The Best Gear and Products for Staying Organized on the Road
Ever feel like all organizational heck breaks loose the second you go into vacation mode? Let your gear do the heavy lifting for you, so you can stop worrying about misplacing items and start worrying about having the best vacation ever.
Michelle is the travel writer, photographer and wanderer behind the site Livelikeitstheweekend.com. She has spent the last two years on the road working from a laptop and exploring some of the most beautiful places around the globe. You can see her travel highlights over on her Instagram @Livelikeitsthewknd
First thing’s first. Getting a good passport wallet that fits not only your identification but also credit cards and boarding passes is essential for keeping everything organized in one place. Plus, it eliminates all instances of frantically searching for your passport before a flight -- because no one needs THAT stress, right? We love this super elegant design by Cuyana that is both stylish and functional.
Tech Gear Organization
Between memory cards, USB cords, extra batteries and external hard drives, sometimes it can feel like we’re swimming in tech gear. Featuring several pockets and zippered sections, this multi-level electronics organizer is the holy grail for anyone who loves to capture their travels. Bonus: Its waterproof nylon exterior will ensure your valuable gear stays protected from the elements.
This Havana Traveler Cosmetics Case by Stephanie Johnson is a must for makeup storage on the go. The clear pouches are perfect for scanning your items and finding things quickly, while the handle is ideal for hanging on hooks and doorknobs. We also love that the pouches are all removable, so you can use whichever organizational sections fit your needs best.
Trying to detangle our headphones -- or any cords for that matter -- is enough to send us into panic mode. End this struggle once and for all with Brouk and Co’s cute and colorful cord snaps that will keep your belongings neatly in place and tangle-free.
Every budding travel photographer needs not only the proper gear -- but the right bag to keep it all protected and organized. Enter Ona Bags, one of the best retailers for stylish camera gear. Their top-of-the-line Big Sur backpack features tons of interior organization that allows space for up to 3 cameras, 10 lenses, a 15” laptop and so much more.
With remote work and business travel becoming a common way of life, it’s important to keep flights, phone calls and appointments all coordinated in one place so you don’t miss a beat (which gets even more complicated with different time zones.) This simple planner by Mochi Things packs a punch of organization with interior features like a map, weekly, monthly and yearly views as well as note-taking sections to keep track of your ever-growing to-do list.
Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and lost stud earrings with this stunning jewelry case by leather goods company, This is Ground. You can bring your favorite pieces on your next trip knowing that nothing will get scratched or out of place with this this pretty case in tow.
Utilizing packing cubes are not just a strategy for fitting as much into your luggage as humanly possible (because, hey, we like to pack light too). The real beauty in the packing cube is that it doubles as an organizational compartment so that we can easily find the exact item we need without tearing apart our entire suitcase. Eagle Creek is a tried and true brand that makes durable packing cubes perfect for your next trip. Pro tip: Buy multiple sets in different colors so that you can color coordinate different categories of clothing.
Away has quickly become a leader in the luggage market with their smart features like an unbreakable shell and ejectable battery to juice up your mobile device on the go. But what we love most about their suitcases are the organizational compartments, like a mesh zip section on one end and a thin, sturdy envelope pocket on the other that’s perfect for storing small loose items like books, protein bars or postcards. They even have a hidden laundry bag to keep your clean items staying fresh.
If you’re picky about your products like us, chances are you’re the type that likes to pack your own toiletries to avoid relying on whatever is on offer at your hotel or at the neighborhood pharmacy (let’s be honest, trying to decipher whether something is sunscreen or shampoo in another language is never fun). This toiletry kit by Mumi offers a water resistant, spill proof and clear organizational container so that you can find everything easily and rest assured that your shampoo will end up on your hair, not your new dress.
Is there anything worse than getting dirty and clean clothes mixed up in your luggage? We think not. Flight 001’s laundry bag set solves this issue with their drawstring bag set in bold colors that will keep everything from your shoes and underwear to wet bathing suit separated.
Organizer for Small Essentials
Not sure what to do with those random lose items in your carry-on purse? Let this Stitched Travel Carry-All solve all your organizational woes. With various sizes of interior compartments including a mesh zippered section and clasped pocket, you’ll never have to dig around the bottom of your purse for your pen or lipstick again.
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