Traveling With a Resealable Bag

by Wendy VanHatten

For me, traveling with a resealable bag is essential. Why? There are so many uses for  one. Here are some of my favorites.

Traveling with a resealable bag in your suitcase is a good idea. Maybe you went swimming and your swimsuit is not quite dry. Instead of trying to wrap it in your laundry bag, zip it up and keep everything else in your suitcase dry. What if your socks are smelly from  the  last hike you took and you didn’t have time to wash them? Seal them in the bag and nothing else smells like dirty laundry.


Traveling with a resealable bag in your carry on is also essential if you have lots of stuff you want to have handy during a long flight. By using this, you can place the entire bag in the seat pocket in front of you. Hand sanitizer, headphones, your phone, your book, glasses, a bag of almonds, and other things you want within reach fit nicely in here instead of stuffing them individually in the seat pocket in front of you. That way your things do not come in contact with any leftover germs in the pocket.


Traveling with a resealable bag in your purse or carry-on bag is a good place to put things you want to find easily and quickly. If you are like me, my carry-on bag is full of lots of stuff. I do not want to try and find a small item that has fallen to the bottom of the bag, especially when I am in a hurry. Need a pen to fill out a customs’ form? What about lip gloss for the dry air on the plane? How about keeping them in the resealable bag?


There are many reasons for traveling with a resealable bag. Do you have any favorites?