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Use Free Samples to Double as Travel-Sized Toiletries

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The best way to stock up on free travel-sized toiletries is probably to take a cue from Hoarders. Hoard, hoard, hoard.

So, like, short of having an addiction – I mean, I assume you do have a travel addiction of some sort or you wouldn’t be on this site – the best thing you can do is gather every single free toiletry you can get your hands on. Most often, free samples are just given away at makeup counters or at Sephora stores: these work really well in keeping under the 3-ounceish liquid limit rule.

If you’re ever at a hotel, make sure you pick up those extra shampoo and conditioner bottles for those carry-on flights. Keep a cabinet of them at home so you always have a stash, and when it’s time to go, toss a new bottle in the bag. Finally an ingenious use for finally using those samples!

  • Jonathan

    If you don’t receive your bags or if they are delayed, ask for the “overnight kits.” For example there are really nice ones from Star Alliance! They contain toothbrush, a t-shirt, some toiletry items, shampoo and lots more. And, what’s extremely helpful, they contain small packets of washing powder. I keep them always and put them into my carry-on bag to use this washing powder when I am in the hotel. They are really small (like a small envelope) and the powder works like a charm!

    • Erica Ho

      Always worth a shot. Thanks for the tip.

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