Travel Organizers (What Works and Does Not)

Travel Organizers (What Works and Does Not)

hey there today I am sharing travel
organizers what works and which ones do not work today I’m going to show you
some of the travel organizers that I use and I will also show you the ones that
are kind of unnecessary for my travel process or system I’m going to show you
what really works for me and then other things that you can do on your own
or that you don’t have to buy these are pouches they have compartments they help
you categorize what you pack organization for packing is helpful as
long as you do not lose space in your suitcase with all of these items I’m
going to show you so put on your thinking cap and figure out which ones
you need and which ones you can do with that the most important the very best
organization thing that I use when I travel is my packing cubes they help me
organize my outfit by days of when I’m traveling you can even categorize them
with colors different colors for different family members and they also
squish and smush so that I can pack more in my suitcase because I crammed those
packing cubes to a certain area I do not know if I was going to like packing
cubes so I bought a cheaper version and they worked fine for three years they
come with three different sized cubes a shoe bag in a laundry bag you can
organize shoes as well by buying some shoe organizers for travel you can also
use the free newspaper bag put your shoes in there you can even pack your
shoes in shower caps or the cheap ones from the dollar store these were on
Amazon and I think they come in a pack of four a few years ago I did buy a
travel cord and technology accessory organizer I feel like it is too bulky
it can’t smush and squish so I don’t ever use this but I do like that it
comes in compartments but for me I don’t want to wind my cords up that small to
fit them in there another option for you that I have recently used is a gear tie
and these are really hard to twist but they stay in that position
so you can wrap up your cords and then just wrap this little tie around them
kind of like a zip tie but you don’t need scissors I packed my headphones in
this type of organizer it’s just large and I can kind of wind them up and then
just smush them and they are one-handed use like you’re supposed to be able to
pop them up like that you can also use that for a pill organizer speaking of
pill organizers they do have really cute ones if you only use a few but I also
was gifted one similar to this and then I did a review on it and this is their
updated version number one thing is it zips it’s large enough for you to carry
them they have a little notebook the baggies in here are wide enough for my
husband’s fingers that was my con of the last one but I can fit three fingers in
this baggie to organize my pills and they are by de that kind of thing if it
helps you I do have several videos on travel hack ideas and there are a couple
that have to do with headphones and I will link those below I will link one of
them in the I cards up here if you’re watching me on your iPhone you can just
click show more the upside down triangle and that’ll show you everything I’m
talking about one of them is called 23 travel hacks and that is from before I
was travel tips by Lori it’s my old youtube channel and the quality and the
sound is not that good but it is my number one most watched video so check
that out if you are brave enough to most people organize their toiletries for
travel in some way I do have a toiletry bag to me this organizer is too large
for my carry-on suitcase for a trip I just pack in pouches I usually have a
pouch for my makeup my dry toiletries and then one for my tools I did find the
Mac Daddy eyes shadow brush organizer I got burned a long time ago by telling a
company I would review a bunch of their products and they were awful and their
eyeshadow brush container was terrible but I had to review it anyway and I did
give it an honest opinion but this one is phenomenal they also have slats in
here if you don’t want your brushes to move around but when you get to your
hotel it totally stands up on its own and this upper part that zips everything
together for organization is mushy but the bottom part is a little stiff but it
still could smush and squish if you need it to in your suitcase I am a pilot wife
and we travel a lot that’s why I have so many travel tips for you to help you
travel the globe without a worry in the world
if you have not subscribed be sure to hit the bell beside subscribe and you
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we just got a puppy but anyway and some of those videos are with my old channel
Larry Popp but now I produce videos that are exclusively for travel tips I just
bought this new travel toothbrush because it folds into a small container
the bristles are clean and protected I feel like I’m holding a regular sized
toothbrush which is why I used to travel with my regular toothbrush and just the
little travel lid but because it’s so long it sticks out of my little pouches
that I pack in so I can recommend this one now if you do not like using the
paper cups in your hotel room you can pack a smoosh able travel mug you can
also pack an aluminum mug to take with you if you have the space you can also
travel with a bottle that collapses to an almost flat position I also have that
I’m too lazy to go get it and then don’t forget the hack that you can freeze your
water and go through security with your own water from your house and then once
you get through security as it melts you can drink it if you’re traveling with
the dog or if you just need it they also make collapsible bowls and this is what
I’m going to be using when we travel with our dog for snacks or for water it
does collapse and this is a sealable lid these help you stay organized because
they take up less space I have never bought a travel curling iron because it
does not save that much space for me my curling iron half-inch is 12 inches and
the travel ones that they have are nine inches and there’s one that’s 11
inches so you have to balance whether or not that’s going to be useful for you
they do come with the pouches that you can store them in if they are super hot
you can also use a cotton sock if that helps or up glove I keep mentioning
saving space in your suitcase while I’m talking about organization I think they
go hand in hand let me know if you agree with that as part of my travel
organization I like using different sized containers for my liquids Holly
what did you do with my shampoo holder I always will recommend over and over the
go tub brand containers for liquids they hold this is a two and a half one and
they also have a three point four one but this holds enough shampoo for me for
a ten day trip because I will use my own shampoo and then on an off day I might
use the hotel Hotel shampoo but these have never leaked these containers have
like a a double lock system I got burned by using a great one with the same kind
of squishy material from a grocery store and it only lasted three trips terrible
so I can recommend those I also like to use these these come in a set of five I
stored shampoo in this one upside down overnight and it did not leak so I can
vouch for that and took it with me and then they also have these little plastic
ones that have a little lid it does not snap but if you had some little
moisturizer like a very tiny amount that you needed to put in there I want to
know what kind of liquids you do store in your liquid containers I also have
these old-school ones that are totally plastic that a store my really thick
lotion in it is gold bond for diabetics it’s super super thick you can see how
much smaller it is for my liquids bag compared to a travel size that is two
point four ounces so much smaller I also like traveling with a unique liquids bag
your bag for TSA liquids needs to be a quart size and clear ish I also got this
liquids bag from my flag girl subscription box
and I love that it says plain to see get it but I do not like using these
containers at all so I will not use these maybe the little squirt ones but I
just I do not trust them I would only use this type my little set on Amazon
comes in a package of 12 if that helps you
and there’s another cute one with a pink airplane that I will also link below I
have used this type of wallet for my credit card organization for airline
travel and then I also have used this one but it’s a little floppy but it does
carry a whole lot of cards but recently I bought this it is a minimalist little
thing that also has a pocket for cash it has a pocket on this side and for your
ID it comes in a ton of color so check those out if that is for you I have a
great video on travel safety so click on that in the iCard or down below I have a
couple of crossbody bags to help me organize my eyeglasses and wallet once I
get to my destination I pack it inside my personal item bag and then pull it
out when I get to my destination I just like an open open concept they also have
fanny packs now or belt bags that are great especially if you need a safe
space in your personal item and you don’t have room for a crossbody bag they
would go easily under your jacket and if you’re trying to get past a person
tickity gate agent you can just turn it around and they won’t see that you have
this extra bag belted to your belt a long time ago I invest it in a jewelry
organizer I do like that as squishes but it is large the thing I like about
pouches is you can smush and squish them in between your packing cubes or in that
little bitty pocket of your suitcase that you have an open space in there’s
also this kind of organizer that rolls up but again I have another travel hack
for that that you can use the thing I like about this type of jewelry
organizer is they’re organized and the rubber bands are so tight that when
you shake them they will not get tangled the necklaces do not budge but I am a
minimalist when it comes to packing jewelry on a vacation I don’t take very
much at all I also do not think a passport organizer is necessary I got
this with my fly girls subscription subscription box as well and I’m gonna
donate it to someone it does have compartments but I just don’t think you
need it use those passports put them underneath your jeans in that or in the
lanyard passport holder keep those in another secure location and just safe
space you know when you were traveling somewhere and you want to treat yourself
to something I treated myself to an infinity scarf with a hidden pocket your
passport and your wallet or whatever you mean your I glasses they fit in this
hidden pocket so you are hands-free and you don’t have to worry about that love
these new things and there are like 30 different patterns if that interests you
now having a personal item bag that has organization inside it is helpful to a
lot of you let me tell you what I do not like about these two personal item bags
my weekender bag is a cavernous pit and it is all black on the inside so I need
to use bright pouches like this my tech organizer pouch I need to use bright
pouches like this inside those that one to see it it does hold a little more
than my usual backpack that I take when I travel but the backpack what I like
about that is that it has two sections so I’m not opening up the entire part to
just get my wallet my minimalist wallet pouch and my backpack has the inside
pockets but there are none that zip and I wish that my inside pockets zipped I
do like having the back pocket of stuff that I never need to even get to it’s
just an extension of my suitcase so I am mainly in my backpack just opening that
front pouch and for some reason sometimes I’m in the mood to just take
my backpack but then other times I’m in the mood to take my weekender bag my
weekender bag does fit over the suitcase handles which I
love because I’m a big fan of being hands-free in the airport but if your
bag gets checked in the belly of the plane you’re stuck having that weekender
bag on your shoulder so just something to think about and that little slip that
does fit over that suitcase handles it does have a pocket for like whatever
essentials you really need to get to and that’s where I could put my wallet I
guess okay you have a travel organizer share it with all of us below and I
really do appreciate your time and your smart thinking when you’re organizing
your packing inside your suitcase thanks again


  • Leta Kennedy says:

    Good to see your Laurie! How is the new puppy? 😊

  • Claire Barnwell says:

    Once through security, I go to the bathroom and put on a Flip Belt with zipper for securing passport and extra cash.

  • Kimberly McLaren says:

    Hi Laurie! Love your videos. I have a question regarding medications. I am getting conflicting responses everywhere I go! Are you allowed to take them in a pill organizer like you showed? I thought they had to be in the prescription bottle that you get them in? I'd love to be able to NOT take all those as they are SO bulky! Love to hear your opinion on this! Thanks for providing such great info!

  • Jenny B says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these amazing nuggets of wisdom! I’m going to London next month, solo, my first international trip. I’m 58 and have only flown 10 times, 8 of which were 2 hrs or less. So glad I found you and I am devouring all this great information!

  • Nancy Cronin says:

    Have watched all your past videos simply because I enjoy watching you. You are so upbeat and sweet. I actually have booked a Rhine River Cruise for next May so can now actually make use of your hints and tips. Bought packing cubes today as a starting point. This video had great information so am taking notes. As a side note, Ollie is very cute. Thanks for all the time you spend on these.

  • MsBackstager says:

    How about bringing deposable items and clothing that you don't plan on taking back home?

  • Pam Levenstein says:

    I find your tips and tricks very helpful. I take notes so I remember what I need to shop for.

  • Sharon Nehring says:

    I use the same small tubs and Go Toobs.I just bought a collapsible water bottle as well. I’m still searching for the perfect personal sized carry on though. Each one I’ve tried isn’t “just right”, if there is such a thing. LOL

  • Susan Adams Fields says:

    I’m flying solo next Tuesday, to the UK. First time. And for 3 weeks.I’m 66. (hubby is staying home).Just started packing today. Nervous but of so excited. Thanks for all of your wonderful tips!

  • Teresa Rego says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this video.
    I was looking at the folding toothbrush and didn't bought because I wasn't to sure about it, but now that you already had an experience with it I'm thinking of getting it.
    Love the silicone bottle i have a set and love them also the little screw on tubs. I use them all the time.
    Once again thank you for your videos they have helped me so much.
    Do you know if you planning on making a video on what/how to pack for a fall trip?

  • Irene Rog says:

    Oh Laurie, your puppy is absolutely adorable!

  • Michele Squier-Wells says:

    Went to the Dollar Tree they have mesh bags, It looks like will be awesome as travel cubes, What do you think?

  • Pamela Goodson says:

    More good tips! When you take that water bottle with frozen water (ice 😊) does it melt somewhat while you are waiting to board. I’m not sure I would try this though I would like to. We sometimes take empty bottles and try to fill them after security however sometimes we can’t find a fountain so we end up buying water.

  • Diana Acero says:

    Great news!!! Sephora is selling those semi-clear liquids back again!!

  • Deborah Parker says:

    Thanks Laurie ‼️ Another great video 😊 Also, thank you for including your fur baby in the video 🐕 What breed is he/she? So cute 🐾❤️🐾

  • emily mees says:

    Welcome back. I have been finding that deep packing cubes work really well with Konmari style folding for everything but pants. You can see everything and I mean EVERYTHING in it, and still have smushing and squishing ability. I am starting to like that style more for traveling because I don't need to dig to find a specific item.

    You may also like something I have used for car trips with my dogs. Petsmart sell fabric food/water bowls. They can fold down and are much more squishable than the rubber collapsable ones

  • Sarah Webster says:

    I used to use the cheap plastic travel bottles, as it was all I could afford. If you put plastic wrap over the opening and then put the top on, they don’t leak! I still do that with the little spray bottles because I need the sprayer but don’t trust it, I just poke a hole for the spray straw to go through, no leaking.

  • Shannon Hamrick says:

    thank you again for the info! we just traveled last week and I incorporated a few of the tips from your other videos

  • Suzanne says:

    Laurie – don't you worry about someone unzipping the backpack and robbing you while you carry it on your back?

  • TheTandumbs says:

    I have the original pill case. I like the zipper enclosure on the new ones! ~ Kim

  • Judy Myers says:

    I do not see the link for the pink brush holder? Where is it from?

  • Theresa Pierce says:

    The infinity scarf and passport holder looks great! I'm not a world traveler. I have applied for my passport and I am looking for a camera! Love the weekend bag too! I have nothing yet!

  • Donna Johansson says:

    Cute puppy

  • Donna Johansson says:

    I do not like the solid travel bottles. You cannot get the shampoo or conditioner out of them!

  • gail little says:

    Hello, I buy the Bath and Body Works travel size moisturizer, body spray, body wash, all in the same scent. And I have some older travel bottles that are permanently marked shampoo and conditioner in the tsa size. Just put some shampoo and conditioner in from the bigger bottles. All this fits to a Vera Bradley clear 311 cosmetic bag, perfect for tsa.

  • Janet Melnyk says:

    Hi Laurie👩🏼‍🦱 I watch all your videos & love all the wonderful tips you share! I have the little storage containers you showed. I love them for my face moisturizer & face soap, I only need a small amount each day. Also good for extra pills, , mints, gum (I usually like the kind in the tub, forgot the name🙄). Thanks for everything. A loyal fan!

  • Marilyn Rich says:

    I love your scarf! Hidden pocket is everything!

  • upjuliaup says:

    I can always appreciate the fact that I have a Pavlovian reaction to your voice because it means I’m going on vacation and am binging your videos!!

  • Barbara Valdez says:

    Laurie, can you please provide a link for the infinity scarf. I don’t see it listed. Thank you

  • Debra L Adams says:

    Packing cubes, and GoTubbs (by are a must! I also use the 2.4 oz containers. I use the same Sephora TSA liquids bag as you, and took your advice and pack items horizontally. I've also purchased the TELO pill organizer…that has been a huge help for my husband's various vitamins and Rx. I took your PowerBank advice, too (in another video) and it's been a godsend.

    Laurie, between you and Rick Steve's packing tips, I am a carry-on ONLY gal. Recently went to Italy for 10 days, with carry-on only and met the 8 kg/17 pound requirement for oversea's travel. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Judith Unterberger says:

    I took your advice and got packing cubes and those one handed small containers (you use for headphones) for our trip to Europe for 2 weeks. We were able to get everything we needed in the cubes and it left us with enough room to bring back stuff and kept us organized across 8 different hotels. Thank you. I think it’s important for people to be sure to check the TSA requirements on medications when deciding on taking the actual prescription bottles or not. Also check the requirements for foreign countries if headed that way. Could you please provide the link for your makeup brush bag ? I couldn’t find it and I think it would make an awesome gift for my daughter.

  • Pam P says:

    Laurie love your videos always very helpful. Pam (Brisbane, Australia) and you don’t waffle 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • dmorr86 says:

    Some of the travel items you showed I had never seen before. Great ideas! My under seat bag is a Lug Puddle Jumper tote. It is so roomy, tons of pockets for organization, has a trolly sleeve, mesh pocket at the bottom to keep a pair of shoes separate from your other items in the bag if you choose to use it and it comes with a longer strap for optional crossbody carry. Lots more features I haven’t mentioned. I have had to carry it on my shoulder and the regular carry handles are extremely comfortable. I also have the backpack version but regret that purchase as it doesn’t hold nearly as much as the tote.

  • Barbara Fleming says:

    I don't travel anywhere without packing cubes and Go Toob's. Over the years I've collected and gifted many packing cubes of different brands but the E-Bags brand is the one I have the most of and have gifted the most. They've lasted me and everyone I've given them to for many trips through many years. I won't even buy anything but Go Toob's for my liquids and I've gifted those and use as stocking stuffers as well. I've never had a Go Toob leak on me or break, definitely worth the price. I use the Turbo Transit Backback from LL Bean as my weekend bag and my carry-on when flying and I use a variety of small and medium packing cubes in it to keep it organized as well. Last month I did a 3 week European Road Trip with 2 friends who are currently stationed in Europe, neither of them had packing cubes or Go Toobs and they commented daily about how organized all my stuff was and how much easier packing and unpacking was…..needless to say they are both getting Go Toob's and Packing Bags for Christmas from me this year.

    Thanks for the videos, I always enjoy them. My life is a trip 🙂

  • T J says:

    Love, love, love that toothbrush. I keep at least two all the time!

  • Raimonda Barauskaite says:

    Puppy is adorable. My liquid container has sunscrem and lotion after sun. I got solid shampoo and conditioner (will try first time in few days so let's see). Little container I used for primer, face cream, fundation, hair oil.

  • Samantha Yu says:

    Great tips! My travel must haves include two suction cup hooks for hanging stuff, usually so many mirrors but not enough hooks in the bathroom. Toothbrush holder with suction cup to stick to the mirror. A camping compression bag for dirty clothes to save space. Odd socks can also be great to keep small tech gadgets together and protected. I also bring items to wear one last time and toss incld shoes and clothes (not donate worthy).

  • Momma K's Christian Cafe says:

    Cute pup! I am considering a tote/handbag organizer insert to stay more organized. They are made of felt and come in many colors/sizes. A light one may help a darker lined carry bag. They can also be moved from bag to bag/backpack. Thanks for another great video. Helpful tips for car travel too!

  • Cheri Cieslak says:

    Hi I love your videos. Do you have a recommendation for a travel size spray bottle ( for hair products) that doesn’t leak? I wasn’t quite sure about the one you showed in.the video. I love the tip about using smaller bags for toiletries…thank you!

  • Doreen Zimmerman says:

    Hi, Laurie, I love your channel. I am flying across the country next year and I haven't been in an airplane for 13 years and you have already helped me so much to get prepared. I have a question and a tip for you. The travel organizer I love for any type of trip is my makeup cinch bag. It lays flat and becomes a work surface, then closes up tight with a pull of a string and it even has a zip pocket inside. I also love the Chico bags and use them as packing cubes since I don't travel often (bonus tip, haha). My question is what problems might I encounter travelling without a smart phone? I can't be the only one, maybe you could address this in a future video? Thanks so much, in advance, and for all you do.

  • Anna-Karin Schander says:

    thank you for your advice in all the video. Your tips served me very well when I travelled to London last week 😉

  • Libba Haggerson says:

    where can I get your bag for makeup bushes???

  • Liana Mori says:

    Dont see the make up brush pouch on your list. That thing is awesome! Thanks for always providing useful entertaining content! Love this channel!

  • Cara Evans says:

    I use my ponytail holders to tie around the cords of my electronics.

  • Audrey Flowers says:

    So, all this fits in what size suitcase? Seems like alot ….?

  • Tru Neilson says:

    GoToob= GoTube not GoTub

  • juliet scheuer says:

    Thank you so much for all of your helpful travel tips. I'm going to Europe for the first time this coming spring and your travel tips are super helpful. I'm really going to try to just take a carry-on and backpack, not too sure how successful I'm going to be yet. That's why I love when you have new and informative videos to help me. Thank you for always being genuine and sweet. Your puppy is super cute.

  • Kamloops Cruise says:

    Great list! I love my packing cubes and I use all my old gift with purchase pouches from Clinique etc for makeup, haircare etc. Light & squish’s down.

    I had no idea you could take frozen solid water through TSA.

    I have to try the double locked liquid container. Looks like an improvement on the original GoToob which I like.

    My TSA liquid allowance bag (I use medium ziplock freezer bags) has CeraVe lotion, and Bioderma Micellar water & Mac Fix Plus spray that I decant & I worry about leaks. The Micellar water & Mac spray come in THE MOST INCONVENIENT size and shape. I need 100 ml of the CeraVe lotion for most 2-3 week trips.

    As for the other content I use Clinique sample jars for eye cream. I’m a fan of the Clinique mini jar of their cleansing balm that I buy at Sephora. No leaks. I do a 2 step cleanse with that first then Micellar water next.

    CeraVe lotion is my face cream as well as body lotion. I have a small Travelo thing of perfume. I take the 89 ml tube of Australian Gold spf for my face day cream. A lip gloss & hand cream.

    DH’s tsa bag has toothpaste and the shampoo that doesn’t make me itch plus a small bottle of Moroccan Oil. I use that as a leave in conditioner. Gel hand sanitizer.

    I add foundation & concealer but sometimes that’s just Mac prolong wear concealer because it comes in a tiny glass pump and 1 pump will actually do my whole face dotted on the problem areas and blended out into my damp SPF then powdered down with my powder foundation also Mac Studio Fix powder foundation. This last trip I shoved Revlon Candid foundation and concealer tubes in and quite liked them.

    I sometimes take nail polish- usually the colour of my toes, a nude for fingers and I like Essie for their bottle size and shape in packing into the tsa liquid allowance bag. Sally Hansen Insta Dry Top Coat is a terrific flat bottle that I love. I had another flat SH bottle of base coat but I can’t find it to tell you what it is called but those don’t take much space. I got some OPI nail polish remover wipes in little foil pouches so those don’t need to be counted as liquid.

    I rely on a solid antiperspirant which also doesn’t count as liquid or gel so it’s separate in my toiletries. I’ve never had a problem with the tsa over that or my mascara and lipstick which I don’t put into the tsa liquid allowance bag either but I try to leave space just in case.

    I think you’ve mentioned the Travelo perfume containers before. For anyone reading this they are a refillable tube about the size of a lipstick that work with most perfumes. You take the spray top off your favourite and fit the bottom of the Travelo onto the plastic tube thing and pump it up and down like you’re spraying perfume and it fills up the Travelo. Put everything back together when done, it won’t harm your perfume bottle and now you have a good amount of your scent to take with you. I think I have seen them at Sephora but I got mine off the cruise ship. I was skeptical at first but after the first one proved it’s worth I bought more.

    Aulliver is a cutie. Loved his appearance.

  • Donna Gholar says:

    I purchased the weekender bag with the bottom compartment based on a previous video of yours and it works great for me. I organize the inside with packing cubes or an insert organizer and it works like a dream. I’ve since purchased several others and love them all. I am constantly asked about the bags and the bottom compartment is genius! Thanks for the videos- great recs!

  • Diane Hall says:

    We just got our Chinese VISA—what a hassle. I understand the Russian VISA process is even worse. Would you do a video on obtaining VISA’s? Also, I like to travel liquids free—bar lotion, bar shampoo, wipes. Would you do a video on that? Lastly, I never want to check my bag, so I take a backpack. We’re going to China for 2+ weeks (in winter) and I’m taking a backpack. Would you do a video on minimalist packing? Thanks so much. Your videos are fabulous.

  • Becky Hopper says:

    I love your videos. I have a tech organizer that has compartments but is soft sided so it can smush into places. Love it!

    Have a question for traveling overseas with over the counter meds and supplements. Do they need to be in original containers? Are there any restrictions on what is allowed. Going on a Mediterranean cruise next year. Flying into Barcelona and back from Venice. Any advice you can give is appreciated.

  • Rachael Weidemann says:

    Is the makeup brush bag available? I don't see it in the description here but was hoping to look into getting something like that for myself!

  • Ali apartmentgirl360 says:

    Cosmetic bags are my electronics and misc. stuff organizing friend, found a bag and use it for makeup that has a brush holder inside

  • Virginia Okie says:

    Found at Dollar Tree a furry scarf that slides one end into the other and therefore is a place to also hid your money within while it is on you like you infinity scarf.

  • Trish Simmons says:

    I don’t see the link for your brush holder

  • Linda Bublitz says:

    Thank you so much Laurie for the great tips! Loved the flat iron/curling iron 2 in 1 and ordered 1 before even finishing your video. I’ve been searching for something so perfect! I also was very happy to see I am not the only one that buys “the perfect” packing /travel item only to find it is not that great. I have passed on quite a few thing working toward my own system . Love packing cubes, can’t travel without them and my Sephora TSA liquids bag. I also use pouches after trying so many specialty items for chords, makeup,toiletries etc. My best travel tip is Knix panties and reversible bras…..they wash up by hand and dry anywhere in the world in 3 hours or less! I wear 1 pair and carry 1 black and 1 nude and am good for no matter how many days we travel. My Hubby has Quest mens boxer briefs that are the same – no laundry charges or bags of undies for us, travel light and save room for the “goodies” Thanks again, I’ve subscribed so I catch all future tips, Happy travels.

  • Amy M says:

    Is the makeup eyebrush holder large/long enough for powder/blush brushes?

  • Simply Silent says:

    Love this! Very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Joyce Moses says:

    Thank you!

  • Lana Rennels says:

    I found a fanny pack at a thrift store with alot of zipper compartments I cut off the belt and keep my electronics in it

  • DrgnMage2536 says:

    The folding toothbrush and minimalist wallet are great ideas. Thanks for the links. Definitely buying them for my trip in January.

  • Amy Hoyle says:

    Thank you so much for these videos! I came across your channel looking for packing tips in preparation for my destination wedding. Even though I will be checking a bag, I need to be strategic with my packing because I have to bring my gown, etc. in addition to my other vacation items. Your tips are great, your videos are well produced, and you are just delightful!

  • Vonnie Bench says:

    I have a great one…for cords. BUBm.

  • Rosalie Gutierrez says:

    I find those little containers very handy too. If you're nice, places like Sephora, Nordstroms, and my favorite The Body Shop, will give you extra sample containers to take with you. The ones from the Body Shop are bigger and have a fantastic seal on them. They are great for storing a day's worth of pills, along with foundation, lotions, and oils. Thanks Laurie!

  • Dilber Dhamdi says:

    Great tips ..Thank you
    I'm traveling to Virginia next week ..I ll pack heavier clothes/scarves and layers as I'm from so cal.and it s still kind warm


    Oooo…that makeup brush holder/stand up thingie! Yes! Ordering it now! Thank you!

  • nicole ingersoll says:

    I always love your travel tips and packing videos!

  • Jomel says:

    Great video! One thing— I am wondering why you would recommend a pill travel case. I thought and have always been told that pills must be in original Rx bottles. Could you please clarify? Thank you.

  • C D says:

    I recommend the Lug backpack I
    have used it for long trips they are so comfortable and have great compartments.

  • Carmen Irizarry says:

    I agree with you. Space and convenience go hand in hand. Love ❤️ your puppy!

  • Heather Frampton says:

    Liquids I pack in those TSA-friendly containers include: sunscreen, creme hair detangling, facial cleanser and lotion, and liquid foundation. Also, I have bought travel-sized, TSA-friendly set for Boston hard contacts (which contains cleaner, soaking solution and a contacts case). Great ideas, Laurie! Thanks! 😊

  • Carmen Irizarry says:

    I also have an electronics bag. This one is soft and very practical. I have a set of cords I keep in there and keep it in my carryon bag. Something less I need to pack. Thank you for all your clever ideas. I just went to NYC (carry-on only) . I had everything I needed and was even able to buy a few things and all fit. All thanks to many of your ideas! Take care of yourself and your puppy 🐶.

  • Barbara Parry says:

    Just wanted to compliment you on your delivery style. You are open, friendly and so informative without going on too much. That is a well honed skill. I always look forward to your videos as I learn so much. Thank you.

  • Lauren M says:

    Wait is that an Aussiedoodle? Such a cute puppy.

  • Gaye MarianesFox says:

    I just pulled out my containers like that for shampoo and conditioner. The products inside (left from the last trip) sort of hardened and I can’t get them out. I’ve never had that happen before.

  • Nightengale 212 says:

    Laurie, not sure if you ever cruised but if you plan to you may want to hold onto that gold passport holder. I have one similar but it has more interior pockets than yours and what goes in it for our cruises is in addition to our passports and Global Entry cards is our boarding passes for flights and cruise, cruise contract, cruise luggage tags, excursion confirmations, hotel confirmations, a pen and small note pad and if traveling to  an E, etc. country I like to travel with some of my destination currency on hand that is where that goes also.

  • Eddie Rae25 says:

    It's pricey, but I LOVE my Bento Bag from Nomad Lane. Highly recommend!

  • Setvouchig says:

    Excellent tips I loved d curling iron set & I’ll order. I loved d idea of infinity scarf 🧣 hissing space👍🏻

  • Ana Nicholson says:

    I love repurposing the little tin cans that Burt’s Bees sells with hand, cuticle and lip balm! They’re tiny and won’t spill a thing. Once they’re empty I fill them with a little bit of toothpaste and put them on my personal item so I can brush my teeth on a plain. I also store some Aquaphore or even some aspirinas! Best thing: they’re free and you’re not tossing them to the garbage.

  • Connie Freeman says:

    Can you take knitting needles on the plane?

  • Ti Jay says:

    Why freeze water when there are water fountains and have free water in every airport??

  • Apostolic Cruiser says:

    I just bought a Vera Bradley carryon bag- Grande Traveler. That thing is awesome- can't wait to use it for our 5 day and 7 day cruises coming up. You can check them out on QVC , Ebay, and Poshmark for cheaper prices.

  • Coco Mari says:

    Hiiii Laurie! I love that scarf with pocket. Wow you really know how to find things! 🙌

  • Marsha Anderson says:

    Great tips thanks for sharing

  • Nola Hofmann says:

    Have you tried the Lug Puddle Jumper or Lug Mini Puddle Jumper for personal items? I really like it as there are lots of compartments and not a huge cavernous bag to put personal items in. All the Lug purses and bags have a dedicated and soft-lined cell phone pocket on the outside which is handy. I use the mini for domestic flights and the regular size for international flights. They are available on QVC and a few on Amazon or other sites.

  • Alexis Garrelts says:

    I love your videos and have learned so much!! Great info! I have been traveling quite a bit between states because my mother is ill and keeping organized is key….you are so right about that. I use the contact lenses cases from Dollar General….they are about $2 and come in fun colors. I put serum on one side and face cream on the other. I have also done primer and liquid makeup….believe it or not it was enough space for 10 days in that tiny lens case. I just came across zip lock bags for travel. The just showed up in Wal-Mart with really cute prints and come in two sizes…..perfect for makeup brushes, cords, hairties/bobby pins, etc. They were on an end cap close to the area where all the papergoods are. Keep bringing us these great videos! Your puppy is adorable!!

  • amy jo says:

    are you on twitter

  • Casually Fragrant says:

    Excellent video! And what a cute puppy! Australian Shepard? My husband and I have an Aussie blue Merle.

  • Arlene L says:

    Great video tips! We just returned from our Honolulu-Honolulu cruise, and it was fabulous. I used a packing folder and a couple of smaller sized packing cubes. Only had a carry on and personal bag for each of us, so we avoided checking anything. What I also did for the first time is pack empty Ziploc suitcase-size space bags. I prefer that size over the carry on size because it's opening is wider and easier to fill. The bottom air-release side has a flap that can easily be folded over to fit into the carry on. I used two of those bags for the dirty clothes, as it didn't matter how they were stuffed in there and whether they got creased. That worked out great!! It seems like the clothes tend to "grow bigger" after wearing them and I always found it harder to pack for home than to pack for away. The easiest way to compress the clothes in the bag is to merely put it on a chair and sit on it, flip it over, and sit on it again.

    Safe travels to you and all who visit here.

  • QualityChildcare1 says:

    I like the scarf idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tracey Budgell says:

    If you subscribe to Ipsy, those makeup bags are great for organizing in your bigger bags

  • Gayle Ritter says:

    I have used contact lens holders for makeup, moisturizer, night cream and it's amazing how much they hold. 2 or 3 of those in your cosmetic bag and you are set for a month. My bag was lost one time for a week in Europe and so now I carry an extra change of clothing and stick concealers in a couple of colors to use as makeup, lipstick that I can use for mouth and blush, plus eye liner and brow product in a small zip bag. This keeps me set so I don't have to buy all new products for a short time till my bag hopefully appears. Great video.

  • Our6Plus says:

    Just thought I would mention that we were told we were not allowed to take water frozen into ice with us through security. We had to leave it behind.

  • Kay Smyth says:

    Loved the tips I travel a lot for fun and I am always looking for things to make a trip easier

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