In the business world, we are required to multi-task all the time. Answer email while on a conference call. Finish a report while talking to a customer. Well, in travel the more multi-taskers you’ve got, the less you have to pack. And the less you have to pack, the easier it is to get around. Hooray, multi-tasking! Here are a few of my favorites.
All-in-one makeup. These things are great. In theory, you can use one for your cheeks, eyes, and lips, although I usually just use them for cheeks and eyes. Simplifies your makeup routine, and makes packing super easy. I love Nars’ “The Multiple” in South Beach, a peachy shimmer.
Intuition razor. A razor and shaving cream built into one? Sign me up! I have used this razor for around eight years, and I love it. My favorite type of blade is the Pomegranate one, which smells great and gives me a smooth shave. (Another multi-use toiletry: conditioner. Use it for shaving cream in a pinch.)
Pashmina. You guys hear me talk about the pashmina all the time, but that is because it’s my most important travel accessory. It can be a scarf, blanket, pillow, swim-suit cover up, napkin….. It’s a great and wonderful thing!!
One dress, two (or four) ways. I have a dress from Athleta that is blue on one side, green on the other, and can be worn as a dress or a skirt. The ultimate multi-tasker! I have also seen dresses at TravelSmith that have a scoop neck on one side and a V-neck on the other, or that are patterned on the inside and solid on the outside and can be worn either way. Although I don’t have either one, I am intrigued!
Readers, what are your favorite multi-functional items for packing?