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5 Reasons You Need Packing Cubes for Travel

by Sheri Griffiths

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We are big fans of packing cubes here at CruiseTipsTV. Seriously, I love ‘em, and I’ve got a closet full of them to prove it.  But, what’s the big deal with packing cubes, and why would you want them for your cruise? Well, I’m glad you asked, because we’ve got 5 solid reasons you might want … nope, I’m just gonna say it … why you need packing cubes for your cruise. Stick around until the end because I’m going to throw in a bonus reason.  

#1:

Packing cubes help you keep things organized and they save SPACE in your luggage. For instance you can put all your shirts in one cube, pants in another, and socks and undergarments in still another.  Packing cubes come in all sizes and colors, so you could even organize things by cube size or color. This makes finding things super easy … without ripping everything out of your suitcase in a tangled mess.

#2:

Packing cubes help keep clothes neat and minimize wrinkles. It’s true, but let’s be real, you’re always going to have wrinkles when packing clothes. But packing cubes keep neatly folded or tightly rolled clothes in place throughout your travels, and that’s going to reduce wrinkles. I love using packing cubes with my GoPenguin carry on rolling suitcase. GoPenguin luggage is packing cube friendly, which means it’s internal compartments were designed to allow using packing cubes in a neat way.

#3:

Packing cubes help you get the most out of your luggage space.  You’ll be able to compress your clothing more using packing cubes.  There are also packing cubes specifically designed to compress your clothes before placing them in your suitcase. Think of this as a better way of mashing the lid down on your suitcase.  Actually a way better way. Yes, I’m a reformed lid smasher. Oh, and here’s a tip; for bags with pull up handles, make sure to fill the gaps between the bars at the bottom of the suitcase before placing the cubes in. We often put socks or similar items in this space.

#4:

Packing cubes are an excellent way to redistribute weight between luggage. I recently found one of my GoPenguin Carry-on bags overweight at the airport.  Rather than paying the weight fee, I simply pulled out a packing cube and transferred it to a lighter bag.

#5:

Packing cubes help keep your hotel room and cruise cabin organized. Most times we unpack on a ship or hotel, we simply transfer our packing cubes directly into the storage shelves. There’s really no reason to pull everything out.  It’s stacks up all nice and neat, and we know exactly where everything is. We have different colors for each of us, so we just pick a shelf, and bam, unpacked.

There’s our 5 reasons, but I promised you a bonus so here it is. You need packing cubes because they are the fashion accessory of the luggage world.  Am I right? Aren't these cute?

Honestly, we have many more reasons we like packing cubes, but I know we are running the risk of gushing here. With that said though, invest in a set, and see how your travel game changes forever!

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About The Writer

Sheri and her family are California based content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship and create cruise travel films, visiting destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Sheri has experienced 32 cruises on 6 cruise lines, and was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation. Their YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 75,000 subscribers and 13 million views. Sheri also created a course for newer cruisers called the Cruise Tips TV Academy, teaching new cruisers now to navigate every stage of the cruise planning process. Their newest venture, the CruiseTipsTV Unplugged podcast features weekly, cruise tip segments and cruise stories.

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