The less energy I have to waste on tedious tasks like unpacking and repacking, the more quality time I have to spend with my kids or simply relax. Years ago, Kim taught me to always keep toiletry bags packed so when you’re prepping for a trip, it’s one less thing to think about. This efficient advice is great for anyone, but especially helpful for moms who are busy and have a million things on their to-do list before leaving for the airport. (I do this for my kids too, and I will share what’s inside their toiletry bags soon!)
Here is how I’ve adopted the pre-packing idea. For things I use every day and would want to travel with, I get duplicates of. This way, my travel sets stay complete. I keep three bags totally ready so I can just grab and go: one for my carry-on with my in-flight essentials, one full of makeup that I put in my large suitcase, and a toiletry case I also check with my luggage.
Let this method help you gain some of your hours back and ease the stress of feeling like you forgot something. Shop my checklist.
Stay tuned for what I keep in my makeup travel bag.