My Life Changed When I Bought These Affordable Travel Accessories


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Have you heard Amazon Prime Day is coming up? There are even early sales happening right now. So in the spirit of shopping one of our most visited shopping sites, I thought we could visit one of my most loved shopping categories (and surprisingly, it's not clothes).

If you took a look at my Amazon account, you'd see that among the past orders of Kind Bars and shampoo, there are a plethora of travel accessories. The e-tailer legitimately has everything you could ever possibly want or need for a trip (including this $12 item that's gone viral). I've recently not been taking this for granted, as I've come to the realization that comfort and convenience are worth the extra time, money, and effort when traveling (s/o to Delta Comfort and TSA Precheck), and that includes what accessories you pack. And now, I'm here to share with you the best Amazon travel accessories.

While they may not all be pretty to look at, when you realize how good they are, you certainly won't care. There are accessories to keep your clothing organized, charge your phone on the go (and clean it), identify your bag, and even check the weight of it. I'm not sure how I got by before I discovered these gems, but what I am sure of is that reduced my stress level when packing and traveling and for that reason, life changed.

Shop the 16 Amazon travel accessories you need to know about below.

The packing cube craze is real. I've yet to find anything else that keeps my suitcase as organized and actually allows me to fit more in it.

I also invested in a set of cubes in different sizes, which are perfect for accessories, undergarments, pajamas, etc.

Buh-bye, overweight baggage fees.

I never travel without a mini steamer. This one works like a dream and doesn't spit water like many others on the market are known to do.

Never second-guess if you bag is actually yours again.

Because searching for an outlet to charge your phone in baggage claim is never fun.

I swear by these vacuum-pack bags, especially in the winter when sweaters and coats are required.

I actually prefer drawstring shoe bags over zipper ones, as they seem to take up less room.

I don't pack a ton of jewelry when I travel, but I need something to organize what I do bring. This little box is the perfect size.

Not every hotel and Airbnb provide umbrellas, so take my advice and pack this.

I always feel like my phone is especially dirty after a flight, so I've gotten into the habit of packing a few of these.

Upgrading your toiletry bag to a Tumi one is worth every penny—trust me.

These high-quality ear buds are worth every penny (and I definitely don't miss the wires).

As someone who likes to bring her usual beauty routine on the road with her, these bottles are a must.

This particular silk sleep mask has almost 5 stars and 9.5k reviews.

Always be prepared for a hotel room with bad lighting and/or minimal mirror space.

These clean both surfaces and skin, plus they smell amazing.

Keeping little odds and ends in bags keeps me sane.

I love how thin this laptop sleeve is. I easily can slip it into my Dagne Dover carry-on.

The smell of this lovely hydrating mist definitely won't anger your seat neighbors.

Now find out which shoes make me cringe when I see them at the airport.

This post was previously published on an earlier date and has since been updated.