The Ultimate Packing Family Toiletries Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Less is more.
  • Only pack unused and unopened products.
  • Do everything you can to prevent leaks.

What can you do about pump bottles to prevent leaks?

  • Don't bring them along.
  • Lodge a piece of cardboard under the nozzle and tape it in place.
  • Unscrew the pump and block them with a wet tissue.

What is a good way to store toothbrushes?

  • Cover the head with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Put it in a zip lock bag.
  • Put it in a slim pencil case.

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

  • They are cheaper than regular toiletries.
  • They are lighter, take up less room and meet the airline liquid allowance.
  • You can use up all those samples and shampoo and conditioner combinations you detest.

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

  • It will turn liquids solid.
  • It may change their texture slightly.
  • It causes the liquid to expand.

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

  • Separate toiletries from clothing.
  • Carry it in your hand luggage.
  • Keep it in a brightly colored case for easy spotting.

How can you minimize the amount of toiletries you bring?

  • Limit everyone to a few essential items.
  • Share the toiletries.
  • Buy a large bottle of combination shampoo and conditioner and use it as shampoo and body wash.

How can you get around the liquid restrictions on flights?

  • Purchase these items from duty free once you have passed the security checkpoint.
  • You can buy solid shampoo bars and deodorants in solid form, made of mineral salts.
  • Get a special security pass from your travel agent.

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

  • You may bring liquids in containers that are no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 ml).
  • You may bring no more than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) of liquid in any size container.
  • You may bring no more than 2.54 ounces (75 ml) of liquid.

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

  • If staying in a hotel, just rely on the mini bottles they supply.
  • Make do without toiletries for the duration of the journey.
  • Purchase toiletries at your destination.