Five Essential Travel Items

No,  I’m not talking about your passport, camera or money but rather some often overlooked, not-so-glamorous travel companions that fit into your toiletry bag. I should probably point out that I was not paid to endorse any of the brand name products I’ve listed. It’s fair to say they don’t even know I exist.

1. Downy® Wrinkle Releaser
As neatly as we may fold or roll our clothes for packing, they never arrive at our destination the same way. Spray your tops and bottoms with Downy Wrinkle Releaser and let your hands do the magic. Smooth the fabric back and forth with your hands or give the sides of the fabric a couple of quick tugs. And, its fresh scent means it doubles as a fabric freshner extending the number of wears before a proper washing is needed. Pictured is a full size bottle that isn’t ideal for packing. Rather than buying the travel size wrinkle releaser, save some money in the long run and purchase the large bottle and empty some into a travel size spray bottle.

2. Talcum Powder/Baby Powder
If you tend to travel in warm weather and enjoy seeing the sites by foot, baby powder can help keep you dry. Arms, legs, feet — wherever you tend to sweat, it does the trick. It keeps you comfortable during those days of intense sun.

3.Shout® Wipes
Taste great foods on your travels but don’t let stains that end up on your clothes prevent you from wearing that shirt or pair of shorts again during your trip. I pack a limited number of clothes with the intention of re-wearing items throughout my trip, and I don’t always have access to a laundromat. The Shout Wipe handles the stain until I can wash it.

4. Tide® Detergent Sink Packets
Along that same thought, these are great for washing items when needed and when you have no access to a laundromat. If you do have access to one, these sink packets can be used in the machine as well for small loads. Tide also has larger travel packs for machine wash, but they they take up more space. Both are small in size and weight which make them an easy addition to your toiletry bag.

5. Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes
These wipes are great for cleaning your hands when you don’t have a sink nearby. They’re good for wiping lunch off your face too.
Toiletry Items

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