14 Travel Accessories to Save Space, Time, and Money
Below is a list of some items and travel accessories that will make your life easier when you travel.
These travel items save you either space, time and/or money.
1. Document Organizer
Let’s start with the most important thing you carry on a trip. It’s not your laptop, mobile, camera, or credit cards. It’s your important documents. A document organizer, especially for your passport, will keep your documents tidy and safe. This one is available from Amazon for $14.36.
2. Packing Cubes
This set of seven packing cubes makes any packing, or unpacking, much easier, more tidy and neat. This set of seven packing cubes is available from Amazon for $29.99. A must fora> any modern traveler.
A money belt is a way you can avoid pickpocketing and bag-snatching issues. A money belt can keep your pocket money and even some documents invisible at all times. Available from Amazon for $24.95.
4. Digital Organizer
An electronics’ organizer helps keep all those SD cards, cables, plugs, and adaptors neat and organized. This waterproof one from Amazon is only $19.99.and will give you added extra protection.
For a daily use, use an unassuming basic backpack that has no brand names on the outside to indicate what type of expensive items are inside, but is functional on the inside. This way you can keep your items handy and organized without drawing attention to what type of items are on the inside.
6. International Power Adapter
For international travel, a good power adapter will provide you with all the possible outlets worldwide, ensuring you always stay charged abroad. If the budget allows, look for one with surge protection. Just in case. The one shown here is only $16.00 on amazon.
7. Ziploc Bags
These handy Ziploc bags come in handy for storing laundry, souvenirs, wet items, small plastic bottles, and much more. Take a variety of sizes to cover all situations. Available in any supermarket.
8. Power Bank
Everyone needs extra juice when on the road and there’s no electric outlet in sight. That’s where power banks come to the rescue. They come in various sizes and prices, so check out which ones serve you needs the best. Try to get one at least 8,000mAh as they tend to lose capacity over time.
9. Multi USB Charger
You get to your hotel room and you know you need to charge all your electronic gadgets, but discover the problem of not having enough power outlets to do the job. Since most electronics today have USB ports, a multi-USB hub charger can be the solution. Look for a charge with USB 3.0 ports and a minimum of 6 USB ports.
10. Night Light
Ever try to navigate your way around an unfamiliar hotel at night, hoping you don’t trip over something. An inexpensive night light, plugged in somewhere in the room, or bathroom, will help you find your way.
11. Binder Clips
Most hotel rooms have room-darkening drapery. However, sometimes those drapes don’t close all the way, and that one streak of light is shinning right on the bed your trying to sleep in. Pick up a box of binder clips a the office supply store and use a couple of the to closes these off that annoying source of light.
12. Headphone Jack Splitter
A headphone jack splitter allows you shares the sounds between 2 or more headphone sets, so you can listen to music with your partner, watch a movie during the flight, or share audio guides at attractions and museums.
13. Travel Bottles
Travel bottles come in all shapes and sizes, can be of huge help and save some money. Not only that, but you won’t get stopped at the security lines in airports where they make you unpack your personal items. Any plastic container with the right capacity will do. Squeezable bottles have extra points for functionality.
Having a small padlock available is a simple way to add an extra layer of safety whenever you are away from your luggage. These are especially useful if you tend to stay in hostels, or need to store your luggage between check-out and your flight back home.