Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Travel Series Part 3: Saving Money

Are you ready to “Ride into the Danger Zone?” If you’re the Top Gun in your family- how do you plan a trip without spending a lot just to get there? Don’t let the high price of getting there take your breath away. Watch this video (at to find out how to keep that lovin’ feeling for traveling. (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 how organizing can help save you money when you travel. Now, we all know that packing light is a good idea in general, but nowadays with almost all of the airlines charging these hefty baggage fees, it makes a lot of sense to try to carry on your luggage rather than check it, and this adds up really fast when you’re traveling with your whole family. So, our last Clutter Video Tip was all about packing strategies, and if you want to go back and watch that it’s on our YouTube channel at So, go back and look at that, and find out how to cut that carry on baggage down to the right size.

Now, I like to save a lot of money when I travel by packing my own snacks and even my own meals. So, this is what I call my ever-green snacks, these are things that won’t spoil very easily like almonds and snack bars and things like that, and I also keep in here, by the way, some wet wipes, because you never know on the road how easy it’s really going to be to wash your hands before you eat. So, they’re in there, and they’re nice and handy, and I keep this whole thing packed in advance in my suitcase, in my closet, ready to go for the next trip. Along with those ever-green snacks, I also like to pack meals, because you never know if your connection’s going to be too tight to really eat in the next airport you’re going to stop in, and you certainly don’t know if that airport is going to have healthful food that you like, and it’s always going to be expensive.

So, I like to pack either a lunch or a dinner or whatever in these, actually. These are easy lunchboxes, these were invented by my friend Kelly Lester, who’s a mom who just wanted to create the perfect lunchbox, so these have a triple compartment here, and they are pretty flat, and you can fill them up with fun things and then they will even stack up really nicely. And three of these will actually fit in the insulated cooler that they come with, and you can have one per person in your family and just hand out little dinners to everybody on the flight, or you can have multiple meals or snacks set for yourself. Of course, you can also just travel with one of these all by itself in your carry-on, without the insulated bag.

So, that’s a great way to save money, and another thing I do is I bring my own filtered water bottle. So, you know you can’t go through security with liquids, and that includes water, so I go through security with this filtered water bottle and then when I get to the other side, I fill it with water from any water fountain, and since there’s a filter on it, it has, you know, some nice, fresh, good tasting water that I can feel good about and not have to pay four or five dollars to get. So, that solves the whole water expense thing and even worse even in your hotel room, so when you get there you don’t have to go out and find bottled water, or drink the expensive bottled water that’s left there in the room for you.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips, and when you get back from this trip, if you’re all inspired to buckle down and do some organizing projects, we have the free, Seven-Day Quick Start for you, it helps you choose a project, get started on it, and get it done. You can find out more about that at

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

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