Let me tell you a little story about how TWO Professional Organizers made fun of me. And boy did they have fun doing it too :) I attended Blissdom Canada last fall along with Tanna and Margarita. Both of them took it upon themselves to GASP, in a not so quiet manner I might add, at the apparently massive toiletry bag I was traveling with. Sheesh! :)
Truth was it was huge, I just didn’t realize it at the time. I had gotten so use to traveling with this toiletry suitcase bag that when it came time to pack for a trip I just grabbed it and went. I don’t even think it was because I had a whole pile of stuff in there, it was just one of those really awkwardly sized jumbo things. Well let me tell you, nothing makes you sit up and take notice though like hearing the words “what the heck is that?” in reference to my massive bag. Oops!
Now this is usually where I’d show you a picture of said bag but I was so completely traumatized worked up about getting rid of this thing as fast as I could that off it went to the thrift store as soon as I got home. I was a changed woman! Except of course for the fact that I had no bag to replace it with. Who knew a great toiletry bag was so hard to come by!
I searched and then searched some more and finally found one at Rexall drugstore. I wanted small, I wanted some compartments to keep my stuff sorted, a handle and of course I needed it to stand on it’s own two feet. I hate a wobbly bag, don’t you?
So anyway after my long “I’m going to show those girls” search, I did finally come up with something suitable that will hopefully keep the “still can’t get them out of my head” GASPS down to a bare minimum.
So here you have it…my new and improved, not so big, toiletry bag that measures 8″ x 4″ x 6″:
Top zippered section holds my UNII Palette and brush:
The inside section (below) has a smaller zippered section to contain the little stuff (mending kit, hair elastics, bandaids, etc):
I keep my toiletry bag packed and ready to go underneath my bathroom sink.
And to Tanna and Margarita, don’t worry about me. I’m sure after a couple of more therapy sessions I’ll be totally fine!! :)
How big is your toiletry bag? Come on, tell me there are others hauling big bad bags around. Are you in need of a toiletry bag intervention?