05/22/2014 02:58 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2014

Locks, Storage and Hygiene

For my second "Finds of the Month" video, here are the three travel accessories that made it to my list of favorites!

Lewis N. Clark Triple Security Cable Lock

Yes, we all love to keep our luggage safe and secure. That's why luggage locks are an essential accessory when we embark on any type of travel. But not all locks are made the same. This lock:


has double security, and therefore, gives you double peace of mind. This lock works especially well if you have a two-zipper bag. All you have to do is hook each cable onto each set of zippers on your suitcase and voila! Double lockdown mode.

The best part is, if you ever have to leave your suitcase unattended, you can wrap one end of the lock to your bag and the other end to a pole, railing, or something secure! That way, no one will be able to sneak off with it.

Warning: I would not use this lock to leave my bag unattended in the most questionable of hostels. This lock is perfect for an emergency situation where you have to leave your bag unattended for a short amount of time only.

Human Gear GoToob



... are Human Gear's Go Toobs plastic containers and they are my favorites! They do not spill, they are easy to refill and clean, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be used for earrings, cotton pads, batteries, hair clips, pills, batteries, creams, soaps...


... the possibilities are endless!

Travelon Toiletry Sheets

Believe it or not, these:


... are dissolvable toiletry sheets! These allow you to have body wash, laundry soap, body wash and shampoo at the palm of your hand anywhere you go. All you have to do is open up the container:


... grab a sheet (make sure your hands are dry!)


... put it in your hand, add water & lather up!


Warning: these are not the most frothy of products, but they do get the job done if you ever find yourself in an emergency.

All Pictures Courtesy of Mariana Hellmund

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