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When we set off to travel for half the year, I imagined a fairy tale like existence. Like we would float in and out of our house, hop on planes and land in beautiful locations. The last part has turned out to be true. We have been to some amazingly beautiful locations, but the rest of it hasn’t been as carefree as I thought it would be. Travel takes work, but there is one tip I have learned that has really helped to make packing and traveling itself so much easier!
Ready for our favorite packing tip?
It is quite easy… use the right travel accessories and make sure they all match. We learned this back when we started traveling. Back then, we had mismatched accessories that we just pieced together. I was even using a cosmetics bag to hold our passports. The worst part was that nobody could remember who’s was who’s so we wasted so much time finding everything and sorting it before we even started packing. That has totally changed.
Now everyone in the family has different colored travel accessories and we practically just grab them and go! We are heading out again in the morning, so I took some pictures to show you how easy it is to pack now.
Starting with our toiletry bags. I know that the blue/black one is Pete’s so as he uses everything in the morning, he adds it to his bag. That takes just a couple seconds to pack since he is just putting it into the bad instead of back on the counter.
Pete also keeps all of our passports, but we all have other important documents with us like boarding passes and wallets, so it is important for us to have a dedicated place to keep them all when we are on the go. I struggled for awhile to find the best solution for us, and then we found Travel Clever and their selection of Passport Holder Wallet and Bags. For Pete, the wallet was perfect. The girls and I all like the bags.
Being organized every step of the way on our travels makes the experience even better!
Travel Clever has accessories in a bunch of different colors so that everyone in the family can have a different one. The red/wine colored one is my favorite. You can see it in the video below. The thing we liked most about Travel Clever was that all of their products are very well made, are a good value for the price, and they look good too!
Another tip we dismissed in the past that we were told a few times in the past was about compression socks. I’ve been feeling sore muscles the past few times we flew, and I just accepted it as an after effect from chasing after Emmy in the airport and carrying her bag everywhere. But I am ready to start using compression socks from Travel Clever for some relief.
I love that Travel Clever makes so many travel products so that we can save time and money buying them all together.
Travel Clever sent us a huge box filled with some of their awesome products which we talk about more in this video:
I can’t wait to incorporate even more of their accessories into our travels!
Sounds like an amazing product for travelers! I need to get this for my mother in law
Travel accessories do make things so much easier. I try to keep a set of things just for travel.
There are some mega cool compartments in these bags. I love traveling with everything important in one easy to find place.
What a smart idea. Our things are all sort of a mix match- would be better if we were coordinated!
My husband travels a lot for his business and this could be a wonderful tip that he could make use of. I agree that using the right travel accessories is important and staying organized will make sure to have peaceful journey anytime!
A great pack to have for travel. I need to be more organized for sure.
Looks like an amazing product for the travel addict! We have something similar we use when we travel.
This is nice. I will have to check this out for my travel needs. Everything in one place for easy access. – yolonda
One thing I’ve noticed is that the selections of affordable luggage and travel accessories have increased. I pack light, and pretty much how my grandpa taught me- like they do in the military. Thanks for sharing your tip.
That’s smart to make items a matching set. It does get confusing when everyone has the same kinds of things packed in mixmatched bags.
I try to stay as organized as possible while traveling. I am always scared to lose something. This is awesome and perfect for me.
Looks like they have great stuff. I need to check their passport holder wallet and bags. We do have a passport holder, but we need a new one.
That’s a great bag. I travel a lot, and my biggest issue is trying to keep all my little things in one place. Love it!
I wish I traveled enough to need this haha!! It looks very handy, and great tips!
I will have to keep this in mind when I ever get the chance to travel… some day! Great tips for anyone about to travel for the holidays, like my brother and sister-in-law… I’ll have to share this with them before they come visit : )
Pack light is my favorite tip. Pack clothes that have multiple uses. I also don’t mess around with toiletries, it’s less hassle to just get them at your destination.
That is an awesome little bag! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost my smaller items because it’s so hard to keep track of it when packing.
Being organized when you travel can save so much time and frustration, these products look like they would really help keep you organized.
I agree. There is nothing worse than having to dig through a messy bag when on a trip.
Sounds like a must-have product to have when traveling. Very convenient to have! Great review!
This is exactly what I need! I travel a lot and I have a hard time organizing everything! I might have to ask this for Christmas.
I am all about organization – especially when it comes to travelling. Looks like a great kit to keep everything together in a neat and tidy manner.
Staying organized while traveling is so important! These will definitely come in handy!
I will have to check out Travel Clever. It is so much easier to travel when you are organized.
My friend is going to be doing a ton of traveling in 2017. These bags would be a fantastic Christmas gift for her.
That is a great tip. I don’t do a whole lot of traveling, but I wish I could. It would be nice to travel more often.
These are such great travel bags to have. My daughter could use her own toiletry bag when we travel.
I would love to get my hands on the passport wallet. I like having all my important documents in one place.
I love that you can put all your important travel docs in there. I want this bag. My whole family leaves for Tokyo before Christmas.
I must have this bag so I can put my things in organize whenever I travel.
This is genius for organized traveling! With a family of 6, I appreciate the different colors for separation!
Love all your tips! Packing can be so challenging! Saving your post!
These are all great tips for packing for a trip. I love the idea of putting things in the travel bag after you use them the morning you are traveling. Travel Clever is indeed a site I will have to share with my sister and brother in law because they travel a few times a year. Thanks for sharing the tips.
It looks like a convenient travel bag to have. Keeps everything you need and close by.
This is awesome and would be perfect for getting organized when packing!
I am always looking for gadgets to streamline the packing process when it comes to travel- thanks so much for sharing this post!
Keeping up with passports and travel itineraries is so important. I think keeping them all together in a small bag would make keeping up with those important items so much easier.
These sound like great products. I know some people that would love this for all the travelling they do.
Oooo how handy is this!! It would be perfect for my family and our travels! So need to get one
I love this! I always try to keep everything as organized as possible but this just made it that much easier. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a smart tip. My daughter’s boyfriend travels a lot for work. This would be perfect for him.
Love the idea of everyone having their own color accessory. That will make things so much easier, especially when traveling with two girls.
What great tips! Thanks so much for these, I am bookmarking so I can refer to it later. 🙂 We are doing some traveling this year so, this helps!
I travel a lot too and it makes it so much easy to have all the important documents and items in one place. I will check out this company and see if I can get one of the purses
I’m a big fan of lists, and keeping travel stuff always packed toiletries, fun bags stuff like that
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