Sometimes you write a post and think,”Everyone will read this and say, ‘duh my dog could have figured that out.'” This very well could be one of these posts, but sadly this is a tip I have just recently begun using and it is saving me lots of headache. So in case you, like me, are a bit slow on the uptake, here is my oh so brilliant tip.
Buy a travel bag (that is not my tip, so stick around, it gets better). I prefer the kind that have a little hanger so I can hang them up in the shower or bathroom. Then stock it with things you only use for travel. Before I did this, every time I would go on a trip or to the gym or whatever, I would think through my morning routine and grab everything and pack it up. Now, I just throw the bag in my suitcase and go.
You have to make an initial investment of buying double of all of your toiletries, but since you probably won’t use them as much they will last you a long time. I even have bought and extra toothbrush, comb, razor, you name it. My other tip is to buy some generic bottles to put stuff in. That way you don’t have to use the brands that make things in travel sizes. I don’t know about you, but I think the people that put out travel sizes often times are the cheap low end brands and when I am traveling I still want to have good hair.
The hubby has taken this one step further and has a “gourmet” travel bag which has a corkscrew (for hotel libations), earplugs (for when your room is next to the pool), and allergy medicine (in case of a flare-up). You could even throw in a few other drugs (legal) to make a trip more pleasant- Dramamine, Ibuprofen, Kiddy Pain Reliever and Tylenol PM. Of course all of this must go in your checked luggage or you won’t make it past security and will spend your vacation stretched out on the airport floor.
If I help just one person with this post, then it will all be worth it. Just what that “all” is, I am not quite sure, but people are always saying that, and I think it definitely applies here. For more Works For Me Wednesday ideas, head on over to Rocks in My Dryer.