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Frustrated by the ever-changing carry-on baggage restrictions for flights? One thing’s for sure: don’t bring full size liquids onto a plane! Always be prepared for the 3-1-1 liquids rule or risk having your favorite beauty products confiscated by airport security. Find out about the 3-1-1 liquids rule and five packing hacks to help you fit all your toiletries into your carry-on for every trip!
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What are ways to fit all your toiletries into your carry-on? Comment below!
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such great tips!! i always thought itd be impossible to fit all the liquids in a hand luggage but this proves otherwise!
I liked the reminder to use make-up samples on trips! I have a ton in a pile that I can start using for travel so thank you.
I like the post about toileteries because it is critical issue to travel nowadays, but at the same time, we really need to travel with them! Brillant!
Thanks for this. Toiletries are what I struggle with most when packing light. I like the solid options.
Glad you liked the tips Aime!
It’s actually surprising how little of your liquids you use in a week. I’ve discovered that I only need 12 ml of toner for a week-long trip and have downsized my travel bottles considerably.
That’s very true. It’s easier to downsize than we might think ?
This is a timely post! My husband, 1 year old and I plan to spend the holidays in Ireland and are only packing in carry-ons so I was excited to see this post!
Glad you liked it Christy!
I use a solid soap and moisturizer and tooth tablets from Lush.
Which size of the small Nalgene containers would you recommend? I’m trying to decide if the 1 oz or 2 oz is best. Thanks!
Hi Karen, I have both but usually use 2oz combined with 10ml and 25 ml containers: https://travelfashiongirl.com/best-travel-containers/
I bought a Mini Hygiene kit from Delta Gear Inc and it’s phenomenally perfect for my minimalist needs. All items can be purchased separately on that website or you can hunt and find components (all items have brand names so it’s easy to find). The total kit is about 4″ x 4″ and is encased in a mesh drawstring bag (I thought it was weak but it’s a strong bag). Think tiny and essential if you want to use this kit.
When I hit the road for more than a weekend, I’ll opt for the GoToob and Infinity Jar cosmetic jars in the small sizes. I’ll also include some Infinity Jar push pump bottles and sprayers. Heavy glass? Yes. But ultraviolet glass keeps my stuff clean, humid-free and fresh.
Great tips, thank you ?
This has always been the hardest part of packing. The ideas were good, but there are so many other items that I include in “personal care” bag… first aid kit (we are usually cycling and I usually fall), spot remover & laundry supplies, etc. How do you handle these kinds of items? I do use laundry sheets, small small sewing kit (like from a hotel), Tide spot remover, but it all adds up.
would appreciate any ideas!
Hi Alex, is there a brand of those small round containers that you’ve found to be better than most? I’ve had some leak…. thanks!!
Hi Brandy! These are the ones I use: https://travelfashiongirl.com/best-travel-containers/
For an upcoming three week trip, I plan on purchasing some items (toothpaste, sunscreen, hairspray, etc.) when I reach my destination. A three week stay will require either more than what I can bring in my carryon; or it’s just simpler (and not too expensive), to purchase the item when I arrive. Happy travels…
I love using samples and solid substitutes for travel. I keep a plastic storage box and whenever I get sample size items I put them in there to save for traveling.
I try to minimize the number of liquids I travel with. I use facial wipes instead of my normal liquid cleansers and packets of shampoo and conditioner.
Good plan Bonnie!
So useful! Thanks
This will be super helpful next time I fly. Thanks for the tips!
This was very helpful. I have taken way too many liquids in the past, and have had them weeded out. I will be condensing and following the suggestions in this post!
Glad you liked it Janet!
Always such great advice! Thank you!
Excellent article for learning some tricks of the carry on trade.