The Ultimate Travel Organizer Guide

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Avoid potential travel stress with our Ultimate Travel Organizer Guide. You will feel so much calmer when everything is packed neatly and orderly. No more frantic rummaging through everything trying to find something you need in a hurry. (Guilty!)

But let’s face it. A beautifully organized suitcase is more easily said than done. It can be challenging to fit everything you need into your luggage while keeping it organized. That’s where travel organizers come in handy. They help you keep your belongings organized and easy to find. In this article, we will discuss the different types of travel organizers to help you pack like a pro.

Our Travel Organizer Item List

Jewelry Travel Organizers

A jewelry travel organizer is a must-have for anyone who loves to accessorize. It helps keep your jewelry organized and tangle-free. Stashing your jewelry into multiple sandwich bags is for amateurs, not you! One jewelry case we love is the Belalife Travel Jewelry Organizer Case. It is terrific for keeping necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings organized. You can’t see the ring holder in the image below, but if you click on it you’ll see closeups and a video..

Travel Jewelry Organizer Case, Foldable Jewelry Storage Roll

  • PERFECT FOR TRAVEL: Measures 8.5×13×0.6inches, compact size is very flexible; folds up nicely to pack in your bag or suitcase.
  • ROOMY: Scientific design does not waste any storage space
  • PARTITION STORAGE: Various sizes and types of storage areas keep your earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets in order and tangle-free.
  • FULLY SEE-THROUGH: Everything is clearly visible so you can locate the jewelry you want at a glance. No rummaging around required!
  • PRACTICAL: Keeps your jewelry securely in place; multiple universal zipper pockets store what you need.

Hanging Travel Organizers

I’ve found that a hanging travel organizer is especially nice when travelling in Europe.

Small boutique hotels may not have all the bathroom counter space you are used to.

But no need to bemoan the lack of room to spread out your toiletries on the counter. Just whip out your hanging travel organizer and hook over the shower rod or towel rack. This style from Bagsmart looks fabulous and also has great functionality. Love that it has an exterior pocket too!

 The Bagsmart Hanging Toiletry Bag is our top pick for the best hanging travel organizer.

  • Large Capacity- Medium size :Rolled: 11” x 3.7″ x 7.9″; Opened: 9.5” x 4″ x 26.5; Large size :Rolled: 12.2” x 4″ x 9″; Opened: 10.5” x 4″ x 29.8. 4 separate compartments with 1 TSA Approved Cosmetic Bag.
  • Travel Friendly- Separate TSA approved transparent toiletry bag strictly follow 3-1-1 regulations. Easy and quick to pass through airport security.
  • Convenient Design – Stow-away 360 degree swivel non-slip metal hook for versatile hanging options; Carry handle doubles as its hanging strap; Two-way zipper closure for quick access
  • Interior Design-Inner main pockets with elastic straps hold bottles upright; Double zipper compartment for easy access the items even not full-opened the bag; Transparent sides for providing clear overview of contents.
  • Occassion – Convenient and easy-to-carry, great for overnight staying, a long journey, gym shower and outdoor activities.

Travel Cosmetic Bags

A travel cosmetic bag is essential for anyone who wants to keep their makeup organized while traveling. The Bosidu Striped Toiletry Bag, below, is a great option for thos who want a stylish and functional cosmetic bag. This one comes in different colors and styles, but I just loved the stripes!

If you’ve ever had a powder spill, you’ll appreciate how nice it is to have such mishaps contained! No worries when such items are encased in their leak-proof pouches. For makeup lovers and skincare enthusiasts, a cosmetic bag is a joy to have. No need to dig through various small bags to locate things. Instead, a well-organized cosmetic bag like this one keeps your beauty essentials nicely at hand. A great travel accessory for the woman wanting effortless glam on the go.

  • Canvas, Pu Leather with PVC lining
  • Premium Zippers; incl. front zipper pocket
  • Machine Washable Materials
  • Soft & padded stripe fabric gives this organizer a stylish look
  • Reliable double zippers
  • Well-designed and made from high quality materials
  • Waterproof & Leak-proof Interior Design – so that your toiletries won’t leak out into your suitcase
  • Large Capacity with four interior main compartments to keep your toiletries and cosmetics in place
  • A front zipper pocket provides extra storage
  • Sturdy Hook to hang the toiletry kit from towel rack, coat hook or whatever is available

Electronics Cord Organizer with Gorgeous Sapphire Blue Case

A cord organizer is perfect for those who want to keep their cords organized while traveling.  We especially like the Bagsmart Electronics Organizer Travel Case because it is not only a cord organizer, but has room for your phone too. Click on the image to see a comprehensive list of phone sizes it will hold.

No more scrambling to find the right cord. Or wasting time untangling cord jumbles! This electronics storage bag keeps your gadgets’ cords neatly in place.

This BAGSMART electronic organizer is designed with a handsome, quilted exterior. It is also water resistant and padded for added protection. And a dual zipper closure provides quick and easy access.

Another thoughtful feature is the elastic loops with non-slip grips to keep your gadgets securely in place

  • 5 small elastic loops for slender cables, earphones, or pens,
  • 2 large elastic loopsfor longer cables or computer mice
  • 1 mesh zippered pocket,
  • 5 elasticized mesh segments, and pocket under the zippered pocket to store chargers, USB drives, power banks, USB-C hub, dongles
  •  Lightweight at only 0.24 lb
  • Size: 9.4″L x 6.7″W x 1.4″H

Packing Cubes

Never used packing cubes before? You’ll feel like quite the travel organizer pro once you give them a whirl. In fact, you may never want to pack without them again! It’s just such a pleasure to have your clothing so nicely organized!

What I love about this set below is that the cubes have a mesh top panel so you know what’s inside. At least the top iitem. What I recommend is packing “like with like”. So, tops in one packing cube. Bottoms in another. Lingerie and/or sleepwear in another, etc.

The mesh also allows for breathability to keep items fresh.

A few handy inclusions in this set are a shoe bag, makeup organizer and laundry bag. All in all, a terrific set for travel!

  • Mesh top panel, easy to identify content and ventilate these cubes will go a long way
  • High-quality Fabrics – no broken zippers, no weak stitches. The smooth fabric protects your clothes from wrinkles and stains.
  • High-performance features ensure that the packaging cube can withstand high-density wear during travel.
  • The waterproof function protects your clothes from splashes or leaks.

Click the blue link to see the multiple other colors this set comes in

Travel Wallets and Passport Holders

A travel wallet with RFID blocking protection is essential for anyone who wants to keep their credit cards safe while traveling.  Unfortunately big cities abound with nefarious types who love to electronically eavesdrop on tourists. You need to foil them with an RFID blocking travel wallet!

Sometimes you want more than a secure wallet and functionality. You want one that’s elegant too. May I recommend this Travelambo RFID travel wallet below.

While the Travelambo is a beautiful option to tuck into your purse, you might also be interested in a cross body style. Such as the Montana, second example down.

Travelambo Womens Wallet with RFID Blocking

  • RFID blocking to protect your cards with 16 card slots
  • TWO zippered pockets to hold your money, receipts and tickets
  • SUPERB CRAFTSMANSHIP – made from high quality, genuine leather
  • Snap buckle closure
  • DIMENSIONS: 7.3″L x 3.8″H x 0.75″D

Montana West RFID Blocking Small Crossbody Cell Phone Wallet/Purse

  • Gorgeous studded quilted front pocket!
  • Quality Material: This RFID blocking small crossbody cell phone purse is made of high quality soft-feel vegan leather.
  • Zippers are smooth
  • Hardware – quality gold tone metal hardware
  •  Design: Classic quilted stitch design with gold tone studs adds elegance
  • 2 inner compartments, 1 inner middle zip pocket, 4 card slots.  
  • Dimensions: Handbag: 7.5″(L) x 4.5″ (W) x 1.57″(H). Front Phone Pocket: 6.5″(L) x 3.5″ (W). Adjustable Strap Drop: 14.5″-26″.
  •  Fits most large smartphones below 6.5 inches,

Travel Planners

A travel planner is perfect for those who want to plan their trip in advance. It helps you keep track of your itinerary, flights, hotels, and more. You can record your reservations, but also places you’d love to go to so you don’t forget. It’s so easy for a restaurant recommendation a friend gave you, for example, to slip your mind. But jot it down in your travel journal and chances are you’ll make it happen.

Note: Many travel planners don’t have a pocket. I love pockets, whether in my outfits or my planners! If you’re like me you’ll like our recommended planner, partly on the strength of the back pocket. It has other great qualities too, of course. These are itemized below. But I think the fact that it is a journal as well as a planner is a huge bonus!

Legend Travel Planner for Women with Prompts and Back Pocket in Pretty Periwinkle Blue

ITINERARY PLANNER: An easy-to-use tool that’s part Planner & part Journal.
It helps you research, plan and record all essential aspects of your trips, including your:

  • pre-trip checklist
  • travel budget / expenses
  • accommodation
  • transportation
  • things to see,
  • packing list
  • tips for staying safe, translations to commonly spoken languages, and
  • other helpful information & stickers

TRAVEL JOURNAL – plenty of pages to all write about your travel adventures and add pics and mementos

Conclusion Travel organizers are a slick way to stay organized while traveling. They help you save space in your luggage while keeping your belongings organized and easy to find. If you haven’t been using such items in the past, treat yourself to at least one set for your next trip. I’m sure you’ll appreciate how they add to the pleasure of travel!

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Susan Cooper

I'm a "woman of a certain age" who loves to travel, preferably in style! There's something exciting about exploring new places, meeting fellow travelers, and experiencing local cuisine. But I also really enjoy relaxing at a cafe. And it's always fun to absorb a little culture and history along the way!

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