TRAVEL TIPS: Packing Your Toiletries

Surprisingly , I enjoy packing my toiletries. I think it’s because at least for me, it takes the least amount of time. And that’s because most of my products just live in my toiletries bag, so all I have to do is throw it in my carry-on. However, I get that most people are not like me. And so, I have come up with some tips for those of you who are maybe not as experienced in packing toiletries.

Tip #1: Pack only essentials.

I’m assuming you will be taking your toiletries with your carry-on, and when it comes to carry-ons, you only will want to back your essentials. If you can’t live without a certain product, then pack it in your toiletries bag and  then put your toiletries in your carry-on. If you’re unsure about it, you’re better off putting it in your check-in bag. My toiletries bag includes: TRESemme shampoo and conditioner, Secret deodorant, Colgate toothpaste, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, St. Ives facial moisturizer, Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, a toothbrush, nail clippers, and my meds. These are things I have to have with me, just in case my luggage is lost.

Tip #2: Be sure your products are the appropriate size.

There are strict regulations when it comes to liquids and such. If you’re an American citizen, check out this article from the official Department of Homeland Security. But if you’re too lazy to look at it, here’s a direct quote:

Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

So not only do your liquids have to be in a 3.4 ounce or less container, but also in a clear bag of some sort.

Tip #3: Be sure everything is sealed well.

Things have a tendency to spill or explode on planes. I’m not sure how else to explain this. Just make sure everything is sealed tight.

That’s all the tips I have for today, I hope this post was helpful and happy travels everyone!

5 thoughts on “TRAVEL TIPS: Packing Your Toiletries

  1. Like you, I also keeps a toiletry bag packed at all times – not that I use it in daliy home life, it just sits in a drawer. Major time saver when you fly a lot 🙂 According to my daughter, the only reason I can travel so much in carry-on only is that I’m not a girl – according to her makes it impossible to have everything in the allowed size bag 😉

    As to nail clippers: as I understand it, if it’s one without the flip-out nail file (i.e. only a clipper), it’s considered completely safe. So I have that and a cardboard sanding thingy (even guys break nails 😉 )

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