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    30 Cool Things To Tuck In Your Carry-On To Make Travelling Easy-Peasy

    Because who has time to actually check a bag these days?

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    1. The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader that weighs a hundred times less (trust me, I did the math) than cramming multiple books into your bag.

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    One battery charge lasts for weeks! Plus, it comes with free (you read that right!) 3G wireless. Reviewers can't get enough β€” they say it's durable, lightweight, and that the anti-glare screen is a game-changer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $209.99.

    2. This multipurpose lotion that's specially formulated to prevent chafing, shrivelling, dryness, and sagging (yes, I'm talking about testicles). Apply it on your back and chest, too, to stay fresh and comfortable from boarding to bar-hopping. The travel-sized tube won't cause any problems at bag check, either!

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    The fresh, natural scent is courtesy of rosemary, calendula, chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, and mango. The addition of shea and cocoa butters, jojoba oil, and vitamin E will keep your bits smooth and moisturized, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15 (also available in full size).

    3. These compression socks with over 16,000 reviews will help keep your legs and feet from swelling at 30,000 feet.

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    They're also an awesome solution for varicose veins, or as a way to prevent blood clots after surgery. Reviewers say they're a great option for pregnant people, too, or those in professions that force them to be on their feet all day long. Plus, they fit comfortably on all sizes of calves and feet!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.96+ (available in sizes S-XXL, and in nine colours).

    4. A mini bottle of dry shampoo that's just the ticket for keeping your mane looking and smelling fresh after many long hours of travel.

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    This baby is a classic for a reason; it absorbs grease, dirt, and unpleasant smells, and gives your hair an instant refresh. Spray and sashay away, honey!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.77 (also available in full size).

    5. These silicone pore cleansing pads are an easy and hypoallergenic way to give your skin a good scrubbin'. They make a great lightweight replacement for high-tech cleansing brushes, without having to sacrifice efficacy.

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    Each pad has two separate sections on it β€” use the flexible little silicone hairs on wider areas (like the forehead or cheeks), while the smaller flat bubbles are awesome for detail work, like at the hairline or around the nose. Plus, the handle doubles as a tiny suction cup, so you can easily attach this baby to your bathroom mirror or shower stall.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $2.93.

    6. This beautiful three-piece set of stainless steel flatware that'll help you cut back on single use plastics while you're on the go.

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    This set is durable, sturdy, and rust resistant. It's a great way to dip your toe into the world of eco-consciousness (and also avoid gas station cutlery). Plus, it comes in its own little carrying case!

    Get a three-piece set on Amazon Canada for $16.55+ (available in seven colours).

    7. This USB-rechargeable and self-cleaning water bottle that'll keep you hydrated from take-off to landing. It bathes your water in purifying UV light at the touch of a button, thereby eliminating up to 99.99% of bacteria and odour-causing germs. So go ahead and use that airport water fountain.

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    The double-walled insulation keeps cold beverages frosty for up to 24 hours and hot beverages scalding for up to 12 hours β€” plus, it has a waterproof cap so you don't have to worry about spilling if you hit a patch of turbulence. It intelligently activates every two hours to keep your water (and the inside of the bottle) clean and germ-free. And one charge lasts a full month!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $214.62. Looking to stay hydrated, but don't want to spend big bucks? This insulated water bottle will also do the trick!

    8. These eco-friendly green tea and aloe face wipes make short work of makeup removal and are super gentle on skin. They're individually packaged, and take up way less space than a whole bottle of cleanser. Plus, they're made of biodegradable bamboo!

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    Oh, and they're 100% vegan, too!

    Get a pack of 20 wipes on Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    9. This windproof travel umbrella that'll withstand whatever Mother Nature flings your way. With its Teflon coating and nine-rib construction, it's strong AND lightweight.

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    It's got an automatic open/close function for one-handed opening, and weighs less than one pound, so it's great to just pop in your bag and take with you.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.95+ (available in two colours).

    10. These Boscia blotting papers that'll help keep your skin looking glowing and healthy, regardless of how long your flight was. The slim package tucks into any pocket, and it's infused with green tea to soothe, freshen, and protect your skin (even if you're tired, angry, and sore).

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    They're cruelty free, vegan, and don't contain any artificial fragrances and colours.

    Get a pack of 100 on Amazon Canada for $14.

    11. These roll-up compression bags that'll let you squeeze another outfit into your carry-on. Space is already at a premium, so why not make the most of it?

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    You don't even need a vacuum to achieve compression. The special one-way valve is the secret to removing excess air β€” just pack your things, and roll up the bag. Presto!

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $22.95.

    12. This LED compact mirror is the ideal travel beauty companion. It simulates natural daylight, making makeup application, touch-ups, and precision tweezing a breeze. Plus, it has two-sided magnification so you'll never miss a single detail β€” even if you're bopping between airports, taxis, and hotel lobbies.

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    The LED light also has an incredibly impressive battery life of up to 20,000 hours. It won't burn out or diminish, so throw it into your carry-on bag or purse and keep on being fabulous!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in three colours).

    13. This Grown Alchemist lip repair treatment will keep your lips healthy and moisturized in that dry airplane air. Reviewers love that it's colourless, and doesn't make lips feel greasy or sticky, either.

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    It contains watermelon seed extract, shea butter, and rosehip oil to prevent moisture loss and restore plumpness. If you're looking for a one-stop powerhouse, this is it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $42.

    14. A tiny ceramic flat iron with dual voltage design for worldwide usage. It heats up fast and leaves your hair looking sleek and shiny. And since it's just over 18 centimetres in total, it'll take up minimal real estate in your carry-on.

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    And it comes with a heat-resistant bag, making it incredibly travel friendly. While you're at it, get yourself a voltage converter plug here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.97.

    15. These silicone noise-cancelling earplugs that are a great, non-medicinal solution to sleepless flights. These hypoallergenic plugs are waterproof and reusable, and will even adjust to your own ear for a custom fit.

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    They're awesome for muffling things like crying babies, snoring passengers, or just the dull roar of the airplane.

    Get two pairs on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    16. This RFID-blocking travel wallet that'll protect your personal data from digital theft. It has enough compartments to fit your passport, a boarding pass, several credit cards, currency, a pen, a cell phone, and more.

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    It'll keep all your important documents and doo-dads in one place, because travel is stressful enough. This might even become your new everyday accessory!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99+ (available in 31 colours).

    17. This Casper nap pillow that'll let you catch some much-needed zzz's, even if you're stuck in the middle seat. The outer layer is silky-soft for guaranteed comfort, while the inner layer is springy and dense to help keep your head cushioned.

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    It also comes with its own pillowcase and travel bag, to make travelling with it even easier.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.

    18. This portable digital scale that'll help scale back your luggage the next time you travel. And its compact size means you can take it with you to use on the way back.

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    This durable little tool has a 50 kilogram weight capacity, and is accurate to within 10 grams. It also has a clear LCD backlit screen for easy reading. It comes with a CR2032 battery, but you can get yourself more here. Warning: does not calculate calculate emotional baggage.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.23.

    19. These waterproof packing pouches that'll help keep your bag organized and tidy, because even a carry-on can get chaotic after a few days. The three main cubes have handy mesh tops that'll allow you to see exactly what's inside, too!

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    There are few things more frustrating than tossing all your shit around in your bag, only to learn that it was right on top to begin with. This set comes with special bags for laundry and underwear (so someone doesn't accidentally see your *ahem* dirty laundry), and a multipurpose flat zippered bag.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $24.88 (available in three colours).

    20. This portable leg rest that'll make long-haul flights a bit more bearable. Just clip it onto the meal tray in front of you, and prop your feet up.

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    Ever since I purchased this handy hammock, I've used it on every single flight. It rolls up really neat and teeny when not in use, and genuinely makes a huge difference during longer flights. Plus, it's great for anyone who finds their legs and feet swell a bit after too much time in the sky, and makes napping a lot more comfortable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    21. These wireless Bluetooth earbuds that'll help you drown out the chaos of airplane travel. They'll stay put no matter how many layovers you have, and will keep you from constantly getting tangled in headphone cables.

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    Reviewers love how comfortable they are, especially when working out. Each charge lasts up to three hours, but popping them back into the sleek travel case gives them four more full charges β€” that's a total of almost 15 full hours of playback! Make sure you have a USB charger, like this one, when the case starts to hit low battery.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    22. This neat little compact razor will give you silky-smooth skin, no matter where you are. With built-in ribbons of moisture, all you need is a few drops of water to trim away prickly hairs.

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    The tiny travel case with drainage holes is a big hit among reviewers. It allows the razor to dry faster after using, preventing everything in your toiletry bag from getting sopping wet. And it even comes with a refill blade!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    23. This natural tooth powder will get your teeth sparkling clean, and you'll be able to get around the liquid restrictions at the airport.

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    Using organic cacao, turmeric, and bentonite clay, polishing your teeth is as easy as dipping a wet toothbrush into the powder. Then brush as normal!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.21 (available in spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon).

    24. This USB-powered travel router will effortlessly create a Wi-Fi hotspot for you, so you'll always be connected to friends, family, and your fave streaming site.

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    Make sure you have a micro-USB cable to power it up. You'll never have to worry about connecting to unreliable hotel Wi-Fi, and reviewers say the speed and reliability are unparalleled.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    25. This set of magnetic salt and pepper shakers snap together nicely for easy transportation. They'll save your mouth from bland airplane food, plus you'll be able to use it at your destination to spice things up.

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    They're made of lightweight plastic, and are really, really easy to fill. You can even keep them in your work bag, too. Your mouth will no longer suffer at the hands of under-seasoned food!

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $18.69.

    26. This universally compatible dual USB/USB-C charger that'll juice up your devices. You'll never have to worry about running out of battery when your flight is delayed several hours and all the outlets are being monopolized by other stranded passengers.

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    Not only is it lightweight, but it has two ports, so you can pack fewer chargers (hello, lighter luggage)! And it comes with an 18-month warranty, so it's one less thing to stress about during travel. If you have no USB-C devices and are looking for a double USB port charger instead, here's one with over 5,000 positive reviews.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    27. This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush will keep your fangs looking fantastic, and lasts for two weeks on a single charge. It'll be way more effective than those travel-sized toothbrushes for sale at the airport! It even comes with a compact charging base to keep you topped up (you know, just in case).

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    This toothbrush is so smart, it's like having a dentist on call. It'll remind you when it's time to replace the brush head, vibrate gently to encourage you to ease off your gums, and even has two cleaning modes to help you target particular issues. Make sure you get a lil' travel-sized toothpaste to go with it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $79.95+ (available in two colours and one bundle).

    28. This set of five PVC luggage tags that'll make your carry-on easy to identify if you ever accidentally leave it behind. They're so funky that it's unlikely anyone will mistakenly grab your bag.

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    Each tag has a handy slot for inserting ID and address tags, and comes with a strap for easy attachment. And with five different pattern sets to choose from, you're sure to find one that matches your style.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (available in five sets).

    29. This super handy handbag organizer will help you find your passport, ticket, or wallet in a flash. Gone are the days of rummaging through that thick, rumpled layer of purse debris consisting of discarded receipts, open lip balm tubes, and rogue bobby pins.

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    The material is lightweight, which is great if you're the kind of person who basically carries around the equivalent of a portable pharmacy (like me). And don't limit yourself to using this just in a handbag! It's also great for keeping toiletries in their assigned places, storing important documents and knickknacks, or even a quick change of clothes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in five sizes, and seven colours).

    30. And lastly, these bestselling Tile Mates that'll keep track of your most precious belongings for you, no matter how hectic your travel schedule gets. These handy nuggets can be attached to your luggage, passport holder, or wallet. Plus, they're compatible with all Alexa devices!

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    Using the phone app, you can make the Tile ring and find your lost item. And if you've lost your phone, double click on the Tile Mate to make it ring (even if it's on silent). There's also a "community find" feature which allows you to enlist the help of other Tile users in finding your lost stuff. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape that's perfect for your wallet.

    Get a four-pack on Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    Now let's get this show on the road:

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