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[VIDEO]: How to Pack Travel Documents

In this video I show you an easy and safe way to pack a travel documents for traveling!

This is the product I mentioned in the video: Indestructible Envelope For Travel Documents

I hope you enjoy the video!
Alejandra

Video Details

Hi everyone. I’m Alejandra from Alejandra.tv and in this video, I’m going to show you how to organize and pack all your travel documents that you take with you on a trip or some kind of getaway.

But first, if you are looking to get organized or you’re looking for more travel tips or travel checklists, you can visit my website Alejandra.tv and search “travel” and all the fun travel stuff will come up.

Store Important Travel Documents in a Travel Safe Envelope

So in my recent video, I showed you guys how to pack a carry-on suitcase and the top thing on the carry-on suitcase in that video which I will link below, was a bag/poly envelope.

I use an indestructible envelope to pack all of my travel documents safely and in a way where it’s not going to get damaged or wrinkled or torn or something. But I love this bag because it’s plastic but it’s really like – what’s the word? Like foldable plastic, so when this thing is empty, I can just fold this poly envelope nicely. I guess I will show you in the end.

Indestructible Envelope for Travel Documents

Keep Travel Documents Safe in this Indestructible Envelope

Then I can just stick it inside here and it’s really nice and it also has a really nice zipper. You can’t feel this but it feels like butter. It’s just really nice.

It’s also indestructible. So it’s not going to like get damaged. It’s weather-proof so you can take it out in the rain and nothing will happen. You can keep it in like extreme heat and it’s not going to melt. It’s just awesome. So it comes in two sizes. There’s letter size which is this size. It’s like the smaller size and then there’s the legal size which is – it’s not really long but it’s bigger. It fits legal documents and yeah.

So I will put links to these in the description as well. But what I did on the outside was I put a nice bright yellow label that says, “If you find this …”

There’s my phone number and there’s my email address. So in case anybody does find it and they’re nice enough to return it, then hopefully I will get it back. But all right, let me show you what is inside here.

So this is perfect for all those travel documents. I forgot if I listed them in this video but all the travel documents you have when you go on a trip. Like maybe there’s ticket stubs or hotel confirmations or some kind of like receipt or a map or a notebook or a magazine. Like any kind of paper thingy that you want to keep protected is perfect for this thing.

How to Stay Organized While Traveling

So let me show you what I have inside mine. So I have a book. Here’s a book on poodles. I have a notebook. I have a little poly envelope. So I have shown this before. This is a little poly envelope for travel receipts. So every time I go on a business trip or just like a pleasure trip and I get a receipt from something, I will just put it inside here and then when I get back home, I will just take this to my office and then I will just register all the receipts and then if I need to keep them, I will file them away.

But it’s a good place to just keep them to distinguish what is travel and what isn’t travel.

So that’s in there also. Then I have my passport in here as well. So it’s nice and safe kept away from like water or anything. I have a magazine, Getting Organized Magazine. It’s my favorite organizing magazine. So that fits perfectly in there and then I have packing lists.

Use a Packing List to Keep Track of Your Items While on Vacation

Use a Packing List to Keep Track of Your Items While on Vacation

Use Packing List to Stay Organized

So like I mentioned this in my carry-on suitcase video that when I go away, I check things off of my packing list before I go, and then I also do it after I go. Like when I’m coming back from my trip. So I will pack these with me and I will just check things off as I’m packing to go home.

I laminate them so I can use a dry erase marker to erase it and reuse it over and over and not have to keep it reprinting them. So these are my travel packing lists. So the front has the full list and then the back, you can customize the list to yourself.

So if you have like special things that you pack, you can just type them before you print them. So those fit nicely inside here and then anything that is inside, like any kind of like single sheet of computer paper or like something that you print out, I didn’t want to just like put it in here. I wanted to put it in like a sturdy file folder.

So a file folder and then I just have – in this example, in this video, I have more checklists for traveling. So recently we came out with a license plate game checklist. So, when you’re on a road trip in the car and you’re looking out the window, it’s a long car ride and you’re looking for all the states of the license plates. We always played that as a kid. So we made an official Alejandra.tv license plate checklist game. So that’s in here and we just created this. So I didn’t have a chance to laminate it yet. But I would totally laminate this. So this can be reused over and over.

Use a Travel Itinerary to Save Time

Then the last checklist is a travel itinerary checklist which we just came out with this also. But one of the problems I was having for a while is getting all the information like my flight number, my hotel confirmation number, rental car information. Like printing all that stuff out just seems like a lot of paper and then when you keep it on your phone, it’s a lot of searching on your phone and stuff. I like to have the stuff in front of me like when I need it.

So we created this travel itinerary checklist that you just like pick the type of thing that you’re looking for and then you write the information. It’s kind of hard to explain but that’s what it’s for.

So those computer pieces of paper, we will just go inside this folder and then the bottom here, I just have a dry erase maker for the laminated checklists. Then I have a highlighter because every time I read a book, I always highlight in the book because I like to go back to books. I sometimes go back to books. It depends on what the topic is.

But I will go back and I will just look in my highlighted notes as like reminders, whatever the book is. Then I have my favorite pen right here.

So let me show you how this envelope folds. So just nice poly envelope and then it just folds. Like, it’s so nice. You can just fold it in half and you can fold it in quarters and stuff. You could probably fold it like this and like it unfolds perfectly. It doesn’t keep the creases in it and that’s why I love it.

So yes, then you can just like pack this in your suitcase for your trip or put it in your bag or keep it in the car, whatever. So anyway, that is how I would organize and pack all the travel documents for my trip.

How to Pack Travel Documents

How to Pack Travel Documents

So I hope you found this video helpful and if this is your first time watching any of my videos, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more tips on how to get more organized and live a more productive life. Thanks for watching and I will see you soon. Bye.

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Over the past 10 years, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 90+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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