01 July 2013

Weekend Getaway Made Easy


We all have little tricks to help us get things done better, faster, stronger, right?

Recently I decided that packing is annoying and tedious (wait. that has been a fact since the beginning of time), and brainstormed some ways I could eliminate the tedium.  One thing that doesn't change no matter where I'm headed on a little getaway are cosmetics, so I decided to put together a little kit of extras of the things I use every day, and put them in a cute little pouch, ready for whatever destination is next.

Of course Target has their darling Up & Up line, and of course it comes in pink, so that is where we begin.  I also found a narrow but tall makeup bag at Target, which I'm using as the pouch to hold my goodies.

Here's what's in my Weekend Getaway Made Easy pouch:
  • Shampoo + Conditioner (I like to travel with the some variety I use at home so my hair doesn't freak out. No need to have a hair freak out on a getaway).
  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Disposable Travel Razor (so I can toss it when it's dull; no need for shaving cream s once I just use conditioner instead)
  • Contact Case + Contact Solution
  • Qtips + Eye Makeup Remover
  • Medicines (there are a couple I take each day; I toss a few pills in a tiny jar and off we go!)
When it's time to load the suitcase, I'll add my glasses, hairdryer, curling iron, brush, and makeup, and the cosmetics will be ready to fly.

What are your best tricks for making it easier to get away?