It’s August. Soon enough school starts, work days grow long, and heavy sweaters move from the back of the closet to the front.
But not yet.
This month, we give you stories of late-summer jet setting and everything you need to make the trip in style, from packing hacks to hotel room fitness. Adventure calls — so read on and pick up.
Spill-Free Packing Tips
Your 10 hour flight is over and you’re finally at the hotel unzipping your suitcase — and your whole bag is covered in shampoo. It’s easy for toiletries to leak or burst if they aren’t packed correctly, and according to Thumbtack professional organizer Anna Bauer, odds are they’re not. Get ahead of the mess with her tips for a perfectly packed toiletry bag in Reader’s Digest.
Hotel Room Fitness Hacks
Few things scream ‘vacation’ less than waking up early to hit the gym — and the idea of going out for a quick scenic jog get complicated in a foreign country, especially when the cars are on the wrong side of the road. Whether you’re in Bangkok or Denver, Brit + Co’s easy fitness moves are the perfect antidote to weeks of walking tours and four-course meals. We especially love Thumbtack fitness pro Liz Letchford’s chair stretches to help loosen your quads after a long day on your feet.
Bottom line: buy that baguette you’ve been eyeing. Thanks to Brit + Co you’ll burn it off easy.
Très Chic Flowers
We’ll always have Paris…is what we’re saying to our home decor this summer. Bring a bit of the magic back with this guide for creating positively Parisian floral arrangements from Elle Decor. With tips from Thumbtack pro Elena Seeger on everything from flower selection to prepping stems the French way (hint: remove leaves and thorns all the way down), the article provides everything you need for a très frais home this summer.
Safe Travels, Safe Home
Want to see the world without worrying who might be seeing the inside of your home while you’re gone? These days you can thanks to household technology that makes monitoring your doors and windows as easy as checking your phone. Get vacation-ready with these tips from Sunset Magazine on finding pros who can install that smart grid security system for you. Then turn it on, lock the door behind you, and let the wanderlust take hold.
Planning a stay-cation? Make your home an oasis with this guide for when to repair or replace your favorite household appliances.