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but several travel "experts" say you shouldn't even bring soaps and such. Buy it at your destination, discard any unused before returning.

That *can* work, if you're not picky, have sensitive skin, going somewhere that has travel size products, etc. I lighten up by figuring out how much product I need for X number of days, then decanting it into a much smaller container. I'd be sad to buy, say, 89 ml of shampoo for $4, then throw away half. I'd rather put 30 ml of what I already have into a slim plastic bottle or pouch. Or taking face cream out of a heavy glass container and filling a contact lens case with a few days' worth.

I do notice I got better about packing lighter after I started flying alone! That will create a minimalist :-)

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