Having Trouble With Organization

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Cynthia C.'s Comment
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I drive OTR with another company male driver and as hard as I try I cannot stay organized. I am constantly losing my reading/sunglasses, they always complain I take too long in the shower which I try todo during my 30 min break which always takes me at least 45 when I shower and usually an hour. It just takes me longer even if I leave with my hair wet. I also have problems with skin breakouts on the road I am thinking maybe soot from the diesel? I have face wupes to clean my face. Also my face becomes very dry and irritated while OTR despite my USB powered humidifier.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Maybe it could be covered the kinds of foods you are eating that could be causing the breakouts. I'm not sure. I too have organizational issues lol.. My other half is super organized, while I pack, in his words, "way too much stuff". I do carry less than I used to, but still lots of disorganization.

He carries very little. The off season clothing he puts in a space bag, under his bunk. He has stacking storage containers with lids.. one for socks, one for undies, one for tshirts. Hangs his jeans in the closet and carries a very small duffle with his shaving gear, shampoo/body wash, medications, and 1 change of clothes.. carries just that for showering or a night at a motel.

Me.. I have a huge bag, makeup, blow dryer, flat iron, clothes, cologne, all kinds of stuff. A closet full of clothes, more clothes and shoes under the bunk, non perishable foods, just craziness.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I have a storage locker so i can take stuff off the truck when i get students, but then i buy more stuff OTR. now my storage locker is filled and so is my truck. i need to start donating or throwing away. or just stop shopping.

maybe its a woman thing. i tried plastic containers with lids...small ones for first aid, make up etc. tgen i had large ones on the top bunk...one for clean clothes one for dirty, one for truck cleaning stuff.

doesnt work. if u find a way, let me know lol

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Susan D. 's Comment
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Oh geeze.. I just bought storage containers. I hope it wasn't for nothing. I'm dying in the disorganized clutter that is my new truck with it's unique (lack of storage) configuration.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hahhaha i now own like 22 plastic containers i started with 4. i have 2 dyson hand vacs, 2 SoClean Cpap cleaning machines, and god knows how many duplicate tools. i accidentally leave stuff in the locker and wind up buying more OTR before i go home. i now have 5 of the heavy fleece blankets you buy at TA and DOZENS of sheets.

i really need to go through that storage locker, but the last 2 times i went home it was pouring rain. before that was my surgery and i really couldnt lift or bend well.

my suggestion is to make lists of what you have and what you need. know what you can take off the truck for the students and what you dont.

with every student i go home and empty that top bunk, then when they get off, i go.home and fill it again.

i dont take back to back students like some. i need my solo time from time to time.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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