How to pack your tote bag

How to pack your tote bag

When it comes to travel, it’s essential to have the perfect carry on. With airlines getting tighter seating everyday and flight delays abundant, no one wants to be stuck in the airport or on a plane without the essentials. Packing your tote bag for travel can feel like an overwhelming task, deciding what gets to come onboard and what will get checked to hopefully be seen again on the other side, but we’ve compiled our list of the top items to bring with you.

The Absolute Essentials to Carry On

How to pack your tote bag

It’s good to start with the big things, packing them in and making sure they’ll fit snugly before throwing in the little pieces. Make sure to include your:

  • Laptop
  • Light Sweater
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Water bottle (empty to get through TSA)

Make sure your laptop is stowed securely in a padded laptop sleeve so it can stay protected and use a designated water bottle strap to keep everything from tossing around. Packing layers will make mom proud and keep you warm. We love the Pad & Quill Journal Notebook, for tracking thoughts, making to-do lists and keeping your ideas sorted.

The Secondary Items to Fill Up Your Tote Bag

How to pack your tote bag

After you’ve fit the big pieces into place, you can fill in the gaps with the smaller essential items. Remember to pack:

  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Headphones
  • Chargers + Compact Outlet Power Strip to charge multiple things at once
  • Snacks

When it comes to the little pieces, personal preference will decide which direction you go in for packing. Need all your tech to travel? Investing in a TechFolio can help you organize your cords and charging essentials. Looking to maximize comfort, include your favorite toiletries, snacks and your iPad to watch your new favorite binge.

Picking the Right Leather Tote for Travel

How to pack your tote bag

Perhaps the most important piece when it comes to packing your tote, is choosing the right one! A tote is an essential for travel, carrying everything you need and holding it together securely. While totes often are just catchalls for everything, at Pad & Quill, we wanted a bag that could be more than that. For us, a tote is meant to hold every piece securely but not require you to dig through it to find that one pen you need. That’s why we included a padded interior pocket, external pockets and a clutch with wallet to let you carry every essential with ease.

How to pack your tote bag

You see people carrying tote bags everywhere. Walking down the street, in the store, at work, in the gym, at the beach, around campus. Like we said, literally everywhere. Ever wonder what people carry in a tote bag?

A canvas tote bag provides you with a great way to tote around multiple items. With its durability, the canvas material can also withstand carrying heavier weighted items. What people put in their tote ultimately depends on the size of the bag they are using and where they are using it.

What Do You Carry in a Tote Bag?

Depending upon the size, some of the essential items you might carry in a tote bag include:

  • Cell Phone
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Laptop
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Headphones
  • Sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Tissues
  • Medication
  • Hand Sanitizer

Medium/Large Tote Bags

This would be your most common tote bag size. A medium to large tote provides you with plenty of room to store everything you need for the day. Whether you are headed to the office, class, or anywhere else, this size tote is versatile and can be utilized in just about any scenario!

Extra Large Tote Bags

An extra large tote bag is great for when you need to tote around a bit more than you normally would! This size is great if you are headed to the market, to the beach, or going away for the weekend. This tote is also great if you are heading to retail stores for a day of shopping.

Extra Small/Small Tote Bags

Although on the smaller size, these totes can still hold a lot! An extra small or small sized tote bag is perfect to use as a lunch tote or on the go storage. These also work great for small children, whether it’s being used at school or they’re heading to the market with you!

Clutch/Zipper Pouch

A common question people ask is should I carry a smaller bag inside a larger tote? This all depends on your personal preference. The positive to having a zipper pouch that you keep within your tote bag is that it will keep all of your smaller items in one place. The last thing you want to have to do is be rummaging at the bottom of your bag for your keys if you are in a hurry.

Some common items you might carry in a zipper pouch include:

  • Keys
  • Lip Balm
  • Money or Credit Cards
  • Cell Phone
  • Perfume or Body Spray
  • Mints or Gum
  • Face Mask
  • Tea Bags

As you can see, there are a variety of different items you can carry in a tote bag! Trying to decide which tote bag style is best for your promotional needs? Our knowledgeable Sales Representatives are available to answer your questions and help match you to the right product that meets your needs!

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I agree with what you said that medium to large tote bags are the perfect size because they are versatile and could be used in almost any scenario. I’m an incoming college freshman, which is why I want to buy a tote bag to use. I could use it for class, when I go to the gym, or even during casual hangouts with friends.

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While standing in line at the airport last week, Benson turned to me and said, “We’ve got this traveling thing down.” For the most part, I think he’s right. Though I’d honestly rather be at home in our regular rhythms, I travel on average about once a month either by plane or car for work or to visit family. As a result, we have stuff like our packing lists and game plan for airport security lines down to a science. We have a solid handle on what we do or DON’T need, at least for toiletries and our carry-on bags, and standard things that don’t change much regardless of destination, trip activities, and climate.

I thought I’d do a few packing and travel posts since many people travel during the summer. If you have tips you’d like to see, let me know!

Today I’m starting out with a simple “What’s In My Bag” kind of post with my carry on tote. This is what I pack when I’m traveling solo, and it pretty much stays the same for travel by plane or car. Believe it or not, it’s been pretty much the same for the last 3+ years. Like I said, my packing routine is down to a science!

  • This is when I travel solo. Once a kid came into the mix the carry on list changed a LOT, which I can post about later also if anyone’s interested.
  • This is also NOT for an international flight. I’d have a lot more stuff in here for that. This is what I pack for up to a 4-5 hours of air time, even if there is a long layover in between flights.

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3. Pouch full of toiletries essentials: (shop lookalike pouch HERE) small pill case with allergy medicine // travel Advil // Chapstick // travel lotion // travel tissues // floss (sometimes)The pouch came with the tote shown, and I carry this pouch with these contents daily. When traveling I make sure to have lotion with me because my hands get dry on flights. I also must have headache medicine. I’ve once gotten a headache in flight and no one around me had medicine. It was AWFUL.

  • a very short and compact 4-outlet power strip (THIS ONE) to charge multiple things yet only take up one plug. It’s SUPER handy, especially when both of us travel and need to charge our phones and laptops and other devices at the same time.
  • a dual USB car charger (HERE) to charge multiple things in the car, which again is really handy if both of us are charging. We can both charge our phones at the same time in the car.
  • a dual USB charger for a normal outlet (HERE), for the same reasons as stated above.

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Having a good laptop sleeve is so important. If you drop your bag and your laptop is unprotected, your harddisk can crash.

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i used my large longchamp for my last year of school and i also use it for my carry-on for travel. love this post!

Love this post! I probably have to use a backpack for at least some of my classes this year because some of the classes I have to take almost everything for the class (accounting….) but I love using a tote bag! I really want to invest in a longchamp soon

I use a large lonchamp for class too along with a VV tote on occassion, I feel like by my fourth year I've gotten the packing down to a science too. I try to carry as little possible as to not kill my shoulders!

This is a cute post! I have a bad back and really need to stop using a back pack! A cute tote that I switch books out between classes would be great! ?

I have a feeling that you would really love the Pilot FriXion Point Erasable Roller Ball Needle-point Gel Pens. I used them all the time for my planner and school work. They come in awesome colors and they use friction to erase!

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I used a VV cosmetic case for pencils last year and it worked beautifully! I always have my emergency kit, too!

I agree! I have really cute clinique bag that my grandmother gave me and I store all of my markers in it.

I typically use a backpack for class. Carrying a laptop, books and other stuff is just too heavy. But, I do switch to a tote if I don't need as much stuff. They are way cuter! All love all your picks. They are super cute and preppy. ?

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Found your blog and just bought four of the items, the next to buy will be the wristlet. Your site is really helpful, I have a long champ bag already but I'd just throw everything into it and it was like a messy purse. Anyway, thanks for all the tips.

Tote bags are the trendiest (and cutest) way to carry around all your stuff this summer. Whether you're heading off to the beach, the library, on a hike or trip, tote bags will help you "tote" everything around in style. We've got the go-to list of everything you *have* to pack in your tote.

Sunscreen and sunglasses

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Protect yourself from the sun stylishly with a pair of sunnies and some SPF! Sunscreen is super important to keep your skin glowy and protected from the sun.

Water bottle

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Whether you use a Nalgene, Hydro Flask, or any other type of reusable water bottle, make sure to pack one to stay hydrated during the hot summer months!

Disposable camera

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Quite possibly summer 2021's *cutest* trend, disposable cameras are perf for capturing memories with your friends all summer long. Take snaps of your besties and all the fun places you take your tote!

A good book

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A mask (or two or three)

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Some cute pastel masks will match *any* outfit, and packing a spare will ensure that you'll always have a clean one to protect you and those around you with!

Hair clips and scrunchies

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Butterfly clips will match your Y2K summer aesthetic perfectly and hold your hair back during any adventures that you get up to!

The essentials (wallet, phone, keys)

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Now that you've got all the fun stuff packed, let's not forget the essentials! Remember to pack your phone (to take cute pics with), your wallet (so you can buy an iced matcha) and your keys (ummm. so you can get back into your house?).

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Every airline carrier has its own set of luggage restrictions and fees. However, all of them have one thing in common: you’re allowed to take one personal item free of charge.

A personal item bag is defined as a backpack, tote, crossbody bag, or briefcase. The key is it has to be able to fit underneath the seat in front of you. So, how do you choose the right travel personal item bag, and what can you pack in it?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

How to Choose a Personal Item Bag

Ask yourself, where are you going? What type of trip are you taking — business or pleasure? Always check with your airline before packing a personal item bag as there’s no one-size-fits-all size that’s allowed. You don’t want to get stuck having to check your bag, likely paying a fee to boot.

Business Trip

When taking a business trip , you’ll likely require your laptop and other electrical devices such as a tablet. With that in mind, a briefcase would be a suitable choice. Our Large Expandable Brief is the ultimate personal item bag for a work trip. It features three different sections: an organizer, a generously sized main compartment, and a laptop compartment to hold a 17” device — there’s also a bonus private compartment for a change of clothes.

As if that doesn’t sound spacious enough, this model features Briggs & Riley’s CX compression-expansion technology, which adds even more packing space (2.5 inches to be exact) before compressing back down to the original size, which means you have room for your essentials. There are also four slip pockets (including one padded one for your tablet) and an elastic bloused pocket in the main compartment for specifically storing cables and charges, so they don’t get tangled up with all of your other belongings.

If you’re looking for something on the smaller side, there’s a more traditional model such as the Contact Medium Brief . It has enough space for a 15″ Apple® Macbook (or a 15.6” laptop), as well as additional storage for a tablet, files, and other business essentials. This bag also features our CordPass™ feature, which neatly organizes power brick and cables, connects the power cord to the laptop compartment, and allows you to charge it without removing it from your bag.

Pleasure Trip

There are many more personal travel bag options to choose from when you’re taking a trip for pleasure. Backpacks are a classic option, but rest assured our models are the grown-up version of your childhood school days. Take, for example, the lightweight and stylish Rhapsody Collection Essential Backpack . Along with dedicated space for your go-to essentials, this expandable laptop backpack also has a cavernous compartment for bulkier items such as a change of clothing and a pair of shoes. Hate airport security lines? Who doesn’t? The expandable Large Fold-Over Backpack provides access to the interior via a strategically placed pocket to help save time in airport security lines.

Versatile, durable, reusable, and stylish, a travel tote bag is a must-have essential for any traveler type. A carry-on tote, such as our Essential , is light-weight. Yet, it has enough generous packing space to fit necessities such as reading material, snacks, a cosmetic bag (if applicable), travel documents, and more. If you’re looking for a roomy carry-on tote bag that can serve multiple purposes, our Large Shopping Tote can be used for your flight, souvenir scouting, a trip to the beach, or whatever else your travel plans have in store.

Crossbody bags are also an ideal personal item bag because they are comfortable to carry around. After all, the weight of the bag is evenly distributed on both sides of your body. This bag style also means your hands are free to carry your coffee and show your travel documents. Our Crossbody Sling bag features a versatile shoulder-or-waist strap. The tablet pocket is padded, so it will be protected from all the other goods you can stuff in this generously-sized crossbody travel bag.

For a style that’s more like a crossbody travel purse, there’s our Rhapsody Crossbody . Sleek, simple, and with enough space to hold all of your bare essentials. As you can wear this bag in front of your body, you won’t have to worry about someone stealing your passport, wallet, or other personal items.

What Can You Pack in a Personal Item Bag?

When packing a personal item bag, you first have to remember the items you can’t take on a plane. For starters, can you have liquids in your personal item? Well, yes and no. According to TSA regulations , you’re allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your personal item bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

True story: I was inspired to write this post after reading US Weekly on my balcony yesterday morning, latte in hand. AKA: a typical Saturday morning.

I always clamor to read the “What’s in My Bag?” page of US Weekly and then am appalled by ALL THE STUFF that celebrities claim to carry with them on a regular basis. Really – you carry two books, packaged snacks, sunscreen, headphones, a hat, a scarf, a movie and wet ones EVERY DAY? Hmmmm.

It got me thinking about posts and articles I’ve seen that feature a multitude of carry on essentials for flying – many of which I’d personally never actually carry with me only because my handbag would be ridiculously heavy.

Travel Tote Bag: What to Pack

It really is easy to overfill your travel tote bag with “necessities”. I used to cram EVERYTHING into my bag: mini nail polish, face spray, moisturizer, even toothpaste. It would have made for an awesome feature in US Weekly, but it made travel a bit of a pain.

Truthfully, over the years, I’ve found myself carrying less and less when it comes to my travel tote bag, and now I really just carry ONLY the essentials. Here’s a peek of what is actually in my handbag when I’m flying:

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iPad: For a long time, I told myself I didn’t need an iPad. As much as I love to shop, part of me is still practical. I have a laptop and a phone, so I didn’t really see the point in spending another $700 on something in between.

Just before a trip to Thailand and Hong Kong a year and a half ago, though, I was DREADING the 15 hour flight, and started singing a different tune about my need to have an iPad.

These days, I’m not sure how I’d ever travel WITHOUT my iPad. I use it for the highly sophisticated and technical purpose of loading up on a TON of magazines. I used the be the gal who swung through the airport shop just before a flight, scooped up 7 magazines, and boarded the plane with a plastic carrier bag with 10 pounds’ worth of magazines. Now I just load up my iPad ahead of time and I can have 7 magazines to read without carrying the weight of any at all. Priceless.

Happy Plugs rose gold headphones: I also never used to see the purpose of novelty headphones. I mean, my phone came with the usual Apple ones – why would I buy anything else? That was until I spotted these rose gold headphones on Audrey’s instagram and, given my obsession with all things rose gold, knew immediately that I HAD to have them.

Apparently, everyone else did, too, because the rose gold headphones were SOLD OUT for the first eight days that I obsessively checked the Happy Plugs website. Fortunately, Happy Plugs eventually sorted out their inventory crisis, and I got my headphones. If you’re so inclined, they also come in 18 carat rose gold for a cool $14,500.

iPhone: Obviously. I searched far and wide for a phone case that I actually liked, and finally landed on this one. Black, white, and a side of rose gold? I’m in.

How to pack your tote bag

Sunglasses: I totally feel like I could be the pilot when I bring these on planes. Actually, that’s not why I like them – honestly, it’s because my taste in sunglasses is pretty simple, and you can’t go wrong with aviators, plane or no plane.

Wallet: A wise friend gave me some great packing advice long ago. She said “as long as you have your wallet and any prescription medicine – you’re packed”. Meaning that pretty much everything else can be purchased in case of emergency. So whenever I get stressed from packing, I remember this advice, and it helps.

Gum and other drugstore necessities: Nothing like popping a fresh piece of gum after a long flight and some peanuts. I also always carry blotting papers, since the dry air on planes can send my oily skin into overdrive.

Neutral lipstick and lipgloss: These two are pretty much always in my handbag, regardless of whether I’m flying or not!

Laptop: Again, Captain Obvious. Many a blog post for The Belle Voyage has been written at 35,000 feet. Typically I actually have TWO laptops with me – one for work, and my own personal one for blogging. The work laptop goes in the outside pocket of my carry on bag, so I’m really only toting one.

How to pack your tote bag

Travel Tote Bag: I was saving the best for last. She’s my latest and greatest – and I’ve been waiting for a few years to bring her home. A few birthday gift cards, and a late-night online shopping episode that I thought would SOLVE ALL MY PROBLEMS (as you always think they will) and she arrived on my doorstep. I just couldn’t bring myself to give her back.

But really, I can’t stand standard-issue laptop bags (one of my first posts!), so I have just been telling myself that an all-purpose black tote bag is an INVESTMENT.

And that’s pretty much it! The lighter, the better, in my mind. Often I’ll throw in a scarf as well, as a layer for the plane and to double as a headrest or pillow if I want to try and sneak in a nap.

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We’ve all been through a grueling pandemic for the past two years and are busy putting winter in the rearview. Which means we’re all ready for a reset, right? The best way to do that in our book is to simply change your location—whether it’s for a night, a weekend or a full week. A change of scenery helps your mind reset and you’re able to come back to your normal routine with a fresh perspective.

We get that packing your bags can be a hassle and you’re always asking yourself, “How many outfits should I bring? Am I going to have enough underwear?” These are all valid questions, but we’re here to coach you through a successful packing strategy. We don’t need to tell you what to pack, but rather remind you to think of it this way: How much time? And what’s the situation? To help get you started, we’ve pulled together three different travel bag categories that will set you up for success no matter how long your trip is.

For Overnights

The Tote Bag

The tote bag is ideal for a last-minute overnight stay, but it’s also the best companion for your carry-on bag as well. This type of bag is just big enough to stash a change of clothes along with your iPad, charging accessories and your dopp kit. It’s a bonus if the tote has an adjustable ergonomic shoulder pad, which will come in handy if you’re ever in danger of missing your flight.

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For Weekends

The Duffle Bag

Going somewhere for a weekend? A duffle bag makes it simple and casual. Perfect for packing shoes, two outfits, and maybe a book and your camera (leaving room for a souvenir or two). Piece of advice: roll your clothes military style to cut down on wrinkles and place your socks in your shoes to save room.

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Excursion bag,
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Waxed canvas duffle,
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For the Week

The Carry-On

A carry-on bag is the ultimate security blanket for traveling. People tend to overpack these but remember, it’s not what you pack, it’s how you pack. If you’re going on a week-long vacation, you don’t need multiple outfits for each day—edit your picks down to a few essential pieces like a few T-shirts, chinos and oxfords, then a nice jacket and jeans to pair with everything. It’s okay to cycle through and wear the same things every day, especially if they’re investment pieces.

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Cabin hardshell suitcase,
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Travel bag,
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Essential Cabin suitcase,
$740 by Rimowa

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The Bigger Carry-on suitcase,
$295 by Away

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ToteSavvy (original size) is 14″ wide and just over 10″ tall. Our ToteSavvy Mini is 9.5″ wide and 8.5″ tall. Take a look through our product info page to learn more about how each size will fit inside your handbag. If you’re buying a new handbag online, be sure to check the return policy. Not all measurements found online are accurate!

Will my tote zip close with ToteSavvy inside?

If the zipper of your tote measures at least 11″ from the bottom, then your tote should zip without a problem. Please note that some totes have an inset zipper that is 1-3″ from the top of the tote.

Will my handbag look bulky with ToteSavvy inside?

This will depend on two values: how you organize ToteSavvy, and the structure of your handbag. If you contain the items you pack in ToteSavvy to the inner pockets, you’ll have a sleeker look all around. This method also works very well with handbags that have a narrow depth. For the other value, any handbag that is made of a thick leather material will hide bulges better than a thin nylon or delicate leather material. A good rule of thumb is not to overpack unless you absolutely need to. If you do require to fully stuff ToteSavvy, opt for a larger handbag with a very wide depth.

What size Louis Vuitton Neverfull will ToteSavvy fit inside?

ToteSavvy fits inside the MM and GM Neverfull, however, the way it fits is different for each tote. Inside the MM, ToteSavvy will fit snugly with the handles peeking out of the tote. Inside the GM, ToteSavvy has room on either side and is fully hidden within the tote. Visit our Instagram page (@totesavvy) to see our insert in both GM and MM sizes.

What size Goyard St. Louis Totes will ToteSavvy fit inside?

ToteSavvy fits within the PM and GM size Goyard tote. Again, the way it fits depends on the size. Inside the PM, ToteSavvy will have little room on either side and the handles may peek out of the tote. Inside the GM, ToteSavvy will be fully hidden and have room on either side for additional items.

If my handbag has a center compartment, will ToteSavvy still fit?

We don’t recommend pairing ToteSavvy with a tote that has a center divider compartment. Though you may be able to squeeze the organizer on either side, you won’t be able to use it to its fullest capacity. We highly suggest choosing a tote that is fully open without dividers.

Why is ToteSavvy so tall?

ToteSavvy was specifically designed to allow for ease of access to each pocket. The height of the organizer allows you to easily reach inside your handbag without digging to the bottom. It also keeps your items perfectly separated and stored without risk of coming out of their compartments. We’ve personally tested the handbag flip (many times not on purpose!) and found that almost all items were left neatly inside their pockets even after falling upside down.

Most organizers collapse inside my handbag, will ToteSavvy do this?

ToteSavvy will not collapse inside your handbag. It’s designed with rigid walls that keep every pocket upright. These walls are slightly moldable and will form to the inside of your purse over time.

Can I squeeze ToteSavvy inside a handbag that’s less than 14″ wide?

We don’t recommend doing this. Though ToteSavvy may fit inside a handbag that is 13″ wide, it will compromise the integrity of the structure for both the organizer and your handbag. The Longchamp Le Pliage Large tote, and Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM are exceptions to this rule.

Is ToteSavvy washable?

ToteSavvy is not machine washable but it can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or disinfectant wipe. Do not put ToteSavvy in your washing machine or submerge under water for any reason.

Please note: Our soft grey color does discolor easier than our darker colors. Even with normal use, it may not look pristine over time.

What’s the best way to treat a stain?

We love spot cleaning with a Magic Eraser. Be careful not to get the eraser too wet before use. You don’t want the water to soak through the nylon material.

What if milk spills inside one of my pockets?

Don’t panic! Try to soak up the mess as soon as possible. Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the area and inside of the pocket. To prevent or treat any odor, generously dust baking soda in the pocket and over any area the milk touched. Let sit overnight before shaking baking soda out.

My ToteSavvy is starting to bend. Is this normal?

It is! In fact, it’s actually meant to happen. Our inner wall material is lightweight and moldable to ensure a great fit for your handbag. The slight bend you’ll see over time helps to protect your bags from tears due to ToteSavvy’s corners.

Why does ToteSavvy retail for $65?

ToteSavvy does come with a higher price tag than many purse organizers found online. Why? We’re glad you asked. The materials used to produce ToteSavvy are high quality and compliant with CPSIA regulations and CA Prop 65. You can rest assured that there are no coatings or chemicals applied to our fabrics that could be harmful. The high-end materials are not the only factor in our price-point. The sheer design and structure (patent-pending) of our organizer is also more expensive to manufacture because it requires more time and greater craftsmanship. We spent over 1.5 years in R&D perfecting our design and testing it with real parents. The goal was to create a better organizer that specifically worked as a highly functional diaper bag. We believe we hit the mark!

Does ToteSavvy come with a warranty?

At Life in Play, we strive to design and create high-quality products that our customers will love.

Our 12-month limited warranty covers product defects for items purchased through Life in Play’s website or an authorized retailer.

Please note that our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, curving of the structured inner material, discoloration from everyday use, lost changing mats, accidents, spills, or attempted repairs and alternations.

All items purchased through an unauthorized retailer or a secondhand-seller are not covered under our warranty.

Do you ship internationally?

We do! We ship worldwide. Shipping rates range between $20 to $40 USD.

What’s the transit time?

Generally, international orders spend 15 – 20 business days in transit, however, we have seen some international packages take as long as 35 business days to arrive. Please refer to our customer support page for additional information regarding transit time for international orders.

Will I have to pay duties or taxes?

Unfortunately, yes. We are unable to mark packages as gifts to avoid paying duties and cannot reimburse this fee.

It’s been over 20 business days and my international package has not arrived. Can you help?

We are unable to help coordinate delivery for international orders. If your package has not yet arrived we recommend contacting your local post office and providing them with your tracking information. Your package is likely being held at the postal office until duties or taxes are paid.