Here is my third business idea I wish to give away. For those new to my blog I decided to give away some of my business ideas. I knew that there was no possible way for me to follow through with all of them because not all of the ideas are something I feel passionate about; they are more like just random thoughts I’ve had that may have some potential. They might be useless, others could make a million; who knows until you try! Feel free to take them and use them; I wish you success with them.
Over the last few years I’ve gotten so used to having to pack quickly to stay away from home or go travelling that I can usually be packed and ready to go within 30 mins. The thing that takes the longest, if I’m taking a flight, is packing the toiletries!
Because of the current security conscious climate there are of course restrictions on what toiletries you can take with you on board the flight in your carry-on luggage. I personally hate having to check-in luggage when I don’t have to as it adds unnecessary time waiting around to check it in and then wait for it on the other side. If I can get away with having just carry-on luggage, I will do exactly that!
The restrictions in place state that you all your toiletries must be in a clear plastic bag, similar to a sandwich bag and all items must be less than 100ml. Now the last time I went to Italy a few weeks ago that meant that there were certain things I couldn’t take. I couldn’t take my hair wax as the tub is 200ml. I couldn’t take deodorant as my canister is 150ml, as is the standard size, which aslo meant that I was none to fresh for the duration of my trip. I couldn’t take my shower gel as that was 300ml but I wasn’t too worried about that as I knew the there would be some in the hotel room. My Shampoo bottle is 400ml so I also couldn’t take that. I didn’t want to use the stuff at the hotel as it looked pretty cheap. Shaving oil I could take as I use the somersets oil and they come in a very small 15ml bottle but naturally I couldn’t take a razor. I could take aftershave as aftershaves tend to average about the 50ml size.
You can see from the list that I struggled with things like hair wax, deodorant, shower gel, and shampoo; the four main things I need to take with me.
With that in mind it occured to me to have a look around to see if any larger stores like Boots or Tesco sold any ‘travel ready toiletry packs’ that contain the core items you might need for travelling that you could easily take with you. At the time of writing this I have yet to see any. This item may already exist, if it does, I have yet to see it anywhere.
The pack could contain the core items like: Deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hair gel and toothpaste. I am of course speaking here from the perspective of a man and so what could be done is that you could create two kinds of travel packs; one for men and one for women.
There we have it! A simple idea that has potential. I may send this idea to a few larger chain stores anyway to see what they think. If you beat me to the punch, more power to you!
So if you don’t want to smell as badly as I did when I went to Italy…here’s your answer! 😆