Being The Clumsy Traveler means there’s a lot of disorganization in my life. My friends and family call it a mess, but I like to think of it as “creative chaos”. Unfortunately, travel and creative chaos don’t really go well together. Fortunately for me (and all of you hot messes out there), these 4 ways to stay organized while traveling featuring Erin Condren are honest-to-God life-savers.
I believe in the power of journaling. When I find the time to do it daily, it’s actually quite cathartic and meditative! This is especially true when traveling. But instead of just journaling your way through the world, it’s equally important to have a planner. Use your planner to jot down all of the important details of your trip like hotel addresses, contact numbers and confirmation numbers. I also use mine as a way to mark down all of the addresses of cafes, museums and other important places since I don’t always have wifi. (Plus, it’s less touristy to pull out a journal instead of a huge map!) Did I mention you can personalize your own cover with your name of favorite picture?!
A checklist is the single most important travel hack before you actually travel. From your electronics to every piece of clothing you will need, a checklist helps to organize your thoughts and luggage. On the other side of the Snap-In Travel Dashboard is a an organizational breakdown. You can use it for styling outfits, making a travel itinerary or your daily budget! I use mine for each, because as I mentioned… CREATIVE CHAOS! Snap it into your notebook for even more sleek organization.
Luggage tags make for the greatest gifts. I’ve seen them as Christmas presents, sweet 16 presents and even wedding favors! But most of the styles I’ve seen are bulky or straight-up ugly. These Erin Condren personalized luggage tags take your personal style and class up your baggage. I’m OBSESSED with these world luggage tags. Mostly because I can avoid my own chicken scratch, but also because the design is incredibly clean, worldly and feminine.
One my recommendations in the past was an accordion binder. I find that using those to hold important documents and memories is one of the best organizational travel hacks around. These elastic bands work to turn your very own notebook into a beautiful, memory-stuffed folder. Once you’ve stuffed your notebook full of documents, papers, pictures and notes, use these bad boys to hold it all in.
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Thank you to Erin Condren for providing me with these complimentary, travel goodies. As always, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.