Life Hacks Traveling and First Aid

life hacks traveling and first aidLife Hacks Traveling and First Aid

Episode 250

Traveling with kids can be stressful and with these traveling and first aid life hacks this is an easier way to make things happen.

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Show Notes: Life Hacks for Traveling and First Aid:

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Traveling Homeschool Life Hacks: 

  1. Traveling with children can we a wonderful time to make memories. One of my favorite traveling life hacks is to have a bag or a backpack ready ahead of time with essential items such as wet wipes, napkins and tissues, quick and nutritious snacks, first-aid items such as band-aids, ointment, (one of my favorites is melaleuca oil), sunscreen, binoculars, and storage bags for “treasures” your children want to keep.
  2. For suitcases – tie a ribbon to identify yours quickly. Yes, it has worked for me for years and guess what? I learned this from my parents. We always had a bright ribbon on our bags and not trouble spotting them.
  3. Another life hack – free bags on your plane. If you have a small carry on and really wanted to check it, most of the time that can be free when you are on an overbooked or full flight. They will make an announcement soon before boarding and check your bag for free. I only like to do this on a non-connecting flight, however, if I am traveling home I will check it. Free is always good!
  4. Set up a Skyscanner.com alert. This tidbit I learned from a check-out guy at the grocery store. I set up Skyscanner alerts from our airport RSW to the airport where I want to arrive. I get alerts when the price goes up or down. I have saved hundreds of dollars on flights this way. All airlines are compared.
  5. Take a picture with your smartphone of a business card, or important number so you can find it later in your photos. I use this idea for recipes as well.
  6. Take a photo of your parking spot so you won’t forget where you park! Or better yet when you shop at regular locations always park in the same place, it will help you remember which I learned from a lady who followed us on the way out of a store one day and overheard me telling my kids I had no idea where I parked.

First Aid Life Hacks:

  1. Use meat tenderizer for bug stings. Even works for ant bites. Mix a teaspoon full of meat tenderizer with water and put on the bite. Watch for an allergic reaction. If you use homeopathic remedies use
  2. This idea works great! Use frozen vegetables such as peas or mixed vegetables as ice packs. Place it in a thin cloth or washcloth that is wet. It works amazingly well and you can refreeze it as needed or store it for a long time. Just be sure to label these bags so you don’t eat them!
  3. Homeopathic remedies such as Belladonna and Aconite for the first sign of a cold.
  4. A great cold remedy. Vitamin C for colds. Take as needed. 500 mg for adults. Also liquid drops from the health food store of echinacea – or echinacea tablets with zinc. Both have been lifesavers in our family. We use DoTerra drops such as OnGuard at the first sign of a cold. If you want to order some, go here: DoTerra – Felice Gerwitz
  5. Neem spray. Keep this to ward off mosquitoes and biting insects.
  6. Homeopathic advice and great remedies! Be sure to listen to HomeopathyforMommiesPodcast — great tips on natural remedies.

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