Must have during travel Part 2 : Travel Organizers

This is the second part of the series on must have during travel. The first one being electronic essentials that we must have during travel. In this second part, we intend to cover organizers. To be honest, till a few years back, I didn’t know much about travel organizers. Neither did I think of using them. But after I got introduced to one, and then started using one after the other. I must say, travel has never been the same as before. And for the good. It has been much more better and hassle free with these travel organizers. So, here, I Introduce you to the travel organizers that we use now on a daily basis so that we can be much more organized and prepared during our travel

1)Packing cubes as our first travel organizers

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travel cubes : click on image to buy

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travel cubes style 2 : click on image to buy

Yes, the first travel organizers that we ever used were our lovely packing cubes. I had to get them under compulsion when we got a little one with her little stuff to share our trolley bag. And the first thing that came to my mind after using them was – how I ever managed without them. And the immediate next thought – I am never going to travel without them now. Now there are many different varieties of these travel organizers available in the market. They mostly come in set of packing cubes. But I like these two the most. The first one is a set of 4 cubes while the second one is a set of 3 cubes and 3 pouches.

The set comprises of cubes of different sizes. And based on the size of your cloths and their type, you can arrange them in different ones. For instance, our little one’s little socks, mittens, gloves and other small stuff go in the small cube. All neatly arranged. And we don’t require to dig for them all over the trolley anymore!!! Things like scarves, hankers and other smaller items get really very neatly arranged with these packing cubes.

2)Purse organizer

A purse often contains a lot of stuff, mostly small ones. And when you are traveling, last thing you want to do is rummage through your purse to find that one tiny lip balm. Or rather, you will not want one item like your goggles get scratches due to the others. That is where a purse organizer really comes handy. Since I have a lot of things in my purse (like any other lady) including my basic toiletries, goggles, wipes, some energy bar and snacks, wallet and so many other similar things. When I first started using a purse organizer, I felt like I have stumbled upon a life saver 🙂 Here goes some of my favorite ones that I have used and recommended to friends and family :

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purse organizer: click to buy

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3) Pills Box as travel organizers

I know these pills box are supposed to carry pills. And they are beautifully color coded to help us remember and organize our pills. But somehow, I personally don’t feel like using them for pills. For me, the pills are better kept in their original pack. And what I use these pills box for is organizing my fashion jewelry when I travel, particularly those small earrings, loops, drops, studs and others. That otherwise tend to entangle with each other and sometimes even break also. But not anymore 🙂 And what’s more, I can even color code them with these beautiful and colorful pills boxes. You can also think of other innovative ways of using these pills boxes to store other tiny items that you use during your travel.

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Pills boxes as earring boxes – click to buy

4) Documents travel organizers

There are so many essential documents that we travel with us during the travel. Some like our passports, their copies, visa copies and others are really very important. Then we have our cards, important contacts, some extra cash that we want to tuck away and not carry all the time and many more. What organizers them really neatly for me is this documents organizer that we carry on all our travel now. This has been really helpful. So much so that we can’t do without it when we travel now. Have you given one a try yet? If not, try them out right away. We are using this one:

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our favorite travel document organizer

5) Toiletries kit travel organizers

There was a time when I didn’t know about these refill travel bottles. Like a foolish person I used to carry all my big bottles of toiletries where ever I went. And that increased my travel toiletries bag to four times of what it should be. Then I stumbled upon these beautiful refill bottles that changed my travel life forever. Now I have refilled them a couple of times already. I have labelled them. And this has literally reduced my toiletries bag size to many times of what it used to be. And I love these tiny bottles. Even for my baby, I use these for taking small portions of the cream, lotion, baby bath and other essentials that I know suite her skin. I am amazed by the size of my travel toiletries bag now. It is as small as a little purse now.
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Toiletries travel friendly refill bottles – click to buy

6) Electronics travel organizers

In our last post of the series we talked about electronic essentials that we carry with us where ever we go. Again, some of them are super tiny. While others have many accessories that we need to travel along. For instance, a camera or video cam has charger, extra batteries, cables to connect it with laptop and transfer photos. Then a phone has charger, usb cable, earphones. We also carry some small items like usbs and power banks with us. So, overall with so many accessories and small electronics to travel with, it becomes important to segregate them so that we don’t loose them or we don’t have to again put too much effort in finding them when they are scattered through our bag.
That is where this electronics organizer comes to our rescue. We really like it for the thoughtfulness that has gone into it’s manufacture. Taking care of making a space for everything that we need to carry along during the travel – all those small electronics and accessories.
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7)Toothbrush travel organizers

Some of you might be thinking by now what is the big deal with this one. Toothbrush need to be stored very hygienically while you travel. Ideally they should not come in contact with any other cosmetics or toiletries in your travel bag. That is why I started looking for the best possible way to store our toothbrush during our travel. And when I stumbled upon these beautiful toothbrush travel organizers, I really loved them. Now, they are another integral part of our travel. And we always store our tooth brushes hygienically and isolate them into these pretty containers.

So, what are your favorite travel organizers? Do share with us. Now we are becoming more and more pro (freak!!) getting organized during our travel. And we are totally loving the paradigm shift. We don’t realize but our travel is so much smoother because of these organizers. We are looking out all the time for more innovative products to help us organize even better. So, we will like to hear back from you about the best travel organizers that you are using as of now. If you have any suggestions, we will love to add that.

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72 Responses

  1. Haha, I’ve never thought of using a pill box to carry jewellery, but that’s a GREAT idea!! I’m SO putting that one on my list! I also like the handbag organiser – I usually use a small backpack, and everything gets mixed up together down the bottom, so this would make it so much easier!

    • Great you chose some of the stuff for yourself. I am sure they will help you on quest of remaining organized while you travel through the world

  2. Such a detailed post. These organisers would make traveling easy and no cases of missing properties. I’d be sure to try the electronic organisers. Thanks for the informative post.

  3. Neha, all these organizers look wonderful. We have been using some of these during our travels but the electronic organizer is really new to us. We really need to make a purchase of it to avoid mess of chargers and wires. Thanks for sharing..

    • Thanks Suruchi. The electronic one was not so much in need few years back when life was simpler, but now we have so many small electronic equipments that we travel with, that it’s a much needed organizer

  4. I have seen travel cubes everywhere and I want to see myself if they truly help. Electronics travel organizer is something I would love to try too. I am going to have so many cables on my upcoming trip to Croatia…

    • Thats right, the electronic travel organizers are of great help now a days

  5. This is a valuable post for the compulsive traveler..I would add a few more items …a separate folder for telephone numbers for police and doctors, and in case one is travelling overseas, then telephone numbers of the Indian embassies.

  6. i agree that a few (if not most) of all in this list are required for traveling, especially those organizers. It makes our lives easier! So we don’t have to dig in to our bags like it’s some treasure box lol

  7. Very useful. I quite like the electronics wrapping bag. Otherwise the headphones and wires get messed up in the little jungle that my bag is. I have the medicene kit that you talk about. The packing cubes has really piqued my interest if it could create more space in my bag.

  8. thesanetravel

    I must admit I am quite chaotic person in terms of travel packing and believe that packaging of any kind takes valuable space. Saying that I liked electronics organizer very much and would be happy to have one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. bruceschinkel19

    Such great ideas in this post. No longer any reason to be unable to find that important something when travelling!

  10. You’ve got some great options here. I’ve got or heard of several of them, but had never heard of a purse organizer before! What a great idea for those who carry a large bag.

    • Right Doreen. With bigger purses, we often have to dig deep to find small stuff that we put inside. This organizer would save us that hassle

  11. I worry that if you need to use the packing cubes, you are taking too much!

    A small zippable case is wonderful for all your electrical cords and adapters, but I do worry that putting spare money in a travel wallet/purse is far too obvious a place should any opportunistic thieves get into your bag…

    • Thats right, don’t put spare money in a travel purse. But people like us who travel with family and small kid, do need the travel cubes. That help us segregate and organize our stuff in the same bag.

  12. I just love my packing cubes and would recommend it to everyone! I think I also need the Electronics travel organizer. Right now I use the smallest packing cube for that, haha.

    • Same here Marlies..I used to use a small packing cube for them but they still used to look like a mess. this organizer really tucks my electronics neatly

  13. Wow You have made packing look so easy with these packing bags. Each one seems to be well designed. They will definitely help prevent mess inside suitcases and backpacks.

  14. This is truly a big help for me as I always do backpacking, especially trekking up the mountains and traveling light and packing right should always adhere. I love the fact that you have given us idea on how to pack our stuff by using this brilliant organizers, so we can make use of our bag space efficiently. Thank you so much for sharing this tips with us. I truly appreciate it.

  15. I have an electronics organizer and hands down~ one of the best investments ever. I have yet to invest in cubes, but it appears that they are a game changer for the frequent traveler.

    • They definitely are Sara. In fact, now I have some of them permanently packed with stuff I need only during my travel – grab and go kind of

  16. The cubes look really interesting! great article with some brilliant tips. I’ll keep these in mind for when I go travelling again. Thank you for sharing

  17. I have been hearing a lot on these packing cubes. I frankly tend to use cloth bags to make one for myself. However, the toiletries bag and the purse organizer are a different thing and I absolutely love those. The most useful even for an everyday use. Well captured Neha.

    • Thanks Ami, we can definitely try DIY or cloth bag kind of stuff in place of the travel cubes

  18. I love this! Especially the toletries kit. Finding clean bathrooms are a challenge when moving around so toletries kit are qyite a life saver for me. It holds all of my needs in the bathroom together and viola, no mess!

  19. Fantastic list right here! its so important to keep everything in the right place and organised 🙂 Thanks for the share will look into some of these products for sure 😀

  20. Really like the look of that electronics organiser, that would be useful for us. Great list of ideas to help one’s packing (and more importantly, finding stuff at the other end)!

  21. Okay, I have seen travel cubes all over lately!! But really, what is the purpose?! Is it just to organize your things? I loved your post, so informative!!

    • Of course it is for organizing things. So that you don’t have to dig for them all the time. I started using them when I started traveling with my kiddo. Since there were so many small pieces of cloths that it was literally impossible to dig through the suitcase or backpack to locate them when in need. And then I learnt how wonderfully organized they could make me, and started using them for my own things as well

  22. I’m the most unorganised traveller ever so some of this would come in handy!

  23. I need the packing cubes ASAP but in Chile are not easy to find. Really good advices you give here 😉

    • Oh..thats bad. I saw some sewing tutorials as well on net. Maybe you can try making one of your own 🙂

  24. Very useful tips, especially #1! I don’t use all of them but planning on organizing my luggage a bit better, so very helpful article 🙂

  25. I keep meaning to buy travel cubes! Organisation is definitely the easiest way to keep track of your belongings while traveling, makes it more obvious what you’re missing!

    • Right Jessica. And also saves time wasted on finding stuff scattered through your luggage.

  26. Would love to pick up some travel cubes!! The purse organiser is a great idea too

    • The purse organizer is also very useful. Particularly for me, since some of my baby’s stuff also go in my purse. And I hate digging in there to find anything

  27. That’s a useful summary of all that’s out there to stop you rummaging through your bags in search of elusive items. I’m a massive fan of packing cubes and also my little electronics bag. I hadn’t thought about the pill boxes for jewellery, and although I don’t really wear much, that will certainly be helpful for future trips.

    • Thanks! The pills box comes real handy for fancy earrings and sleek neck pieces and rings 🙂

  28. Hi the cubes look really interesting and even the document organizors and the toiletteries organiser, especially for me who travels a lot and also struggles slot during packing.

    • They really are. We are using these and now can’t even imagine to going back to times when we traveled without them

  29. To be honest this is perfect 🙂 given me so much ideas for my packing next time 🙂

  30. Reading your blog really makes me wonder why I never thought about using travel organizers before. My backpack/suitcase is always such a mess!!! I love how you also put the link there to buy the products immediately and not just mention them. Great post!

    • Thank you so much. From our personal experience, we can tell, each one of them are super useful

  31. This does sound quite handy 🙂 my backpack has no logical packing system and I can never find anything!

    • 🙂 Try some of these products, I am sure you will end up in a better position

  32. Amazing article on organising packing, I’m one of those that leaves it to the last minute. The cubes are a brill idea but sadly I’m usually with a backpack. The electronics organiser is something I truly need, mine are everywhere all tangled up. Thank you!

    • Great to know you like the ideas. Actually I also thought so earlier that cubes are not worth when using the backpack. But now I end up using them in my backpack as well, segregating my smaller cloths from the bigger ones. And I use one cube for the worn dresses that I gon’t get time to wash during the travel. Putting electronics neatly in their organizers also helps with the backpack.

  33. I hear so much about travel cubes–I think it’s about time I invested in some!

  34. I really need to get an electronics organizer. I hate the mess of cords and earbuds that forms in my bag when I am on the road.

    • Thats true. Digging into your bag for those small electronic stuff and then finding them all entangled is real irritating

  35. This is definitely a comprehensive list of things that will add weight to your luggage, and will help people who are naturally disorganized. It must be a great way to get affiliate links on a post, because I see so many of these articles on many different blogs. I didn’t realize that there was a need for one more post like this, but here it is. Thanks for sharing.

    • We are using each one of these travel organizers ourselves and we only recommend to our readers what we find useful for ourselves. If you feel it’s not adding any value, you can very well ignore these. Maybe you are very organized and understand your travel needs a 100 percent. But many of us don’t. At some point I have learnt about these organizers from some other blogger and this post is a summary of what I learnt and used and found helpful. And I don’t see an issue the links, as long as my readers would like to buy them through me

  36. Sandy N Vyjay

    Though we are pretty organized when packing with things easily accessible and logically arranged. We would like to try out the cubes. Looks pretty decent and convenient.

    • They really helped us. Particularly with the little stuff our little daughter which we used to loose often in the pile of cloths. And then we had to dig the whole suitcase to locate it 🙂

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