I used to pack way too much and not very well before I began traveling regularly. Once, I had shampoo break open in my suitcase and stain half of what I packed. Another time, I accidentally put some brand-new, expensive skincare items in my carry-on and was forced to throw them out at the security checkpoint. Not only were these instances both very frustrating and inconvenient, but they were expensive mistakes that forced me to spend more time shopping to replace the items I’d ruined or discarded that I hadn’t planned for, setting back our entire travel itinerary. After years of frequent travel, I’ve found that there are two secrets to packing well: planning and organization. Today, I will share the best travel cases that allow me to be organized while keeping what I pack safe.
When packing numerous cosmetics, toiletries, or full-size products, like longer trips, I use this gorgeous Clarity Jumbo Train Case to keep everything organized, protected, and upright in my checked bag. It’s also great for packing essentials on road trips, train trips (as the name suggests), and weekend getaways. It also works well for snacks in the car on long drives, or it can be filled with smaller items of clothing like undergarments, socks, and tee shirts. The Clarity Mini Jetset Case is my go-to for makeup brushes, organic mascara, eyeliner, jade facial rollers, and long tubes like my organic Clean Slate Cleanser, Task Force Nine Calming Cream, & Coming Up Roses Exfoliating Mask from The Organic Skin Co.
Train Cases & Clarity Minis
I love using the Clarity Petite Case for smaller items like my AirPods, hair accessories, and smaller cosmetics, like the Vitamin Sea Serum, The Dream Cream Moisturizer, and The Only One Tinted Facial Oil from the Organic Skin Co. These are full-size products that fit well in here, along with my Antonym Cosmetics organic eyeshadow quad, and smaller items, like the pins I collect on my travels or nail polish bottles. Someday, I’d love to have this one in every color Truffle offers – they’re endlessly functional and stylish!
Clarity Petite Cases
I like saving up all my samples and mini-sized products for my travels. This way, I can either pack them in my carry-on as they’re generally TSA-compliant, or leave them in my checked bags without worrying about losing full-sized products. The Clarity Petite case is perfect for this, as is my Privacy Jewelry Case Mini, available in 4 colors, which can be used like the petite with an opaque top or with the included jewelry pouch to store jewelry. I used to struggle with tangled, disorganized, and misplaced jewelry when traveling, but this case keeps my jewelry safe, no matter how I travel.
Privacy Jewelry Case Minis
When it comes to keeping my travel documents, receipts, tickets, boarding passes, and other important papers safe and easily accessible, I use Clarity Clutches. They are great for keeping papers safe and useful for cosmetics, accessories, scarves, sheet masks, and so much more. I use these so often that I rarely leave home without them. They come in three different sizes and 5-7 colors depending upon the size, so it’s easy to coordinate with my other travel accessories like my Steamline Luggage or my travel totes so that everything looks cohesive and it’s all clearly mine should I lose something. I plan to create a post dedicated to all the different ways I use mine. I own these in black, pink, and chalk, but I plan to collect all the colors someday. Even my husband loves using them!
Vanity Pouches are how I keep my wider, longer beauty products all in one place. They’re so convenient and easy to fill with my favorite beauty products, and I don’t have to worry about spills because they’re great at keeping everything contained. I plan to take these to the beach on my travels, and they’re what I will keep stocked full of my travel necessities with my “weekend go-bag,” aka what I keep set aside at all times in case of last-minute weekend or day trips which we do more than a dozen times each year.
I’ve mentioned my Clarity Jumbo Jetset Cases before (How I Pack My Cosmetics When I Travel), and I’m still a huge fan nearly two years later! These are perfect for traveling with cosmetics, body care, art supplies, and anything one can think of. These cases are rigid, stylish, and very sturdy. I’ve taken mine on more than 30 flights, a dozen road trips, and countless weekend getaways, and not only have they kept my possessions safe and organized every time, but they’ve also held up exceptionally well. Even my chalk color still looks brand new! These are available in five leather colors and three nylon colors.
Like this packing hacking post? Keep an eye out for more coming soon, where I’ll share all my favorite packing tips and tricks with you!