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The 23 Best Travel Accessories for Type-A Personalities

If you, like me, have a small panic attack at the thought of packing for a trip, then these travel accessories are for you. Not only do they keep your suitcase and items organized, but they’ll also make packing easier for every trip.

The Best Travel Accessories for Stress-Free Packing

Packing Cubes

Pro Packing Cubes, 6-Piece Lightweight Set
Packing Cubes Compression Set

Packing cubes are an overwhelmed traveler’s best friend. They help with outfit organization, folding, and fitting everything in your suitcase. Plus, once at your accommodations, all you have to do is unzip the packing cubes and neatly place their contents in the dresser.

I recommend these two from Amazon:

Pouches

SimpleHouseware Mesh Wash Bag
Rezip Reusable Storage Bag Kit
Lekors Travel Space Saver Compression Bags

Like packing cubes, organizational pouches are great packing hacks for folding and organizing clothes.

You can use good old plastic baggies, or invest in some sturdier, reusable and washable options, like these:

Undergarment Organizer

Origami Unicorn TUO
JJ Power Travel Undergarment Organizer

Undergarments can take up precious packing space, and just throwing them in your suitcase risks damaging or tearing the delicate material.

Here are two travel organizers specifically made for packing undergarments:

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Toiletry Bag

ODESSA Hanging Toiletry Bag
JJ POWER Toiletry Packing Cube Set
Tancendes Waterproof Travel Bag

If you travel with lots of travel-sized beauty and toiletry products, you might want to make sure they stay organized and don’t spill out.

These three travel organizers are ideal for storing and traveling with toiletries:

Electronic Cord Organizer 

JOTO Electronics Organizer
BUBM Electronics Organizer Bag

Every time I take a trip it seems like I’m packing more and more electronics.

To help manage your devices and chargers, I recommend traveling with a cord organizer like one of these:

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Pill Organizers

Silicone Cream Jars Set of 3
LazyMe Weekly Pill Box Set of 3

If you’re traveling with medication, a pill organizer can save space and help keep your medications organized.

These two travel accessories are great for both prescription medication or for a traveler’s first-aid kit:

Passport Wallet

RFID-Blocking Leather Passport Holder
Multi-Purpose RFID-Blocking Travel Passport Wallet
Mygreen Waterproof Document Pouch

Keep your boarding pass, passport, money, cards, and identification all in one place to streamline your time at the airport.

I love these three travel organizer options:

Car Seatback Organizer

Backseat Car Organizer

For busy families and those who take frequent road trips, a seatback organizer is one of the best travel accessories out there:

Laptop Case

Laptop Handbag Sleeve
Mosiso Laptop Tote Bag

Help organize business travel items with a travel organizer laptop case.

These two bags fit everything in one compact space:

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Bags and Luggage

ASA Headphone Nest Bag
Genius Pack Carry-on Spinner
Laptop Backpack

These bags make packing and organizing a breeze:

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2018. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. Codey Albers contributed to this story.

By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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