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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hassle Free Travel

Tuesday’s Tips

By Barbara Latta

Are you relocating to a new city? What about traveling for business or a family vacation?
Family travel can be hassle free

Spending countless hours in a vehicle can be trying on the patience of all the passengers, as well as wearing on the body. I have found the following tips to be helpful in alleviating the constant searching for items needed at the last minute.

If you are moving to a new home and all your belongings are packed away in a moving van, keeping important things with you can be made simpler by using a three-ring notebook and plastic zippered storage bags. Gallon size bags work great because they can hold so much. 

Documents
With a three-hole punch make holes in the end opposite the opening and place in the notebook. Having the zippered end toward the edges makes it easy to open and close without removing the bag from the notebook. Label the contents with a sharpie and use one bag for receipts, another for school documents, leases and housing papers, medical records, etc.With everything in one place, it will be easy to get your hands on it when needed and the bags protect from moisture and damage.

Money
Keeping cash with you helps in the event you patronize a restaurant or store that doesn’t accept credit or debit card. (Believe it or not, there are still some out there!).
Keep extra change handy
Also, have some smaller bills and change available for tips, vending machines, and toll roads. You may not plan for travel on a toll road, but sometimes you can accidently find yourself on one. This has happened to us before and when you have to scramble for change at the last minute it can cause a panic. This is where another baggie comes in handy or a small zippered purse.

Pets
Those empty margarine tubs with a lid make perfect water bowls for traveling pets.

Tools
Keeping a flashlight and small tools in a plastic shoe box insures you will be able to find what you need. Maybe put another flashlight in the vehicle console so you can find the toolbox in
Have tools available in the car
the dark.

Hopefully, these tips will keep your travel experiences as hassle free as possible.


Enjoy the road and share any other helpful advice you may have.

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