If you're known to often just take off for a few days at the last minute but are not organized, this is a really cool bag to have on hand ready to go. Has all the basics. Beats shuffling around your things to put this all together at the last minute. Keep it in your travel bag and all you'll have to do is pack some clothes!
If you don't have samples of shampoo, lotion and body wash on hand, consider filling up film cannisters or small containers found at the dollar store with what you have at home. I usually collect all kinds of samples in advance to put kits like this together.
If you are going on a plane, consider storing these items in a ziplock bag so you can carry it on board. Check international/national regulations for liquid restrictions.
You can always add sunblock or other relevant items to you. I like to carry a little powdered laundry detergent so I can wash clothes in the sink when I travel.
Other items you could add: Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer, Sunblock, Powdered Laundry Detergent, Birth Control (or similar), Hair Elastics or clips, Band Aids, disposable pair of underwear, mini hear spray or gel.
By Lisa from Halifax NS
I've used a kit like this for years. It's such a good idea. Dh was always rooting around for toiletries for his business trips, so I took him to the store, got him to choose a case, then we got his supplies. It makes packing so much easier!
At our house, it is known as "the bathroom bag" because that is where the contents are used. I include eye drops, otc allergy medicine, and a pair of old glasses, as I am blind without them. On a long trip, or one out of the country, I also take copies of my prescriptions. The bag stays in my suitcase when not in use. Thanks for sharing this good idea.
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