Even though I'm someone who travels for half of the year, I still find packing for trips pretty stressful. I don't like the idea of having to condense my entire life into a carry-on suitcase and a personal item. I often find myself procrastinating whenever I have to pack so I can push off the stress of stuffing my luggage just a little bit longer. But once I discovered the six best travel organizers, my way of packing was forever changed. These items make the whole process a whole lot easier.
Packing cubes, a jewelry organizer, and even a seat-back pocket organizer are all things I now consider to be absolute travel necessities. I'm definitely of the mindset that if you invest in solid travel accessories — including luggage, of course — you'll likely never have to spend money on them again. These six items are not only super practical and sturdy, but they're also gorgeous and will make for great travel flat lays for the 'Gram.
Whether you're like me and absolutely hate packing, or you're a total pro and just want to make your life a little bit easier, try these six organizers on your next trip. I promise they'll completely change your travel game for the better.
1. The Best Jewelry Organizer
Have you ever been so excited to start accessorizing your outfit on a trip, only to find that one earring has gone missing and all of your necklaces have melded into one giant tangled mess? Enter the Mejuri travel case, which is made to safely store your earrings, rings, and necklaces completely worry-free.
Your necklaces and bracelets can hang onto the built-in hooks, and your earrings and rings have a place on the straps in the bottom compartment. Not only is it super functional, but the outside is super chic, and you have the option to get it monogrammed if you want. Stylish and practical? Sign me up.
2. The Best Charging Cables Organizer
Honestly, I'll buy anything that's Oprah-approved, but this one's a recommendation I'm seriously glad I followed. Whenever I'm traveling, especially abroad, I seem to have an endless array of cables and power adapters. This little roll-up case from Brouk & Co helps me put everything in the right place.
All you have to do is roll up your cables thinly enough to slide into one of the slots, and you're good to go. The slots are also thin enough for things like a USB adapter for your computer, or the headphone dongle for iPhones. The kit also has two small pockets for you to store your power bricks.
3. The Best Seatback Organizer
Until BÉIS made a seatback organizer, it was something I didn't realize I needed in my life. After all, there's a seatback pocket for a reason, right? But this thing has been a lifesaver on both plane and car rides alike.
The various pocket sizes help you keep things like your earbuds, passport, boarding pass, lip balm, and more all organized so you don't have to go digging into the abyss of a plane's seatback pocket. Trust me: Once you try it out on one trip, you'll never want to fly or drive any other way.
4. The Best Packing Cubes
I have to admit, I was kind of a packing cube non-believer until these came into my life. This five-piece set from eBags is super lightweight, so I didn't think they would actually compress my clothes — but I was totally proven wrong. I don't know what kind of sorcery makes these things work the way they do, but you save so much space when you use them.
I also love that they're made to fit together. A past issue I've had with packing cubes is that you get a set, but then they don't all fit together properly in your suitcase. This set is actually a set so that they can be mixed and matched and stacked on top of or beside each other so everything fits perfectly.
5. The Best Carry-On Vanity Kit
If you're like me and need a million skincare products to get through an international flight, Calpak's vanity case is the answer to all of your prayers. Not only does it have the brand's signature chicness, but it's also super spacious so you can fit all of the toiletries you may need.
It works really well as a carry-on since it has a shoulder strap to attach to your suitcase. It's big enough to fit full-sized products in it, and because it has a hard cover, it protects things from getting smushed or broken in transit.
6. The Best Dopp Kit
It truly doesn't get much better than this dopp kit from Briggs & Riley. The pockets are huge so even over-packers like me have a place for everything, but it somehow still folds up to be pretty inconspicuous in your suitcase. The hanging feature is great, especially when your bathroom is tiny, and it's water-resistant to protect your toiletries if you accidentally drop your kit in the sink.