reader-travel-tip2The Travel Tray
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mary Lou G., who builds on a past Reader Travel Tip of the Day about keeping track of your belongings in a hotel room. Says Mary Lou:

“Better than a piece of paper is my indispensable ‘travel tray’ from Magellan! It has a snap on each of the four corners, creating ‘sides’ on the flat surface, resulting in a shallow box 5″ x 7.75″, with one slot for glasses or similar items. When I travel, it is always placed on the dresser or on a table near the door and is the reliable place for hotel keys, glasses, watches, rings, earrings, etc. that must be located quickly. To pack it up, unsnap the corners and it lays flat in any suitcase. I never travel without it!”

Amazon doesn’t seem to carry Magellan anymore, but it does offer a similar product from Maxpedition. Thanks, Mary Lou!



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2 Comments On "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: The Travel Tray"
  1. Dave|

    Great tip. I have a similar methodology.

    The name of the company providing hte product should have an ‘s. See link below.

  2. Sandy|

    I use something similar for bathroom organizing in hotels. Rather than having my stuff all over and then reorganized by housekeeping staff, I use a collapsible dish (from REI designed as a pet’s water bowl) which fits flat in luggage but pops up to about 4 inches and is about 6 inches in diameter. Great for corraling those small travel make up items, etc.

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