Tips on How to Pack a Toiletry Kit

Tips on How to Pack a Toiletry Kit

A toiletry kit is one thing that we always bring on a trip.  If you travel often, it is better to have a ready packed toiletry kit so you can just grab it and go even on a short notice.

I am not a fan of big toiletry kits.  I always make it a habit to minimize toiletries that I bring in all my travels.  Here are some tips on how to pack a toiletry kit.

  • Make a list on what to include in your kit.  The list may depend on your destination but here is a list of basic toiletries:
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Facial wash
    • Deodorant
    • Feminine wash
    • Shaving cream/Razor
    • Alcohol
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Sunblock
    • Lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Cotton buds
    • Hair Comb
    • Floss
    • Sewing kit
    • Panty liner
    • Sanitary napkin
  • Downsize your toiletries. Instead of bringing the bottle, transfer the liquid to smaller bottle containers or bring sachet versions of your toiletries.

You can also use the travel size versions of shampoo, conditioner, lotion that can be collected for free from hotel rooms.

  • Do not bring the whole pack of cotton buds, panty liner or anything in bulk but instead transfer a few of them in a small ziplock.
  • Instead of bringing a big hair brush or comb, use a travel size comb to save some space in your kit.
  • For items that may spill like shampoo or lotion, place them on a small ziplock to avoid messing up the other items.
  • If you’re travelling by air and you want to put the toiletry kit in your carry-on bag, make sure that the liquids are limited to 100ml per bottle.  Place the kit in an easy access location in your bag to avoid inconvenience in case the security wants to check it.
  • If you want to limit the items in your kit, you may consider the place where you are staying and not bring items that might be available there.  For example, if you’re staying in a hotel where shampoos and soaps are available, you can opt not to bring them anymore.

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