Convenience Kits International, Ltd Convenience Kits International, Ltd blog https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/ en-us Copyright 2008 Convenience Kits International, Ltd Adrecom Portal Solution Engine orders@conveniencekits.com Convenience Kits International, Ltd blog 10 <![CDATA[Traveling these holidays? Do it conveniently!]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/traveling-holidays-conveniently.htm -1traveling-holidays-conveniently Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well, except you forgot your toothbrush in the morning rush for the airport again, or your wash bag is in your checked luggage, and well, accidents happen.

Family reunions, old friend reunions, events and outings just won’t feel how they should this holiday if you have to look for odds and ends on your vacation. You want to create time for what’s important, like catching up with everyone and making unforgettable memories; not spending more money and time looking for essential items at your destination. Even after spending up to $40 on tiny toiletries, you might only get hygiene items you don’t trust. It’s best to have a carry-on you can keep your personal care items in. On the other hand, packing a carry-on for a vacation can seem herculean. How do you pack everything you need while staying TSA-compliant?

The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule makes it easy to remember: liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container, and they must be in a quart-sized zip-top bag. To make this as easy as possible for you, Convenience Kits has personal care travel kits that include personal care items 3 ounces and below, in quart-sized zip top bags that are durable, reusable and water-resistant.

The Woman on the Go Fructis Premium Travel Kit is 100% perfect for women. It contains preferred brand items such as the Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner, Degree Deodorant, Facial wipes, Disposable Twin Blade Razor, a two-way folding mirror, to name a few. This whole package is presented in a stylish and reusable quilted black bag.

The men are not left behind, as the Man on the Go 10 pc Kit contains everything a guy needs for a quick trip or a long weekend. From shaving cream, Gillette Razor, toothpaste and toothbrush to comb, shampoo and conditioner, this kit truly offers convenience.

Both kits mentioned are great for gifting as well, and you get a sweet discount on as little as 2 kits. But what if you don’t like the products in the prepacked kits? Want to throw in your favorite shampoo or conditioner? Or you just need other hygiene items? This is where Convenience Kits is unique.

Apart from the prepared kits, Convenience Kits has a curated list of products so that you can create your own kit from the scratch. With stock from Colgate, Crest, Tresseme, Pantene, Gillette, Eucerin, Barbasol, Pure Silk, Olay, Oldspice, Freshscent, Edge, Dove, and other top brands; it’s obvious that Convenience Kits is concerned about your comfort.

To customize your travel kit, you start by picking any of the durable, reusable, TSA-compliant bags. You can even opt to print a custom logo or message on it. After then, you can fill the bag with a wide range of items from the categories.

I know that catching any sort of sickness on the flight will ruin the entire holiday, so I wipe down anything I will be touching on the plane with this 99.9% effective Hand Sanitizer.

Want to know what the dirtiest thing in a hotel room is? The TV remote. If you’re staying at a hotel, you absolutely need to wipe down anything you or your kids might touch. You could use the antibacterial wet wipes or the sanitizer.

It might interest you to know that Convenience Kits stocks a Pantene 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, and Freshscent Shampoo and Body Bath; so that you can fit other products into your bag. To further free space in your zip top bag, there’s a nice foldable travel toothbrush. Of course, you may choose to go with regular-sized soft bristle toothbrushes like Colgate’s, which are also available on the website. Dentek comfort floss picks are here for you if you’re flossy, and you have a couple of name brand toothpastes to choose from.

There are even items you can use in-flight, like the facial wipes, brush and comb.

Nobody wants to wash up with airplane water, so you can add some cleansing facial wipes to your kit to give your face that boost when stepping off the plane.

There’s a foldable 2-in-1 brush and mirror that is perfect for when you are trying to make yourself look presentable without leaving your seat. You can brush your hair into place with the brush, look in the mirror mid-brush till satisfied, and apply makeup, all in your seat! Guys can add the unbreakable pocket comb to their custom kit.

At the end of the day, these kits are so convenient that you will buy a few extra to throw into your bag for use on the go, or to gift your friends. That’s all well, as you get to enjoy great discounts on as little as 2 kits.

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<![CDATA[Hygiene Kits and Travel Kits – Fundraiser Items That Have Proven Themselves Over and Over Again]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/hygiene-kits-and-travel-kits.htm -1hygiene-kits-and-travel-kits Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 This fall/winter season as you look around you at the many things to be grateful for, who can wish to NOT extend that gratitude out to others? There are so many who are less fortunate than ourselves. The gratitude we feel tugs on our heart strings, asking us if there’s some small thing we can do for others. This has become a universal feeling that can help your fundraising efforts to spread good cheer.

 There is an easy answer – and it may not be one that you have considered in the past. It’s giving hygiene kits or travel kits. To see a full line of these, visit https://www.conveniencekits.com/kits_bulk_ordering/ 

It’s An Easy Gift Idea – Or Universal Fundraiser That Always Pleases

The truth is that everyone needs good hygiene and everyone can use a travel kit, no matter who they are. It could be your friends or family. That travel kit may come in handy this holiday season.

The need could be met at the homeless shelter downtown where hygiene kits – and even teeth whitening kits – are amongst the most well-received gift. It’s almost impossible for hygiene to stay at a high level when someone is on the move, not knowing where their next bed will be for the night. But having a toothbrush, dental floss and toothpaste could in fact save someone from heart disease by removing bacteria from the teeth that head straight for the heart and blood vessels, scientists report.

Another reason why the homeless are thrilled with a hygiene kit is that they often worry about their appearance on the day of a long-awaited job interview. Yet, inside the kit you provided was Tresemme shampoo and conditioner with its great aroma, hair spray, deodorant and of course toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and a disposable razor. It’s all the essentials for making that good impression before a potential employer, who can open doors to the person and help get them off the street.

You could also choose to change the ingredients of the kit to the Women’s Deluxe 10-piece Herbal Essences Travel Kit (Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner, Eucerin lotion, Secret A/P Deodorant, Crest toothpaste, toothbrush, Dentek flossers, styling comb, and quart size zip top bag that becomes a cosmetic travel bag ($42/4 kits).

And if you prefer Pantene shampoo and conditioner instead of Herbal Essences or Tresemme, then there’s another hygiene kit that’s available to choose from – the Women’s 10piece Travel Kit ($43.50/6 kits). Or even swapping out the shampoo and conditioner for the Fructis brand and adding some shaving cream, a cotton swab vanity pack, nail file, shower comb and two-way folding mirror  for $53.70/8 kits is another option.

If you have a heart for women during that ‘time of the month’, providing a Women’s Deluxe Feminine Hygiene Emergency Kit for them that contains 2 tampons, 2 maxi pads, 2 Advil caplets, and 2-feminine hygiene moist wipes in a vinyl pink zippered bag with a handle strap ($40.80/12 kits) will rescue a dozen women during those rough times.

As you can see, these are noble goals – and ones you probably end up receiving a reward for in the afterlife. And that’s why these hygiene kits and travel kits are excellent for your church group to use for a fundraiser. It’s not a hard sell when you stand before the church congregation and explain these simple facts that were previously stated.

For an investment of $33.30 for the Woman’s Premium Travel Kit – the cost of a week’s worth of Starbuck’s high caffeine high sugar drinks – in order to help directly improve the lives of three women is truly a no-brainer for the average churchgoer.

Travel and Hygiene Kits for Moms, Patients Going to the Hospital, and More

There are travel kits suitable for moms – A 10-piece Johnson & Johnson Baby Travel Bag (baby powder, shampoo, lotion, rubber duck, brush, comb, rattle and bath guide booklet - $46.50/6 kits) or those about ready to enter the hospital such as women undergoing cancer treatment, ready to give birth, or going in for a repeat procedure.

The Hospital Admission Kit is a unisex kit with Fresh Scent shampoo, body wash, lotion, bath gel, liquid soap, shave gel and alcohol-free roll-on deodorant, hand sanitizer, Crest toothpaste, toothbrush and razor, ($200/50 kits).

Or you might have a business group that sees the demise of the American male in society and is faced with high unemployment rates. They can be reached via different organizations that directly train men for new jobs – and a Man on the Go 10 piece Premium Travel kit is that extra little boost they need in confidence for that new job interview and first week of worth. Receiving such a gift that occurs essentially out of the blue is like a supernatural hand of God coming out of the heavens and helping them.

What’s inside this kit? It includes:

  • Barbasol shave cream, 2.85 oz
  • Pert Plus 2in1 Shampoo-Conditioner 1.7 ounces
  • Degree for Men A/P Deodorant .5 oz
  • Scope mouthwash, 1.22 oz
  • Crest Toothpaste 0.85 oz
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Gilette Good News Razor
  • Travel Guide
  • TSA Compliant Quart Size Zip Top Bag in a Black Mesh Bag

Yes, it’s true that the men in this category may not be traveling on a plane but it’s still suited for them because it plants a seed that he WILL be traveling soon. And it’s only $7 per kit starting price, which decreases the more kits you purchase.

This type of kit is well suited for travelers because it meets all specs for carrying all items onboard. The TSA trashcans at the airport won’t contain any items from this travel kit.

The travel kits and hygiene kits are absolutely perfect for gifts for those who are both in your inner circle as an extra gift. But they’re also great for those in your outer circle of friends that deserve an individualized gift for the holiday such as colleagues at work, members of the choral group you belong to, the neighbors you love, and the people who are in service jobs that service you (UPS man, mailman, dentist, doctor, cashier at the bank, etc.). Even businesses getting ready to put on an annual holiday party would welcome travel and hygiene kits to distribute to their employees in addition to the annual turkey or ham.

Everyone can benefit from a travel kit and it’s usefulness will never expire.

Check out our whole list of different travel kits and hygiene kits that are made to please even the most finicky of tastes all within an affordable range from as low as $3.15 and up to $14.50 at https://www.conveniencekits.com/kits_bulk_ordering/


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<![CDATA[The Essence of a Customized Travel Kit]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/essence-customized-travel-kit.htm -1essence-customized-travel-kit Sun, 04 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 It really can be a struggle sometimes—preparing to travel—especially if you have to travel often, whether alone or with a group. There’s a fear that is common to us all when preparing to travel, the fear of leaving something behind, but in this case it’s forgetting to take that special personal care product on the trip—that shampoo, shaving cream or perfume. We all have that one product that we feel incomplete traveling without. Apart from being attached to the product, they might be difficult to get at your destination; and we have all learnt not to trust the hotel conditioner. Luckily, Convenience Kits International is here to help out in a peculiar way.

We offer a very simple and essential service, providing a personalized package of hygiene products.  The idea of getting all your favorite personal care products in a nice package takes significant time out of what you need for your travel preparations. You don’t even have to worry about the additional weight, because the whole package meets TSA requirements for carry-on items. Convenience Kits helps you to build your unique hygiene package from the scratch. You first get to pick a TSA-compliant bag, ranging from simple to fancy. You then choose the contents from a thoughtfully organized collection of personal care items, from shampoos and conditioners to oral hygiene items, shaving items, deodorants and accessories. The items being offered are all from twelve top-selling national brands, so most people don’t have to worry about a product being new or unsuited to them. Just make sure everything you pick can fit into a quart-sized bag. Happy shopping!

Apart from buying them yourself, it would be great to have a one-stop shop to cover all your travel needs, from ticketing and hotel-booking to hygiene products. If on being directed to the Convenience Kits website you feel that hand sanitizer is essential from plane to hotel, so you don’t catch any infections that will ruin your trip, you can just add them to your product bag with other items and checkout. If you feel that the 2-in-1 conditioner and shampoo from Pantene is best for you, you can do the same. All that would be left for you is to pack your bags and enjoy the trip, any agency that starts providing this much convenience is sure to experience a hike in sales.

In the event that you don’t find a travel agency that can cover all your travel needs, local stores in your destination are the next best thing. Make sure you choose a package design branded with a positive message (many have found this subconsciously helpful). You can simply order ahead and get them sent to your hotel so that you see them as soon as you check-in; this would save you some stress and extra luggage weight—we all know how much difference it can make to have less items being searched when travelling. You can get some extras for next time or to gift your frequent-traveler friends. I would definitely rate a store highly if they stocked the exact personal hygiene items I need.

We all like to be cared for, and we always appreciate it when someone goes the extra mile in rendering a service. It would be a nice appreciation package for first-class passengers—being redirected to convenience kits during booking to customize their own hygiene package, and probably receive it just before departure or on arrival. You would agree with me that being gifted a customized hygiene product package for free is in fact five extra miles.

Our corporate clients have also found use for personal care packages when catering for their employees during company retreats or seminars. A bag of personal hygiene items on a trip goes a long way in making anyone comfortable. What better way to appreciate your employees than with a branded package containing personal care items, courtesy of the company? It significantly reduces the stress of planning trips, for both company and employees. The option of printing the company’s logo and details on the package makes it even better. Just make sure you get clear bags, so that your employees can get through security screening easier. Stepping it up a notch, employees can be asked to go on the website and pick the items they want to include in the personal care package themselves. A female employee may want a foldable brush and mirror and facial wipes that enable her to get ready fast.

With the number of testimonials we have, we understand how important our service is to travelers everywhere.

We have even had orders from people planning weddings and other events, and they were very satisfied with the personalized hygiene products, especially those who had to travel for the event. They even concluded that Convenience Kits has something for everyone, talk about true convenience! While on the plane, they were able to keep their children busy with the TIC-TAC-TOE Peg Game, Wooden Baseball Peg Game and Colored Blocks in the children’s kit.

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<![CDATA[The 9 Most Often Forgotten Items to Pack]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/often-forgotten-items-to-pack.htm -1often-forgotten-items-to-pack Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Vacations are wonderful! Packing for vacation? Decidedly less so. It takes time and it takes some concentration. Choosing what to bring, trying to prepare for all contingencies, and getting it all to fit into the ever shrinking luggage size requirements of modern air travel is no easy feat. A business trip may come up last-minute, leaving little time to arrange a great traveling bag. When you travel, whether for work or vacation, packing is always something you want to take a little extra time double checking.

Why does it seem like there is at least one vital thing you forget to pack each time. What a shame that it is almost always remembered right when you have reached a point of no turning back. The image is clear in your mind—you can see the item exactly where you placed it in your bedroom, right on your nightstand.

Commonly Forgotten Items

This list contains important items that can easily be forgotten. It can help you prepare for your journey and prevent you from being forced to overpay when buying something on the road, or winding up with needless duplicates when you return home.

Lip Balm

No matter where you’re headed, the potential for dry lips is almost guaranteed. Ranging from mild discomfort to downright painful, chapped lips are easy to avoid, if you’ve remembered to pack some lip balm. But since lip balm is small, it is both easy to lose and  easily used up, so consider packing more than one.

Phone Charger

There is a reason there are phone chargers in every gas station and convenience mart. Many of us couldn’t make it through an hour, much less a day, without our phones. This item would need to be replaced almost immediately if forgotten.

Shampoo

Everyone has their favorite brand of shampoo, and that’s why if you forget yours the process of finding and buying it on the fly can be a bit of an ordeal. And finding your brand in a TSA compliant size at a moment’s notice? Even more so.

Luckily, there are companies that specialize in creating well stocked travel kits, ensuring you have everything you need. The leader in this field is Convenience Kits International, which has been making packing hassle-free since 1985. They have a multitude of kits to choose from, filled with the most popular nationally recognized shampoo brands, such as Garnier Fructis, Tresemme, and Herbal Essences. And did we mention the ridiculously cute bag designs?

Sunscreen

Although sometimes overlooked, sunscreen is one of the easiest and least expensive health protecting products available. As added benefits, it keeps your skin moisturized and provides a light, pleasing fragrance (of course, if you have sensitive skin or simply prefer unscented products, that’s also available). Be sure to add some to your kit of travel essentials.

Hairbrush/ Comb

Vacations can often include a day of adventurous activities that leave your hair tangled and wild, followed by that night’s elegant dinner. You never want to return to your room only to find you have no way to keep your hair manageable. This goes double for business trips.

Razor

Have you ever noticed that growing out an unflattering haircut can seemingly take forever, but razor stubble takes about 15 minutes to show up? The longer your trip, the more likely you’ll need to shave. Pack a good razor.

Toothpaste

It goes without saying that if you’ve forgotten your toothpaste you have also, most likely, forgotten your toothbrush. And even if you remembered to bring a tube of toothpaste, it is entirely possible to run out because of the size TSA demands on flights.

This is another time a travel kit can come in handy. With Convenience Kits International you can create a custom combination with whichever specific products you need for your expedition. Custom kits start at a ten piece set that leave the amount of items and brand choices up to you. Get more of the products you use the most!

Bags can even be customized by adding a logo or monogram. This gives the perfect business professional touch or commemorates special occasions like a weekend away with your bridesmaids.

Mirror

In a hotel, of course, a mirror is a given. But if someone else is in the bathroom and you’ve only got a little time to get ready, a compact mirror may be just what you need. And in situations like camping, a mirror is going to be much harder to come by.

Deodorant

This may be one of the most important items you could forget to pack. If you like to pack the night before to make sure you’re all set, something like this that is left out for morning use is easy to overlook.

Pack Smart

TSA Regulations

Many of these items are left almost on purpose because of the hassle of making your own or finding travel sized, TSA compliant toiletries. When you fly and have to follow specific guidelines, it may cause even more unneeded stress.

Even if you purchase toiletries at your destination, if you are flying again they need to be selected carefully and there’s a good chance you will just end up tossing them.

Reusable Containers

Using reusable containers is not only environmentally green, but also easy on your wallet. Just refill these containers from the products you already have in your bathroom.

Grooming Kits

When purchasing a full kit, it will be a lot easier to bring one bag than gathering all of your items. Kits include basics items like shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razor and comb.

This takes most of the thinking out of packing necessities. And for those who are not known as the most organized packers, something simple with all the essentials in one place is perfect.

Convenience Kits International specializes in a bag for men. Each kit offers high quality items inside and name brands including Crest, Gillette, and Axe products.

Have a Carefree Trip

Most of the items on this list have one thing in common…

They are toiletries! It is very common to bypass this entire category of packing and be left forced to purchase alternatives. This takes up valuable vacation time and can become pricey due to airport and hotel stores taking advantage of your forgetfulness.

Whether you package your own supplies or decide to take the hassle-free route and purchase a travel bag, one thing is for sure, you won’t be leaving necessary items at home again!

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<![CDATA[Convenience Kits International Makes Travel More Convenient]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/travel-more-convenient.htm -1travel-more-convenient Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Ideally a joy but often a chore, travel is an essential part of modern life. We travel for business, for family get togethers, for summer holidays and for so much more. But traveling can involve long hours of being in transit in a vehicle or airplane which can make it strenuous and boring. Thankfully, Convenience Kits International makes traveling easier and more enjoyable with their wide range of travel kits designed to meet all of your travel needs. All you need to do is to choose from their thoughtfully organized collection of personal care items, shampoos and conditioners, oral hygiene and shaving items, deodorants and accessories and select your perfect travel kit to your custom specifications. And when you run low, CKI makes it simple to replenish your supplies as you need them. On the other hand, Convenience Kits International knows that one size does not necessarily fit all,  and you may prefer to create your own custom kit, so they also create a provision for you to build your kit using TSA Compliant travel sizes.

Let’s take a look at Convenience Kits International’s existing TSA compliant kits.

Women’s Premium Travel Kit

Women love quality products that convey elegance, and this is the type of kit for specifically made for them. The kit contains practical, quality personal care travel products packaged in a stylish clutch bag. These compliant kits make an excellent gift for any woman. It contains some unique product every woman needs - items like Plackers Dental Flossers, Crest 3D Toothpaste, Toothbrush cover, Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner, Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant, and a BIC Soleil Disposable Razor all in premium clutch bag. Rest assured that you will be getting full value for your money purchasing this kit.

Travel Kidz Kit-Girls

Available in a fun pink color, this is a kit especially loved by girls. Keep your younger travel mates from interrupting your peace during the journey due to boredom. Travel Kidz kit for Girls is sure to have them engaged throughout the trip with the included TIC-TAC-TOE peg game, Stickers, Colored Blocks, as well as essential toiletry items such as Hand Sanitizer, and Dr. Fresh Children’s Toothbrush that also come with the kit. Designed  for an age range of 3 to 10 years, it is exceptionally trip friendly and fun for your kids.

AXE Extreme Mini Premium Kit

Packed in a handy mesh bag, the AXE Extreme Mini Premium Kit is a convenient grab-and-go bag full of AXE products, dental care, and other hygiene supplies that can be used before and after the gym, on a plane, or anytime your busy lifestyle necessitates some portable personal hygiene.  This premium kit contains AXE Deodorant Spray, AXE Body wash, Crest Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Comb, and 2 Dude Wipes in black mesh travel bag.

Man on the Go 10 pc Premium Travel Kit with Barbasol Shave Cream

Man on the Go Premium Travel Kit is for guys who intend to go on a quick trip or long weekend and value absolute convenience. It contains 10 TSA compliant sized products offered in a stylish black mesh bag and includes Barbasol Shave Cream, Comb, Toothbrush, Crest Toothpaste, Scope Mouthwash, Gillette Good News Razor, Travel Guide, Degree for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant, Pert Plus 2in1 Shampoo+ Conditioner, and a TSA Compliant Quart Size Zip Top Bag. This is a kit you’ll grab time and again for all of travels. Simple, easy, and one less thing to have to think about!

Women’s Deluxe 10 pc Pantene Travel Kit

Specifically made for lovers of great accessories, the Women’s Deluxe Travel Kit is filled with TSA compliant sized women’s national brand toiletries. These perfectly pre-packaged kits are gym locker friendly and are ideal for a weekend getaway or anytime you need to freshen up away from home. Included are Pantene Shampoo, Eucerin Lotion., Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant, Crest Toothpaste, a Toothbrush, Dentek Flossers, Styling Comb, and a Quart Size Zip Top bag in a reusable zippered cosmetic travel bag. This pre-filled, carefully organized, easy to pack deluxe kit will keep you looking your best, wherever your travels take you.

All of Convenience Kits International’s pre-packed travel kits include six to twelve top-selling national brand personal items so you don’t need to worry about basic necessities while on the road. All your travel hygiene needs come in a convenient and durable travel bag, and everything included is TSA Compliant trial-size to make your travel experience as smooth and easy as possible.

Getting away for vacation trips with family can be hectic, especially when packing for your little kids. Make it easier with Convenience Kits International. And if you find that your mileage does indeed vary, just remember you can always choose to build a perfect  custom kit right on our site!

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<![CDATA[Keep Your Kid Fresh and Clean as they Head Back to School]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/keep-kid-fresh-clean-head-back-to-school.htm -1Keep-Kid-Fresh-Clean-Head-Back-to-School Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Every school year brings with it a myriad of unknowns and opportunities. Perhaps today will be the day he finally makes the varsity team. Then again, perhaps this is the day he gets detention for starting a food fight in the cafeteria. Each day can be as unpredictable as the next and you never really know what you are going to get. So if you are looking be prepared for everything between gym class and a spontaneous food fight then you might want to check out Convenience Kits International. For the busy parent with the kid whose known to get a little messy from time to time, these one stop pre-packed kits will have everything your kid needs to make it through the day fresh, clean and ready for any emergency.

A Kit for Every Emergency

Perhaps the greatest thing about purchasing a pre-packaged hygiene kit is that it has everything you need for just about every scenario. Let’s just take this Women’s Deluxe 10 piece Pantene Travel Kit. Yes, this kit is packaged perfectly in TSA compliant sizes that make it perfect for ease of travel. However, those same features make them ideal to fit into school lockers and backpacks. So whether it to clean up after cheerleading practice or just to have it handy for a hygiene emergency at school, this kit delivers what you need.

However, having a kit accessible to your kid at school is not only for the emergencies that you can imagine. In fact, it might be best served to be there for all the emergencies you can’t even imagine. School can be a trying time for youth and simple routine hygiene issues can lead to teasing and other inappropriate reactions. Having a travel sized toothbrush or even a small offering deodorant can go a long way to helping youth navigate this challenging season of life.

A Kit for Every Kid

Lest the young men think they are off the hook here, I think we might as well go ahead and admit that there are few things more stinky than a growing teenage boy! Now, we do make kits for full grown men like this Men’s 10 piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit. However, they do come with a razor for shaving and most schools might certainly frown upon this in a bookbag. Thankfully, we offer a variety of men’s kits and even offer the ability to customize your own kit from start to finish.

However, for your average teenage boy and all his stinky needs I’m pretty sure this AXE Extreme Mini Premium Kit will get them through the day. Or perhaps you would rather keep it simple and grab a universal Unisex Hygiene Kit that will take the stink out of anyone anytime. This really is top notch convenience for both you and your kid as you get ready to head back to school. You pack the lunch. You pack the books. You might even pack the Trapper Keeper if those are still a thing these days. Don’t forget to pack the travel hygiene kit and your kid will be ready to tackle whatever the school year brings. Cafeteria food fight and all!

A Kit Company that Cares

Finally, you might be pleased to know that Convenience Kits International is doing more than keeping your kid fresh and clean this school year. The truth is that these kits have been keeping youth and families in some of the most impoverished and disaster stricken regions healthy. These kits, both due to their practicality and affordability, have been deployed to disaster regions throughout the world. They have been used in homeless outreach so that those struggling to get by can maintain dignity and self-respect.

If you serve or live in an underserved or impoverished school district this year, don’t overlook the compassion involved with sending a few of these kits home with each student. Purchasing these kits for students in these areas can serve as a blessing in more ways than one this school year. It might strike at a kids self worth to be personally handed a hygiene kit, but when the entire class gets one the kid that needs it most can quietly celebrate. Consider an act of service this year as you head back to school and gift the gift of hygiene and self-worth to those who need it most. 

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<![CDATA[Traveling for the 4th of July? Don’t Forget This Basic Essential!]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/traveling-4th-july.htm -1Traveling-4th-July Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The 4th of July is the holiday when Americans celebrate the birth of the experiment we call America. Sure the British might just label it “unruly colonies day” but Americans take pride in their steely resolve and fierce independence. To celebrate, they’ll be taking to the road this week for destinations of revelry from sea to shining sea. Whether it's a trip to D.C. to take in the monuments of the nation’s capital or a camping trip to take in the great American outdoors, travel and the 4th go hand-in-hand. So if you’re planning a 4th of July road trip you’ll want to be sure you don’t leave the house without all of your essential basics - including the one hygiene product you always seem to forget. With a comprehensive pre-packed travel kit, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting any essential item again. The bears might not care if you forget your deodorant, but the family you have to share a tent with will thank you for grabbing your kit before you go.

A Kit for Every Season

The great thing about a travel kit from Convenience Kits International is that they have a solution for every member of the family. So whether you are just grabbing a kit for yourself or you are the organizer-in-chief looking out for the whole family, it's an easy process. The men’s travel kits have everything a man needs to survive any 4th of July experience you can throw at them.  If you'll be staying in a hotel and plan to keep up the freshly shaven look, there are kits with disposable razors and shaving cream. On the other hand, if you plan to rough it in the woods and want the grizzly look to go with it, there are mini kits available with just the basics.

For the lady of the household there exists a full array of travel kits for women.  Nothing is more frustrating than having to run to the store to find one of the million little travel bottles you need, or trying to squeeze out enough from your big bottles to last the trip. So don’t. Grab any of the various kits that will still have you smelling wonderful without the worry of leaving something behind. You can find some of the same luxury products and travel accessories you use everyday. Even better, both the men and women’s kits are TSA compliant from the start, so you’ll never have to leave your necessities at the gate with the good people of the TSA.

Don’t Forget the Kiddos!

Finally, for the busy mom trying to check off everything on the packing list, there is a solution to make your life easier. Kids and baby travel bags are what have been missing in your busy life. These kits come with everything your children need to stay fresh and clean, along with some toys to keep them entertained on the flight or road trip. There is even a baby bath bag that brings Johnson & Johnson’s best products on the trip with you.

And, if one of the premade kits doesn’t have exactly what you need, you can customize your own kit. Pick all the products you want and add as many of them as you’d like to survive your 4th of July travel experience. There really is no reason to go through the same old hassles anymore. These kits are priced so well that you can even toss the whole thing when this trip is over, and pick up a new one for the next holiday. It’s time to celebrate and enjoy a little life, liberty and pursuit of American happiness with a no-hassle TSA compliant travel kit.  

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<![CDATA[Hitting the Great Outdoors with Convenience and Class]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/hitting-outdoors-convenience-class.htm -1hitting-outdoors-convenience-class Sun, 20 May 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The world is an amazing place and some of its greatest beauties are often a ways off the beaten path. From camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and beyond, hitting the great outdoors has become a global passion that has only grown in popularity since city dwelling life has increased. While the benefits of ditching rush hour traffic for clean air and blue skies are pretty universal, the truth is that not everyone embraces the rustic nature of outdoor life. Many dislike the void of modern conveniences and, for others, the wildlife - from bugs to bears - is a bit too much. However, with a little prepping, a trip outdoors doesn’t have to be a return the Stone Age. One can enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors while keeping up their personal hygiene as if they were staying at the Ritz Carlton hotel.

Modern Hygiene on the Go

Whether you are camping or hiking, space becomes an issue, as you can often only take what you can fit in your car or carry on your back. This causes many would-be outdoor adventurers to forego numerous modern amenities related to their normal hygiene practices. But what if that weren’t necessary? What if there were a convenient kit already packed with everything you need, ready to go with a click of a button?


https://www.conveniencekits.com/products/hygiene-kits/

These travel hygiene kits are often associated with plane travel, as all items come in TSA compliant sizes and packaging. Getting through the airport has never been more complicated, and you can’t blame the consumer for wanting every edge they can get to make it an easy and peaceful process. Conveniently, the very same attributes that make these kits TSA compliant also make them an excellent choice for camping or hiking.

Their small and lightweight design makes them easy to pack in your standard backpack or rucksack. Moreover, the packaging and bag that serves to keep these items together likewise ensures items like your toothbrush don’t make an inadvertent rendezvous with the dirt and grit of the great outdoors. With these kits, you don’t have to worry about losing or ruining the hygiene items that you use every day back home. Additionally, they are so affordable you might not even bother to bring them back with you after your trip is over. Just please, pretty please, don’t litter and leave them out in the great outdoors to mess up the scenery.

The Right Kit for You Exists

Another advantage of picking up a kit prior to hitting the outdoors is that you can completely customize it to suit your trip. If you are a man planning to grow out your grizzly beard to match the wildlife, simply pick a kit without a razor or shaving cream, like this AXE Extreme Mini Premium Kit. It even comes with “Dude Wipes” which means you can skip the shave but still avoid the stink after a 10-mile hike. Even better, you can actually customize your kit to hold exactly what you need and nothing more.


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Whether you want one of each essential item or perhaps just 10 toothbrushes, you simply click and assemble what you believe you will need for the length of your trip and it comes packaged right to your door. Kits are available for not only men and women, but also there are packages designed to clean and entertain the little ones on the trip as well. It is a common sense way to travel with convenience and class whether you are taking to the skies in a commercial aircraft or hitting the stunning views of Glacier National Park.

Finally, Convenience Kits International has proved the versatility of these kits in rugged environments as they are frequently given out to individuals and families during disaster recovery or for homelessness relief. The ability to care for oneself during a difficult time is hold on to a vestige of dignity when it matters most. For the outdoor adventurer who simply doesn’t love the dirt and grit of the great outdoors it can simply be the opportunity to make a wonderful experience a little more civil. Hitting the great outdoors with convenience and class has never been easier. 

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<![CDATA[How One Company is Bringing Luxury Convenience to the Needy]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/bringing-luxury-convenience-needy.htm -1Bringing-Luxury-Convenience-Needy Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0800 It is perhaps a misnomer to call this product luxury given that most only cost a few bucks. Then again, the problem this product solves has such unparalleled convenience it sounds like something one might expect to cater to those who can easily buy a solution to any problem. Convenience Kits International has made travel, hygiene and social outreach easier than ever before. While the products themselves solve an immediate problem for any traveler, it is the social impact that makes this organization truly unique. The same type of products they might sell to the well-off business person flying in first class are also available in many forms for the homeless, downtrodden and needy. Luxury convenience and social impact have met at a unique juncture and I think you’ll see why below.

Travel Will Never be the Same

For the savvy traveler, the days of measuring out shampoo and other personal care necessities into TSA approved size containers are over. Moreover, so are the day of forgetting a hygiene essential on a trip and having to pay $5 bucks for a mini sized deodorant at the hotel gift shop. Convenience Kits International has made that an entire process as simple as click and ship. They sell travel and hygiene kits packed with the leading products in the industry at amazing prices.



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In fact, they are even priced to a point that you can disregard packing them back up and bringing them back home if you are so inclined. Next time you are ready to travel, just order another kit. What’s more exciting is that these kits can be completely tailored to your individual needs, whether you are packing for a male, female or even kids. You don’t need to frantically shop the travel isle at the grocery store the night before the flight. If you are a man/ Woman on the go, simply choose from one of the many Man on the Go travel options. If the baby is coming with you then this Johnson and Johnson Baby Travel Bag has got you covered.

If you have ever travelled then you get the point.You understand just how this little kit makes your life remarkably easier. All kits are TSA compliant and you can even personally customize what products are added. It’s a no brainer that sees a high number of repeat customers. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to the old way of travel. That’s luxury convenience for common sense prices. But let’s talk about that social impact.

Bringing Convenience to Social Change

For as little as a buck or two a kit, Convenience Kit International is bringing this unparalleled convenience to those in need and non-profits are loving it. Whether it is a homeless veteran or perhaps a family on the verge of living on the streets, self-care quickly becomes a struggle for those in need. This is more than just giving someone the ability to brush their teeth or wash their hair, this is about empowering those who struggle to understand that they have value. The body is the armature of the self and when people are able to retain their dignity and self-worth during a difficult season of life it matters.


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The use of these products have been embraced by major organizations providing assistance to the homeless, disaster relief and a variety of other social causes. However, they have also been used by the ordinary caring person with a heart to be a Good Samaritan. Rather than hand out a dollar or two to those asking for help, they are able to empower the person in need with a hygiene kit that is small, compact and easy to take with them wherever they go. To both the well-off business traveler and the person seeking housing, this is most certainly a luxur convenience. Convenience Kit International has committed to not only transforming the process of travel, but the very world around them. 

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<![CDATA[The Common Sense Genius of Hygiene Travel Kits]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/common-sense-genius-hygiene-travel-kits.htm -1Common-Sense-Genius-Hygiene-Travel-Kits Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0800 To say that travelling can be a stressful experience would be an understatement. To say that travelling through a modern airport is like swimming in the ocean, or better yet, the Dead Sea, after repeatedly nicking yourself shaving would be putting it lightly. Let’s face it, anything and everything that makes this experience a little easier is worth its weight in gold. Throw in a couple of screaming kids and an overly touchy feely TSA agent and you might  literally pay gold for anything that can bring relief. Thankfully, a king’s ransom is unnecessary. For just a few bucks you can pick up the most common sense item that every traveller needs. In fact, it makes so much sense it might actually be genius. The hygiene travel kit is the most obvious thing you’ve never thought of before, but once you do you’ll never go back.

Keep it Simple

The process of packing for a trip is fraught with the “did I forget something” stress we all know too well. It could be a cell phone charger, passport or even favorite book. Most travel destinations bank on the fact that you will indeed forget something. That’s why the gift shop or convenience store in the hotel or resort lobby sells mini travel-sized deodorant for $5 bucks a pop. But for the savvy traveller, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of adding toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc., to your packing list, just add travel kit. Here’s a perfect example, with everything you need in a TSA compliant clear travel bag.

Anyone who can afford a plane ticket can afford a few bucks to simplify their travel experience. These kits are so popular with frequent travelers, they are even sold by the case. Whether you travel for work or pleasure, if are on a first name basis with the local TSA staff at the airport (or feel as if you could be), you’ll love being able to just grab a fresh kit when you’re ready to travel. And since these kits are so inexpensive, you don’t even have to pack it back up when you’re heading home if you don’t want to.

Customize It and Still Keep it Simple

Another great thing about these convenience kits is that you can even customize them if you wish. You don’t have to take whatever standard issue hygiene products come in a particular kit. You can choose between a variety of products and have the bag already packed exactly to your liking. If you are up for a little fun, you can go buildyour own custom kit now. Of course, if quicker and easier is more your speed, you can also grab a pre-assembled men’s or women’s kit, packed with premium products.

Lastly, we feel it is important to note when companies pursue capitalism with a cause. When organizations are able to innovate for the social good, amazing things can happen. Convenience Kits International has made the hygiene acquisition process amazingly easy for non-profits or organizations with a tight budget. These Not for Profit/Budget Travel Kits simplify the process of disaster relief or human social outreach. Whether you are a large organization seeking to make an impact on a massive scale or just a kind hearted person who likes to keep these kits in your trunk, you have the ability to transform a life by bringing it a little joy. Each of us deserves to know a little joy in each day and, for less than the cost of a typical add-on or impulse purchase, you just might be able to be the deliverer of that joy.

Who knew? For a few bucks you can have the most simple solution to travel woes and make a social impact at the same time. As is often the case, this uncommon bit of common sense is so brilliant it just might be genius. Travel will never be the same when you jump on board with a convenience travel kit.

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<![CDATA[6 Ways to Get the Most out of Solo Travel: From Travel Kits to a Sense of Curiosity]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/from-travel-kits-to-sense-of-curiosity.htm -1From-Travel-Kits-to-Sense-of-Curiosity Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Are you planning a solo trip to help you experience the wonder of the world, while also discovering a more authentic version of you? Then you’ve got a lot to think about and even more to be excited about! But, it’s important to consider the practical aspects, as well as the spirit of solo travel. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you get in the right mindset for an amazing trip that will also save you a few hassles along the way.

Here are six ways to make sure your solo trip is one to remember:

1. Pack a travel kit

Away from home doesn’t have to mean away from basic necessities, and hygiene is always a must! When you’re traveling solo, packing light will make your trip that much easier and more enjoyable. Why add needless bulk and weight to your baggage with oversized bottles? Why risk a rogue tube of toothpaste squeezing open and making itself at home among the contents of your backpack? Make every ounce count by packing a travel kit, preferably one pre-stocked with TSA compliant sizes to cover all of your cleanliness needs. Breeze through security and customs and get on with the adventure!

Convenience Kits International’s conveniently designed travel kits feature TSA compliant sizes and their own sealable case to keep everything together. They’re easier to pack and faster to access and use when you need them. Check out the range of men’s travel kits, with handy shaving accessories, and also our top women’s pick: the premium travel kit for women with a reusable clutch. It’s a perfect addition for your purse collection when you get back home – what a bonus!

2. Have a plan in mind

We suggest doing some research before you go so you have a good starting point for some things you would like to do or places you’d like to see once you arrive. You don’t want to be wasting too much time trying to figure out how you want to fill it. It can help to ease any initial anxiety you’re feeling about travelling alone by planning a one-day tour to get acquainted with a new area.  The best way is to get out there and start. You never know what one activity or meeting one new person will lead to. Remember, it’s your time to be selfish and see absolutely everything you want to see!

3. Embrace flexibility

And that brings us to our next point – embracing the opportunity to be flexible. It’s good to have a plan but if opportunity to try something different arises, a concert you would love to see is scheduled in the town you are in but planned to leave to get to your next destination stop, then by all means, stay and experience it! There’s no one to please but yourself, don’t remain stuck in the regular patterns of your daily life.

4. Go with an open mind

Expectations can be limiting on your adventures. They can either cause you to reject what you find because it isn’t what you expected, or you may become disappointed by what you do try because you feel it ‘falls short’. Don’t limit your experiences by what you believe they should look like. Instead, be open to new places, trying different foods, approaching people more than you usually would, and absorbing the beauty of other cultures.

If there was ever a time in life to be curious – we’re telling you, it’s now! Talk to as many locals as you can. As long as you’re being safe, feel free to flout the rule of ‘never talking to strangers’. They will help you uncover sights and experiences that you may not have heard of if you’d stuck to the regular tourist route. Locals can also help you learn new phrases so that you can also experience a different language.

5. Pack a good book

Or pack a Kindle sometimes you might need a little downtime. A book also makes for great company when you eat a meal by yourself. And you never know – it could be a conversation starter in itself!

6. Embrace the adventure

Consider this: an emotionally-safe trip will see you back home relaxed and content. On the other hand, a journey where you have the opportunity to confront a fear  or even better, conquer it, will make sure you arrive home energized  and proud. If you take nothing else away from this article, remember this: when you get on that first flight or train away from home, leave the word ‘can’t’ behind.

So, grab your travel kit, pack light but well and get ready to embrace one of the most empowering experiences of your life. Happy travels!

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<![CDATA[Top 3 Spring Break Ready Men’s Travel Kits for 2018]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/spring-break-ready-mens-travel-kits-2018.htm -1Spring-Break-Ready-Mens-Travel-Kits-2018 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Spring break is the time for students to unwind and forget about school for a week.  As the song goes, no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks.

Typically, when you think about spring break, you think about droves of scantily clad students flocking to paradise-esque beaches in Florida, Hawaii, or Mexico.  Movies have been made about it, social media posts glorify it and, when you're a student, you live for those moments and memories.

One thing you don't always think about when it comes to spring break is the logistics.  The cost of plane tickets purchased. The number of gas tanks filled. The quantity of hotel rooms booked.  The lost luggage along the way. The price for students to go on spring break around the world each year is staggering to think about.

That's part of why Convenience Kits International exists.  We aim to take some of the guesswork out of travel, whether it be for a family vacation across the country or a spring break getaway to the beach with your fraternity brothers.

Ask yourself, have you ever prepared for a trip, any trip, and gone to your local drug store to purchase miniature bottles of shampoo, toothpaste, and any other toiletries that may be prohibited in their full-size on an airplane, or potentially not available in the area you're going to?

Or has there ever been a time when the store didn't have an item you needed for your trip? Did you have to come up with a creative way to make sure everything fit in your luggage without exploding or spilling all over your clothes? Chances are the answer is a resounding yes.

At Convenience Kits International, we offer the opportunity to build your own customized travel kit, all neatly packed in a convenient carrying case that includes all the products that you use on a daily basis.  We've got options for men, women, and children with all of your favorite products ready-to-go for any trip or vacation...including spring break.

Today, we're going to introduce you to three options perfectly suited for men on the go for this year's spring break.

It's already March. The year is rapidly flying by and, for students, it means it's time for a break.  Not just any break, though. THE break of the year.

Young Men's Premium 16-Piece Travel Kit

Young Mens Premium 16-Piece Travel Kit

The Young Men's Premium 16-Piece Travel Kit has everything a young man needs when he’s on the go.  And don't worry, we're not talking about the boys section here.  Whether you're 14, 24, or 34, this kit works for you. Heck, even if you're 54, you'll undoubtedly recognize these items and get plenty of use from them when travelling.

Containing premium brands like Edge, Axe, and Gillette, this kit has everything you need to maintain your look this spring break.  After all, spring break can get pretty messy. From beach parties to late nights at the club, you always want to be looking, smelling, and feeling your best.

Whether you're flying to a tropical paradise, heading to the slopes, or road-tripping down south, this kit is 100% TSA compliant and it comes with a quart-sized bag for ease of travel through airport security.  Included in the kit are:

  • Edge Shave Cream 2.75 oz.
  • Head & Shoulders/Old Spice 2 in 1 Shampoo+Conditioner 1.7 oz.
  • Axe Body Wash 3 oz.
  • Axe Deodorant Body Spray 1 oz.
  • Axe Deodorant .5 oz.
  • Crest Toothpaste .85 oz.
  • Toothbrush with toothbrush cover
  • Dep Gel 2 oz.
  • 2-Dude Wipes
  • Mach 3 Disposable Razor
  • Glide Dental Floss 4 yd.
  • Palm Scalp Brush
  • TSA Compliant Quart Size Zip Top Bag in Rectangular Mesh Zippered Bag

That's a full-service pack of the leading brands, all for less than $25 and, as always, when you buy with Convenience Kits International, the more you buy the more you save.  So load up the entire frat or dorm, and save big for this year's getaway.

Axe Extreme Mini-Premium Kit

AXE Extreme Mini Premium Kit

Axe is one of the most recognized men's grooming brands in the world.  Known for their "extreme" product names and eye catching advertisements, consumers recognize Axe as a leading brand catering to men.  

This kit is more compact than some of our others offerings at CKI, but that's not to say it doesn't have exactly what you need for this year's spring break.  This is especially true if you err on the side of minimalism when it comes to your personal hygiene routine, even more so when on vacation!

This Axe kit comes conveniently packed in a mesh bag with the products arranged so that the whole set looks like a bottle of Axe shampoo or body wash.  Included in the kit are:

  • Axe Deodorant Spray 1 oz.
  • Axe Body Wash 3 oz.
  • Crest toothpaste .85 oz.
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • 2 - Dude Wipes

Perfect for a weekend getaway with your bros, with everything you need to stay fresh for the ladies, all for less than $10.

Men's 10-Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit

Men's 10 pc Deluxe Hygiene Kit

Containing leading brands in conveniently sized bottles and compliant with TSA rules and regulations, this CKI travel kit is small enough to fit in virtually any bag and packs enough product to keep any man fresh and clean for a week away.

There's no need to rummage under your sink cabinet or portion out from your big bottles in the shower.  Leave all the big bulk at home, grab one of these kits, and you're all set for an entire week with your friends.  The kit Includes:

  • Barbasol Shave Cream 2.25 oz.
  • Pert Plus Shampoo + Conditioner 1.7 oz.
  • Degree for Men AP Deodorant .5 oz.
  • Crest Toothpaste .85 oz.
  • Disposable Twin Blade Razor
  • Toothbrush with Toothbrush Cover
  • Comb
  • Quart Size Zip Top Bag in clear reusable zippered rectangular bag

Listen, we know no guy really wants to talk about grooming...it's one of those "taboo" subjects that guys typically don't discuss.  That's okay, because all of our kits are conveniently sized and packaged, ready to grab and go - no discussion necessary. Whatever your destination for this year's spring break, Convenience Kits International has a toiletry travel kit to meet your needs. So, where are you headed this spring break?

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<![CDATA[3 Simple Steps To Building Your Ideal Travel Kit]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/simple-steps-building-travels-hygiene-kit.htm -1Simple-Steps-Building-Travels-Hygiene-Kit Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800
  1. Pick your bag
  2. Select travel size personal hygiene items
  3. Buy in bulk, Personalize with your logo

*Quantity Discounts Available

3 simple steps to build your ideal travel kit

 

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<![CDATA[Deciding What to Donate: Hygiene Kits, Skills, Platelets and More]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/hygiene-kits-skills-platelets-more.htm -1Hygiene-Kits-Skills-Platelets-More Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 If helping those in need has been on your mind for a while, today might be the day we give you the little push you need to start. Maybe you feel like there are so many people needing help that you don’t know where to begin, or perhaps you’ve been wondering how best to help them.

As a leading provider of hygiene kits for the homeless and others in need, and collaborators with the National Health Care for Homeless Council and National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, we are no stranger to the world of charity.

So, let’s take a look at the types of organizations you might find in your neighborhood, the people in need and what you can easily do to lend a hand.

TYPES OF ORGANISATIONS THAT HELP THOSE IN NEED

This list is by no means exhaustive but gives a general overview of organizations that could exist locally, that you might not even have been aware of.

Religious organizations

These are church-based community missions and outreach programs.

Homeless shelters, women’s shelters & crisis centers

These can offer a range of shelter, food, safety, court advocacy and mental health counselling services.

Health services

You find these range from away from home care for people living with childhood cancer, to help for AIDS patients and transplant recipients.

Children’s centers

These include adoption centers, foster care centers and grief camps.

Local food banks

Food banks may distribute goods directly to members of the community or through partnerships with other organizations.

Veteran assistance centers

Facilities like these can provide housing and veteran-specific supportive services.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THESE ORGANIZATIONS

Donate your time

You can volunteer in person in many ways, from serving food at a soup kitchen to teaching a skill at a low-income community center. Or, try taking part in outreach programs that raise awareness and drum up support within your community.

Something you may not have considered is to use your existing skill set to benefit a charity organization. For example, as a graphic designer or copywriter, you could assist them in their promotional efforts for increased donations or assistance. Check out Catchafire for helping to match your skills to a project.

Donate your money

If you can give money to a reputable organization, you are giving them the opportunity to fulfil the greatest needs of those they are helping. With your kind donation, they can buy personal hygiene products, food, blankets, counselling services and much more.

Donate goods

Both second-hand and new items are helpful to those in need. Second-hand items should be in good condition (not broken, torn or stained) and can include things like:

  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Blankets
  • Computers
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Old cellphones
  • Sturdy bags

Of course, some goods must be donated in new condition, such as:

  • Food
  • Toilet paper
  • Nappies
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • School supplies
  • Feminine hygiene products

It’s often the smaller, most essential items that are most in need. Toilet paper is one of those. But so are small bottles of personal hygiene products, dental hygiene products and first aid items.

Instead of buying individual items, which can make the sorting process more labor intensive for charity teams, why not donate hygiene kits that include a collection of essential products within a handy transparent zip-top bag or zippered pouch. For example, the Quick N Fresh hygiene kits for Men and Women are the perfect all-around hygiene solution for general cleanliness and dental health.

Personal hygiene is an important part of overall wellbeing. It plays a role in maintaining good health, but also self-confidence which is critical for daily life.

Donate blood, platelets & bone barrow

This method of donating can’t be replaced by money, which makes it all the more important. Your donations can help chemotherapy patients, organ-transplant recipients, those undergoing operations and many more.

WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY CAUSE

Of course, we promote getting involved for altruistic reasons, but did you know that you will see some benefits in your own life too? Volunteering has been shown to improve a person’s:

  • Quality of life
  • Sense of purpose
  • Sense of belonging
  • Perspective on priorities
  • Social wellbeing
  • Overall personal happiness

Want to know more about the benefits of donating hygiene kits to the homeless and others in need? Read more in this blog post or take a closer look at our hygiene kits here.

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<![CDATA[Making Business Travel Work for Women with Families]]> https://www.conveniencekits.com/blog/making-business-travel-work-women-families.htm -1Making-Business-Travel-Work-Women-Families Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Business travel can be exciting when you're travelling for new business and opportunities. Frequent business travel, however, can be tiring and especially difficult for women who have families at home. For mothers (and fathers too) regular business travel can leave you feeling anxious and guilty about missing out at home while trying to stay present on your business trip.

In this article, we've listed some ways to help make your business travel run smoothly so you can stay focused on business while balancing your family life at home. The key to making business travel work for you is making things convenient and easy for your individual situation.

Keep reading below for our tips on making business travel work for women with families.

Bring your family with you

When your family is at home while you are travelling, it's natural that you'll them. When everyone's schedules align, why not consider taking your family with you on your business travels? By identifying your business travel destinations that may also work for family travel, you could extend your trip by a day or two to spend quality time with your family in a new destination.

Embrace networking opportunities and a chance to relax

For most mothers, a night out with business associates or spending a relaxing night alone can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule. When you're travelling on your own for business, embrace the opportunity to network with business associates. If you don't have any plans to meet with anyone, you could also take advantage of the chance to relax on your own in the quiet of your hotel room. This alone time spent with new people or by yourself can provide time and space for you to find a new perspective and think creatively.

Travel with carry-on luggage

To minimize waiting time for your bags at your destination, try travelling with carry-on luggage only. By purchasing a bag that doesn't need to be checked along with conveniently sized toiletries, airport time and packing for business travels will become quicker and easier.

A good carry-on bag will ideally have wheels for ease of movement and a few compartments to keep all of your things organized.

Make a packing list

Before your trip, write a packing list so you know exactly what you need to bring for a productive trip. Your list will naturally include things like your chargers, your laptop, and phone but also everything you need to feel and look well-groomed. To save time and space packing a big collection of your regular toiletries, stock up on a collection of travel-sized toiletries.

Create your schedule and stick to it

Creating a schedule for your business trip including all your meetings, social outings, and time alone, will help you maintain productivity while you are away. Even if your trip is short notice, take some time before you leave to plan out everything you need to do on your trip. 

Business travel provides an excellent opportunity to meet new business contacts, progress business projects, and propel you towards your career goals. With a family at home, however, it can be difficult to balance your competing priorities. Remembering the steps above as you plan for and go on your next business trip will help you make the most of your business travel while balancing the other priorities in your life.

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