1. Bring a commuter mug in your carry-on bag. By having the flight attendant pour your drinks directly into the mug you’ll not only avoid spills, but will need fewer refills.
2. Traveling can be hectic and scheduling time for your flat/curling iron to cool doesn’t help. Store heat appliances in a protective travel case so you can pack them away hot, without ruining everything else in your bag.
3. If your travel plans have you on the road or in the air for more than a few hours, staying comfortable will be a challenge. An inflatable neck pillow, eye mask and ear plugs will help you reach your destination with a smile on your face. If it’s a really long flight you may also need some pharmaceuticals and a few cocktails, but that’s between you and your doctor.
4. If you live in a small space or are visiting someone in a small space, storing a suitcase is no easy task. Leave the attic for holiday decorations with a Lipault 0% Suitcase. It folds completely flat so you can store it under a bed, behind a door or in a tiny closet.
5. If you are going to break your back over the holidays it should be dancing in stilettos on New Year’s Eve, not running through the airport with a 10lb tote. Choose a wheeled or backpack style bag as your carry-on. With room for a laptop or tablet, reading materials, your neck pillow and even a small clutch or handbag, you’ll have everything you need to travel in comfort and without breaking a sweat, or your back.
When you're feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty getting started, it helps to make a list. Get all that stuff in your mind down on paper. Limit yourself to one line per item, if you have a due date include that next to the item. Don't worry about priority or additional detail at this time, just get it on paper. Once you've finished, group items into categories by priority, then type, for example errands, calls, urgent, etc. Relief will come as you work through the list and cross things off. To read past Quick Tips click here