Some people think that using packing cubes is a weird way of packing because cubes themselves occupy valuable space in the suitcase. On the other hand, there are many supporters of this kind of packing who believe that it is the best way to keep all the things necessary for the journey neaten and separated. I want to show you all the advantages of this amazing product.
Packing cubes can be your best friends
Packing cubes are relatively small lightweight fabric bags used for packing clothing. They are zip closed, and small enough to fit into a carry-on bag, suitcase, duffel bag or backpack. It means that you can use several of them to separate your suitcase into manageable sections.
The wonderful thing which can make your packing easier is that there are a lot of different cubes. They can vary in length, width, and height, giving you so many possibilities for packing any type of clothing. You can pack t-shirts and sweatshirts in the medium one, trousers, skirts, and jeans in the large, for example. There are small and even baby-sized bags where you can put socks, children’s toys, a pair of shoes or all toiletries for you and all members of your family. Actually, with different sizes and shapes, it is possible to find the right packing cubes to fit perfectly into every luggage you have.
Partners or family members who share a suitcase can separate their clothes into bags of two or more different colours. Those for children can be with painted cartoon characters on it for example. Also, if you are that kind of travellers who move a lot from one hotel to another, make your travelling easier. Just sort your outfits for different occasions in few packing cubes and you’ll easily find what you need in each place, rather than turning your whole suitcase inside out. For the organized traveller, the possibilities are endless.
Make a right decision
It’s always a good idea to check all reviews on the net about the very best available packing cubes on the market before you decide which ones are best for you. It can help you with the choice of size and number of cubes you need for that particular travel. Also, you should find out as more as possible about this way of packing. It can give you insights into all the benefits and help you to make your decision easier.
If you choose correctly, you will easily maximize space in your suitcase. Packing cubes will keep your clothes a bit more compressed, and you will fit more into your luggage than when you simply pack your clothes freely. With a little more practice, you will easily stack and fit neatly together all pieces into every available inch of your pack. Plus, they can be funny and colourful and make your kids interested in helping with packing.
Tips and tricks for better packing
Wherever you go and no matter on what way you travel, there is no right or wrong way to use packing cubes. For instance, I like to roll my clothes before placing them inside. It’s a great way to keep things jam-packed. Once you have your packing cubes filled, place them in your luggage in the best position possible. Also, some companies produce their own packing cubes which fit their bags’ dimensions. It’s very practical and comfortable solution.
If it’s possible, I recommend you to stay away from the larger sized ones. It’s probably better to have smaller ones so you can organize and compartmentalize items in a way you like. Also, some packing cubes are double-sided which make your efforts to separate certain items from the rest easier. Dirty and wet clothes can be placed in the water-repellant half, while clean clothes can be kept in the breathable mesh side.
Avoid most often packing mistakes
You can easily avoid many packing mistakes only if you obey the basic rules. First of all, if you go to the vacation by plane, check your airline’s luggage limits. In this way, you will bypass unnecessary additional costs.
Before start packing, check the weather you can expect before you go. Yes, I know that the weather is usually unpredictable, and nights might be cool even you go on the summer vacation. But it doesn’t mean that you need five different sweaters or jackets for every member of the family. Pack smart and arrive prepared for the weather conditions.
There is no any miracle method to pack your clothes to minimize creases and maximize space. You just need to find the way to do all packing painless as good as possible. Try packing cubes and discover which ways they can help you. Also, you can save some space by stuffing your socks, chargers, and adaptors into your shoes, for example.
Start on time and pack wisely
In any case, it is smart decision to devote a specific chunk of time to pack. In the beginning, I lay out everything on the floor before putting anything in the case. This means that I can easily see what outfits work well together, which items I need and which don’t. Also, in that way, I avoid the urge to pack extra things ‘just in case’ or to forget something because I can’t see it in front of me.
Organize your outfits around a simple colour scheme like monochromes or neutrals and add a pop of colour with a scarf, hat or jewellery. On that way, you’ll never have problems what to wear on the beach and during the night when you decide to go to the restaurant.
My dear ladies, please, leave all the heavy items that you can easily buy once you arrive at your destination. Those things will take up most of your weight allowance alone. No matter where do you go and at what time of year, you’ll never need more than three pairs of shoes. You need a pair of sneakers, something casual such as sandals and something classy with heels. That’s really enough for about ten days you will spend on your vacation.
In the end, I just want to advise you not to use luggage that’s difficult to use. You will certainly have difficulties to carry your bags if they are too heavy, especially if you move around a lot with children. It will cause endless frustration. Believe me, I travel a lot and know all the secrets of an efficient packaging. The point is to enjoy not having troubles with the luggage.