Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Taking care of travel toiletries

I have a toiletries kit that I keep packed and ready at all times. Or, at least, I used to, before my kids got big enough to want their own stuff and the FAA started limiting what liquids and gels you could take in your carryon. Mysmartpac is a clever solution to the toiletries-packing problem:

August 10, 2008
Gearing Up
By Lylah M. Alphonse

Regulations against carrying liquids on board a plane can make it difficult to pack your favorite products. Filling tiny bottles is tedious and messy, your full-size toiletries take up too much room in your checked luggage, and if you have children, you can end up with too many toiletries in your bag. Mysmartpac kits eliminate the clutter and the stress; the pre-packed 6 1/2-by-4 1/2-by-1 1/3-inch pouches contain everything you need for a short trip (face cleanser, face cream, body lotion, hair gel, deodorant, toothpaste, razor, toothbrush) pus the one-quart zip-top bag that the Federal Aviation Administration wants you to stow it all in. Each of the eco-friendly products is in a resealable, biodegradable packet that holds enough for six uses, and the kits come in "his" and "hers" versions. They're perfect for families on the go, since each child can carry his or her own kit. At $10-$15 each, they are available through the Magellan's catalog (800-962-4943) and online at [More]

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