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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.)

    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?

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    9. A carry-on bag you can store β€” YES β€” 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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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*

    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.

    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.

    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*

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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!

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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