Essentials to Stay Organised whilst Travelling
As summer winds down in the UK, the travelling season is just getting started in many parts of the world! It’s the perfect time to make the most of the second half of the year and treat yourself to a well-deserved holiday.
Whether you’re eyeing a tropical beach paradise or an urban escape, staying organized is the key to enjoying stress-free travels. Alongside the essentials like your backpack, phone, and headphones, we’ve put together a practical list of often-forgotten items that can significantly enhance your travel experience. From travel adapters to versatile umbrellas, we’ve got you covered for a smoother journey.
Utilising your packing space and keeping everything organised is an essential for travelling. That’s where packing cubes come in! These nifty organisers have gained popularity the last few years, providing a hassle-free, cheap way to free up space and organise your belongings. Consider them a must-have for travelling!
Another essential addition to your travel gear is shoe organisers. These convenient bags serve a dual purpose; ensuring your dirty shoes stay separate from clean clothes and keeping everything organised in your bag. Pack your shoes individually or in pairs, and just slip them inside or around your packing cubes.
A mini travel jewellery box is an essential for anyone looking to take their jewellery with them. Nowadays, many companies sell variations of these boxes, to ensure your earrings stay in pairs, and your necklaces stay untangled. If you don’t have time to buy one before your trip, consider using a pill container to keep all your jewellery organised and tangle-free. It’s a cheap but effective hack!
Flat Lay Organisation
Continuing with bag organisation, a very popular choice for makeup users is a flat lay bag. These bags offer so much storage whilst keeping everything organised. Simply unroll or untie the bag and all your makeup is laid out flat in front of you, making it incredibly easy to find everything you need, even when you’re in a rush. Say goodbye to digging through the depths of your makeup bags to find your lipstick and buy one of these, it’s a game-changer.
£23 The Flat Lay Co
Quick Dry Towel
Towels can be quite bulky when packing, but they are almost always essential, especially since many hostels charge extra to provide them. Even if you’re supplied towels, having a beach towel or something to sit on can be very useful. It is always a pain to wait for towels to dry so that’s why a Dock & Bay towel or similar is well worth the money. They not only fold up small and light but make your travels convenient.
£25 Dock & Bay
A brilliant way to ensure you always know the whereabouts of your luggage is by using Apple AirTags. The thought of airports potentially losing or misplacing your bags can be nerve-wracking, but placing one of these in each piece of luggage provides the perfect solution. With AirTags you can travel with peace of mind, knowing that you have an extra level of security on your belongings.
These lightweight, waterproof, zipper bags are incredibly useful for storing any wet items and throwing them into your suitcase without making everything damp. They effectively prevent your suitcase from that ‘damp’ smell when you return home. This allows you to enjoy one final beach swim on your last day before simply popping your swimming costume into one of these bags!
£8 Go Travel
Having a designated place to keep all your essential documents, printed travel info (in case your phone dies), passports, credit cards etc., will help you stay organised and eliminate that panic of rummaging through your bag at the last moment. Opt for a small lightweight and easy-to-find folder – choosing a bright colour can make it easier to find in your bag. Ensure it’s waterproof, and consider getting one with zip-locked compartments to guarantee that none of your essentials accidentally fall out.
£50 Beis Travel
Mary Poppins Toiletries
These bags make you feel like Mary Poppins; you can fit so much into them and keep everything organised. From shampoo to hairbrushes and skincare, it all fits neatly with clear compartments, making everything easy to find. Even better, buy one that hangs, so you can suspend it from the bathroom door and easily grab what you need.
You never know when you may need some quick slip-on shoes. If you’re heading to a beach destination, they are likely already on your packing list. However, even for a city or winter escape, they can still come in handy in case of an emergency alarm in the middle of the night, or if you need quick shoes to throw on. The same applies to stay clean if you need to use communal showers whilst travelling.
Properly preparing for your travels with the right set of essentials can truly make all the difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable holiday. Additionally, having the support from your workplace and being able to take much-needed time away from your desk, can contribute to a relaxing holiday experience.
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