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Travel Tuesday | Favorite Suitcase Organization Items!!

Another Tuesday another travel video! Today we are talking about something that I have used on every single one of my trips. Whether I’m going for a night or for a weekend, they just help to keep everything organized. If I decided to pack last minute in a duffle bag without them, I instantly regretted it.

What is this magical item you speak of India? 

Well I’m glad you asked. This item would be PACKING CUBES!!!!!!! I know those things that pop up that seem like they would add so much bulk to your suitcase, so you don’t buy them. Those things. They have kept me sane on my trips. Now let’s talk about them.

I have always used packing cubes from E-Bags, which you can see here, or just search for them on the website here. They make so many different colors, sizes, and shapes for all of your packing needs. I have mainly used the slim packing cubes and the small square ones, which have gotten me through all of my trips with ease. They have great zippers that snag on the cubes and stay really strong no matter how much stuff I pack in the cubes. They also have “water resistant” material, so that your liquids won’t seep through them, buttttttttt they do have a mesh opening on the top, so that all the gross smells from your sweaty clothes won’t be trapped in and cause your clothes to become mildewy. E-bags has multiple versions of their bags, and if I were to get more I would probably try the light version of the packing cubes.

I can stuff so much stuff in my packing cubes, and it makes my luggage so much more organize, but remember this. MORE ROOM DOES NOT MEAN LESS HEAVY! The thing with the packing cubes are that they compress all of your clothes and make your luggage easy to dig through, but you still have the same amount of weight in your luggage, so make sure to still be mindful of how much stuff your bringing all of you fellow over packers.

The other version of packing cubes I got are actually compression packing cubes, which means one zipper side opens up to put your clothes in, while the other zipper is there to squeeze out the extra air out of the bag and make it extra small. I got these on amazon here. I haven’t used them yet, so I don’t have much to say about them. All I know is that they make my Away Luggage so easy to go through and keeps everything extra squishy in my hardshell luggage. I have other videos on my youtube channel about the luggage. If you made it to the bottom of this post, thank you! You’re the real MVP. If you just want to listen/watch you can find it on my youtube channel, which I have posted down below. Do you have any travel plans coming up?!?! I want to know where you’re going! I’m going to Booknet Fest next weekend in Orlando and I couldn’t be happier! Until next time,

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EBags Packing Cube Review

*Everything that is in here is my opinion and I was not paid for any of it!*

When preparing for my cruise and trip to Rome I kept stumbling on these weird bags that help you to pack and keep you organized. Now that combines two things that I love to have and do, bags and organizing. So, I had to check them out. I watched countless youtube movies and moved from website to website, and read a whole bunch of reviews. When it came down to it they were inexpensive and came in pretty colors. I decided to try the set of 3 carrying size slim packing cubes, and 3 small ones. After getting the package it surprised me how small they were, realizing that I have never seen a comparison picture. But… I already loved them and was picturing them in my suitcase, which of course they match. I decided I loved them so much, and I had not gotten my best friend a graduation present (terrible friend), so I decided to get her a set of the 3-slim packing cubes (all the same size). I got hers in one of her favorite colors of canary, and decided that I needed another set of the 3-slim packing cubes.

It was difficult to tell what the sizes were like on the website, so I put a picture here. The slim cubes were about the width of a macbook pro, and the small cubes were the size of a hardback book.
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When it was finally time for me to pack I could already see how I was going to divide up all of the clothes I was packing. For my trip I was taking 2 suitcases; a medium sized checked bag and a carry on. I then decided to use the small and slim packing cubes, which were both blue, in my checked bag, and my green odd shaped bags in my carry on. Now I read many a packing list, and I am not a light packer, but I did my best to cut down on the amount of clothes I was bringing and leave out the “just in case” category. I saw my sleeveless shirts and dresses in one, my underwear and swim suites in another, shorts and workout clothes in another, and it was all coming together.

Placing them in my suitcase after they were all packed up was like magic. They took up no room in my suitcase, especially with the amount of clothes I was packing, and I even had an extra, small cube, which I tossed in just in case I bought anything interesting.

Taking them along with me was the best decision I have ever made when it comes to traveling, and I will be using them religiously. Being able to unpack my suitcase just by taking the bags out of my suitcase and tossing them in the drawers was amazing. Definitely get them, they’re affordable and worth it!! Until next time,

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