Organize Your Carry-On Step 4: Keep Your ACCESSORIES Orderly

Organize Your Carry-On Step 4: Keep Your ACCESSORIES Orderly

Step 4: Keep Your ACCESSORIES Orderly // Choose the right packing container(s) for your accessories

All kinds of cosmetic cases, jewelry organizers, and padded pouches exist to keep ALL your accessories organized in your carry-on.

Small things are prone to getting lost, and tech gadgets can be easily bumped and scratched during your journey, so keep them organized in their own containers. If it’s not always in your purse, then your camera, tablet, or [insert your favorite tech item here] should have a designated home while you’re traveling. 


LeSportsac 3-zip Cosmetic Case

Cosmetic Organizers

When it comes to makeup, it’s easy to take more than you need. It’s also easy to forget to separate your liquids for security screening. (Oops!) Narrow it down to your essentials, and don’t forget to pack your liquid makeup in your one-quart Ziplock for the TSA line. And if you’ve got room in your toiletry organizer, you don’t even need one of these! Just put your makeup in its own Ziplock bag.

Baggallini Foldout Cosmetic Bag

  • $49.95 on
  • Dimensions: 10″ x 7″ x 3.5″
  • 2 color options

LeSportsac 3-Zip Cosmetic Case (pictured)

  • $20.00 on
  • Dimensions: 7″ x 5″ x .5″
  • 2 color options

LeSportsac Luggage 3-pc Travel Set

  • $52.00 on
  • Dimensions: vary (3 sizes included in set)
  • 3 pattern options


Mele Travel Square Jewelry Box

Jewelry Organizers

If your jewelry won’t fare well in a handy Ziplock, invest in a travel-appropriate jewelry box. This will keep everything together and easy to access. Plus, you can use these for storage at home, too.


eBags Padded Pouches

Padded Pouches

You don’t want your camera banging up against anything else in your bag. A home with some padding will prevent you from worrying too much about your pricey gadgets. Choose a size that’s appropriate for the tech items you can’t travel without.

Our Picks

Best of Cosmetic Organizers: LeSportsac 3-Zip Cosmetic Case

This cosmetic case is just the right size for carry-on travel, and it has multiple sections for optimal organization. Snaz up your suitcase and get this one in black patent.

Best of Jewelry Organizers: Mele Travel Square Jewelry Box

When you’re traveling a lot, you grow weary of the Ziploc solution. If you want something fancier and easier to re-seal, we’re fans of the Mele Travel Square Jewelry Box. The zipper closure is a big plus!

Best of Padded Pouches: eBags Padded Pouches

This one wasn’t a tough decision. eBags packing products are well-reviewed in general, and their padded pouches are no exception. A 3-piece multi-size pack is only $20, so if you’re packing tech gear in a variety of sizes, this is a good way to go.

Congratulations! You’ve Organized Your Carry-On!

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Take me back to Step 1: Keep Your CLOTHING Organized

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Organize Your Carry-On Step 4: Keep Your ACCESSORIES Orderly

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Diana is an outspoken, DIY-ing, star-chasing, hockey-loving, dog-owning, veggie-eating professional wanderer. And that's not the half of it. Not long ago she jumped ship from a comfy, predictable American life, sold all her stuff, and set out to explore the unknown. Now a full-time traveler, Diana believes that spontaneity, a smile, and an organized suitcase are the three key elements to a happy nomadic existence. Follow her personal travels on North To South.