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While going on vacation is exciting, there is one thing few expect: packing your bags.
Trying to create clothes that cover all weather possibilities and then squeezing toiletries, shoes and accessories into a suitcase that’s never big enough is always a chore.
But we may have found a solution to eliminate most of the faff. Enter Packing Cubes: the smart way to organize your suitcase.
Currently an Amazon bestseller, this 8-piece set is quite affordable at £21.99. And with over 1,500 predominantly four- and five-star ratings, it’s clear that this packaging solution is reducing at least some of today’s travel misery.
Why we rate:
The lightweight set contains four mesh packing cubes, along with a drawstring pouch, a cloth pouch, a shoe pouch, and a pouch. The sets come in eight colors, from black to pink, pastel blue and even a bright yellow. Note: The content of each set varies, so please check carefully before purchasing.
Whether you use some of these in your carry-on or are packing a larger suitcase for a longer vacation, there is something that will suit all your needs.
If you’re thinking “what’s the point of packing cubes?” the answer is simple – they will help you organize your suitcase better because you can assign a cube for each ‘item type’ (eg one for underwear, one for tops, one for dresses/skirts, one for shoes etc) , fit more because they help compress everything, and keep your clothes less wrinkled.
Another way to help? If you need to find something in your case before you travel, rather than having to rip it all out and then have the hassle of repacking it all, just locate the cube/bag or pouch you put it in.
£21.99 on Amazon
If you’re worried about your cosmetics spilling or damage, there’s a waterproof makeup bag, which means nothing can leak onto your clothes.
And the handy shoe bag means the soles of your shoes aren’t touching any of your clean clothes.
If you donned a last-minute swim before flying back to the UK, you can put your wet swim cossie in a waterproof bag in the set so you don’t get everything else wet.
Not sure where to put your dirty underwear while you’re out? There’s a bag for that too.
As you can see, this packing cube set has so many possible uses that it’s a smart, affordable investment that will help eliminate the hassle of your holiday packing for years to come.
What the critics say
There’s a reason these packing cubes made the Amazon bestseller list – they make packing and unpacking so much simpler.
Shoppers have not only found them useful for travel, but storage at home as well – with one reviewer saying he uses them to store their summer clothes when the weather gets colder and people buying multiple sets to give to loved ones too.
And they seem to be the perfect set to lose your ‘packaging cube virginity’ because many newbies found this set an amazing introduction to being a more organized packer.
One customer even described the packing cubes as an “eye-opener” because she had always considered herself a good packer until using this set.
One reviewer even called them “cubes of joy”, while another happy user stated that they are an “absolute game changer” because she got so much more in her case than her husband (who didn’t use the cubes).
But the highest praise is from the airline crew member who said of all the cubes she’s tried, the BETLLEMORY Packing Cubes 8 Set is by far the best.
£21.99 on Amazon