Pack This: Freshen Up Kit!

We can all agree we had a brutal winter.  This past winter created a vicious travel season.  Thousands of traveler were stranded (some for several days) due to snow storms and icy conditions which caused thousands of flights to be cancelled.  The stranded passengers were often left to fend for themselves with no hotel rooms and often in already crowded airport terminals.

To help prepare for these types of travel situations  (that are often out of your control) we suggest you build and carry (on every trip) in your carry-on bag and totebags, a personal ‘freshen up kit.’  A ‘freshen up kit’ is a collection of TSA size approved items for your personal grooming/appearance.

The items we suggest you add to your ‘freshen up kit’ include:

  • Mini toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush (fresh breath is a travelers priority…lol).
  • Travel sized deodorant.
  • Travalo with your favorite fragrance/cologne (trust me smelling wonderful is a great conversation starter…lol).
  • Travel sized facial skincare kit (my favorite is ‘Simple’  skincare’s  travel set with mini facial wash, facial wipes & moisturizer… its just $5 at Wal-Mart).
  • Your medicines, vitamins and health supplements (gotta stay healthy).
  • Ladies only…‘Healthy HooHoo’   personal wipes and wash.  (Fabulous personal product for women…click here to read all about this new product).

Visit your favorite local retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and your grocery store for fabulous varieties of great travel sized personal care products to add to your ‘freshen up kit.’  Remember to replenish your kit after every trip or at least 2 times a year if you do not travel often.

Winter is not the only season travelers can become stranded, so always have your ‘freshen up kit’ with you whether you’re traveling by planes, trains or automobiles.  Having all of these products in your carry-on bag/totebag will help you freshen up quickly and remain fresh faced even while dealing with a terrible travel situation.

Travelin Divas and Savvy Travelers…what would you add to your ‘freshen up kit?’

Be Happy.  Be Fabulous.  Be Well Traveled.

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Author: The Travelin Diva

Self proclaimed 'Travelin Diva,' Kirstin is a DC native and graduate of Howard University! Pursuing her dreams in 2007, Kirstin launched the travel magazine Reservations Travel Guide which led her to start the fabulous travel blog to showcase the latest travel news, innovative travel products and the worlds' hottest destinations and deals. Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

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  1. I’m going to check out the Simple and freshenUp kit. Great travel tips! what would you add to your ‘freshen up kit?’<~Maybe some organic bug spray. = )

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  2. Love this! I have been saying that I need to keep a bag packed and ready for spontaneous travel. This will be a great addition. I usually keep a beauty case in my purse so adding a few mentioned items such as the toothpaste will be easy! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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  3. This freshen up kit idea is amazing! I need to go get one together immediately. Thanks also for the heads up on the Healthy HooHoo products.

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  4. Love the idea. I think I need this bag in my life for local travels as well. When I do fly I find myself at the last minute scrambling to put things together that will make it on a carryon. A freshen up kit would definitely serve multiple purposes.

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  5. Great Idea, the best part is I buy this stuff all the time. Now, I just have to buy smaller ones to put my Fresh up kit together…

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  6. Go Travelin Diva….I love your advice and all the divalicious information you share. GREAT IDEA!!! I want it all

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