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5 Tips for Packing Family Toiletries

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Fly, Then Buy

So, this might seem like a cop-out to a "packing tip," but perhaps the best solution to packing toiletries is, well, not to. Some people opt out of packing toiletries altogether. Instead, they wait until they've arrived at their destination and simply buy their necessities there.

Some caveats: You might only be able to do this if your voyage isn't too long -- your family certainly wouldn't tolerate this option for a three-day car trip, for instance. And, the pickier family members won't necessarily be able to find their special skin products in every convenience mart.

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Whichever option you choose, just remember: The goal is to focus on having fun with your family instead of fretting over your luggage.

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  • Baskas, Harriet. "Now What? Alternatives for our toiletries?" USA Today. Updated Oct. 20, 2006.http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnist/baskas/2006-09-12-baskas_x.htm
  • Cardone, Laurel. "Fodor's how to pack, Volume 9" Random House, Inc., 2003. (May 24, 2010)http://books.google.com/books?id=-1cn5cjNyW0C
  • Gilford, Judith. "The Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler." Ten Speed Press, 2006. (May 24, 2010)http://books.google.com/books?id=0aFtrpZXymMC
  • OneBag.com. "Packing List: Toiletries." OneBag.com. Last updated May 5, 2010. (May 24, 2010)http://www.onebag.com/packing-list-toiletries.html
  • TSA. "3-1-1 for Carry-ons." Transportation Security Administration. (May 24, 2010)http://www.tsa.gov/311/311-carry-ons.shtm

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