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Travel organisers are lifesavers. I don’t carry much gear for a professional full-time traveler, but I saw these travel organisers on Amazon and had to have one. I’ve carried mine every day since in my purse, daypack, or carry-on bag. There are different types of travel organisers, for electronics, documents, passports and clothing. We cover multiple types or organiser for travel in this post.

When looking for the best travel organisers I picked the Bubm below from a competitive market. (Just buy it here if you’re in the US, if it’s in stock, it does sell out, in Australia buy a similar one here, for the UK look here). I was tired 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 (let’s mention too, the wet wipes, mosquito repellent, sand and hand gel) constantly threatening destruction.

If you’re looking for a family document/passport organiser, this is the one we recommend and love for a family of 4. Australians, the same one is here if that link won’t work for you. We recommend you buy both types of organizer as they serve different purposes.

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My travel organiser, and the one I’m particularly recommending today, but you can find one for any purpose, from cables, to passports to laundry, keep scrolling!

Travel organisers come in various types and styles, some are just for passports, cash, and credit cards, some are for packing or toiletries, some, like the Bubm that I carry fit into your carry-on luggage or day pack rather like a large purse.

All of them keep travel essentials and valuable items neat, clean and organised.

Best Travel Organiser

The best travel organiser, of course, depends on what you want to organise. The general travel organiser in our table below is a very good place to start, particularly for solo travellers.

If you’re a family with multiple passports to keep safe and ready, look at the family document organiser.

Then we get onto travel organisers for packing and luggage, there are many, but we can tell you what we use, find most useful and clever.

NO TIME TO READ THE WHOLE POST? The orange Bubm travel organiser I carried every single day on the road, is back in stock. Take a look here. I love it, so this, for me, is the best travel organiser and I have no hesitation in recommending it. We’ve had a good look at what other organizers are available today and the dusky pink organiser in our table above seems almost identical and the colour is more attractive, I think. If the Bubm goes out of stock again, we think this is a good alternative.

The following refers to my Bubm organiser. I compared various styles of travel organisers and chose the one below for me because the color, design and price (under $20) were good.

I’ve now been using it for over 5 years and would give it a very good review. I had it in my hands within a few hours of ordering thanks to traveler’s joy, Amazon Prime (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial US only).

These organisers make travelling life easier, quicker and slicker, check out this, and other organisers we’ve researched, below. Most are available in the USA, UK, Australia and Europe.

Also, take a look at the Ebags travel toiletry organiser (below), I own it, it’s genius.

We cover different styles of travel organiser below, for passport, packing, money, documents, electronics and miscellaneous items.

I travel with my family so 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 e-bags packing cube, as below. 

It works, but now with 4 phones in the family, I like to have my leads and adaptors close at hand.

Styles & Types of Travel Organisers

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.

Styles of Travel Organiser:

  • Packing cubes
  • Packing pouches
  • Organisers for hand luggage/ day packs
  • Purse organisers
  • Travel Wallets
  • Family travel organisers
  • Passport organisers
  • Document organisers
  • Electronics organisers
  • Necklace or jewellery organisers
  • Multipurpose organisers
  • Wash Bag, Toiletry and Make Up Organisers

Travel Organiser for Cables, Personal Electronics and Hand Luggage Essentials

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Plenty of room in this spacious travel organiser for a Kindle or small tablet, plus phone, chargers and more.

As a mummy, I think these could equally be called family organisers. Organizers to our American friends.

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 love that you can take this organiser from a day pack or laptop bag and just stick the whole thing in a handbag (purse).

I also love that it’s big enough to take documents, envelopes or important sheets of paper without too many folds.

You can also pull the organiser out on long flights and hang all your gadgetry and essentials on the seat-back hook so that I have a nail file for when you inevitably break a nail and my pen for the customs declaration along with Kindle, phone and power packs. It has a handy detachable carrying strap/loop hanger.

Packing Cubes – Organise Your Packing

The Classic, Packing Cubes

EBags packing cubes were a classic choice and were possibly one of the first styles of travel organisers to come out. They’re the first travel organisers we ever bought and we still use them 7 years later. They were not the cheapest but they’re not expensive either.

We’ve bought cheap ones and the zips broke, the e-bags packing cubes are still almost as new

We have used Packing Cubes for years to help organize our cases or backpacks. They’re tough, long-lasting and for me, indispensable.

A 3 piece set is around £20 or $30. If you click through you’ll see that they come in various combinations of shapes and sizes and every colour of the rainbow. EBags are no longer available so we link to a very similar product below.

Buy a set of packing cubes here.

More Travel Organiser Bags, Cubes and Pouches

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 bestsellers 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 great colours, we have blue.

  • Amazon Basics Packing Cubes. Amazon basics packing cubes are a slightly cheaper alternative to eBags. I haven’t tried them so I can’t tell you if they’re any good or not. Check colours, shapes and prices here.
  • Packing Cubes With Laundry Bag. This is another popular brand with intermediate price for a similar set. These look smart and modern and this set includes a laundry bag ( which has to be better than grubby plastic bags). I can’t comment on quality. Take a look here.

We now have a full post on the best rechargeable power packs, we recommend solar powered for trekking and outdoors.

Travel Wallet Organisers for Passports

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This is the family passport holder we use now. Holding 6 passports , and a pen, more information below.

The family document organiser is in our photo above is the one we use ourselves and recommend. It’s unavailable now but this is a very similar family document and passport organiser.

I’ve also found a similar and very smart leather family passport wallet and organiser with a lovely retro look. This one would make a great gift for a family that loves to travel. See it here.

I’ve been using a family passport organiser and carrying it daily during our 2 month trip this year, I wouldn’t be without it. I don’t think any other organiser could do a better job of keeping our passports protected, and it has a pen, which is invaluable.

Which travel wallet organiser for passports, documents, cash and cards is best for you? Well, it depends how many people are in your family.

This passport organiser takes our 4 passports comfortably and zips closed. It has FRID-blocking sleeves and plenty of slots for cards, cash or small paper items. It’s a lot smaller than the Bubm above and you couldn’t really use it for phones, chargers and Kindles.

We even use it for 7 passports, one of them being extra thick, it copes with 7 passports easily, so if you have a larger family, or multiple passports, this travel organiser still works. Buy one like it here.

This is a neat organiser, ideal for keeping all your documents and passports handy at airports and on planes. The best thing about this one is, it has a pen for those tedious in-flight arrivals cards.

You have all your passports, boarding passes, and a pen, all ready to sign your life away in mid-air. It’s genius. In our family dad, like many men, handles all this.

I carry the Bumb organiser above. As a woman and a mom, I need more stuff. The link is below.

  • Family Passport Organiser for multiple passports (with pen) is here.
  • Leather Wallet Style Travel Organiser (for up to 6 passports). See it here.
  • Best-Selling Leather Organiser (for 2 passports) Perfect for couples with no kids, yet here.

Pouch Style Travel Organiser

Best Travel Organisers

If you’re looking for a pouch-style travel organiser, these exist, but I don’t think they’re as practical as the wallet or folder-type organisers. You can see a good example by Travalon, a brand we know and trust, right here.

The Ultimate Wash Bag or Toiletry Organiser

When this particular travel organiser for toiletries arrived it was even better than I’d imagined. I’ve used old-style travel wash bags for years, this one is lighter, slicker, and smarter. This one, the eBags Pack it Flat travel toiletries organiser (no longer available) was one of the first, if not the first of the flat travel wash bags. They took off so well that there are multiple versions on the market today.

Flat is totally the way to go and when you hang this one it gives super easy access and division of wet and dry. I use mine for makeup, toothbrushes, solid shampoo, hair grips, a hairbrush, everything a lady of travel could need. It’s an absolute must-have

Take a look at a flat wash bag organiser here, or here for a no-frills version better for men. Your wash bag is normally the last thing you pack, as such, the flat, soft design allows it to fit into a slim space extremely easily. It’s then always on hand in the top of your bag.

Our Travel Organisers Continue to Travel With Us

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. Our organizers makes the grade.

If you like the look of them, buy one, the links are above.

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Enjoy the rest of your week, I have 3 days of diving lessons 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, 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. For our full post on travel gear, the things we carry and have carried for 3 years, look here.

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

22 thoughts on “Best Travel Organisers”

  1. I loved your travel organizers. I do not have any future plans for travel. but when I do I definitely will visit your site. Your organizers is also great for organizing all your electronics accessories at home. I look forward to visiting your blog and your website again.

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  2. And another brilliant post!! I wish I’d read this before we left. I’m going to order these packing cubes and organisers now and try and get delivered to our next destination. I also saw you usually base yourselves in Richmond/Twickenham. That is our home! We left Richmond at the end of July for our year of travel. Not quite missing it yet…

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  3. After reading your article, my family and I bought the organizer for electronics and used it for our recent trip to Europe. It came in really handy! Thanks! Its crazy how people underestimate their usefulness. As handy as packing cubes in my opinion!

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  4. I have to provide a Christmas list for my family – just gave them the link to this post and reminded them to buy via the link ๐Ÿ™‚ After disastrous over packing and taking too many cables we did not need I dropped a big hint that I need this organiser.

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    • Thanks Coral. I LOVE this organiser, it goes everywhere with me. James laughs, but he’s never got a nail file, wet wipes or paracetamol when he needs it and all his leads and cables are jumbled up in a small packing cube. I like mine neat!

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  5. So practical and looks hard wearing too. I’ll be travelling with a mobile office/free camping van on and off for work and travel. I want to be professional in my van and also have the freedom of having things organised to set up in temporary digs if need be. This kind of thing could help transfer things about more easily. It’s going on my Pinterest nomad board! Cheers oxo

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  6. Great post. Something small things get slipped out of mind whenever I packed for travelling. These going to help me. Thanks For sharing

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  7. Diving is a great sport. I just got my 12 yr old into surfing since we live where he can surf year around, and well, it will be an Olympic sport soon ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Yep, surfing is on the list for them to try, my husband and I were talking about it just yesterday, we were thinking somewhere in South America maybe. I’m not totally sure they’d like it though, they’re anxious about sharks. It’s a good job the media has done on them there, Chef and I both love sharks and have dived with them many times. D is old enough for scuba diving now too, but isn’t interested.

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  8. Looks nice ! Can you check whether you got some commission on the books and sockets I bought (amazing chinese invisible sockets – compare to no european invisible sockets I ever tried – and I tried at least 50 different brands!) . When I check through your site, I arrive on Amazon UK, which charges high rates to ship to France, so from amazon.uk I click through to amazon.fr … but nothing tells me you got a commission ?!

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    • Oh man, I hate this plugin. It should go to France, it’s set up to go to France. If it goes to UK I bet it doesn’t work. I’ll have a look now. I am making money from France so it’s working somewhere! Do you know off the top of your head which link on the site you used? I haven’t updated all of them yet, there are hundreds.

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      • What I do is : I go to your blog, then click on the photo of the backpack in the travel gear section, I arrive at amazon UK, then go to the bottom of the Amazon page and click on the the link France …. When I click on the Amazon-link in this post (the one on the travel organiser) it brings me to Amazon.com, to their page on the Amazon gift cards. So far, I never get to the Amazon.fr site in one click …
        Well, I made you 1โ‚ฌ … that’s a very very humble contribution. I have some more stuff to buy (I bought a book on Jean Vanier by clicking through your site, but I bought it on Amazon.fr – If you have that one too, it is working – it’s a bit labour-some, but I don’t mind the extra clicks!).

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        • The backpack is a UK link only ( it says that in the text) because that pack is only available in the UK. The Amazon gift card one is the ONLY one on that page that I didn’t localise. ( I’ll fix that now, I forgot) All the organiser ones should work and the power packs.

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          • Sorry for the hassle, Alyson, I didn’t want to give you a headache … I don’t know what you did but when I click on the “This organiser was under $20 ” link now, I get an error message say you are redirecting too many connexions ?! The Amazon gift car link still directs me to Amazon.com (so does the powerpack link), which is OK for me, from there on I just surf to Amazon.fr. Don’t worry about it ! I just ordered the sri lanka bird guide (and some more of these incredible socks) – as long as you get your cents, I’m happy with it.

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  9. Nice! My husband was looking for something like this a few weeks ago. I just forwarded him the link. Thanks for the recommendation.

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