I bought myself a travel organiser. That’s not like me, I’m the most un-travel gadgeted professional full-time traveler ( 3 years now) you’ll ever virtually meet, but I saw these on Amazon, loved them and had to have one. I did some hunting for best travel organisers ( see the other organisers further down the page or go straight here for a a brilliant family travel document organiser) and picked the Bubm below. I was sick of passport, documents, leads, cables, plugs, adaptors, phones, power packs, memory sticks and electronics debris hanging around in my bag along with tiny crumbs of chocolate, crisp fragments and sticky sweet wrappers (lets mention too, the wet wipes, mosquito repellent, sand and hand gel) constantly threatening destruction. I compared various styles of travel organisers and chose the one below, I liked the color, design and price ( £15.99 under $20) . I now have it in my hands, it arrived just a few hours after hitting the buy button thanks to traveler’s joy, Amazon Prime (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) and I’ve been seeing what I can fill it up with.
My travel organiser is going to revolutionise my life. As I travel with my family I carry more than most and up to this point in our travels we’ve stored all of our leads and chargers ( cable spaghetti!) in a communal family travel organiser, a smallest size packing cube. Our passports and other essentials have so far lived in a small pouch but the 4 passport family document organiser below, will be our next purchase. In this post, clicking on the images will take you through to find more details.
Stage 1 of Organisation, Packing Cubes!
We have used eBags Packing Cubes for years to help organize our cases or backpacks. They’re tough, long lasting and for me, indispenseable. A 3 piece set like this is around £20 or $30. If you click through from the image or the links you’ll see that they come in various combinations of shapes and sizes and every colour of the rainbow. We own these and recommend them.
Travel organisers come in various styles, some are simply travel wallets, some are durable zip envelopes, some are designed to be hand held through airports, you’ll find a selection below. My main interest was in finding an electronics travel organiser, although this style could genuinely be used for any purpose.
I love that I can take this organiser from my day pack or lap top bag and just stick the whole thing in my hand bag ( purse). I always carry a hand bag so that I have the option of a simple shoulder or cross-body bag and not a day pack when we’re travelling slowly. Being fabric I can easily store it in my big backpack for budget airline flights that allow just one piece of hand luggage.
I can also pull the organiser out on long flights and hang all my gadgetry and essentials on the seat-back hook so that I have my nail file for when I inevitably break a nail and my pen for the customs declaration along with my Kindle, phone and power packs. It has a handy detachable carrying strap/loop hanger.
Another thing you really need for life on the road, rechargeable power packs, I’ve never mentioned them before but they are such a life saver on long journeys and up mountains. We’ve had ours at least 12 months now, they’re good for phones, Kindles, DS, tablets, even the laptops. Ours were a gift, but the one below is the best seller on Amazon.
I’ll Mention in Passing That You NEED Power Packs!
So, this is not a promotional post, the makers (Bubm) didn’t contact me and ask me to review them in exchange for a free product. This organiser was really cheap under $20, I don’t do reviews at that price. I researched best travel organizers and bought this one myself. A little treat for being such an awesome Mom and sacrificing so much of my time to the kids having fun over the last couple of weeks ( trekking to the National Stadium every day for their diving classes has been somewhat time-consuming, but fantastic and good for my thighs.)
My Organiser for Cables, Personal Electronics and Hand Luggage Essentials
As a mummy, I think these could equally be called family organisers. I’m forever carrying precious things ( 3 Kindles) around for the kids, one of these is just perfect to stash the stuff and keep it all breakage, sand and chocolate proof. I’m also going to be keeping tissues in there so they don’t get crummy in my bag, I know you’re hearing me moms!
I’m already thinking that a second one would be a good idea, for make up, a few toiletries. It has a big pouch in the back that would do just fine for toothbrush and paste.
It would also be great for jewellery if that’s something you carry, and hair bands and clips ( that I’m forever losing), the possibilities are endless!
I could have gone for a smaller travel organiser, maybe. This one would take a tablet and I don’t own one, my largest electronic gizmo is my Kindle, but as I said, I liked the colour and I’ve had no trouble filling it up with essentials.
Best Travel Organizers, The Competition
Here is a selection of travel organizers I found on Amazon, there really is little to chose between them and the choice comes down to personal preference. You could, indeed, buy one simply for your passport and travel documents, but my choice is to organize my electronics.
Travel Wallet Organisers for Passports
The iSuperb passport and wallet travel organiser below is waterproof polyester and zips closed. It will hold 2 passports along with boarding cards, tickets, credit cards, ID cards, cash etc. You can even keep your phone safe in the outside pocket. It comes in a range of great coulours, including pink, and has that useful hand strap.
I Superb, Best-Selling Organiser
Price under £10 around $15iSuperb® Passport Wallets Organizer Waterproof Polyester Travel Wallet Purse Bag with Hand Strap Zip Closure Document Organizer 22*13.5*3.5cm Dark Blue
RFID Blocking Neat Organiser
The travel organizer wallet/clutch (below) adds RFID blocking material to the mix to prevent unwanted scanning. It has the same handy strap for carrying or hanging and price wise, comes in at under $10, £6.59 (This would make a great Christmas gift! )Hopsooken Travel Wallet & Passport Holder Organizer Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking ID Card Pouch Clutch Bag (Darkblue)
Small Family (3 Passports) Organiser
The Butterfox organiser, below, is billed as being family friendly, but only takes up to 3 passports. It is RFID secure and costs £14.99
Travel Document Passport Organiser RFID Secure
Leather Wallet Style Travel Organiser
If you’re looking for a simple leather wallet style travel organiser, the item below will suit your purpose at just £5.99, $Hopsooken RFID Blocking Leather Passport Holder & Travel Wallet Id Card Case Cover (Black)
Family Travel Organiser, Up to 7 Passports
Perfect for a family like ours, we own 7 passports between us.
This last one is billed as a family travel organiser, it takes multiple passports. I like that you can wear this one on a belt, that makes it ultra secure and user friendly, the fewer items you have to have in your hands at airports, the better. It will take up to 7 passports and is made of waterproof material. I can’t believe how cheap these things are, this one is £17.99Travel Wallet Passport Holder Family Document Card Organiser RFID Secured Holiday Money Bag Pouch with Free Luggage Belt/Strap
Travel Organiser Bags
You can buy all manner of travel organiser bags, for laundry, toiletries, you name it. As I said, we own the e bags packing cubes, above, but all of these are worth looking at, these two below are the top best sellers on Amazon. I really liked the third set because it has those sealed laundry bags, so I bought this too. There’s nothing worse than having to put smelly stuff in with your clean clothes.If you click through there are much nicer colours, we have blue.
Amazon Basics Packing Cubes
Set of 6 Packing Cubes
Packing Cubes With Laundry (or toy!) Pouches
Another set that we own and use. I bought these because the zippered pouches, in multiple sizes, are a really useful thing to have. So far they’ve been put to use for toothbrushes, toys and to sort clothes. That shoe bag is great to have too, after years of using carrier bags. You’d be surprised that our carrier bag stash does often run out, they just don’t hand them out everywhere, which is a good thing.
We are ultra-minimalist and own few items total so the things we carry as we travel have to work well or they quickly find themselves in charity shops. This organizer makes the grade.
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Enjoy the rest of your week, I have 3 days of diving left before we leave our newly beloved cats at this house sit and move back to our usual London base, Twickenham/Richmond. We’ve actually, for only the second time in 3 years, found a place though AirBnb for a month (if you sign up to host or stay via our link you get a special discount), a real bargain and exactly where we wanted to be. So we’ll be squeezing more fun and education out of London before Chef’s Iron Man competition next month.
Catch you later,