4 Ways to Awesomely Customize Your Spouse’s Care Package

2. The Clean Freak

Close quarters and shared spaces with others while on deployment can mean stinky lockers and stale air. When my husband spent eight months on a carrier rooming with four other guys, their top care package request was air fresheners.

Scented candles and aerosols are a bad idea, but car air fresheners and odor neutralizing gel are a safe way to keep stank at bay. Mesh laundry bags are handy, and deodorizing packets like DampRid absorb moisture from clothing to prevent mildew.

Your hygiene-conscious honey may also appreciate a pair of flips-flops for wearing to and from the showers, along with a small shower caddy packed with his or her favorite body and haircare products.

Add replacement loofahs, toothbrushes, and razors to care packages often.

**A stash of travel-sized wipes for all occasions (antibacterial, facial cleansing, etc.) and gum or breath mints will keep your spouse feeling fresh in a pinch.

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