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Packing for Travel – Part One

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Of late, I seem to have been travelling alot, for business and pleasure. So I have become very organised and found some methods for being ready at the last minute!

Keep a drawer dedicated to travel

1. Have a clear zippy bag (20cm x 20cm) filled with ‘carry on’ essentials (maximum100ml containers) ready in a drawer. I suggest: face, lip and hand moisturiser, mini tooth brush and paste, anti-perspirant, hair brush and a pen.

2. Keep a larger toiletry bag of travel sized goodies such as: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen, face wash, nail file, shaving cream, razor, tampax/towel, mini travel hair straightners and hairdryer.

3. A purse or folder with your paper essentials: Passport, drivers license, health insurance information, travel ‘cash’ cards, a notebook of any travel details you like to remember (taxis, hotels, restaurants, phone numbers), maps and a pen.

4. Other key items to keep together: spare phone charger, universal adapter, headphones, mini alarm clock, sunglasses and a book (or kindle), camera, jewellery travel roll.

Suggested item locations:

  • Miniatures from makeup counters – When I buy my beauty products from the counters I may get a complimentory miniature product – I keep these for travel and refill them each time I go away)
  • Molton Brown

(Some nice travel kits with travel sized toiletries)

(A wide range of travel sized products – beauty, electrical and accessories)

(they have a selection of travel size toiletry kits and mini products)

(They provide some of their natural and organic hair care in travel sizes)

  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Tesco

There are many other brands that provide miniatures, my list is by no means exhaustive!

I got my clear travel ‘carry on’ toiletry bag from Victoria’s Secret but there are various other locations you can get one:

http://www.boots.com/en/Clear-travel-bags_52340/

http://www.superdrug.com/the-beauty-parlour/the-beauty-parlour-cosmetic-bag-trio/invt/268655/&bklist=

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Outstanding-Value-Piece-Clear-Cosmetic/dp/B000OZ9H32?extid=TP_2_FRO_T_MSF_

http://www.beauty-boxes.com/product/Ashville_Clear_Travel_Make_Up_Pouch_PCB-035A

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Piece-Clear-Cosmetic-Bag-Set/dp/B003VX093Q?extid=TP_F_CT_B_260911_290_CreoGe

Next time I’m going to talk through my packing technique – the endless questions of what to take, how much to take etc….

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