I don’t travel nearly as much as I want to.
I have a travel bag that stays packed and ready to go for when I do… Makes it so much easier to get out of the door, without forgetting anything. Buying an extra one of these is easier to buy it at home, than getting stuck out without it.
My bag has:
- Lip Gloss
- Shower Cap
- Hair clips
- Flat iron
I have this to toss in my carry on so that I never have to think about it. I have a separate one for my husband and family for when all of us travel together. That way, even if my checked bag gets lost, I still have my essentials.
I also need my phone. I can always get my map there. I’m pretty good with directions, so all I need to do is I figure out the direction I need to go, and I normally can get there without further guidance (although I still like to have it).
And finally, clean panties… Who doesn’t need those?
Why is my list so short? Mainly because I realized that most things are replaceable with ease, even when you travel. As much as it may feel like I’m compelled to pack my entire closet, I normally pick an outfit a day, for summer – a suit, and then one dressed up outfit. That’s pretty much it.
I’ve gotten pretty efficient at packing and haven’t needed to buy anything and am packed in one small carry on. I normally only need something bigger when the family is coming.