Traveling is the best, but deciding what to pack for travel is a dreaded chore. However, when you know you have the packing essentials for easy and smarter packing, it makes the whole thing so much less painful.
And, when you pack smart and use the tried and true essentials below, you’ll be amazed at how much more room you have left in your suitcase! Reduce travel anxiety, relax and dream about the fabulous adventure you’re about to take.
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Compression Storage Bags| If you’re packing quite a bit of clothing, you might find these compression bags useful, especially since you don’t need a vacuum or pump to use them. Roll the bags tightly and all the air will be released. Pretty handy!
Shoe Bags| If you stop and think about the soles of your shoes (and where you walk,) you know how dirty they can be. You certainly don’t want them sitting on top of your fresh and clean clothes. These shoe bags zip over your shoes and keep things nice, clean and tidy in your bag!
Travel Storage Bags| This set is great for keeping track of the items you put in your suitcase. Nothing is worse than frantically digging through your suitcase looking for that certain top.
Document Organizer Holder| Keep track of all your important travel documents in this holder. Everything will be together in one spot making things easier.
Cord Management Tote| If you’re taking electronics, this little tote bag will keep all of your cords organized and handy.
Silicone Containers| Pack your toiletries and more in these leakproof containers. It’s a great way to take your essentials without packing the original bottles.
Luggage Scale| This simple to use and easy to read luggage scale lets you make sure your bags are under maximum weight limits. It will save you the embarrassment of having to open your bag and remove heavy items at the airline counter.
Travel Clip| This beauty hooks onto your purse and allows you to string your coat, jacket or even umbrella through it, freeing up your hands.
Luggage Tags| Make sure to get some luggage tags that stand out and are easy to spot. You can find all kinds of neat ones like your favorite sports team, pretty prints, bold colors, and so much more.
Bag Bungee| If you have a suitcase, a carry-on bag and a purse, you might find your hands are pretty full trying to move around. These bungees are great for securing a bag or purse on top of one of your suitcases, so your hands are freed up.
Surge Protector with USB Charger| Some hotel rooms still don’t have enough plugins for charging. Having this charger with surge protection on hand lets you expand one available outlet into several.
Portable Charger| Nothing is worse than being stranded with a dead phone battery! Having a portable phone charger on hand ensures that will never happen.
Sleep Headphones and Mask| If you struggle with sleeping when away from home, this super comfy sleep mask helps make your environment dark and cozy for sounder sleeping. It also has built-in headphones, so you can listen to soothing music instead of strange noises.
Water Resistant Toiletries Bag| A waterproof bag for toiletries is one of your most important packing essentials. Nothing’s worse than finding your shampoo or lotion has leaked out onto your clean clothes.
Razor Guards| These might seem trivial, but if you’ve ever reached into your toiletry bag and cut your hand on a razor, you’ll understand why they’re essential.
Comments & Reviews
Amy D says
I need to get these Compression Storage Bags! I can never fit everything in my suitcase! Also, the portable charger is a must!
Dandi D says
I could always use better ways to be organized when I’m packing for my family!
shelly peterson says
These are such wonderful ideas. I really like the idea of using Shoe Bags. My daughter is getting ready for 2 trips and doesn’t travel much. I will have to send her this post.
Janet W. says
These are all great essentials! I love the luggage tag design.
Sarah L says
I have some fun luggage tags that make my bags easy to spot.
I’ve always used a bag for any liquids, such as lotion, shampoo, etc. I love the shoe bags!
Jennifer H. says
I think that it is really smart to have baggage tags on luggage. We have them.