How to Organize Your Packing Cubes

People have different habits when it comes to packing – some take few days and others can fit everything within minutes.

Packing efficiently is a skill gained with experience, and having spent years traveling full-time for business and leisure we can tell you – it's not rocket science.

There are many tips and trick on how to pack quickly and efficiently, travel smart and light, while not compromising on your needs. 

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In this blog post we'd like to share with you our comprehensive overview of how best to use a packing cubes:

#1: CHOOSE WHICH SIZE OF CUBES YOU NEED

The size of the cubes you'll need is very much depending on the length of your trip, the weather and the occasion. For a short summer trip or a week-long vacation, you might only need a few medium packing cubes and 1-2 small packing cubes.

If you’re going on a longer trip, or traveling during winter season, you’ll need more cubes.

#2 CHOOSE YOUR PACKING STRATEGY

Packing cubes are perfect for packing segmentation! Choose your preferred strategy according to what makes most sense to you, so it's easy for you to find what you need, when you need it:

Clothing Category

Choose one packing cube for tops, one for bottoms, one for undergarments and delicates, and so on. If you traveling for long periods of time or in different climates, try separate seasonal clothing - put winter clothes in one cube and keep summer clothes in another one.

Colors

If you feel more comfortable categorizing upon according to colors, you can keep different colored cubes for different items. Black cubes for jeans and bottoms, White cubes for underwear and socks, brown for shirts and bouses… you get the idea 😊

Size

Keep smaller items, like bras, underwear and socks in the small packing cube. Small cubes are also great for keeping a several loose items together, like toiletries,  belts, hair accessories, or electronics. Jeans and trousers will fit better in the medium-sized cubes, and the large cubes are best for sweaters and jackets.

#3 USE WATER-RESISTANT CUBES

Make sure to pack items like liquids, creams or items that may spill in water-resistant packing cubes to protect the other contents of your luggage. They are easy to wash and dry for multiple use. Avoid using plastic bags as they are bad for the environment.

#4 USE DRYER SHEETS

Using cubes to store laundry?

Keeping your laundry in a packing cube indeed will help keep dirty clothes out of the way, but things might get smelly…

In this case, it's best to pack a few dryer sheets inside, to help prevent any odors and keep the cube smelling fresh.

#5 PACK CUBES IN YOUR CARRYON

Packing cubes that come with handles, are the best! Having cubes with handles means they can be used separately as small bags. This is a great solution especially on short trips that require only a few toiletries and a change of clothes.

Keep your cube in the carryon luggage, and the handle would make it easy to slip in and out of the carry-on bag.

 

Have any original ideas for using packing cubes? We'd love to hear!

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Happy packing!

SWAGGER | WOMEN GEARED

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