Published on 01/12/2017
People who are well-traveled do things slightly different than the rest of us. Their travel hacks can teach us a thing or two about organized, efficient ways to get from home to our destination with less time spent packing and fewer messes and worries.
One thing almost all seasoned travelers have in common is that they carry some sort of toiletry bag. If you’re not already doing this, here’s why you should adopt this expert-approved habit.
Every book ever published on organization and tidying offers the same advice: Find a place for everything, put things away after you use them, and you’ll keep the spaces you live and work in order.
The same is true when it comes to hitting the road, runway or trail.
Toiletry bags are made with travel and organization in mind. Every pocket, each stitch and seam, and each hidden compartment has a purpose: getting you from point A to point B with ease, all while storing your personal items in the most ideal place.
No more searching for eyeliner in the bottom of your weekender bag or cleaning up spilled shampoo messes in your backpack. With a toiletry bag, everything you need can be found in one bag and in its designated space.
Backpacks and duffel bags serve as better carry-on luggage and weekender bags than bulky suitcases, and you’ll most certainly want a backpack and not a suitcase included in your list of gear when you plan your next hiking trip.
No matter the bag or your destination, a toiletry bag easily tucks away, always at the ready when it’s needed.
Sometimes the road just calls your name and you have to go. Hello spontaneous road trip! Other times, family emergencies or last-minute business trips require that you’re prepared for travel with little time to prepare.
Toiletry bags can be pre-packed, if you so desire, and left on a shelf or inside your travel duffel so you’re always ready for wherever life takes you.
These days, airline travelers must pack liquids in small containers and store them in a see-through plastic bag if you’re traveling with carry-on luggage. When a toiletry bag is part of your travel gear, you know exactly where your liquids are at all times and don’t have to go digging through your bag at busy airport checkpoints. Score!
More organization means less hassle, less waste and more time to enjoy what life has to offer. And isn’t that really what travel is all about?