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For those who tend to overpack every time they travel, zipping your suitcase shut is a feat in itself. So, attention overpackers: These travel essentials from Amazon can make packing your bag so much easier.
Of course, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you’re fully prepared without checking an extra bag. For example, before you start putting things into your suitcase, put together a few outfits that you feel great in. It helps if you choose one color scheme for your clothes and accessories, too. That way, you can mix and match items as needed, like a small capsule wardrobe.
however, once you pick out your clothes, use packing cubes to organize them all. If you can get compression packing cubes or even travel space bags, you’ll be able to fit more clothing in your bag, too. Just make sure you weigh your bag before you go (try this portable luggage scale!) so you don’t get hit with extra overweight luggage fees.
All said, try these travel essentials the next time you’re packing for a trip. The more organized you are, the easier it will be to get your suitcase shut.
1. BAGAIL Compression Packing Cubes, 4-Pack, $26.99
Keep your clothes organized and compact with these compression packing cubes. First, fold your clothes neatly, then place them inside a packing cube and zip the exterior zipper to compress clothes tightly. This keeps things neat but also allows you to fit more in your suitcase.
2. Mossio Shoe Bag, $24.99
You can fit up to three pairs of shoes in this handy shoe bag. Not only will it keep your shoes organized, but it will protect your clothes and the inside of your bag from getting dirty.
3. Volnamal Silicone Elastic Sleeves for Leak Proofing, 4-Pack, $11.99
If you’re going on a week-long trip and want to take your regular-sized toiletries in your checked luggage, you need these elastic silicone sleeves. They stretch over bottles to keep the caps on tightly and from any liquids leaking out. In other words, they’re genius!
4. BAGSMART Toiletry Bag, $27.99 (Orig. $31.99)
Keep your toiletries organized in your suitcase and away from your clothes with this toiletry bag. When you get to your destination, the bag unfolds to offer four separate compartments, and you can hang it from a door, a wall hook or in the closet. PS: It’s available in five neutral colors.
5. Travel Bottles Set for Toiletries with Bag, 16-Pack, $14.99 (Orig. $22.58)
If you’re only going away for a weekend and need to pack your toiletries in a carry-on, this 16-piece travel bottle set should hold all your skin and hair care items. It includes four bottles, four jars, two spray bottles, two product scoopers, a funnel, a cleaning brush, a bag to store it all in and a set of pre-printed labels.
6. Vlando Small Travel Jewelry Roll, $14.99
Keep your everyday jewelry safely tucked away in this travel-sized jewelry roll. It has snap-on hooks for holding necklaces and bracelets, a ring holder, an earring holder, plus a zipper pocket for holding any smaller items.
7. CHI Steam Handheld Garment Steamer, $49
If you’re worried about your favorite linen pants or new sun dress getting wrinkled, well, it will probably when it’s packed tightly in your suitcase. However, this compact CHI garment steamer can save the day. It’s small enough to tuck into your suitcase — it’s about the size of a hair straightener — but also powerful enough to remove wrinkles with ease.
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