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    23 Products For Anyone With An Incredibly Messy Bag

    For when you insist on packing like Hermione on a horcrux-finding mission, but (sadly) have no magical powers.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A purse organizer with 12 compartments any tote bag devotee can load up and then move from one purse to another. Hullo, dedicated pockets!!!

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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 w/o 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 three sizes, 26 colors).

    2. Macaron-shaped storage boxes to keep your tiny things nice and tidy.

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    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.35.

    3. Or if you're packing way more baubles, this larger jewelry organizer will do the trick without hogging all your storage space.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99 (also available in red).

    4. An airtight travel mug for keeping your beverage contained because we all remember what happened when you threw that free travel mug your bank gave you into your bag!

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    Promising review: "IT DOES NOT LEAK. I can confidently throw this into my purse or gym bag upside down or sideways, and there will not be even a drop that comes out. (Sure, if you're determine to make if fail, you can. Screw the top on properly, okay? It's an amazing feat of engineering — not magic.)" —Liz Zelandais

    Get it from Amazon for $19.15+ (available in three sizes, multiple colors).

    5. A makeup pouch that can easily be wiped clean in case of a lip gloss spill or bronzer dust storm.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in silver).

    And while you're at it, check out a pair of similar TSA-approved bags.

    6. Or a cinch-able pouch that'll turn into a makeup application surface whenever, wherever.

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    Oh hey, and it's also very easy to wipe down.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. And a retractable brush to take up less room in your mobile makeup kit than your go-tos.

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    And it's cruelty-free!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99, Walmart for $7.97, or Jet for $7.97.

    8. A travel water dispenser so you can leave the collapsible water bottle at home on trips to the dog park.

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    Promising review: "Every time I (Harper) use(s) this Gulpy in public, I get multiple inquiries about it and always recommend them to come here on Amazon and buy one. This thing is amazing and so practical. The 20 oz. size fits plenty of water for a long walk or a day at the dog park. It does not leak at all when the drinking section is folded close. And it is so easy to carry; feels like a regular water bottle. There is a belt clip on it if you're into that sort of thing. The only downside is that you cannot pick the color that you will receive; we just lucked out and got blue. Overall, thank you for inventing this — it has been extremely useful!" —Kristen Lisicki

    Get it from Amazon for $8.75.

    9. A super organized wallet to help you find your local coffee shop's loyalty card in a snap.

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

    Need more room? Check out a similar travel wallet.

    10. And a delightfully weird change purse you can hook onto a purse strap or something else.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in several styles).

    11. An earbud cord wrap that'll help you skip the chore of untangling the wires from everything in your purse before you can queue up your current playlist.

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    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors).

    And check out a similar leather organizer.

    12. A cable roll so the bottom of your tote won't look like the elephant graveyard in The Lion King. (It's still scary!)

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    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    13. Or a flat organizer to hold your smaller devices and let you eye what you need that much faster.

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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 $14.52+ (available in three colors).

    Check out a similar tablet cover.

    14. A colorful pill organizer you'll be able to easily locate.

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    Plus, you'll feel better about taking a week's worth of doses instead of a bag full of your original pill bottles!

    Promising review: "I’d been keeping all my meds in their original prescription or OTC containers and just throwing those in my backpack or purse so that I wouldn’t have to carry those huge, long pill organizers. This one is the perfect size; it’s not so small that you can only fit very few pills in each compartment, and it’s not so big that it becomes inconvenient to carry around. The rotating feature is cool, too! I’m absolutely going to be buying more in different colors!" —Amira Uzi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors or as a set).

    Need more storage? Check out a pill organizer with nine compartments, a cooler insulin organizer, and an epi pen carrier.

    15. A check-size accordion folder to avoid scrambling for the right coupon in the grocery checkout aisle.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.13.

    And if you need to keep normal-size papers organized, here's a cute folder.

    16. A wallet-size multitool for anyone out there who's toting around a bottle opener and screwdriver. (I know you fine folks exist.)

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    Has 11 functions, including can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction anxillary wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, ruler, keychain hole (for easy attachment onto your gear).

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    17. Canvas pouches in a variety of sizes that'll help you sort like with like.

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    Pouches are the fucking best.

    Get the set of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A clip-on flashlight for *successfully* peering into the (now organized) depths of your bag.

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    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. And a glowing LED keychain for finding your keys ASAP instead of locating them by shaking your purse around and following the jangling sound.

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    Dunno about you, but this is how I find mine!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    20. A tiny umbrella that comes with a waterproof carrying case so you'll always be prepared and then have somewhere to shove it once you're indoors that isn't a damp grocery bag.

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    One of my coworkers has this and swears by it!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. And a handbag raincoat to help prevent horizontal rain from getting into your precious bag.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15 (also available in mini or large).

    22. A carrying case can hold all 72 of the coloring pencils you require for filling up those adult color books while you're on the go.

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

    23. And a trendy mesh bag to shove in your regular bag for when you need an additional bag to handle the girth of a library or farmers market haul.

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

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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