There are so many things you wish to carry but wont fit in your journey! And there are things you have been carrying along throughout your trip whether long or short but they aren’t of any use either.
Being a woman traveler the list is endless!!! Phew!!! But I have managed to conclude my top favorite 5 items that are kind of a life saver and make my journey easy!
So here we go:
1. POWER BANK
Yes we are in that age when we need our phones to work all the time, specially when you are travelling alone! Pls invest in a reliable & portable power bank. The last thing you need is dead battery on a scenic location or emergency situation. There are many good brands in the online market available, You can do some research on flipkart & Amazon.
2. Swiss Knife!!!
This is my top favorite. It’s a one man army for cutting out tough luggage tags, to cutting some fruit, bottle opener, paper cutter or even more importantly for self defense, this one comes in handy. Now it doesn’t have to be a “victorinox” it can be a good one you find at these shops selling good imported stuff. Mine is about 10 years old, Chinese make and still works just fine! Mind you, if you are flying by air don’t keep this in your handbag or you will end up donating this off!
3. Detergent Sachets:
As funny as it may sound but this is a life saver. Mostly you come across these horrible washrooms but you have no option but use them. That is the time when these tiny detergent sachets save life. (cost RS. 1 or 2 brands aerial, rin, surf, etc) Use those small single use packets, prick one open, sprinkle all around the WC & flush, do this before you use the loo. This ways you kind of wash of away germs, make the place smell better, and also leave it clean for the next person.
You will need this trick at public washrooms mostly.
Apart from this, yes it comes in handy for quick washing of small clothes when you are on a long journey and have less access to amenities to get your laundry done!
4. Dry shampoo
Yes, it’s awesome! When you are travelling long hours and have no time to keep washing and styling your hair every second day this can come in handy. Use it the day your hair begins to get oily or limp don’t wait for it to get flat. When you do so, you are able to make your hair last a bit longer and in better condition as well. It’s mostly like a white powdery spray. You need to spray it in the roots of your hair, and then brush along the lengths of it. It absorbs grease, flaky dirt and oil, making your hair crisp again.
There are many popular brands available in India. Take your pick!
This one can work wonders! From healing shoe bites, sunburns, to cuts and small wounds, chapped lips to dry skin this heals all. Only tip use the slightly yellow one which is the pure petroleum jelly, mostly considered an imported item, here in India but easily available. This one is thick and does not leak in the luggage due to heat or pressure. Still pls pack it in a plastic bag to avoid any surprises. It works best when used generously at night.
6. Band aids:
I love this invention. From sealing the essentials under that sheer top, to fixing shoe bites. To the obvious nicks & cuts one may encounter over any trip, they come in really handy. I always travel with a min pack of 10! Just in case!
Apart from these there are so many items I can think of like tissue packs- wet & dry both, sanitizer, mini perfumes, compact powder & a small medical kit, but I guess you can make sense of these for now!
PS: I use my hair iron to iron my clothes sometimes, or even the collars & cuffs :p
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