Use Up Your Travel Toiletries


Do you have numerous half used bottles of hotel and travel toiletries? It seems like the miniature bottles of shampoo and conditioner accumulate pretty easily, especially if you do a lot of traveling.

I hate to waste things, so I always bring the bottles home so I can have them for another trip.  The funny thing is, most of the time I never use up a bottle on a trip, but rather add to my collection.  My travel toiletry stash outgrew two baskets.  It was then I realized I needed to do something about the multiplying toiletries.  I thought…why not use them, DUH!  I realized there wasn’t a rule that you HAD to use them when you were traveling so I might as well use them at home and save some money!

travel toiletries

My drawer of travel toiletries that is rather small because this is my second go around of using up products.

Game Plan:

1. Gather all your travel toiletries and separate them into categories: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.

2.  Keep 1-3 bottles of each kind and put those in a box or drawer all together.

3.  Take the remaining leftovers and put in the bathroom you use.  Go ahead and put some little bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your shower so you will use them right away.

4.  If you have little kids or grandkids, don’t throw away the empty bottles but keep them for bath, pool, and/or sand toys.

My little boy loves playing with bottles in all the above places.  What’s nice about using them at a public place is you don’t have to worry if another kid borrows them or if you leave one behind because they were free!

hotel toiletries

4 extra bottles of conditioner that are now in my shower so I can use them up!

This is a quick project so get to it!
I would love to know how many extra bottles you found!

2 comments to Use Up Your Travel Toiletries

  • Jenni Hanson

    Hey Brady,
    The other thing we do with free hotel shampoo and mini bars of soap is donate them to our church mission trips so they can pass them out to the people in other countries who can’t afford items like that that we take for granted.

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