pass through. I have learned, over my many years of traveling, that the smartest thing me to bring to the airport is an empty reusable water bottle. I prefer one that seals, holds a lot of liquids and has a great lid. TSA will allow you to bring an empty bottle through security and you can fill it on the other side. My airport of choice is Midway in Chicago and there are water bottle filling stations as soon as you enter the concourse. I like this 40 ounce CamelBak.
Apparently, we had some ‘technical’ difficulties. As a result, Monday’s post was automatically pulled and none of the links from FB or Twitter worked (it has since been restored) and the rest moved out of my cloud and into cyberspace. Here is a clean cut recap of what was supposed to be posted this week.
Tuesday – Organization is easy. Shoes are the bane of my existence, they clog up the floor of the laundry room or pile by the front door. I have a hack, of course, this one is from IKEA. Small flexible baskets to dump shoes in. For a couple of dollars ($8 to be exact) you can purchase a few of these baskets and put them in a closet, down by the front door or wherever the messy shoe pile in your house is.
Wednesday – Organization is easy. Have I said this before? You just have to be creative. I work from home. It isn’t easy to work from home. You have to be very organized. I get up at the same time every weekday, I go to the gym and of course I stop for coffee and blog! When I was organizing that office I looked at hundreds (no really hundreds) of office and home office file cabinets. In my line of work, I have odds and ends, cables and brochures along with demo stuff…basically I have a a crap load of weird stuff I need to store. I am as creative as I am frugal. In order to make this happen today’s hack is using furniture for alternate purchases. I saved hundreds of dollars by using a chest of drawers and some file inserts to store all of my work items.
Thursday – I also travel for work. I do not check luggage (too many bad experiences), I take any available bump and I organize my outfits into days. I pack each outfit, complete, and rolled to save space and wrinkles, into small compression bags. I use a great, and cheap, one handle rolling 20″ duffle and compression bags. There is a nice outside pocket for my TSA toiletry bag and a small pocket for all of my electronic cables. And I don’t bring my charging blocks, instead I bring a multi-usb charger and save a LOT of space.
As a reminder, I do not get any money at all for sharing links or products. Also, no one sent me any products or samples, I find them on my own. Have a GREAT day! Feel free to comment with your own organization hacks!