Efficiently packed carry-ons that comply with the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule can help travelers save money and avoid checking luggage.
The TSA rule specifies a maximum container capacity of 3-ounces for liquids, gels or sprays. All your containers must fit into one 1-quart bag.
You can buy small bottles and then pour liquids such as shampoo, nail polish remover, and toner into individual mini-bottles for travel use.
Another useful tip is to carry personal use items such as soaps, lip-balms and even shampoos, body butters, perfumes and make-up items in solid form for circumventing liquid-carrying restrictions.
Hand sanitizers and stain-removing solutions are also available in sheet form, which is suitable for compact packing.