This is it, dumped out onto the bed. We’ll have to buy toothpaste in Paris, where you can actually get a 3 ounce tube – big enough for more than a few days… Samples of my skin care products are very helpful; some things I only use once or twice a week.
The thing that finally got me to minimize the volume of liquids that I pack? On the first day of some month, years ago, I vowed that I was going to live ENTIRELY out of my dopp kit until it ran out. And I realized, near the END of that month (almost four weeks into my experiment) that I still had quite a bit of stuff… Since then, I’ve cut way back on quantities, and if I have to buy something, then I’ll just HAVE to shop in Paris. (oh bother)