Who needs to check a bag?

4 August 2008

Over at Unclutterer today, professional organizer Monica Ricci has written a guest column about travelling light. She offers some great tips on packing so that you don’t have to check a bag and incur extra charges.

I have one little tip to add to hers. Monica recommends not carrying liquid toiletries like shampoo and conditioner and rather using those provided by the hotel. I know that I can’t always count on my hair looking great if I use another shampoo, so I like to carry my own. I purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond this great carry-on bottle kit. It’s a quart-size zippered vinyl cosmetics bag that holds 15 small (all under 3 ounces, of course) containers for various lotions and potions. It even includes three small spray bottles. My favorite part is that it contains 36 pre-printed labels so you can easily label the contents of the clear containers. All this for only ten bucks (or less if you use the ubiquitous BBB 20 percent off coupon).

If you have any travel in your near future, do check out Monica’s Unclutterer article. I’ve always been one to check a bag because I don’t like hoisting my carry-on into the overhead bin (I’m petite), but armed with this info from Monica, I think I’ll give it a try on my next tripl

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