Memories and Magnets

Let’s face it. On the road, there are a lot of opportunities to purchase gadgets and gismos. Those fun memorabilia items we like to bring home to loved ones and use to decorate our cabs—they certainly add some interesting insight into our lives.

When selecting souvenirs, you want items that will help make the most of your travel memories, while reducing the amount of potentially non-useful, soon to be a part of the junk drawer merchandise.

What keeps those travel impulse purchases from ending up in the trash bin? According to one travel guide, it is all in the selection process. They recommend asking yourself the following questions before you buy:

    Does it make you smile?
    If it does, go ahead and get it. When was the last time you regretted buying a small trinket or memento that made you happy?

    Is it too generic?
    Avoid purchasing items you can just get anywhere. When searching for mementos, look for those things not easily found back home.

    How functional is it?
    Are you ever going to use it? Maybe. Maybe not. Experts recommend purchasing items that have an alternate purpose that provide some level of functionality and use.

    Does it fit in the cab?
    This is a funny consideration, but a necessary one. Make sure you have ample space for your purchases and the battle is halfway won.

    Does it remind you of the place you visited?
    Mementoes will have more value when you see a memory in them. A memory that means something special to you.

About Millis Transfer
Mills Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning the company dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information please visit, or call 1-800-937-0880.

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