Whether you are traveling to a business conference for a couple of days or you are headed for a weekend getaway with your best buddies, you’ll need to pack a dopp kit.
Call it a toiletry case, shaving kit or a traveling kit, a dopp kit is simply a small bag where you keep small, handy items that you need. Dopp kits could be made of any kind of material but if you travel a lot or you take a lot of stuff with you even on short trips, you should invest in a durable, moisture and spill-resistant dopp kit that will give you years of use.
So what to bring? How to pack your very own dopp kit like a pro? Here are some pointers.
Every dopp kit should contain 6-8 essential items you’ll need for any destination. No matter what happens in a given day, you’ll need one of these items listed.
You need to include a toothbrush and naturally a small tube of toothpaste, deodorant, a bar of soap, lotion, shaving cream and your preferred shaving tool. These are just the basics that any dopp kit meant for travel should include.
Now that you’ve packed the items we know you can’t live without, think of the items that you will definitely need when you arrive at your destination. Consider your destination in your planning. A business trip with executives will require you to look sharp at times so you may want to pack a lint brush & sewing kit in case you can't get to the dry cleaners. A weekend at a beach resort or a camping trip calls for more sunscreen, insect repellant, wipes and sanitizer. A much needed boy’s trip with the gang is going to be wild so pack some extra aspirin and hangover remedies.
Your dopp kit can only hold so much stuff, so it would be best to place your toiletries, especially skin and hair products into small travel friendly containers.
If you're flying, you'll want to adhere to TSA's 3-1-1 Liquids Rule : You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
You can also opt to transfer your traditional prescription and over the counter medications into small pill organizers, so that they can be accessed quickly when you travel.