I’ve been thinking about getting packing organizers for awhile now. I’ve been traveling a lot recently and I needed a way to keep my things organized. I was at TJ Maxx the other day and stumbled on these [amazon text=TravelOn Organizers&asin=B00ICD5ZI4]. They were priced at $14.99; which is a great deal for this sort of thing. I was a bit skeptical because they aren’t very tall. All three organizers measure 2.75 inches tall. That’s not a ton of room. But, I’m a relatively small girl and my clothes really aren’t that big. The tag said these were designed to fit inside a 21″ carry on, which intrigued me. I’ve been trying to find a way to travel with just a carry-on when necessary, but I’m notorious for overpacking. So I thought I’d give these a shot.
I purchased two identical sets and did a trial run on packing at home. Here’s what I found. I was able to fit 4 pairs of pants in the “large” bag (14.25″x8.25″x2.75″). They were all “skinny” jeans and the organizer was pretty stuffed.
In the medium size (10.25″x8.25″x2.75″) I fit a dress and two cardigans. I probably could have fit another shirt or a tank top because I had a little bit of extra room. In the small bag (10.5″x6″x2.75″) I was able to fit 3 shirts. Again, I probably could have squeezed another one in there if I really tried.
I like that the bags are incredibly lightweight. This is ideal when traveling, especially with how strict the airlines are becoming. The fabric is water, stain and tear resistant. I also like that they have handles on the edge and that the tops are mesh so it’s easy to see what’s inside. I am a bit worried about the zipper quality, they feel a bit flimsy. I would also prefer to have two zippers on my organizers, but that’s not that big of a deal.
I have to say, I was really surprised with how much I could fit in these organizers. I was also able to fit all three organizers and my laptop in my Ebags Kalya Townsquare Bag – which fits within “personal item” category on most airplanes. It was tight, but it worked. So I’m reasonably certain they will fit in any carryon bag you’ve got.
I would recommend these organizers for short trips. I was able to get a lot of items in mine, but I also didn’t pack any underwear, bras or socks. If you are going to be gone for more than a couple of days, I’d suggest picking up an extra set. Like I said, all 3 organizers fit in my bag, which is the size of a large laptop bag. If you are packing a regular carryon, you could probably fit both sets or close to it.
You can get these organizers on [amazon text=Amazon&asin=B00ICD5ZI4]. They don’t have these exact colors, but you can find the same color scheme in the “neutrals”. They also have a “brights” set that contains a blue, pink and green.