I wish I had had the brains to invent these myself. I was basically already doing this with different types of bags inside my suitcase.
I wish I had found out about these sooner and actually used them.
Why didn't I invent these?!!
Also, I’m a total hypocrite. My clients, friends and family think I’m an organized and fabulous packer. I’m not! But one thing that makes me look like a pro, are my cubes. For us over packers- hey, that’s me! This certainly helps you realize what you need. It makes you carefully select each item for the trip before putting them into the cubes and it’s helped me a lot in the past year or so.
There are plenty of companies out there that you can try, but let me remind you, that you get what you pay for. My first set of packing cubes were from Amazon. They lasted ONE trip. I realized how often I’d be opening and moving them around on my trips, so I decided to invest in nicer ones and I’m sure glad that I did.
Tom Binh was a company I had actually found on good ol’ instagram! They’re a Pacific Northwest company and I was really excited about the quality once they had arrived. I’ve been on a bunch of trips with these and they still look brand new out of the package, they really hold up well! I’d recommend purchasing a minimum of 4, in different sizes. Sometimes I pack all of my dresses in one and all pants in another. Then sometimes I pack my planned outfits together, whatever floats your boat and makes it easier for you. Honestly, you’re going to thank me about this game changer in your travel life. No more hating to pack and unpack and repack throughout your trip!
I don’t go anywhere without these now. They live in my suitcase and travel the world with me and let’s be real….I’m never going back! If I were to invest in another travel bag it’d be their Aeronaut 30. See above!
If you’re not traveling as often, but still really want to step up your packing game, I’d look at the Away packing cubes. You can order a set of 4 or a set of 6.
I hope this helps! Most of my female clients end up buying them for a trip and the husbands say they wish they had bought them also. Time is money, get back to spending time on your holiday, rather than packing and repacking on your trip. The secret is out….NO one likes packing. So get organize and stay organized!