Air travel: Clever packing ideas

Save space with a multitasking bar -- such

Save space with a multitasking bar -- such as the Shh Grooming Bar, $5 -- a 1.5 oz. solid for all of your shampooing, shaving and showering needs on the road. Photo Credit: Handout

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Reducing your overall travel liquids and making your storage solutions as compact as possible are highly valued skills on the modern-day travel circuit.

STORAGE The editors at Wandering Educators, a travel site for teachers, have a good idea: use watertight contact lens cases for small amounts of things like moisturizer, diaper ointment and even toothpaste.

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SOLIDS Bar soap and lip balm aren't the only personal products available in solid form. Some more of our favorites: facial sunscreen, concealer, solid body butters, face makeup and perfumes.

SHEETS Opting for products in sheet form is a space-efficient packing strategy for liquids. When extra luggage room is limited, choose wipes rather than liquids for things like hand sanitizer and stain-removing solution.

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