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Making Travel a Breeze: CK & GK's Recommended 11 Must-Pack Items

Updated: May 11, 2023

These are Must-Pack Items: See The Things Caitlin & Jenny Keep in Their Purses & Suitcases

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I had an Acme thunder. It is the best whistle. - Jenny GK

From hilarious anecdotes to creative problem-solving tips, Caitlin and Jenny explore the strange and sometimes bizarre things we must have in our bags. From emotional support cheese to a whistle to quiet down a class of 42 students, the duo has so much to share. But what could be the mysterious item that they just *have* to have in their purse or suitcase? Wanna know what should be on your list of must-pack items? Tune in to find out!

From this episode, you will be able to:
  • Master the art of packing by learning the essentials for organized and efficient bags, whether traveling from your home to the store or for a longer trip.

  • Discover Jenny’s allure of tiny, comforting things like felt art and why this particular hobby captures our attention.

  • Embrace emotional support cheese as a small pleasure that brings happiness to everyday life. 🙂

The resources and takeaways from this episode are:
  • Purchase a carry-on backpack with compartments for your computer, clothes, shoes, and chargers to make traveling more organized and efficient.

  • Invest in packing cubes to easily organize and fit more clothes in your suitcase.

  • Buy a pill organizer with multiple compartments for different-sized pills and gummies to keep medication organized while traveling.

  • Always carry a portable phone charger to avoid using potentially unsafe airport charging stations.

  • Consider adding an additional hotel door lock to increase security and peace of mind while staying in a hotel.

Must Pack Items for Your Purse

Understanding the importance of being prepared, it is essential to keep certain items in your purse for unexpected situations. Carrying a small bag with necessary items such as tissues, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, bandaids, and feminine products ensures that you are always ready for emergencies. Additionally, staying organized with a daily medication organizer helps remember to take your medication and keeps it easily accessible. In the podcast, Jenny GK talks about her must-haves, which include a hair tie, lip balm, a reusable bag, and a small journal. Caitlin shares her own essentials, such as a bag organizer and a portable charger. Their perspectives reveal the significance of anticipating personal needs and carrying useful items that can save the day.

Travel Essentials

Packing light and bringing only the essentials when traveling is crucial. Being practical and forward-thinking, anticipate the items needed to avoid overpacking. Carry items with multiple functions, choose versatile clothing, and bring a compact carry-on bag for convenience. Caitlin highlights her essentials, such as a carry-on backpack with separate compartments for her computer and clothes, and packing cubes for organization. Meanwhile, Jenny shares her own favorites like a book or Kindle and a set of earphones. Their preferences exemplify the need to consider not only practicality but also personal comforts during travel.

Security Measures for Traveling

Staying safe during travel is equally important as efficient packing. Implement extra precautions to safeguard personal belongings, documents, and personal safety. Maintaining a heightened sense of awareness and utilizing available tools can make all the difference. Caitlin advises carrying a portable phone charger to avoid using potentially unsafe public charging stations, an additional hotel door lock for security, and a hanger to check behind curtains. These tips reflect the value of taking simple steps that significantly contribute to a comfortable and secure travel experience.

The Importance of Packing Cubes

If you aren't using packing cubes, you're doing it wrong.

Keeping luggage organized prevents the hassle of rummaging through packed items and can save valuable time. Packing cubes are an excellent solution for maintaining order in your suitcase or backpack. They are lightweight, easy to use, and help categorize belongings for effortless access. Caitlin recommends packing cubes over rolling clothes and swears by their effectiveness in keeping her belongings organized during travel. Her advice underlines the benefits of investing in simple tools that streamline and enhance traveling experiences.

Until next week!



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