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Power strip ( There are NEVER enough plugs, If you have roommates!)
Snacks / water – If you're not packing these it can't hurt to buy some when you get there you will want to have something on hand if you miss breakfast or get hungry before dinner!
Business cards – You will be handing these out to EVERYONE! Other bloggers, businesses, people on the plane EVERYONE this is a way for people to connect with you after the conference
For the reason above you might want to make some labels (think address labels) with your info on them for the expo hall to speed up your form filling out. Include name, address, email and website I just made mine at home nothing fancy.
Chargers! Phone, computer, tablet ect make sure you have them!
Sweater – Yes it's July/August (for BlogHer) but some conference rooms are cold and it's better to have one and NOT need it, then to not have one and wish you did. Just something light!
Aspirin – 4,000+ women, talking, lights, loud music and more trust me headaches are bound!
Extra Bag – You will have swag to bring home. I flew Southwest to my last conference and got to check 2 bags with my ticket so I made sure I could fit all my clothes in a carry on and then I had 2 bags to check on the way home! No joke see pictures below!
Hand sanitizer – Trust me on this one, shaking hands, bathroom doors, ect
Your Scheduled/Event tickets/route plans – Be prepared!
Pens and paper – you will want to take notes, jot down reminders, names and more!
Camera! You will want to capture memories!
Don't forget the basics, clothes, PJ, bath stuff, makeup ect! Oh and hair brush!
Now just so you know I'm not joking about swag this is ONE DAY of swag from BlogHer 2011!
And I even got boxes in the mail a few weeks later!
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I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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