We all have electronics…smart phones, tablets, computers, cameras, kid's gaming devices etc. Keeping them organized at home is one thing, but wrangling them for traveling is another. We drove to Florida and moved Kelsie in to work at Disney. Hotels were our home for 10 days, so I wanted to share a few things I did and learned to organize all the "stuff".
These were a few things. You might have different devices, but the tips will work for anything.
Simple things to make your travels go a little smoother…
I used an old fanny pack to keep things organized and in one place, but cosmetic or toiletry bags will work too.
This type of bag has lots of little pockets that are great for organizing. Toiletry bags also have hangers…great to keep up on the back of a door.
They hold so much in all those pockets.
I also used a padded eyeglass case for individual cords and ear buds to keep in my purse.
Organized and ready to use when we were away from the hotel.
These 2 little chargers were awesome too. Highly recommend anything of this type.
I call the black one a lipstick charger. It's small and round like a lipstick tube. This one uses 2 AA batteries and gives you that boost to charge your phone when you are down to that last 1%. You will need a usb wire for your phone for this though.
This charger gets power from your main computer through the usb port not batteries. Then it just plugs directly into your iphone or iPad. Very convenient and small enough to hang from your key chain.
This tip my TOP PICK to take with you on your vacation…a power strip.
Hotel outlets are not only few and far between, but they are usually in crazy spots like behind the night stand, on the lamp base or underneath that little dining table. When you finally get back to your hotel room at night, everyone is trying to charge things at the same time, so a power strip (or even 2 of them) is essential.
Don't leave home without it!!!
Here's a tip if you are staying in a hotel and your vacation involves water or water rides in an amusement park. In Disney, we only had one day to go to a park. After we moved Kelsie in and she finished all her employment obligations, that one park had to be Magic Kingdom. First ride…Splash Mountain. I usually have small zip lock bags with me so we can store all our phones or cameras, but forgot to bring them this time.
What to grab from the hotel room? The plastic bag from the ice bucket!!
Just slip in your phones and or cameras…
Roll it up and tuck it in your bag. All your electronics will stay dry and protected!!
Edit…another great addition to your travel case was shared by Lin from Lin's Quilts in the comments section. She always brings an extension cord. Great for that one hotel outlet behind the night stand to reach your phone, computer etc. Thanks Lin!!
Hope these tips will help you when you're out and about…Happy Travels!!