Are you looking for what packing cubes may suit your needs best? Well I tried some of the most popular ones and here is my honest review!
Why are packing cubes are helpful
Packing cubes help you stay organized by compartmentalizing your belongings. You can separate different types of clothing, such as shirts, pants, underwear, and socks, into separate cubes. This makes it easier to find what you need without having to rummage through your entire suitcase or backpack.
Packing cubes also allow you to maximize the space in your luggage. By neatly folding your clothes within the cubes, you can eliminate empty gaps and utilize the available space more efficiently. This can be particularly useful when traveling with just a carry on or limited space or when packing for extended trips!
Easy packing and unpacking
With packing cubes, you can pack and unpack your belongings quickly and efficiently. Instead of individually folding and arranging each item in your luggage, you can simply place the pre-packed cubes into your bag. This saves time and reduces the chances of your clothes becoming wrinkled or disorganized during transit!
Tip: I have 4 different color sets so I can organize cubes to each person in our family! If you are going to be moving around a lot during your trip, this makes it easy to identify what you need, fast.
Separation and hygiene
Packing cubes can keep dirty or wet items separate from the rest of your luggage. If you have used clothes or wet swimwear, you can place them in a separate cube to avoid them spoiling your clean clothes.
When you arrive at your destination, you can simply remove your packing cubes and place them in drawers or on shelves. This makes getting settled in a new place, a breeze!
Packing Cube Reviews
So now that I’ve convinced you, does the kind you buy make a difference? We think so! Let’s look at three honest reviews of popular packing cubes at every price point.
Our budget option
Coming in at $15 these plastic vacuum sealing bags totally save space in your suitcase. Easy to use & they get the job done! The only risk is once you pop a hole in a bag, you can’t use it anymore. But for short term use – they work!
A Traditional Choice
Next a more traditional packing cube with a more durable exterior coming in at $25 for a set. Though they may last a long time, they would only be helpful if organization is your goal as they don’t have any features that help you save space. But still helpful in keeping things in the right place!
Finally, our personal favorite. Though at the highest price point of $45, these are not only built to last but offer a similar compression as the bags! At the very least, the second zipper takes an inch off of width per cube saving you valuable space in your suitcase. They are magic if you ask me.
As for help on the way home? Well, best of luck! I typically just stuff it in and hope for the best don’t you?
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