The one item Tan France always packs in his carry-on saves tons of space and costs less than $10

  • Tan France has been sharing his travel and packing tips with Insider.

  • Stackable travel jars for toiletries are the one item he always packs in his carry-on.

  • France said he puts his moisturizer, cleanser, eye cream, and more in the jars.

No matter the destination, there's one item that Tan France always packs in his carry-on.

France told Insider that he never leaves for a trip without his stackable travel jars, which is how he fits all of his toiletries into his hand luggage.

"I will add in my moisturizer, my cleanser, my eye cream, all the little things I might need to freshen up my face in the morning," he said. "They're just slightly wider than a stack of quarters, aren't big, and could fit inside a shoe. In my opinion, it's another way to save space, and my shoes don't crease."

Even if France is checking a bag on his trip, the "Queer Eye" star said he still always puts the travel jars in his carry-on.

"I never ever check my cosmetics or toiletries," France said. "I'm always worried the airline is going to lose my bag, so as long as I can take care of my skincare regimen, I'm set."

"I can stay in the same T-shirt or pair of jeans, not a big deal, but I need to be able to fix my face," he added.

And for those who always throw their big toiletries into a checked bag, France has some words of advice.

"I am a seasoned traveler. I travel at least twice a week," he said. "If you've got big containers of stuff, maybe consider the size you're purchasing or brands you're buying. If you are the kind of person that's planning to travel somewhat regularly, you're doing yourself a disservice and making it more difficult for yourself."

France told Insider he also never leaves for a trip without a great pair of jeans, comfortable sneakers, and a small bag of accessories.

Toiletry bag
France thinks every seasoned traveler should be putting their toiletries in stackable travel jars.Olga Peshkova/Getty Images

"If I'm taking something like a white T-shirt or a black T-shirt, I can dress it up and make it look different depending on the kind of accessories I pack," France said. "I usually take at least two belts, a couple of neck scarves, hats — anything I can fit into the size of a toiletry bag."

France also believes you should leave the small handbags at home when you're packing for a big trip and just bring one bag that goes with everything.

"I have a very close friend who will take little handbags — like clutch bags and slightly larger bags — in their hand luggage, and then just pack a couple of dresses or whatever," France said. "I think that's a really bizarre thing to pack."

"I don't think I would ever give real estate to a bunch of different bags," he added. "No one really cares that you're wearing the same bag every day, as opposed to the same full outfit every day."

If you need more tips before your vacation, France also revealed how to dress chic for your European trip, and how to avoid looking like a tourist.

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