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In our constant quest to pack light, there is always one thing that we can’t seem to downsize or organize efficiently – electronics and their cables.
Recently, I bought these awesome cord wraps and thought I’d do more research to see what else is available to help travelers keep their cables and cords all in place. Take a look at these travel cord organizer options and tips for how to pack them!
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Travel Cord Organizer Options
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Organize Cables with These Great Travel Cord Organizer Options
An electronics cable organizer keeps cords untangled and all in one place. Find your chargers and earbuds quickly and easily by using one of these helpful products.
Here are some tips on how to avoid tangles by organizing your cables!
Keep Cables Neatly Stored with a Cord Separator
I just bought three of these Bobino “cable buddies” in various sizes for my laptop extension cord, cell phone USB wire, and headphone cord. One of the reasons I like these cable organizers is that they’re extremely compact, lie flat, and are featherlight.
This Travel Charger Organizer by CableKeep is Perfect for Power and Storage
Alternatively, my second choice would be the CableKeep, which is great for laptops and also makes a wonderful cell phone charger cord organizer. Although not as compact as the others, it does feature a layer around the power supply, which keeps cables clean and protected.
Velcro and Snap Ties Make Handy Cord Travel Organizers in a Cinch
Keep Earbuds Tidy with a Compact Cord Organizer for Travel
This terrific iPhone cord organizer by TOPHOME keeps your earbuds in one spot, and the adorable Grapperz Earbud Holder takes it one step further with separate storage for each earbud to keep them hygienic.
Cheap Ties Make the Best Travel Tech Organizers
For less expensive travel cord organizer options (and items you might like to use at home), I would suggest these rubber tie twists by Nite Ize, these reusable garden ties, or these ever versatile but more permanent zip ties.
Additional Tips on Organizing Travel Cords
Downsize with a Colorful Power Cord Organizer Travel Charger
Has travel cord management got you down? The first step in dealing with electronic cables is to eliminate them. I travel with an iPhone, a mini-mic, a portable phone charger, and an external flash drive, all of which seem to have different cords.
My initial solution was to find a simple charger, but it was too hard to keep track of the adapters needed for each cord, so I’ve upgraded to this new multi-charge cable by CHAFON which seems to be the perfect downsizing solution. Say goodbye to tangled cord problems!
Check this out for the best portable power bank chargers for travel!
Locate Items Quickly in this Mesh Travel Case for Electronic Cords
One of the most convenient and lightweight items I’ve been using this past year to store my cables has been mesh drawstring bags like these by Vaultz. I LOVE THEM.
I have all my cords in one place and can easily throw them in my purse or daypack when I’m on the go. They don’t weigh anything, and it makes the prep for working remotely easier wherever I am.
They’re not only for chords! I can also use them as stuff sacks to store other items like clothing, underwear, or other random, smaller items.
Alternatively, many travelers also swear by portable organizers such as the one shown above. They love that they hold all their gear so that everything, including electronics and cords, is accessible in one location. Many agree that this makes packing so much easier.
One of our readers says, “I just started using a small organizer bag like yours for all my electrical. I really like mine, regardless of the amount of room it takes up. But that’s because I can tell at a glance which cord is which, which item I need, and if something is missing.
I also bring a multi-USB port charger so I only have to deal with one electrical cord to plug in. It makes for very complicated situations if I have it all tossed together.”
Travel Cord Organizer Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Bobino Cord Wrap||I like these cable organizers is because` they’re extremely compact, lie flat, and are featherlight.||Check Price|
|Nice Goldie Cablekeep Light||This CableKeep is great for laptops and also makes a wonderful cell phone charger cord organizer.||Check Price|
|Avantree Reusable Velcro Ties||Cord Snap Cable Ties is for smaller wires such as phone chargers and these Avantree ties for just about everything.||Check Price|
|Tophome Earbud Holder||his terrific iPhone cord organizer by TOPHOME keeps your earbuds in one spot.||Check Price|
|Nite Ize Twist Ties||For less expensive travel cord organizer options (and items you might like to use at home), I would suggest these rubber tie twists by Nite Ize.||Check Price|
|CHAFON Multi USB Cable||This new multi-charge cable by CHAFON which seems to be the perfect downsizing solution. Say goodbye to tangled cord problems!||Check Price|
|Vaultz Storage Bags||One of the most convenient and lightweight items I’ve been using this past year to store my cables has been mesh drawstring bags like these by Vaultz. I LOVE THEM.||Check Price|
|Electronics Accessory Organizer||“I just started using a small organizer bag like this for all my electrical.||Check Price|
Save Space with All-in-one Travel Electronic Adapter
So now that you have all your electronic cables organized beautifully, the last thing you need is to do is downsize your chargers. The Compass Rose universal travel adapter can plug into any outlet around the world. As a bonus, it also has dual USB ports and a surge protector. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Additional Gear to Bring if You Work on the Road
Now that you know all the best ways to pack your cords and cables, you’ll need to remember to pack the proper additional gear, which is essential to staying organized and not missing a beat. While specific gear may depend on your industry, there are some standard must-haves that you won’t want to miss.
If you’re out on the road every few weeks, the last thing you want is to be lugging around a large suitcase packed to the brim or a bunch of bags. If you can, stick to taking only a carry-on with a small rolled back and a backpack for your gear.
You can even pack cords, medications, toiletries in Ziplock bags in a pinch. Remember to travel with extra, empty bags; they will always come in handy.
As you start packing, make sure you include these musts (see above for links):
- Packing cubes
- Day pack or backpack (hiking, office supplies, travel days)
- Foldable tote bag (groceries, day trips)
- Reusable water bottle
- Laptop and protective case
- Longer laptop cord or extension cord
- Passport cover (protect your passport if you do a lot of traveling)
- Portable speaker
- Headphones (consider also bringing earbuds)
- Travel umbrella (or raincoat)
- Suitcase tag (identifiable)
- Travel towel
- Sleep mask
- Slim notebooks
- Zippered pouches or Ziplock baggies
What’s your preferred travel cord organizer? Comment and share!
For more travel packing accessories, please read:
- Best Portable Power Bank Chargers for Travel
- What are the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Travel?
- Voltage Converter vs. Travel Adapter: How do They Work?
- What is the Best Travel Adapter?
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