Let’s face it. Packing toiletries for a vacation is a huge headache. Just when you think you *finally* have your act together, it all comes tumbling down when you realize that you’ve forgot to pack your deodorant for your week long trip (admit it… we’ve all reached that low at one point in time).
To avoid that from happening, we’ve compiled the ultimate toiletry checklist for travelers. Here are a few of our essentials to get you started:
- Shampoo and Conditioner - absolute necessity. Though most hotels provide guests with the mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner, the shampoo quality can be questionable. Play it on the safe to side and bring your own stash.
- Body Wash - minimize the amount of liquid you carry by substituting liquid body wash for bar soap.
- Hairbrush - save yourself the hassle of having knotty hair and pack a small brush or comb. You won’t regret it!
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste - of all toiletries to bring on your trip, a toothbrush and toothpaste are amongst the most important! Throw in some mouthwash if you have some extra space in your bag.
- Razor and Shaving Cream - the key here is to remember to pack both your razor and your shaving cream. Don’t feel like bringing your razor on your trip? Buy a cheap disposable razor for a quick on-the-go shave.
- Deodorant - should be self-explanatory! A half-size travel deodorant stick should be perfect.
- Makeup Remover and Cotton Pads - after a busy day out, the last thing you want to do is spend an unnecessary amount of time taking off your makeup. Packing a tube of makeup remover and a few cotton pads will make taking off your makeup a breeze at the end of the day.
- Moisturizing Lotion - always a fabulous idea to carry some moisturizing lotion when you travel. A small bottle should do the trick.
- Advil - comes in handy when you least expect it. Can save you a lot of running around in case a headache arises.
- Vitamins - carrying vitamins with you when you travel is a great habit. Don’t forget to keep on top of your health while you travel!
- Band Aids - prepare for the unexpected. A simple band aid or two in your toiletry kit can save you a lot of hassle should an incident occur.
- Sunscreen - a must-pack if you are venturing into warmer weather!