Packing Liquids – 1 GREAT tip

Hey everybody!  This is just a quick post in case you are planning on packing a bag over the next little while.  This will save you money, time and hassle, no matter if you plan on travelling near or far. 🙂

I’m always looking for ways to save you money, time and space.  So, I was out the other day with my 6 year old daughter at the local “Dollarama”.   As I waited for her to peruse every inch of every aisle, looking for something she doesn’t already have, I noticed a very helpful tool for anyone.  Since “911”, we have all learned the rules of travel have changed.  This is something to help for less hassle during these times.

travel size containers

I recently wrote a blog on Vacation Packing Tips , but it was before I noticed this convenient item. If I had known you could just pop over to the local dollar-type store, I definitely would have added it in to that particular post.

At the local dollar store, I found these handy travel-size containers.

At the local dollar store, I found these handy travel-size containers.

The best thing to do is downsize all your liquid and lotion items.  This package allows you to put shampoo, conditioner, hairspray(or whatever spray item you wish), another liquid and 3 lotion-type items.  There’s no need to bring big, bulky containers of creams, especially if you are using this cream on your face, lips, etc. You can re-use and re-fill over and over and over again! Aaand you just can’t beat the price at this particular store – $2!!  😀

IF you are travelling on a plane over the March break, this item is a “must have!”  It will lighten the weight of your suitcase, so no paying for overages.  You could even take these in your carry-on without penalty.  My daughter and I recently went to Bahamas for 4 days.  We both had showers each day and we shared refill shampoo and conditioner containers, in the same size as above.  There’s more in there than you think.  There’s enough!  If you have a larger family, you could purchase a couple or few of these and each of you could have your own, or a couple could share.  On your trip back, your bottles will be empty or almost…  This lightens the weight load even more, ORRRRR leave you with a little extra leeway for bringing back some treasures, trinkets or souvenirs.  🙂

If you are just going away for the weekend, or if you are always packing an overnight bag on weekends, this is a great tool to have on hand.  Have them ready and in your bag at all times.  Just replenish as needed.  They even come with pre-made labels to make things even more convenient. How ya like them apples? 😉

Labels come with these handy, travel-size containers, in French and English.

Labels come with these handy, travel-size containers, in French and English.

For those of you who already have a similar system in place – I congratulate you! 🙂  For everyone else, I hope this helps save you some space, money or time – or, even all three.  That’s what it’s all about.

Thanks for tuning in. 🙂

Tanya
Professional Organizer
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