Upon returning home from camping this weekend I had the itch to organize. Everything.
So this week I’m going to change up the posting a bit and devote the week to organization.
To kick things off, I’m sharing the most satisfying project that I’ve completed in a looong time.
Quite simply: I have “solved” my bath product travel problems.
Up to this point, I always had a hodge podge of products full-size, travel size, and otherwise to throw in a cute bag and take with me on trips.
But as this weekend’s packing proved: I never really know when I’ve included everything.
For example, I was convinced that I did not pack my toothbrush on the drive to the campgrounds, so we picked one up on the way. But later I found out that I did bring a toothbrush and bought the new one unnecessarily.
And since I have the trip to Austin for the workshops this weekend, and a trip to San Fran coming up in June, I felt the urge to make a bath bag that had everything I’d ever need.
This way I only have to “pack” my glasses and birth control.
First, I assembled the products that I use.
Though it’s kinda crazy, the products above aren’t all that I need, they are simply the larger, bulkier items that are hard to pack.
After a quick trip to Target, I purchased a solution for these big guns.
I grabbed two of the travel packages and ended up using every single one.
The bonus here is that I have a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that I need for my hair treatment, so now I don’t need to pack mini hotel shampoos and conditioners that hurt my hair.
And things like contact solution and Moroccan Oil that before were bulky in my suitcase are now miniaturized.
Plus, the designer in me loves that they are all visually cohesive.
Then, my inner-nerd got even more excited.
I divided the bottles by use: one bag for the shower, one bag for the vanity.
To house the items, I chose this large silver tote from Z Gallerie, which formerly housed Jess LC inventory for several years.
It happened to be the perfect size with two extra pockets for extra necessities.
In the front pocket I have all of the quick essentials like hair ties, bobby pins, Vaseline, aspirin, and face wipes.
Inside the interior pocket I stashed some tampons, extra contacts, and first aid items.
The main compartment houses the two bottle bags, a tooth brush, face lotion, toothpaste, and my glasses. (Note: I still need to add a deodorant to complete the essentials.)
Which happen to fit quite nicely.
I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been zipping and unzipping these compartments to peek inside and enjoy the organization quite a bit.
Makeup and my blow dryer are not included in this kit, of course, but more on that later.
Each trip, I can also remove any items that won’t be necessary. But I love that this kit will now get me through future travels without thinking, “man, I wish I had brought _____ with me.”