Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Travel Series Part 1: Traveling with Your Family

Are your family vacations fit for National Lampoon’s? If “getting there is half the fun” you want to make sure you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Whether you are taking a long weekend road trip or jet setting off to some exotic locale (or driving across the country to visit Marty Moose at Walleyworld) a little organization can make your trip smooth sailing. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)



Hi, I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about traveling with your family. I have learned several things the hard way about traveling with my family, and I want to share these tips that maybe you haven’t heard before. First, when you’re traveling together, you have a lot of identification documents that are crucial to be able get through the lines. And since you have to be very careful about where those are located and make sure you always know where they are, I like to use a red string envelope that’s made of plastic. I can see through it, I can see instantly if I’ve put the documents back, I can see what’s in there, and then they stay somewhat protected. Also, I’ve learned that all passports look alike. So, I kept opening them to see whose it was and I finally put some flags on them with each person’s initial so that I can quickly identify which passport was which.

Another thing that I do when I’m traveling, either by myself or with the family, is I carry a lot of extra address labels. These are just the return address labels I would put on an envelope, and I use them for making really quick luggage tags, and also, filling out forms. So, anytime you need to write your name and address, you can stick that on there and save yourself some steps.

And finally, I wanted to share with you that one of my favorite things to bring on the road is a permanent marker. And the reason is that when you have little kids especially, you have everybody with a drink, a water bottle, or everyone’s gotten the same souvenir, and you can’t tell whose is whose. So, you really want to label that with a permanent marker, so you can prevent little sibling arguments.

All right, well if you’ve enjoyed these tips, we have a lot more to share with you in our Membership Program. We help people every day to get organized. We’ve helped thousands of people in eighteen countries, and now we’re very excited to have the 7-Day Quickstart for free, and you can try us out for a full 14 days with that program. You can learn about that at

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful, for having more than enough.

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