T+L recommends nine compact items to help you save space—and stay organized—on the go.
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Brookstone Travel Iron

Just over five inches long, it fits right into a corner of your suitcase. brookstone.com; $35.

AQUA 0 Trench

These polyester jackets come in five different colors for women (and two for men) and fold into small envelopes that slide right into your laptop case. aqua0.net; $69.99.

Peek a Boo by Leslie Hsu

These smart shoe bags with clear windows can also be used for small items like swimsuits, socks, and undergarments. bedbathandbeyond.com; set of two $14.99.

Nike Free Run+ Sneakers

Made of lightweight materials, Nike Frees have uppers that collapse to their soles. nikerunning.com; $85.

Conair Minipro 1/2” Straightener

At six inches, it’s the smallest ceramic flat iron I’ve ever seen; there’s also a curling version. conair.com; $22.99.

Merrell Guise Jacket

Perfect for the plane: a men’s jacket that folds into a headrest. merrell.com; $129.

Capri Hanging Cosmetic Bag

A three-in-one toiletry case opens into clear plastic compartments, with a loop for the bathroom door. containerstore.com; $19.99.

Cocoon Innovations Grid-It Organizer

Keep your electronic chargers tidy with a clever elastic-covered board that straps everything into place. cocooninnovations.com; $19.99.

Reisenthel Small Shopper

An extra bag is a must for any trip; this nylon one has a hook to attach to your purse. containerstore.com; $6.99.

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