The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie readers! Are you excited that March is here and Spring Break is about to arrive? Even thought we don’t usually go anywhere for Spring Break, I still really look forward to a break from routine for the kids so that they can relax and we can spend some family time together. In April, my daughter and I are taking a trip to Disneyland as I am attending a conference there and my daughter is tagging along to keep me company and to have some fun too! I know that many families do travel for Spring Break to a warm and sunny destination or for one last trip to the ski hill, so I wanted to share with you how I like to organize the many pieces of paper and documents that often go along with travel.
How to Organize Travel Documents:
I not only like to be organized at home, but I like to be organized when I travel as well. And for me, there is nothing worse than frantically searching, red-faced, for a travel document in front of an airline employee or customs officer. And when traveling to a few destinations, it doesn’t take long for the paper pile to grow.
How do I keep it all organized?
With the help of page protectors and labels!
Page protectors not only help to organize the documents, but protect them from liquid spills too.
I simply organize a page protector for each destination we are visiting and place all related documents inside.
And I have a page protector for hotel reservation details and I keep them in chronological order so that the hotel we are staying in first is on top, and so on.
The beauty of page protectors are that they are also very lightweight and can easily go into a purse or carry-on piece of luggage.
And I always include a copy of our packing list so that when we packing to go home, we are less likely to leave anything behind in a hotel!
And when I used to manage one of my daughter’s sports teams for a few years, I also kept a binder for the team with all of the documents I needed to travel with the team such as health card numbers, emergency contacts and so on.
It’s a very simple method and it works much better than having a pile of loose papers to flip through, don’t you think?
So, tell me, are you traveling somewhere fun & warm for March break for are you enjoying a ‘staycation’?
Whatever your plans, I hope you have FUN!
See also: Free Family Travel Checklist Printable