Posted January 14th, 2014, 02:23 PM
I am looking for packing tips about items that have multiple purposes. I always over pack. How can I be prepare with the least amount of items?
Baby Shampoo - can be used as laundry detergent, can be used as defog for snorkel mask, and as a shampoo, of course.
What are your ideas? (Please don't criticize the suggestions of others, unless the tip is dangerous somehow.) Thanks, in advance, for any input!
I think it's in our genetic code to prepare for any contingency (some call it over-packing)! That being said here are a few things I have learned to never leave home without: one pair of dress jeans and a nice top; one pair of ballet slippers in the same color as the dress jeans...the soft ones that fold in half...a TIDE stick, Dr. Scholl's corn pads and an anorak or rain jacket that's easy to roll up; a small flashlight and binoculars (small ones). These items go with me everywhere, the list gets added to according to our destination. I've got it down to where I can pack for 21 days in one suitcase that weighs under 50 lbs. and a back pack as my carry on. Can't wait to read responses with other people's ideas!!
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