The Ultimate Packing Family Toiletries Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You didn't think there was anything worse than packing, did you? That was until you had to pack for your entire family. Take our quiz and learn some neat tricks to make packing for your family, especially toiletry packing, a stress-free experience.

What is the most important principle to remember when packing toiletries?

The worst thing is opening a suitcase after a long journey to find your silk suit covered in shampoo. Close all lids tightly and store toiletries in zip-lock bags to prevent leaks.

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What can you do about pump bottles to prevent leaks?

To prevent pesky pump bottles from squirting body lotion all over the place, lodge a piece of cardboard under the nozzle and tape it in place.

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What is a good way to store toothbrushes?

Toothbrushes don't do well in zip lock bags because of the moisture in the bristles. A good solution is to cover the head with a piece of aluminum foil, which protects it, but also lets it breath and dry.

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Why is it a good idea to use travel-size bottles?

Travel size toiletries are worth their exorbitant price; they are lighter, take up less room and meet the airline liquid allowance.

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How does the change in air pressure when flying affect your toiletries?

Fill travel size containers only three quarters of the way full, because the air pressure may cause the liquids to expand.

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What is a good way to ensure you're not frantically taking everything out of your suitcase in search of your toothbrush?

The ideal way to ensure easy access to your toothbrush is to keep toiletries separate from clothing. A compartmentalized toiletry bag that doubles as a shower caddy is great for that.

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How can you minimize the amount of toiletries you bring?

You can minimize the amount of toiletries you bring by have everyone share all the items, instead of each bringing their own face wash and toothpaste.

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How can you get around the liquid restrictions on flights?

USA Today suggested a few tips for overcoming the liquid restriction problem if you wish to travel with hand luggage only. Buy solid shampoo bars and deodorants in solid form, made of mineral salts.

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How much liquid are you allowed to bring in your hand luggage?

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the liquid allowance is containers of no more than 3.4 ounces (100 ml).

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What is an ingenious way to get out of bringing toiletries at all?

Forget the hassle of traveling with toiletries -- just purchase toiletries when you get there. Of course, this won't work as well if you are taking a long trip to get to your destination.

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