Does Your Home Have a Travel Kit?

Last week, our friends took off unexpectedly to Catalina Island (jealous)! Their trip was a great reminder to whittle out some time for ourselves during this fleeting summer. Spontaneity is key when embarking on a last minute vacation, so it helps to make your home "travel ready." To expedite our departure and make packing a breeze, we always keep our place fully stocked with certain essential supplies.

We love knowing that packing an overnight bag or suitcase will be a cinch due to our stocked travel kit. Airplane safe (3.4 ounce) containers are always at the ready for any last minute excursions (a habit we've enjoyed since college). It's best to keep your kit accessible for when you add anything or need to access it for a trip. A drawer near the bathroom or a plastic container in the linen closet are great spots to stash a travel pack. Here is a list of items we like to stock--and don't forget to let us know what's in your kit!

Toiletries (small versions of our shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant and hair product)
Mini case of Q-tips
Contact case
Small container of contact solution
Spare pair of contacts
Face wash
Headphones
Small sewing kit with a few buttons

(Image: Beth Zeigler)

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