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50 Ways to get organized this year

Julie Kraut is a freelance writer and the author of Slept Away and Hot Mess. Visit for more.

Clean up your act

If you've pegged 2010 as the year you get organized, then what better way to start than with a list? Print this out and tack it to your fridge to keep you on track, and make sure to cross each item off as you complete it!


37. Make itineraries of your trips with flight, hotel, reservation numbers and contact info for each day. This will be helpful for those you leave at home and for you to have everything all in one spot.
38. Have color photocopies of your passport kept separately from your passport on your trip and in a file at home.
39. Get a hanging toiletries kit. It'll save space in crowded hotel room bathrooms.
40. Buy 3 oz containers and fill them with your favorite shampoos and label them in waterproof ink to travel without checking bags.
41. File all travel articles you pull out of magazines and papers by continent and then by country. Go through appropriate folders before planning a trip.

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