Pack-It Cubes Are Your New Travel Necessity

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngiuffo/2013/09/30/pack-it-cubes-are-your-new-travel-necessity/

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    Anyone who travels with any regularity develops a system that works for them – a way to keep clean clothes and dirty cloths separate, a way to organize what’s in their luggage that maximizes space and takes advantage of even the smallest available gaps. I had my own system down so tight that I was compelled to write about it a couple of years ago, but that was before I discovered Eagle Creek’s Pack-It “system.”

    Keeping dirty clothes from clean, especially on trips that take you through multiple hotels or have you packing and re-packing with any regularity, becomes a chore. I did – and still do – carry around a new white kitchen trash liner to act as a barrier between the funk on the bottom and the fresh on the top.

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    Packing cubes do have a really useful use. But you don't need expensive one. Samsonite makes ones that are about $5 each, and I frequently see them at thrift stores.

    We have about 10 or so of different sizes that can be used for different things on different trip lengths.
    I have one that works great for a folded shirt and a pair of dress slacks. (they actually keep out wrinkles) or conversely, I can put in 6 golf shirts on one side and about a dozen pairs of underwear on the other. All in a space of 10"x12"x3".
     
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    I just received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter set and am surprised they are all so small. I'm not sure I could fit more than 2 days worth of dirty cloths into the largest bag.
     
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    I purchased a set of 3 cubes and have yet to use them on a trip. I bought them because I believed they were a great idea, but just haven't figured out how to pack them and achieve the same volume of clothes, toiletries, etc, that can without them... maybe it's just me?
     
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    yes i also like to use this..
     
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  6. andhoova

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    I guess I just don't see the point when the largest one I have looks like it would fit 2, maybe 3 tshirts..why bother cramming shirts into a small little bag when I can just cram them into my suitcase?
     
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    I use a large one and roll knit shirts when I travel. Can usually fit 5 or 6 in the cube. The smaller ones are great for socks ect.
     
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    Which brand and size do you use?
     
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    I finally just caved and bought two large sets for both my husband and I and they made staying organized during our trip so easy!
     
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    Which brand and size did you purchase?
     
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    I have been using packing cubes for years. I have a double sided one, a 15 pack-it-folder and a small one for meds and small items. I have eagle creek and they are great.
     
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    I mostly use the ebag cubes and I purchased one or two other small ones. The downside of the ebag cubes is you have to buy them in sets. I want one slender one but I would have to purchase three.
     
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