Think outside the Box; Art Supply Containers for Travel

When preparing to travel, a necessary evil is collecting toiletries for the trip.  How much do you bring?  Do you bring the whole container or a smaller bottle?  Travel containers can be so expensive, but why take up valuable space in your luggage if you don’t need a large quantity of a product?

A neat trick I learned from a client is to check out the art supply store for small containers.  Plastic containers intended for paint are very inexpensive and often have secure lids, making them a great alternative to traditional travel containers.  Consider placing a few pumps of facial moisturizer in a paint cup rather than bringing the entire bottle.  Alternatively, small pills can be stored easily, and earrings can also travel safely.

I know that when I spend significant money on containers I feel an obligation to clean them and reuse.  While this is a good rule in general, sometimes it is not practical.  Using inexpensive containers allows you to chuck them when you get home, or even on the last day of your trip if you so desire (less to bring home and unpack!).  

The next time you find yourself in need of small containers, consider the art supply store.  You may even find something that is a better size for your product.


About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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