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10 Travel Problem Solvers You Never Knew You Needed

Are you hitting the road this summer?

Whether you’re going by plane or car, I rounded up some of the seriously best travel gadgets I regularly use, guaranteed to make your trip as lovely and organized as possible.

Our problem solver week continues with 10 Travel Problem Solvers You Never Knew You Needed.

10 Travel Problem Solvers You Never Knew You Needed

10 Travel Problem Solvers


Luggage Cup Holder

Luggage Cup Holder

Luggage Cup Holder, $15 

The days of fumbling with your phone (because it’s in your had to scan your boarding pass) and your coffee (because airplane coffee if foul) are over. 

Slide this cup holder over the bars of your carryon and be hand and slip free for while you find your seat. 

It’s seriously awesome.

 Available on Amazon Here.

Mini Steam Iron

Mini Steam Iron

Mini Steam Iron, $20 

If you like to travel with a steamer, may I suggest this simple little option for $20, with almost 25,000 FIVE STAR reviews. 

It does the trick, and takes up very little space in your suitcase. 

Available on Amazon Here. 

Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer, $21

In full transparency I have this, but don’t use it as much because I don’t bring jewelry with me. But if you prefer having options you’ll love this slim fold over organizer.

It stores so much and slides right into your suitcase or handbag. 

Available on Amazon Here

Toiletry Bag

Toiletry Bag

Toiletry Bag, $28

On the other hand what I use constantly is this hanging toiletry bag

I don’t know what it is about this particular bag but I use it all the time.

It’s high quality,  holds everything you need, wipes off easily and fits neatly in your suitcase.

And I’m not alone in my praise, it has 30,000 FIVE STAR reviews on Amazon

Available on Amazon Here. 

Foldable Wireless Charger

Foldable Wireless Charger

Foldable Wireless Charger, $40 

It’s a well know fact that my home is in a constant state of contention over chargers. 

Where’s my charger? I need a charger? Who took my charger? 

We say charger 400 times a day. 

I bought this for one of my girls for a recent trip she was on and it’s fantastic.

It folds up neatly into a little square so you can throw it in your bag and then leave it on your nightstand to charger your iPhone, AirPods and Apple watch all at once. 

Available on Amazon Here. 


Packing Cubes

packing cubes

Packing Cubes, $21 

These packing cubes are the sort of invention you don’t think you need until you try them, and then you wonder how you ever packed without them. 

I have 5 sets of these, one for each family member. 

Not only can you fit a lot of clothes in a small space, but when you get to your destination, I just pop each kids cubes in their drawer so everything stays organized. 

Available on Amazon Here. 

Collapsible Laundry Bag

Collapsible Laundry Bag

Collapsible Laundry Bag, $30 

Maybe one of my smartest purchases for family vacations. 

If we rent an AirB&B or stay at a resort for more than a couple nights I can’t stand when laundry starts to pile up. So I keep this in the thin zip pocket of our largest suitcase in case we need it.

And it almost always comes in handy.

For example, a few summers back we stayed in a condo that didn’t have laundry in unit, but down the hall and there were no laundry baskets in sight. So I used this and it made the chore so much easier. 

Available on Amazon Here. 

Kindle Paperweight

Kindle Paperweight

Kindle Paperweight, $140

I can read three books, front to back, on a kid free long weekend. 

I learned this in Miami (who reads three books in Miami? Me.) when I tore through the two books I brought and wanted another one.

But bookstores aren’t exactly on every corner down there. 

I eventually found one, but when I got home I ordered the Kindle Paperweight so I never have to leave the pool to find something else to read. 

It’s so lightweight, and takes up no room. 

Now, I use it every day, not just on vacation. 

Available on Amazon Here. 

Luggage Strap with Storage

Luggage Strap with Storage

Luggage Strap with Storage, $26

I wish all tote bags came with a strap option to secure to your luggage, but surprisingly, most do not. 

So you can grab  this luggage strap to keep your bag neatly stacked on your suitcase and not sliding all over the place. AND it has a small storage pocket to keep your phone and anything else you want close by. 

Available on Amazon Here. 

Portable Charger


Portable Charger

Portable Charger, $40 

Finally, on my recent girls trip to Nashville I was lucky to travel with the most organized and together group of women.

Between multiple flight cancelations and delays, lost luggage and everyone remotely managing work and family they didn’t flinch at anything, and were the most fun. 

And one gadget that was the most handy was this portable charger. It saved us multiple times and fits perfectly in a LuluLemon Belt Bag

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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Sunday 26th of June 2022

So good! We are currently 2 hours from home on our way backnfrom a 15 day camping road trip from Alberta Canada to L.A. along the West coasr and back via the Grand Canyon. We made good use of portable chargers, laundry bags, and PACKING CUBES which are my new best friends. Love some of the other ideas on here, and may have to implement them on our next vacation. ♡


Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Hi! I'm looking for a recommendation on a good carry on travel suitcase. Lightweight, doesn't tip over and doesn't cost a fortune. I know, the holy grail of luggage. Do you have any suggestions?

Claire Hatton

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Charger charger charger… HI-LARIOUS But not. Buying a few of your suggestions for the husband who travels. Thanks 😊

Tracy Gray

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Love these ideas! Going to order several from Amazon! Great suggestions thank you


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Thanks Megan! I was searching your site this weekend for travel tips - so a very timely post! I watched your video on packing. Do you have any recommendations for travel friendly clothes? I'll be gone for 17 days and am trying to bring only carry on.