Packing cubes are a travel must-have! Here are 10 reasons why they should be part of your packing routine.
For our eight-day trip to Italy, we knew we wanted to fly with just carry on suitcases. After doing a lot of research, I discovered that packing cubes were the most consistent recommendation from people who traveled overseas for extended periods.
After using them for that trip, as well as two business trips and a family trip, I can say with confidence that I will never travel without them again. I ordered the Bagail packing cubes from Amazon and am incredibly happy with them. They have more than 2,500 five-star reviews, a lifetime guarantee and a wide-range of colors available. You can buy them here.
Okay, why I am crazy in love with packing cubes? The reasons are numerous! Here is why packing cubes are so beneficial for travelers.
Think of packing cubes like drawers for your suitcase. Everything remains tidy and packing and unpacking is quick and easy. In the past I have found unpacking to be daunting, but with everything in cubes, it has helped me unpack quickly and efficiently. I like to pack my cubes by style of clothing; for instance: one for day time clothes, one for pajamas/gym clothes, and one for undergarments. The cubes offer endless options to stay organized while you travel.
Variety of sizes
The Bagail set of six offers three different sizes, making them perfect for all sizes of suitcases, as well as all types of clothes, accessories and travel essentials. The sizes are as follows: Two Large (17.5″ x 13.7″ x 4″) Two Medium (13.7″ x 9.8″ x 4″) Two Slim (13.7″x5″x4″). These sizes make them perfect for all types of suitcases, as well as weekenders and backpacks.
Ultralight and durable
This combination is incredibly important because you don’t want your cubes to add weight to your bag, but you also don’t want to skimp on quality. With a lifetime guarantee, Bagail packing cubes are lightweight and very durable. I haven’t had any trouble with the zippers, despite packing them with a lot of clothes.
Pack more clothes
You can fit more clothes in your suitcase with packing cubes because they keep everything so tightly together. People on Instagram messaged me saying they had suitcases go overweight because they could fit so much in them – ha! The great thing is that if you did have an overweight suitcase, you could easily remove a cube and easily carry it on a plane.
Have more space
Because a packing cube will compress your clothes, you will have more space in your luggage.
Clothes get less wrinkles in them with packing cubes because they are compressed. (You can put clothes in rolled or flat. I prefer rolled!)
Mesh top panel
The mesh panel in these packing cubes makes it easy to identify what you have in each cube.
Bagail offers 16 different colors/styles to choose from. I bought black for Matthew and turquoise for me. Many people shared with me that they have a color for each member of their family, which makes family vacation packing a breeze. I love this idea and plan on investing in more colors for my family.
Useful for all kinds of travel
Packing cubes are useful for a variety of traveling needs including flying, camping, and backpacking.
Storage is easy
Because they are so thin, they are easy to store. You can fold them into one another, or even tuck them in your suitcases. I have them in a small bin in my closet for easy access.
Seriously, if you travel, you will love having packing cubes. Don’t be like me and think, nah, I don’t need them. Trust me. You do need them. And you will wonder why you didn’t own these little suitcase miracles sooner.
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