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Why packing cubes will change the way you travel


packing cubes for travel

Once you use packing cubes for travel, you will never go back to stuffing your suitcase with a mix of items and clothing and hoping for the best. They are simply the most sensible way to travel. Not only do they make packing an easier process, the benefits extend to while you are on your trip.


What are packing cubes?


They are fabric or plastic containers that you can put your clothing into and zip up. You can then layer packing cubes in your luggage.


Why are packing cubes so great?


Packing cubes allow you to categorize your items


Packing items by category makes it easier to find things when you need them. The cubes help contain those items. Use each for a different category such as clothing, shoes, toiletries and accessories.


We use larger ones for clothing such as jeans or sweaters, while saving smaller ones for toiletries, shoes or swim suits. With everything in a specific category, you will always know where to find what you are looking for.


Packing cubes keep items from rolling around in your suitcase


Smaller items tend to shift around in your suitcase when you travel. Something you place at the top may end up at the bottom of your suitcase if it is floating free. Stash similar-sized items in a cube, and it will hold them securely in place.


Packing cubes help keep your clothing wrinkle and odor free


It's difficult to keep clothing looking fresh and wrinkle free when you travel. But packing cubes help keep wrinkles at bay. We recommend rolling items when you pack the in cubes. Not only does this help prevent wrinkles, but it makes it so you can see all of your items from the top. When you stack your clothing, you have to leaf through it to see what is at the bottom.


Also, because your clean clothes are separated in the cubes from dirty clothes, your clothes won’t absorb odors from dirty laundry.


Packing cubes help you fit more in your suitcase


With everything contained into cubes, more stuff can fit, allowing you to bring what you need in a smaller suitcase. The shape of the cubes allow you to make use of your space more efficiently by stacking them neatly in your suitcase.


Also, packing cubes help you compress your clothing. When they are zipped up, they squeeze extra air out. Pairing the cubes with rolling saves even more space.


You never have to unpack when you reach your destination.


When you get to where you are going, you can simply take your cubes out and put them in a dresser for easy access. There is no need to unpack or repack your suitcase.


Here are a couple of the best packing cubes.


EzPacking cubes are clear so you can easily see what is inside. They can be stacked vertically or horizontally, making it easy to fit all of them into different-sized suitcases. A set comes with 8 cubes in four sizes, folding boards, a shoe bag and a laundry bag. EzPacking cubes come in a variety of colors. You can purchase your packing cube set here. Use code imagineitdone for 15 percent off.


Shopbop also has sets in black and navy. They also have clear fronts so you can see inside them. You can purchase a set of four packing cubes here.


You can find other useful travel accessories in the Travel Section of our Shop.