Want to save a few minutes packing? Keep your toiletry bag stocked with your essentials in travel sizes. I have a zippered bag that I keep packed with a travel toothbrush, travel sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, contact lens solution and body wash, a small loofah, and some basic medicine/first aid items (bandaids, neosporin, anti-itch cream for mosquito bites, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, allergy meds, cold meds, cough drops, etc.). Some medicine comes handily in individual containers like the cold meds I use. I also have a small divided container where I put a few doses of medicines that come in bigger bottles. Now that I travel with kids, I also keep the bag stocked with a thermometer, baby acetaminophen, the preschooler’s travel tooth brush and paste and saline drops for colds. When I pack, I just toss in my make up and night lotion and I’m good to go.
Pictured above: Tughlaqabad Fort in Delhi, India.