The right toiletry kit will hold all your essentials without taking up too much space in your travel luggage.

Keep these tips in mind when packing your toiletry kit:

Think small: Current travel rules in the United States require that containers of liquids or gels taken in a carry-on bag weigh no more than 3 ounces. Even if you are packing your toiletry kit in checked luggage, buy small-sized toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, and other personal care products to save space.

Think conversion: If you are bringing any appliances, such as a hair dryer, on an overseas trip, be sure to include the right conversion plug in your toiletry kit or in your carry-on bag. You can't count on being able to buy the right adapter when you arrive at your destination.

Think emergency: Other useful items to include in your toiletry kit are a small sewing kit, a few clothespins for hanging laundry, and a small multi-tool, such as a knife/bottle opener. Just remember not to put your multi-tool in a carry-on bag if you are flying.