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    35 Useful Products That'll Solve All Your Travel Problems

    Popped eardrums? Not enough suitcase space? TANGLED HEADPHONES AND CHARGERS? Consider these the problems of your past, folks.

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    1. Cable ties because tangled charging cords and headphones are the second most frustrating thing on the planet. (Forgetting your charging cords and headphones at home is #1.)

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    These cable ties are also great for when you're NOT traveling! See below.

    Promising review: "I love these things. No, seriously. They have so many uses that I didn't even think about when I initially ordered them! I bought them to use as cable ties for my desk, but I've also started using them to wrap cords for stored appliances, to to keep my headphones from getting tangled in my purse, and I even use them to wrap the handles of my canvas grocery bags together to keep stuff from falling out!" —Nicole N.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.99.

    And if you're just tired of dealing with headphone cords, check out our pick for the best cheap wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A travel wallet because there is NOTHING WORSE than losing a connecting boarding pass while on a plane. Is it underneath your seat? In the carry-on you stored in the overhead compartment? DID YOU DROP IT EN ROUTE TO THE PLANE?

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    Having a wallet that holds ALL your important documents — your passport, your itinerary, your boarding passes — in one place will give you serious peace of mind. Especially if you have connecting flights!! While the person next to you is frantically searching for their papers, you'll just be sitting there. Sneering. Mean, but true.

    Promising review: "This is a great travel wallet for passports! It keeps all of your travel documents in one place — I was able to store two passports and airplane tickets in this thing on my last vacation!" —Night Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 28 colors).

    3. A TSA-approved transparent organizer so that you don't have to fish around your suitcase for liquids (and then stuff them in a clear baggy) while going through security.

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    Promising review: "I am a flight attendant, and this case is perfect for all my international flights that require going through security. Plus, love the handle. It makes it easy to pull out of my suitcase!" —Krissti

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in nine colors).

    4. A luggage set that doesn't cost a fortune, even though it's amazing quality would make you *think* it did.

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    These hard-sided, super lightweight luggages can FIT SO MUCH! Plus, it has double-wheels with 360-degree navigation (in English, that means you can run through the airport with this thing and it's all smooth sailing). AND! It has a 10-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I love this luggage! I have back issues, but this thing is so easy to move about. It's BEAUTIFUL, sturdy, and I love that it's large but still lightweight!" —Candy cane

    Get this set from Walmart for $189 (available in four colors).

    5. Vacuum storage bags perfect for anyone traveling for months at a time. Studying abroad and need to pack both coats AND beach towels? This will save you SO much space.

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    Promising review: "My daughter is studying abroad for six months and packing for multiple seasons, so we were trying to conserve as much suitcase space as possible. These bags worked great! We were able to compress a coat and beach towel, with plenty of suitcase space to spare. Plus, the hand pump that came with the bags worked really well!" —LAO

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (for a medium- and large--sized bag, plus a hand pump).

    6. A tiny, lightweight laundry bag to keep your dirty socks and wine-stained tops away from all your clean, fresh clothes.

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    This laundry bag is the perfect size for travel — when not in use, it can fold up into a tiny compact bag that you can attach onto your carry-on!

    Promising review: "I bought this to replace the usually grocery store plastic bags I had been using for laundry — and it serves its purpose quite well! It looks nice, folds easily into a small pouch, the material is lightweight, and I can stuff a ton of clothing inside." —Frank X. Francisco

    Get it from Amazon for $7.28.

    7. An emergency manicure and pedicure kit because what's worse than a hangnail that are not on fleek? A hangnail while on vacation.

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    This kit comes with three nail clippers, multi-purpose scissors, blackhead needle and loop remover, a cuticle trimmer, an ear pick, an eyebrow tweezer, a nail file, a peeling knife, a singled-edged double side stick, and a v-shaped push stick.

    Promising review: "I travel 275 days out of the year, and this is the perfect kit to keep in your suitcase! It's well-designed, and the leather case all the tools come in is great!" —Angela Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A collapsible water bowl for our canine companions! This food-grade, silicone item is perfect for when you're traveling with your good boy, but have 0 space in your backpack.

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    This is the perfect 'lil thing to bring along with you on hikes and camping trips!

    Promising review: "As a part-time dog walker, a collapsible water bowl is an absolute necessity — especially in the sweltering summer. I didn't have the highest expectations for these because they're so cheap, but after a few weeks of regular use, I can say that I have no complaints. The size is reasonable (I've used it for tiny and large dogs), it dries pretty quickly, and I love the carrying loop and carabiner!" —AF

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. A carry-on bag you can store — YES — right underneath the seat in front of you. No more getting up mid-flight to see if you left your headphones in your stowed away bag.

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    This carry-on features a front pocket (for easy access to chargers, headphones, etc.) and a large main compartment to fit all your essentials. PLUS! It comes with a back-up tote bag — just in case you need to fit some extra souvenirs in for the plane ride back.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest traveling combo — it is sitting under the seat in front of me on the plane as I type this! Even a TSA lady complimented me on it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $77.99 (available in 13 colors).

    10. An on-the-go razor that guarantees a close, smooth shave while taking up almost 0 space in your luggage. Goodbye, horrible disposable razors I *used* to pack!

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    This razor is designed with five blades, and comes with an extra blade and a compact storage case with holes at the bottom (that way water doesn't get trapped inside the blades AKA it won't rust). Woo!

    Promising review: "I cannot express how much my daughter and I love these razors! They are perfect for traveling, and the little grip is much easier to hold on to than I expected. Now there is no need to take those awful disposable razors on vacation — we can use the same quality razor that we used at home." —Anitra W.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    11. A waterproof cosmetics bag you won't have to unpack: everything can be stored upright, meaning you can keep this on your hotel bathroom sink for easy access.

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    Just fold down the top half of this drawstring pouch and BAM! You will have easy access to all your makeup and haircare products! This also comes with a small removable pouch to store your travel-sized mascara, eyeliner, etc.

    Promising review: "This cosmetics bag is the perfect size for carrying shampoo, conditioner, lotion, perfume, toothpaste, and more! The color is great, and it's easy to fit in any corner of your suitcase or backpack. This is a must-have for traveling!" —Giovanna Lopez-Ruiz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29+ (available in three colors).

    12. A lipstick-sized portable charger so that your phone DOES NOT DIE while you're stuck in a foreign country, desperately trying to understand Google Maps.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this charger for a while now on road trips and music festivals, and it works absolutely great. I'm able to get at least one full charge of my iPhone out of it and usually more (depending on how much I'm using my phone at the time). Plus, it's small and I can usually find somewhere to keep it safe while I'm carrying it around." —Joey L.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    13. A compact mirror complete with LED lights and a magnified portion that will let you do your makeup perfectly, no matter how bad the lighting in your hotel room is.

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    Promising review: "This little thing is great for travel! It makes it way easier when you are sharing a bathroom with someone. I did all my makeup from my hotel bed while my travel partner got ready in the bathroom, and it made life way easier!" —Juliette

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. Acne patches you can put on a pimple overnight and BAM! No annoying I-need-to-pick-at-them blemishes to distract you from enjoying the sites of Paris, Italy, or wherever the heck you went on vacation.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! These patches come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. The patches themselves are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening, all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse. Seriously, I wish I had these in high school, especially for picture day. Buy them for yourself, buy them for the teenagers in your life, buy them for everyone!" —Lindsay & Eddie

    Get a pack of 24 patches from Amazon for $13+.

    Check out our full write-up here.

    15. Disposable silicone earplugs that may help you say "GOODBYE" to discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL, and babies have every reason to cry because of it. Just saying.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I'm hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I'd bought this product." —Amy Clark

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A compact travel umbrella you'll want to pack for when the destinations you're visiting are KIND OF RUDE when it comes to rainy weather. *cough London cough*

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    This one os great quality, small enough to fit in your bag, and won't take up a ton of room in your suitcase. PLUS, it's inexpensive. Woo!

    Promising review: "I bought this umbrella to take with me on my honeymoon to London, and boy am I glad I had this with me — it rained like crazy! What I love most about this umbrella is how portable it is: it's small enough to just throw into your backpack, it comes with a sleeve to keep the rest of your bag dry, and the price is so reasonable!" —Lindsay Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96.

    17. A travel-sized essentials kit complete with hydrating shampoo and conditioner, as well as a facial scrub and day cream. Say "GOODBYE" to the days of those drying, hotel-specific mini shampoo bottles.

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    Plus, all of these products are plant-based and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have never been so happy with an Amazon purchase. I recently switched to to sulfate-free everything, so I bought this kit last-minute for a trip. I liked the products so much that I'm switching to this brand for daily use at home! The scrub and the conditioner are, in particular, better than any other sulfate-free products I've tried." —L. Sumpter

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

    18. A chrome rack so you can hang up all the annoying, miscellaneous things that don't *really* have a spot in your suitcase. Ties, jewelry, scarves, belts, handbags, tank tops, etc.

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    This is a great option for people who are traveling for extended periods of time and need a place to store smaller items that are used pretty frequently.

    Promising review: "I just moved into a tiny apartment and needed a space-saving way to store my bags in my closet without creasing them. This hanging rack is perfect! My backpacks, big totes, and small purses all fit well, and the rack itself seems very sturdy. Each hook is pretty wide, too, so multiple items can can be hung on one hook. Great item for the price!" —CSG

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57+.

    19. A first aid kit because one minute you're enjoying a nice hike and the next minute your foot is bleeding and you have no idea why. *vows to never go outside again*

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    This 27-piece kit includes bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, and bug bite towelettes. Plus, the crush-resistant tin won't take up a ton of space in your bag.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect little first aid kit for bike rides or a quick hike in the woods. This kit comes with everything you need for the scrapes and bruises you get out in the backcountry, and the metal case is a definite plus in my book. Love it!" —Randy G.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. Tiny and adorable pill-sized lipsticks for the beauty aficionado who needs color OPTIONS. These are so small, they'll barely take up any room in your carry-on.

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    Get a pack of five from Nordstrom for $16.

    Check out our full review here (#7!).

    21. A jewelry organizer that will be extra sweet to your earrings, necklaces, rings, butterfly clips, and so on. Why? It will become their home. Their home sweet home.

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    This organizer is super compact, but has enough slots to keep your jewelry readily accessible and easy-to-find. PLUS! This will help you NOT lose all your jewelry while on vacation. Because traveling = poor organization = forgetting your favorite earrings in an Airbnb and never seeing them again.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these travel jewelry boxes for all four of my daughters! We travel frequently and before this, the jewelry we took on vacation almost never made it home safely! It would get lost in a luggage pocket or left on the counter in the hotel. But I love the size and quality of this jewelry organizer — as well as the low price!" —LeAnn Lindsey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in seven colors).

    22. Packing cubes capable of helping you fit your entire 👏 friggin' 👏 wardrobe 👏 inside your carry-on. Plus, this keeps everything lookin' niiiiice and neat.

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    This set comes with four packing cubes (with sizes varying from small to large), as well as a laundry bag to stash all your stinky clothes.

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. The mesh lining allows you to peek inside, and I was able to pack all my clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was SO much more room in my luggage after packing everything in the cubes! Items I fit in the cubes and bag include two jackets, one jean vest, four pants/capris, two pairs of shorts, one romper, four dresses, one maxi skirt, seven tank tops, four shirts, three camisoles, three pajama sets, 15 undies, six pairs of socks, and four pairs of shoes. But why are you still reading?? Go buy these cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99 (available in eight colors).

    23. TSA-approved silicone bottles that let you pack your go-to moisturizers, shampoos, and face washes — WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT ANY LEAKAGE.

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    These babies have anti-leak caps, meaning your conditioner won't ooze out of the bottle and ruin all your damn clothes.

    Promising review: "I work for the airline industry, and as such, I am in airports and on airplanes all the time. That's where these guys have come in handy! These travel bottles have saved me on multiple occasions: it's so nice to to be able to just fill them with my favorite shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. They are the perfect size and volume for carry-on luggage allowances, the flexible silicone makes it easy to get every last ounce of product out of the bottles, and they are totally leak-proof! If you're on the fence about this product, don't be! I would give this more than five stars if I could." —Shivani

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.98+.

    24. A carry-on garment bag PERFECT for destination wedding brides. This will keep your gorgeous gown neat and wrinkle-free.

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    Promising review: "This was seriously a lifesaver for my destination wedding. I was afraid that it would not hold my dress as I had a very large, puffy train, but it folded up smoothly and I secured it with a luggage strap for fear I would have to check it. Thankfully, I was able to use it as a carry-on when I told them it was my wedding dress. I would absolutely recommend this to any other brides who are looking for a sturdy bag to hold their dress!" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A helpful checklist that will remind you to pack underwear, deodorant, contact lens solution, and all the other essentials that you ALWAYS FORGET TO BRING.

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    Do I have 900 maxi dresses in my suitcase? Of course! But did I pack my contact solution? Nope! No sir!

    Promising review: "My girlfriend loves this! She suffers heavily from wanderlust as well as forgetfulness, so this helps her immensely with both. She loves the amount of detail this list has, and it really helps her remember the little things." —Adam Despen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    26. A neck pillow with chin support designed to help your head remain upright. This'll prevent your noggin from falling down whenever you begin to snooze.

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    Promising review: "Awesome travel pillow! I normally have a very hard time dozing off on planes (especially as someone who prefers the aisle seat), and my head almost always drops forward when I do finally manage to sleep, ensuring I have neck pain when I wake up. This pillow totally prevented that from happening! t's also small, compact, and lightweight compared to other neck pillows I've tried in the past, which helped me pack light for a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia!" —Nola

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors and in child and adult sizes).

    This is our pick for the best mid-priced travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. A folding toothbrush to keep your teeth (and these bristles) sparkling clean. This compact design will prevent your toothbrush from getting "dirrty," Christina Aguilera style.

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    Promising review: "I'm a dentist, and I'm in love with this travel brush. I bought it to use while on vacation in Puerto Rico, and it's such a cool toothbrush! I love the way it opens and closes, plus I love the soft bristles: it's great for the gums." —Diana Kay

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.39.

    28. Unscented, biodegradable, and flushable cleansing wipes for when you REALLY need to freshen up, but don't have access to a proper shower.

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    These aloe vera- and Vitamin E-infused wipes are alcohol-free and hypoallergenic, and are great for long airport layovers long days spent walking through a new city.

    Promising review: "I just got back from an eight day hiking trip on Kilimanjaro. These wipes rocked and were just what I needed: large, heavy duty, and large enough to wipe the day's dirt and grime off. Plus, they were unscented, meaning I didn't attract any bugs. These are perfect, just perfect. Because of these wipesI survived without showering for eight days and wasn't killed by my tent-mate." —Kristin

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $8.97.

    29. A faux-leather duffel bag that'll hold all your weekend getaway essentials, without making it look like you're carrying an oversized gym bag. Chic and practical!

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    Promising review: "This bag is simply wonderful. If you are looking for a bag that isn't expensive but can still carry a lot, this is the bag for you. It's perfect for a quick trip! I used it as my carry-on bag and had no issues regarding the size. This is officially my 'trip' bag from now on. I simply adore it!" —Sheereeda

    Get it from Nordstrom for $84.95 (available in two colors).

    30. Waterproof nylon shoe bags because you do NOT WANT the mud on your sneakers to transfer onto your brand new maxi dress, thank you very much.

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    Psst, these shoe bags have over 1,000 positive reviews! Da-da-damn.

    Promising review: "Not sure how I came across this product, but I'm so glad I did! The large shoe bag can hold a pair of tennis shoes, sandals, and flip flips with space to spare. I'm a size 8 shoe and was impressed with how easy it was to pack. So glad I own these now — definitely prefer these to the plastic bags I was using before!" —Debbie F.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.88.

    31. A dry shampoo to trick people into thinking you actually showered. Because hey, hostel bathrooms? Not ideal.

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    This violet-, sandalwood-, and musk-scented formula will karate chop the crap outta all that oil in your roots.

    Promising review: "I've tried so many dry shampoos for my oily, fine, thin hair, and this is my new top favorite. It's the first dry shampoo that I've used that actually gives me volume and body, and it does an outstanding job at absorbing excess oil." —AK4SA

    Get it from Sephora for $13 (1.4 oz).

    32. ...and a dry conditioner to nourish, soften, and detangle your ends. This magic potion makes it look like you *just* styled your hair.

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    Promising review: "I've had this for a while now, and I figured I'd review it because I'm always so thoroughly impressed with this product. I'm not sure what kind of magic is contained in this can, but every time I use this, it leaves my hair super soft and untangled. This truly infuses life back into my ends, makes the most of any style I'm wearing, and I also LOVE the scent. I'm amazed with this product and recommend it to anyone!" —Evieraquelita

    Get it from Sephora for $13+ (1.4 oz).

    33. Odor eliminators because dirty clothes + overused shoes + a small bag = SMELLINESS. But not with these bamboo and charcoal bags!

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    Psst, these deodorizing bags are chemical-free, prevent mold and mildew, and can be used for up two two years!

    Promising review: "These are the best travel buddies! I always pack one of these in my luggage and one in my boyfriend's. While traveling, we sometimes don't get to wash all our clothes, but these bags are brilliant at absorbing the smell of sweat on our clothes and shoes!" —J.L.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.90.

    34. A foldable hair dryer that packs something itself: a lot of POWER. This tool may be small, but it is damn mighty.

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    And of course, it is foldable — AKA is super easy to pack!

    Promising review: "This is the PERFECT size and POWER you need for traveling! I love that this is tiny, but is just as powerful as the bigger ones. I've been to 28 countries, and am heading to eight more this year. Get this — you will love it just as much as I do!" —DebLuv'sAmazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    35. A shelving unit you can hang in your closet...and then drop directly into your luggage. Be gone, packing woes.

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    You'll never have to live out of a suitcase again.

    Promising review: "This is so much better than living out of a suitcase! You just lift it out and hang it up! This also makes packing a lot easier — I hung this up in my spare room to pack, and I ticked things off my 'to pack' list along the way." —Starz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    Me and my BFF, Gordo, on our way to Italy:

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