In the months leading up to our trip to Italy, my sister and I discovered the versatility of packing cubes.
Whether you're checking a bag or simply using a carry-on, packing cubes allow you to maximize space in an organized, efficient way. By rolling and placing like items in an assigned cube (tops, bottoms, outerwear) it is easy to look for an item without displacing the entire contents of your luggage.
And the system works. I not only used the packing cubes to help me pack for a 10-day trip to Italy using only a carry-on, but I also used them recently for a family road trip in which I used a duffel bag as a suitcase. You know how it is with a duffel bag -- things slip, slide, and lump together -- but the packing cubes kept everything organized and (most importantly) wrinkle free.
(fyi: the packing cubes I used are called eBags, and you can purchase them here.)
|How to pack a duffel bag so that things don't slip, slide, and bunch together?|
Use packing cubes!
|I used four packing cubes to keep things organized on a recent trip to the Chesapeake Bay:|
1 large for tops
1 large for bottoms
1 long one for intimates
1 medium one for hair supplies (travel hair iron, shampoo, conditioner, round styling brush)
|I also used the packing cubes in early June for a 10-day trip to Italy using only a carry-on.|
The eBags kept everything organized.