It’s time to start packing for your big trip. You’ve created a nice pile of all of the items you need to take with you and now you have to figure out how to smush it all neatly into your suitcase. Of course, most of us like to try to pack as much as possible in our bags because we like to have options and never want to have that “I wish I packed that…” moment.
I travel frequently for both work and fun, and in my many travels, have learned a few things along the way about how to pack as much as possible into a carry-on sized bag. Recently, I discovered packing cubes, and they are by far the best traveling tool I have found! Here’s why I love them so much:
1. They help you stay organized.
Packing cubes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit a variety of items. When I purchased my set, I chose the 6 piece set from Bagail. Here is a link to the set I purchased off Amazon. I used a large cube for some of my bulkier items, such as jeans and pants. In the medium cubes, I packed up my shirts and PJs. In the small, I was able to fit all of my bras, socks, and undies. I used the other small bag (the one I kept in my personal item) for miscellaneous items such as charging cables, my passport, and snacks. I was able to easily fit a week’s worth of clothing in these cubes and tuck it all neatly inside my carry-on suitcase.
2. They are durable.
All brands are different, I’m sure, but the set that I purchased is quite durable. I am able to fill up the cubes and zip and unzip with ease. I haven’t noticed any issues with the seams pulling apart or had trouble with the zippers getting caught.
3. You can easily find your items.
The tops of these cubes are mesh, so it is easy to see what’s in the cubes with a quick glance. This helps save you the time and hassle of digging through all of your belongings just to find a shirt.
4. They save space.
I don’t fully understand the magic behind this, but I am able to pack quite a bit more when I use these cubes. I don’t use any vacuum seal bags, either. Just by having everything neatly placed in it’s own cube, I can easily fit a few extra outfits in my suitcase.
I highly recommend giving these a try for your next trip. I have no idea how I traveled and packed before them!