Before I got the travel bug I would occasionally buy things for our trips and since we didn’t go often, those isolated items would get lost in our home. Once I started cruising more, I decided to dedicate a box for all these miscellaneous items that I felt that I needed for the cruise/trip or for packing.
I find that having this box on a shelf in my closet has made it easier for me to pick up and go. Want to see what is in my box?
Let’s look at this a little more closely:
I love cruising but one thing that the cruise lines ALL do is they do not put a clock in your room. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I want to know what time it is. For those who book an interior room, they have no window to even let them know if it is morning or night. I find a clock invaluable and will never cruise without one. I have a head lamp so if I want to read at night I can without disturbing Blogger Hubby. I also have a travel dual voltage hairdryer – not that I need one on a cruise but if I am staying at a Bed and Breakfast, they do not provide them. This was one that I found on clearance for less than $10 at Walgreens.
I have extra electrical outlets and a converter. The cruise lines also only give you one, maybe two (if you are in a suite) outlets in your room and since I want my clock and perhaps a curling iron or to recharge my Kindle, camera battery, etc, I need more outlets. I simply bring my own compact ones. The converter, we all know what that is for and now it is in a safe spot.
Also in my box are a few miscellaneous items – an evening handbag for formal night, a fabric bag to put my shoes in so they don’t dirty my clothes up, big beach clips for clipping my bathing suit to a chair on our balcony (don’t want that blowing away) or my towel to a deck chair. I also have a small travel size corkscrew, perfume, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and motion sickness pills if needed.
Finally, my safety items whether it is a compact rain slicker which I used recently when we landed in Kona with wind-driven hard rain (they have no jet ways at the airport), a strap to go around my bag to keep it secure, money pouches for each of us, a hopeful Upgrade Me luggage tag and TSA approved locks.
Do you have a travel box or bag and what do you keep in it?