What are the Best Ways to Use Packing Cubes?
Packing cubes are the single best way to deal with luggage organization and to keep your track of everything you need for smooth and safe travels. We’ll take a close look at when it’s worth using packing cubes for your trip, why they’re great, and how to most effectively pack your bag with the original Pack-It System.
Three days into your two-week trip, you check into your room, open your travel bag, and what started out as your neatly-folded-and-packed-just-so clothes and gear now looks like it's been raided by raccoons.
So you unpack, re-sort, re-fold, and re-pack, only to end up with the same jumbled mess a few days later. Rummaging through t-shirts, socks, underwear, and shoes to find your travel diary isn’t the adventure you had in mind, is it?
Why Use Packing Cubes?
Using packing organizers is a quick, easy way to bring order and harmony to your bag—and to your trip. Of course you could freewheel it and try to organize your bag using old shoe boxes or zip lock bags, but homespun solutions usually just add to the chaos. Face it, unless your clothes, gear, and travel accessories are properly corralled, they tend to wander, and before you know it, you’re traveling with a bag that looks like a rummage sale.
In short, travelers love using packing cubes because they offer the single best system for organizing any type of luggage.
How to Use Packing Cubes
Like Goes with Like
When you pack for a trip, your clothes, shoes and accessories come from well-organized drawers, shelves, and closets. But on the road, all those items have to share the same limited real estate inside your travel pack.
Grouping items according to where they came from is a good place to start when deciding how and what to pack. You don’t keep your underwear with your shoes, or belts and electronics in a drawer with your pants. So separating them in your travel bag just make sense. Eagle Creek packing cubes are specially designed for the job. Cubes come in a broad variety of styles, shapes, and fabrics, and they act like compact drawers and shelves in your bag, keeping similar items together and separating them into categories.
● Use Packing Cubes for pants, t-shirts, pyjamas, socks, and more.
● Use Compression Sacs for bulky items and dirty clothes.
In practice, that means you can roll your socks, scarves, belts, and underwear and put them into a small or extra small cube. Then roll your t-shirts, then compress and zip them into a medium packing cube. Large cubes work well for your pants, larger shirts, and bulky items—although really you should look to compression cubes if you’re packing sweaters and winter gear.
A packing starter set is a great way to start your collection with a variety of sizes.
Even the Smallest Things Get Organized
One of the big challenges in staying organized on a trip is keeping track of the small things—your jewelry, small electronics, cords, headsets, pens, notebooks, belts, camera, and sunglasses. Packing Sacs come in a variety of sizes to make the job easy.
● The small packing sac works perfectly for your jewelry.
● The eTools Pro organizer is ready-made to control gadget organization.
● Don't forget your makeup, and all your small odds and ends that seem to defy any category. For these smaller items, try a small cube.
By using the packing organization system for even the smallest items in your bag, everything stays neat, organized, and easy to find. And as a bonus, you can fit more into your travel bag!
Perfectly Contain Dirty Clothes Stink
Separating soiled from clean clothing has always been a challenge for travelers. One solution is to launder soiled clothes daily, but that can get tiresome. The Pack-It Clean Dirty Cube solves the problem with one breathable compartment, and a second water-resistant compartment to hold in moisture and control odors. Sweaty stinky gym clothes? Wet bathing suit? No problem. With the Clean Dirty Cube you’ll go days between laundry stops and have more time for fun and adventure.
Shoe Wrangle Like a Pro
To use packing cubes properly, you have to consider the best way to contain any packing you might face. And no matter how clean you keep your shoes, you don’t want them packed next to your clothes and accessories. But you can’t go without your shoes either! Instead try zipping them inside a Shoe Cube, Sac or soft Shoe Pouches. Eagle Creek makes lots of organizers especially designed for the job. Your shoes and clothes will thank you.
Yes, There’s a Cube for That
Eagle Creek offers a wide variety of high-quality, well-designed packing accessories and other luggage to meet the needs of every traveler. If you’re packing something in your bag, chances are there’s a packing cube perfectly designed to help you pack like a pro and keep your bag well organized on the road.
No matter where in the world you’re traveling, use the Pack-It System to stay organized and travel better.
By Brendon Marchand on May 8, 2019
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