Recently, I read on the David Allen blog about someone who came up with an ingenious idea for getting all of your miscellaneous items (things in your pockets and attached to you) through airport security with some measure of dignity and simultaneously ensuring you don't forget anything. The recommendation is that you use a "clear, closable folder" to carry wallet, gum, PDA, etc. through airport security, then use it as your one stop shop for putting everything back in its place. My problem was, I couldn't find a "Clear, closable folder" at Staples (I can be horribly ditzy: If they do have one, can someone please e-mail me with the aisle to look in?), just some larger, more portable filing types of closing folders.
Having failed to find the folder that would make the system work, I decided I would simply use a large Zip Loc bag. Worked like a charm both to and from on my trip to Blawgthink!, except the bag was basically falling apart once I returned home. I'm not sure how that's possible as it had only been used maybe 10 times on the trip, but none the less, it was ready for the trashcan after only 4 days of use. If anyone out there has a recommendation for a good "clear, closable file" to use, I'd love to hear from you.