FFFWeek™ Traveling Tips and Check-Off List:

Last year my blogger buddy, Marie Denee, and myself shared some very useful summer travel tips. So with FFFWeek™ and many other summer vacations coming up I thought I’d repost these tips again. I know alot of you all will be traveling this summer so I compiled a check-off cheat sheet to go by.

My main tip is to start packing at least 3 weeks in advance. If you don’t, you’re sure to forget something. Also, go to your local dollar store and pick-up a box of large travel and small ziploc bags to store your jewelry, cosmetics, underwear and shoes individually in them.
This will conserve space and keep items separated, clean and jewelry from getting broken. But here’s the list again that may help you along the way….you can thank me later!!!



   Health & Beauty:

  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Lotion
  • Shower Gel
  • Shower Cap
  • Bath Sponge
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste & Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Razor
  • Tweezer
  • Q-Tips
  • Nail Care
  • Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pads/Tampons
  • Comb/Brush
  • Scarf/Satin Bonnet
  • Flat Iron/Curlers
  • Oil Sheen  & Spritz
  • Room Freshener/Candles
  • First Aid Kit




  • Cell Phone & Charger
  • Ipod & Charger
  • Laptop & Cord
  • Camera & USB
  • Batteries
  • Camcorder (Charger, Case, Battery, Blank DVD etc.)




  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow
  • Lipstick/Gloss
  • Brushes
  • Lip Liner/Brow Pencil
  • Sponge Applicators
  • Makeup Remover




  • Jewelry
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Nightgown, Robe & Slippers
  • Girdle/Spanx/Shapewear
  • Socks/Hosiery
  • Camisole or Tank
  • Swimwear (Seasonal)
  • Jeans
  • Purse/Clutch
  • Walking Shoes/Sneakers/Heels
  • Flip Flops/Sandals
  • 4-5 Outfit Changes
  • Condoms (Hey, you never know, LOL)
  • Umbrella




  • Bottled Water
  • Chips, Granola Bar, etc.
  • Gum/Mints
  • Plastic Utensils, Straws, Napkins


    As a reminder….

Do not forget these additional, valuable, and much needed items!

  • ID/Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Cash
  • Prescriptions/ Vitamins
  • Tickets
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Stop Mail
  • Stop Newspaper
  • To confirm hotel, flight, etc.
  • To Mapquest your destination
  • To leave a set of keys to your house/car with a friend or neighbor
  • To leave a family member your important papers (Insurance Info, Will, Bank Statement, etc.)
  • To cut off  and unplug all electronics
  • To leave at least one interior or porch light on
So print out this list and follow these tips and see you in NYC!!!