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Zone Defense: Organizing Your Traveling Equipment
Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 2, 2013 @ 7:11 pm In Home Management,Homekeeping,Travel | No Comments
This year we’re back on Zone Defense , tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing our traveling and vacation equipment.
(At my boys’ hockey games they play inspirational music during warm-ups and right before a face-off, so here’s a little music  to get you going before the play begins.)
We’ve been moving throughout the home, addressing different problem areas, or “zones”, over the last year. By doing so, we avoid feeling overwhelmed. Sure, your whole house might need an overhaul. But, unless you’re independently wealthy with a host of assistants and can put life on hold for a month, you’re going to need to address your organizational issues in a piecemeal manner.
And let’s face it. If you were independently wealthy with a host of assistants, you probably wouldn’t be in this mess, now would you?
Since it’s summertime and folks are gonna get their bags packed for trips and vacations, now’s a great time to look at your travel and transportation “stuff”.
Do you have what you need for that camping trip later this summer? Do you know where your travel papers are for that trip to France? Did you remember to clean out that cooler when you came back from the lake last month?
Even if you don’t have any plans today to hit the road again, it’s in your best interests to get that stuff organized and ready for the next adventure. You want to be poised to say yes when an impromptu opportunity arises.
And if your family is anything like ours, packing to go anywhere takes just as long as the trip does!
Here are some of the questions I posed last year  updated in order to get us ready for travel this year:
By doing a little work now, you can be ready to pack up and hit the road at a moment’s notice.
We don’t have any plans for summer travel yet, but I know that we’ll try to squeeze in trips to Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ynez. I certainly wouldn’t mind another hotel staycation this summer. That all means I need to be able to pack up eight people. I want to make that easier to do.
This is your assignment for the next month. Get your travel and transportation “stuff” in order. You’ll be glad you did.
We’ll have a check-in at the end of the month, so be sure to take pictures. Feel free to tag pictures on instagram or twitter with the hashtag #zonedefense so that we can follow along with your progress.
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 here’s a little music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TD_pSeNelU
 the questions I posed last year: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/06/zone-defense-travel-transportation.html
 car clean and free of clutter: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/02/organizing-your-car-your-purse-other-personal-space.html
 where your maps, GPS, and other road trip: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/08/be-ready-for-that-next-road-trip.html
 roadside emergency kit: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/01/be-prepared-on-the-road-a-giveaway-from-state-farm.html
 a child emergency kit: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/06/be-prepared-for-carsickness.html
 a picnic box or bag: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/11/travel-kits-for-families.html
 make day trips and errands easier?: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/06/be-prepared-day-trip-checklist.html
 time to clean them: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/how-to-clean-a-carseat.html
 activity bags packed: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/have-bag-will-travel-or-go-to-the-beach-or-the-park-or-on-a-picnic.html
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