HOW to Pack UltraLight – Mini Toiletry Kit

The next post in the HOW series details how I created a mini toiletry kit for travel. Toiletry items can take up a whole suitcase on their own, there really are so many items that are essential depending on a specific person’s needs and situation. Here is an example of the bare minimum items that I usually travel with to give you an idea of what is possible.

  • Longchamp change purse
  • Hair brush
  • Headphones (for airplane travel)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hair elastics and clips
  • Razor with the handle cut off
  • Sewing kit with an extra safety pin
  • Chapstick
  • Mascara
  • Packet of laundry detergent
  • Earplugs in their own container with some elastics for my daughter
  • Concealer with another elastic
  • Not pictured: few pieces of floss and tiny container holding a piece of deodorant that I toss in right before a trip

The concealer with elastic is all I take on a daily basis in my purse as I don’t wear mascara daily and keep chapstick in my desk drawer at work. If I am going to a nice event like a wedding, I might add a pair of disposable contacts, but I mostly wear my glasses daily. I use the shampoo/soap/lotion at my destination. I take extra hair elastics because I find them useful while traveling for more than just putting up your hair. Also, I don’t always need a hair brush because my hair doesn’t tangle much, but I do bring it along for a work trip because I’ll have to blow dry my hair (it air drys most days). You can probably tell from this post that I am not much of a lotions and potions kinda gal!

So now that you know so much about me, what are your bare minimum toiletry kit essentials? Stay tuned as we evolve in our travels! Please comment with your tips and experiences so we can all learn together.

Happy (and Light) Travels!

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