How to Organize Your Travel Nurse Memories: The Gypsy Nurse

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By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

December 11, 2016



How did I get so much stuff? – Ideas to organize Your Travel Nurse Memories

Ideas to Organize your Travel Nurse Memories

If you are like me than you collect mementos, pictures, and other things from your assignments. We’re here to help you find unique ways to organize your Travel Nurse Memories.

After a few contracts you can see the littlest things start to pile up, and we all know we try to pack as lightly as possible in our mobile lifestyle! But, we just can’t seem to stop ourselves from picking up those little mementos that remind us of our assignment.

We asked our Facebook group members, how they remembered each assignment, or location. It was great hearing about all the different ways that our travelers remember where they have been!

  • Marie, Debra and Lori Anne, along with our own Ambassador Patricia buy Pandora charms tocommemorate and remember their adventures!

Michael, Lynn and Nicola like to collect refrigerator magnets from each location! (We think that is a great idea too!)

Travel Nurse Memory Books

We thought a great suggestion to organize memories was to create a book! Not just any book, but a memory book of sorts, which incorporates the pictures from a specific assignment.

A search of the internet for photo books gave us an assortment of sites where you can create your own custom photo book of memories! Create a nice cover, and organize the pages with not only pictures, but also little notes about the picture! What a great idea! With thumb drives (usb drives) or memory cards being so inexpensive now, they are a great way to keep those remaining pictures! Some of our Network members suggested Shutterfly, Mixbook, Snapfish and even Walgreens for economical solutions to creative those custom photo memory books.


Other great ways to remember an assignment, or location is buy a T-shirt. But, we don’t all like to wear T-shirt and that’s ok. Do something unique and creative with them like turning them into a quilt or making pillows out of them. That is pretty creative!

Beach and Coastal Ideas

If you travel to coastal locations for vacation or work assignments how about collecting some beach sand with some seashells and create a shadow box? Amazon has some great prices on empty shadow boxes that you can really get creative with! Throw in a picture of a pier or sunset that you took (as the background for the box), add the sand across the bottom of the shadow box, and scatter some seashells along your “beach”. Print or hand write a label with the location and date and tada! You have just created a unique piece for your home decor, that also reminds you of your time at that assignment. Shadow boxes can be created for each assignment, not just beach or coastal locations! A great site for suggestions is Etsy, where there all several vendors that will create custom shadow boxes for you.

With so many great ideas on how to store, display or organize memories from all your wonderful #GypsyNurse travels, there is no need to store those things in a box, out of sight. Display them, be proud and share those adventures with your visitors! We bet they are going to be great conversation starters!

We would love to see what you create from your memories! Share them with us by #gypsynurseadventures on Instagram, and follow TheGypsyNurse so you can see everyone’s memories.

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