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26 Things That'll Help You Stay Organized On The Go

These'll come in handy whether you're just going to the grocery store, commuting to work, or going abroad on a luxurious vacation.

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1. An unfairly handsome cable organizer to keep all your tech essentials at the ready when you're on the road.

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Oh, and it's waterproof! And looks so much more expensive than its price tag.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four color combos).

Also check out a five-pack of heavy-duty canvas pouches.

2. Waterproof pouches that'll fit documents and all sorts of essentials so you can organize your work bag, (even if you seem to spill coffee on yourself every single day).

Get six from Amazon for $13.45.
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Get six from Amazon for $13.45.

3. A colorful pill organizer with seven compartments so you can easily locate it in your bag when it's time to pop those vitamins.

Get it from Amazon for $4.66+ (available in three colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $4.66+ (available in three colors).

4. A purse organizer that'll help sort all your essentials without adding any weight to your already-heavy bag. Then when it's time to switch bags, you can just move the organizer!

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Promising review: "I love my bag (basically it's a large open sack). While it has pockets on the outside, the inside has one zipper pocket on one side and two holders on the other side. So all my stuff is thrown in the middle. And I carry A LOT of stuff! This little holder is not that little and it holds A LOT without adding any weight to my bag. I also like that it has two zipper compartments so I can put personal stuff in there without everyone seeing it every time I open the bag. I'm not sure HOW LARGE other people's bags are that I read in other reviews that they say it slides around. The length of my bag is 16" and this thing fits comfortably in it. I've attached a BEFORE and AFTER picture. Seriously, for an extra $10 I now enjoy using my $250+ bag!" —michelmoba

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 23 colors and three sizes).

5. A ~slim~ accordion folder for keeping important papers wrinkle-free on the go without hogging too much space in your bag.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors). Also check out a floral dupe and a coupon-sized accordion folder so you won't have to start paying rent at the checkout line while you dig for that manufacturer's $2 off.
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Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

Also check out a floral dupe and a coupon-sized accordion folder so you won't have to start paying rent at the checkout line while you dig for that manufacturer's $2 off.

6. A *clearly marked* car insurance organizer to put in your glovebox so in the case of an accident (that hopefully never happens) you'll have your docs ready for a gander.

Promising review: "I love this darn thing! It is so sturdy, thick, and really good quality! I am a type of person who likes to stay organized, and this helps me do just that. I recommend for anyone who wants to keep important documents in their car, and doesn't want their documents bent. It has a tiny Velcro by the fold, to ensure that your documents do not fall out. So neat, and so clean! Just get it already!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $7.99.
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Promising review: "I love this darn thing! It is so sturdy, thick, and really good quality! I am a type of person who likes to stay organized, and this helps me do just that. I recommend for anyone who wants to keep important documents in their car, and doesn't want their documents bent. It has a tiny Velcro by the fold, to ensure that your documents do not fall out. So neat, and so clean! Just get it already!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

7. A waterproof car-seat organizer to hold most things your kid could possibly want on a road trip (except fast food). And it'll protect your seats from their tiny but destructive kicks.

Promising review: "We were going on a long road trip in the winter break, and had to keep our three kids occupied with their tablets. But we had a problem. The only way we could use our toddler's car-seat was by removing the headrest, meaning that any headrest mounting solution for the tablet was out of the question. Then I came across this organizer which includes a built-in tablet mount. This was the perfect solution! The organizer is made of high-quality materials, and zippers. Everything is well thought of (both top and side zippers, so wired headphones work any way you want it), and my daughter loves it. I highly recommend this product both as a tablet mount, as well as a general organizing solution." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $17.95.
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Promising review: "We were going on a long road trip in the winter break, and had to keep our three kids occupied with their tablets. But we had a problem. The only way we could use our toddler's car-seat was by removing the headrest, meaning that any headrest mounting solution for the tablet was out of the question. Then I came across this organizer which includes a built-in tablet mount. This was the perfect solution! The organizer is made of high-quality materials, and zippers. Everything is well thought of (both top and side zippers, so wired headphones work any way you want it), and my daughter loves it. I highly recommend this product both as a tablet mount, as well as a general organizing solution." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

8. A pencil case ready to hold onto all your fave writing utensils. So you should be set awhile.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (also available in black).
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Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (also available in black).

9. A waterproof diaper bag set that'll keep you fully equipped for all kinds of accidents on the run.

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This beaut has lots of insulated pockets so you'll find a spot for most everything!

Promising review: "I had very expensive baby bags for my first two children and I hated both of them for various reasons. I bought this cheap bag after a few moms recommended it to me. My husband and I agree it's the best baby bag we ever owned. It has a TON of compartments, the backpack is so convenient but it also can be hooked onto a stroller handle. I couldn't be happier with it, it's not huge so if you're a first-time Mom who is going to pack half your baby's nursery into the bag don't bother with this; you need a weekender bag until you wise up or you dislocate your shoulder carrying the monstrosity around. This is for an experienced parent who knows you only need some diapers, wipes etc." —michael aboagye

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in 13 colors).

Also check out a stylish, well-reviewed shoulder bag.

10. A leakproof bento box set with cutlery for an easier-to-use lunch packing system than carrying a series of ziplock bags and takeout containers to work.

Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Silicone sealed lids and ventilation caps allow shorter heating times. Set includes two 20 fl. oz food containers with ventilated lids, top cover, elastic strap, chopsticks, and cutlery set (fork, knife, spoon).Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in two colors).
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Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Silicone sealed lids and ventilation caps allow shorter heating times. Set includes two 20 fl. oz food containers with ventilated lids, top cover, elastic strap, chopsticks, and cutlery set (fork, knife, spoon).

Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in two colors).

11. An RFID-blocking travel wallet with ample room to fit your passport, boarding pass, and cards. (It'll be the least expensive thing about your next trip.)

Promising review: "I bought this before traveling overseas into a country well-known for tech scanning. It gave me peace of mind. A word of caution: Some TSA personnel will ask you to take your passport out of the holder before they will look at your passport. Just keep a free hand when you get there in case they do. You can slide it right back in afterward. I also kept my luggage receipt in there which helped the airlines when making connections. There's room for credit cards and other IDs in there too, giving them RFID protection also. It's also big enough that I was able to find it easily when I needed it." —RRHGet it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 14 colors).
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Promising review: "I bought this before traveling overseas into a country well-known for tech scanning. It gave me peace of mind. A word of caution: Some TSA personnel will ask you to take your passport out of the holder before they will look at your passport. Just keep a free hand when you get there in case they do. You can slide it right back in afterward. I also kept my luggage receipt in there which helped the airlines when making connections. There's room for credit cards and other IDs in there too, giving them RFID protection also. It's also big enough that I was able to find it easily when I needed it." —RRH

Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 14 colors).

12. And an RFID-blocking (regular) wallet — it'll help you keep track of all your loyalty punch cards for local businesses.

Get it from Amazon for $21.90 (available in four colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $21.90 (available in four colors).

13. A mesh bag you'll be so glad you packed for shopping, whether you're just making a trip to the grocery store or you're abroad eating all the bread and cheese.

Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in 15 colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in 15 colors).

14. A grid organizer with stretchy straps to secure and then quickly locate that one thing you really need right now when you're pressed up against strangers on a bus.

Promising review: "I can and have packed cords and converters for iPad, iPhone with Mophie battery pack, Kindle, Nook, electric shaver, and ear buds on this handy device and I think I can or have squeezed AA batteries in a 4-pack holder for a couple of flashlights I carry with me on trips. I bought another one for my wife for her phone, Nook, etc. She has more room than I do, but I'm sure we will find some way to fill it. I had been using 1-qt freezer bags for each cord/charger, labeling them distinctly, and then putting them all in a large 1- or 2-gallon freezer gallon bag to keep them together before I got these. It helped with organization, but this Grid-It does a better job, making it easier to find the cord/charger I need." —Bookman McCoyGet it from Amazon for $14.62+ (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "I can and have packed cords and converters for iPad, iPhone with Mophie battery pack, Kindle, Nook, electric shaver, and ear buds on this handy device and I think I can or have squeezed AA batteries in a 4-pack holder for a couple of flashlights I carry with me on trips. I bought another one for my wife for her phone, Nook, etc. She has more room than I do, but I'm sure we will find some way to fill it. I had been using 1-qt freezer bags for each cord/charger, labeling them distinctly, and then putting them all in a large 1- or 2-gallon freezer gallon bag to keep them together before I got these. It helped with organization, but this Grid-It does a better job, making it easier to find the cord/charger I need." —Bookman McCoy

Get it from Amazon for $14.62+ (available in three colors).

15. An ear buds holder to prevent cable snares and clean up easy thanks to the silicone material.

Get it from Amazon for $5.68+ (available in seven colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $5.68+ (available in seven colors).

16. A trunk organizer can once and for all free up some trunk room for grocery bags, luggage, and other things you need to bring with you.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

17. A goal-oriented planner for tracking your busy schedule and determining exactly what's worth your time.

This is a 2019 planner (thinking ahead!) but if you want something for the rest of 2018, check out this similar planner.Promising review: "I have been through A LOT of planners but always come up with the Goldilocks effect... Tthis one is too simple so I don’t feel I’m actually planning for achieving any goals.' 'This one is too complicated to ACTUALLY fill out each week.” Enter the Clever Fox Planner and it is just right! The paper is thick and does not bleed through with any pens I have tried so far. There is a TON of dotted paper in the back for additional bullet journaling and a pocket as well to hold stickers, stencils, etc. I will definitely be ordering another one for 2019!" —Amber EldridgeGet it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).
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This is a 2019 planner (thinking ahead!) but if you want something for the rest of 2018, check out this similar planner.

Promising review: "I have been through A LOT of planners but always come up with the Goldilocks effect... Tthis one is too simple so I don’t feel I’m actually planning for achieving any goals.' 'This one is too complicated to ACTUALLY fill out each week.” Enter the Clever Fox Planner and it is just right! The paper is thick and does not bleed through with any pens I have tried so far. There is a TON of dotted paper in the back for additional bullet journaling and a pocket as well to hold stickers, stencils, etc. I will definitely be ordering another one for 2019!" —Amber Eldridge

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

18. Squeezable toiletry bottles in different colors with suction cups so you can color code items and even bring along your fave hand soap.

Each container holds 3 oz. and is TSA-approved!Get a six-pack from Amazon for $22.99.
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Each container holds 3 oz. and is TSA-approved!

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

19. A bucket-style cosmetics bag with lots of inside pockets that'll fit so much stuff.

AND it's waterproof!Get it from Amazon for $7.28+ (available in four colors).
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AND it's waterproof!

Get it from Amazon for $7.28+ (available in four colors).

20. Labeled packing cubes so you can group like with like for separate legs of the same trip and locate the shirt you bought for the day's outing in a snap.

Promising review: "Love these bags. Packed them for a lengthy European trip and I will use these from now on when packing for anything. I carry an 'emergency' bag in my trunk pretty much at all times with change of everything and hygiene items (never know where you might find yourself). I will be ordering another set of these to go permanently remain in my 'emergency bag.' They are space savers, and are as durable as you can expect nylon and mesh material to be. I did not have any issues with zippers breaking or bags ripping in anyway. I would suggest purchasing yourself a set if especially if you live out of bags and are always on the go." —DanielleGet them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight colors).
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Promising review: "Love these bags. Packed them for a lengthy European trip and I will use these from now on when packing for anything. I carry an 'emergency' bag in my trunk pretty much at all times with change of everything and hygiene items (never know where you might find yourself). I will be ordering another set of these to go permanently remain in my 'emergency bag.' They are space savers, and are as durable as you can expect nylon and mesh material to be. I did not have any issues with zippers breaking or bags ripping in anyway. I would suggest purchasing yourself a set if especially if you live out of bags and are always on the go." —Danielle

Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight colors).

21. And a solo packing cube to hang up on a closet rod so unpacking will be a cinch once you finally check into your hotel.

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And it has a zippered hamper department so you can (safely) store your dirty clothes.

Promising review: "I travel for business and am always looking for easier ways to pack. The Stow-N-Go Luggage System is the answer to many of life's packing issues. I used it recently for a three-day trip, and it easily stowed dress pants, two pairs of shoes, lightweight sweaters, underclothing, and a few other small items. Simply hang the Stow-N-Go up, pack clothes, and then compress. I threw it into my suitcase and off I went. There was a shortage of drawer space in the hotel I stayed in, so I hung the Stow-N-Go in the closet and used it as a mini dresser. I'll be using this item whenever I travel!" —CeeEmm

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

22. A shirt packer that'll help you track down *where* you put your good shirts and keep them in tip-top shape 'til it's time to wear them.

Promising review: "Bought this for my husband, who now is a convert. The enclosed folding board with pictograph instructions makes it essentially foolproof. On the last trip, he put two shirts in, one on top of the other, and reported that this worked great. He says that you get crease lines where the box folds, but other than that, the shirts come out crisp and clean. But he uses a separate tie thingy rather than including them in this case. For a frame of reference, his shirt size is XL/XXL." —Kindle CustomerGet it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "Bought this for my husband, who now is a convert. The enclosed folding board with pictograph instructions makes it essentially foolproof. On the last trip, he put two shirts in, one on top of the other, and reported that this worked great. He says that you get crease lines where the box folds, but other than that, the shirts come out crisp and clean. But he uses a separate tie thingy rather than including them in this case. For a frame of reference, his shirt size is XL/XXL." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two colors).

23. A bag bungee you can use to attach a regular old bag to the top of your rolling suitcase to help prevent a reenactment of that time you boarded a plane and then realized you left your tote at the gate.

Promising review: "This is a real energy saver when trekking through the airports. I attach it to the telescoping handle of my carryon to hold my briefcase, hoodie, jacket, and newspaper. Helps me stay organized, keep track of my stuff, and helps prevent me from dropping and losing things. As I travel SE Asia for three months at a time I usually have two large suitcases, one carry-on, one briefcase, a jacket, and a hoodie. This strap saves me a lot of time and effort. I've been using it for a while now and it appears to be durable. As the famous credit card ad says... Don't leave home without it." —Harry The TravelerGet it from Amazon for $11.90+ (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "This is a real energy saver when trekking through the airports. I attach it to the telescoping handle of my carryon to hold my briefcase, hoodie, jacket, and newspaper. Helps me stay organized, keep track of my stuff, and helps prevent me from dropping and losing things. As I travel SE Asia for three months at a time I usually have two large suitcases, one carry-on, one briefcase, a jacket, and a hoodie. This strap saves me a lot of time and effort. I've been using it for a while now and it appears to be durable. As the famous credit card ad says... Don't leave home without it." —Harry The Traveler

Get it from Amazon for $11.90+ (available in two colors).

24. Or if you're in the market for a new travel tote, this convertible bag has a luggage pass and is built tough enough to safely carry your laptop through quick connections.

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Get it from Amazon for $54.99 (available in three colors).

Check out a cheaper convertible bag without a luggage pass through or a splurgey Away bag that'll slip onto rolling luggage and look damn good doing it.

25. A super organized backpack that's also built to be anti-theft and water-resistant. What won't it do?!

But how is it anti-theft? There's a separate compartment behind the straps for your laptop, which means it'd take sorcery (more or less) to get to it while you're wearing it. It also has an anti-stab dual-layer zipper, detachable USB cable, and soooo many pockets. Promising review: "So I've been looking for a sleek urban commuter's backpack that can fit my laptops and books and the bunch of random crap I always seem to have lying around in the deep dark abyss that is my purse. Well this backpack fits the bill. I was worried the size might be too big for my frame (at 5'2" many backpacks dwarf me). But it works, is beautiful, and fits everything without making me look like a turtle." —Iris WuGet it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in seven colors).
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But how is it anti-theft? There's a separate compartment behind the straps for your laptop, which means it'd take sorcery (more or less) to get to it while you're wearing it. It also has an anti-stab dual-layer zipper, detachable USB cable, and soooo many pockets.

Promising review: "So I've been looking for a sleek urban commuter's backpack that can fit my laptops and books and the bunch of random crap I always seem to have lying around in the deep dark abyss that is my purse. Well this backpack fits the bill. I was worried the size might be too big for my frame (at 5'2" many backpacks dwarf me). But it works, is beautiful, and fits everything without making me look like a turtle." —Iris Wu

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in seven colors).

26. An *actually* stylish down coat with so many pockets you may not even have to carry a bag!

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Nothing is worse than outerwear with bullshit pockets. And sometimes when you're wearing a down coat to avoid frostbite you'd prefer not to load up with a bag too.

Promising review: "I love this jacket. Got it at XS and it fit perfectly - no tightness, no wind getting from under the jacket and no fabric stretching! I'm usually a UK8 or US6. I'm 170 cm or 5.58 ft tall. (Gonna return the M which is too loose for me.) I like the pockets, which can store my phone, purse, gloves, camera and every other necessity for an outdoor trip. And it's super warm. I wore it with only a T-shirt and leggings and went outdoors when there was moderate snow and temperature was -3 Celsius or 27 Fahrenheit outdoors. The surface is water-resistant and the snow glides away on the surface. Some spots later got wet from melted snow caught around the bend of the elbow, but these dried up quickly." —arale

Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in five colors, sizes 2XS–2XL).

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