Organizing The Kitchen & Dining Area

The Kitchen

  1. Make the plates you eat in small (9-10 inches wide)
  2. There are two or fewer cans of soft drinks in your fridge.
  3. Your kitchen counters are organized (not messy).
  4. Pre-cut fruit or veggies are on your middle fridge shelf.
  5. All snack foods are kept in one inconvenient cupboard.
  6. The only food on your counter is a fruit bowl.

While Eating

  • Eat without watching the TV at a table



Packing & Travelling

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Fold Shirts Military Style for Efficient Packing

A Hotel Safety Checklist for World Travelers From a Former CIA Operative

Like we’ve suggested before, Heather rolls her clothes to avoid wrinkles and save space. One important note, however, is that she sets those rolls aside rather than packing them as soon as she’s created them. She first puts her shoes in the carry-on bag, then starts adding the heavier layers of rolled clothing. She then continues adding clothing in order of heaviest to lightest. For example, pants go in first because they’re heavier and larger, then followed by lighter shirts, then topped with undergarments. This order makes it easier for the items to compress when the suitcase closes. Toiletries and other items then go on top as the toiletry bag often contains liquids and needs to be removed quickly for security screenings.

STEP THREE Shoes go in first. Ms. Poole packs them along the edges of the bag, then begins putting in jeans and pants to form the bottom layer of clothing.

For shorter trips where Ms. Poole doesn’t need as many changes of clothing, and also needs to keep dress clothes wrinkle-free, she uses another technique.

STEP ONE Dress clothes and uniforms are placed along the bottom and left hanging out either side. STEP TWO Clothing for which wrinkles are less of a concern is placed in the middle of the bag, followed by toiletries and other items.STEP THREE Finally, the dress clothes are carefully folded over the top.

15 Travel Hacks You Should Know

by Johnny Webber

1. Roll the clothes you pack instead of folding them to give you more space.

2. Place rolled socks into your shoes to save space.

3. Place your clothes in the bathroom with you when you shower to remove wrinkles.

4. Use the USB port on the back of the hotel TV to charge your phone.

5. Check Yelp and FourSquare for WiFi passwords at popular WIFi hotspots.

6. Scan important travel documents and email them to yourself as a backup.

7. Take a picture of where you parked at the airport so you don’t forget.

8. Call your credit card company and inform them when you are about to travel.

9. Download offline maps to your phone when you travel to unfamiliar places.

10. Carry an empty bottle with you, and fill it up after you clear security.

11. Tie a brightly colored ribbon to your bag to make it easily identifiable at baggage claim.


14. Use shower caps to pack your shoes so they don’t dirty your clothes.

15. Get a debit card that refunds ATM transaction fees.

7. – A wiki travel guides for nearly every travel destination.

For a more peaceful ride, find a seat in the front of the cabin. There’s less noise when you’re sitting forward on the wings. In most planes, the engines are located under the wings. Sitting in the front of the wing is like being behind a speaker. All of the sounds of the engine and the disturbed air are projected away from you. 


RoutePlanner for the perfect Eurotrip

○ Credit card ○ Debit Card ○ Cash
○ Health Insurance card ○ Passport ○ Photo ID

○ Toothbrush/paste ○ Deodorant ○ Floss
○ Sunscreen ○ Medicines/Contacts ○ Makeup
○ Underwear (3x) ○ Shirts (3x) ○ Socks (3x)
○ Shorts/Pants (3x) ○ Shoes/sandals (1-2x) ○ Sunglasses (wear)
○ Swim trunks

○ Laptop ○ Laptop charger ○ Phone
○ Phone Charger ○ MP3 Player/Earbuds ○ MP3 player chord