Homestead Hack: Travel Bag Organization

by Texas Homesteader~ 

So, y’all already know that RancherMan & I took a little road trip recently to central Texas. We were there to enjoy the 2-day Mother Earth News Fair.

It’s the first time we’ve ever been able to attend their fair. And let me tell ya it was AWESOME!

But while I was packing my bag in preparation for our trip I was reminded of something that I do to help keep my things organized inside my luggage.

Check out this Homestead (travel) Hack. Oh man, you’re not gonna believe this!

HOMESTEAD HACK: Travel Bag Organization. See what I do to help keep things organized inside my luggage. Check out this Homestead (travel) Hack #TexasHomesteader

Several years ago when RancherMan & I were in west Texas visiting relatives, we all went out garage-saleing together. (an activity we really enjoy, especially with these relatives!)

Aaaaaaanyway I stumbled upon this obnoxiously large pill box with 7 compartments. It was being sold for the low-low price of just $0.10!

So I snapped it up, knowing just what I would do with it. We won’t talk about the weird looks I got from my fam, both of whom were mighty puzzled by my smugness over my find. LOL

Using A Repurposed Pill Box

When we got home I washed the pill box up and placed it in our bathroom vanity drawer to wait for our next travel date.

The next time we planned a road trip and brought out the luggage & I fetched my obnoxiously-large pill box and got busy. I put a few pairs of earrings in a few of the compartments, some hair clips in another, an anklet in yet another and some hair ties in another.

Since the compartments are semi-see through I can easily scan for the item I’m after. Then I flip open the lid of the compartment I want to retrieve it.

No fuss, no muss. (what IS muss anyway??)

HOMESTEAD HACK: Travel Bag Organization. I use an oversized pill box to store small travel accessories. #TexasHomesteaderSo if you have small items like earrings & hair clips that always seem to get lost in your luggage, give this a try.

It works superfantastical for me!

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11 thoughts on “Homestead Hack: Travel Bag Organization

  1. Judith c

    That’s a great idea! I use one of those flannel shoe cleaning mits I picked up at a hotel. Didn’t clean my shoes with it, so I put my jewelry in it.

  2. Theresa Scopel

    I also went to the Mother Earth Fair….It was fantastic – my sisters and I had a great time. I certainly hope they continue to have these events in Texas.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Wasn’t it wonderful Theresa?? OMGosh I’m with you – c’mon back to Texas, MENF! If they do, we’ll be there for sure. What a great event! ~TxH~

  3. Jessica [Havok]

    Oh man, this is right up my alley – simply because crafting, as ColleenB said, can have a ton of little things you don’t want to lose (for me, it’s knitting, so stitch markers and tapestry needles)! I have my earrings and such in a tin I got a few years back that was for Pokemon cards (because, uh, I’m still a kid at heart!) and it works great. For travel, though, I normally just throw that kind of thing in a ziploc. It may get messed up, but I would only have a few hair ties and maybe a pair of earrings, so no harm, no foul, for the most part!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Love the Pokemon tin Jessica – LOL. I typically threw my hair ties and various things in ziplocs too and placed the ziploc in my toiletry bag. It certainly worked fine, but I like the simplicity of this big honkin’ pill box even better, it sits neatly on the vanity at the hotel & it’s easier for me to retrieve those items since it keeps each pair of earrings separate, etc. ~TxH~

  4. greg

    Great little Travel Hack.

  5. ColleenB.~Texas

    Them little bill boxes sure do come in handy, plus they take up very little space. Besides using for jewelry they are also great for storing small craft supplies; like brads; special cake decorating tips; make for great watercolor holders; sewing bobbins; to save cabinet space u can store candy sprinkles in them, saves from storing a large jar with very little sprinkles in it. Decorate and they make cute little candy holders (especially for the little kids) Storing tiny craft beads;

    Even the round prescription containers are useful in many ways.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Yeah they do Colleen. I’ve never seen these huge pill boxes before but because it was so large I was able to include barrettes and hair clips in it. The little case sat neatly on the vanity at the hotel and it was always a snap to to be able to see & easily access the compartment I needed. Perfect! ~TxH~

    2. Suzy

      The jewelery/acessories use is great, however the bobbin storage idea is also a good one. I have been trying to find something to store them in. Thanks to both of you!

      1. Texas Homesteader Post author

        Colleen always comes up with handy-dandy ideas Suzy! I’m brand spankin’ new to sewing so I may use her tip with some of the other pill boxes I have laying around… ~TxH~


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