You're hitting the mainland, the neighbor islands, or maybe even Asia this summer. And you want to make it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Do these things now and it WILL be! A few planning steps now and you'll be able to focus on the FUN of the trip.

 

SO-05.03.17MWVE-09 Keep all your tech accessories organized in this handy tech organizer travel bag.

#1 Get your technology in order

Do you need a travel charger for your phone or laptop? Do you need to coordinate a short-term international data plan for your cell phone or tablet? Take care of that today so you're not stressing about it when you're at the airport and flying out.

 

#2 Get your wardrobe in order

Are you traveling somewhere that requires a different style or season of clothing than Hawaii? Or do you need to purchase a certain type suit or dress for a special occasion you're attending, like a wedding or other important get-together. Are there others in your family who also need new duds? Take a few moments today to consider who needs  what and get shopping! Summer's almost here!

 

 

No need to bring full-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles to weigh down your luggage. Pour your favorites into these and you're good to go. No need to bring full-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles to weigh down your luggage. Pour your favorites into these and you're good to go.

#3 Get your house in order

Do you need to coordinate a pet sitter, a plant sitter, a house sitter? Do it now so you can get on their calendars before someone else does!

 

#4 Get your mail in order

Do you need to have your mail held? Go to USPS.com to coordinate a hold mail for the time-frame in which you will be gone. It's super easy to do and you won't have to worry about mail buildup in your box. You can also set it to be either held at the post office or delivered in bulk upon your return.

 

#5 Get your luggage in order

Do you need to pull your luggage out of storage? Do you need a new toiletry kit, laptop bag, or carry on? Take an inventory of your current luggage situation to make purchases or borrow as needed prior to take-off. Doing it now instead of the night before will be a lot less stressful.

These packing compression sets are great for storing like items together in your luggage AND for fitting more in to smaller suitcases. These packing compression sets are great for storing like items together in your luggage AND for fitting more in to smaller suitcases.

 

Summer is about fun and festivities with family and friends. Take some time now to plan ahead and your vacay will be the best one yet!