April 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Tags: travel news
Categorised in: Travel News
I recently took a two-week vacation to the other side of the world. I couldn’t wait to traipse through Thailand, and the planner in me immediately started reading up on “must-have” travel items for the trip itself and the 20+ hours of traveling it would take to get there. I consumed a number of articles, each purporting to know what I would need for my trip, made my own list of overlapping suggestions, and purchased items I felt had a good chance of being used. Were they all winners? Read on to see for yourself!
A note: I purchased all of these items myself. None were gifted or given to me by the companies. Unfortunately.
I pride myself on my packing skills. I was rolling up my shirts to save space before it was a hot trend. However, I had yet to try packing cubes: flexible/mesh bags that are supposed to make packing —and— unpacking a breeze. I figured that going into a two-week vacation with only a carry on for all my gear would be the perfect time to test these out.
VERDICT: Get it.
These are great! It’s not so much that they helped me pack more things, but they helped me stay far better organized during a trip than I’ve ever been. I used three different cubes for myself. One included all the toiletries that weren’t liquid, another my main clothes, and the third had socks/underwear/swimwear. Since we were only spending a few nights in each hotel, and traveling in between destinations, I didn’t feel like unpacking the suitcase with each stop. However, it was super easy to pull out each cube and just place those in a closet or drawer. They kept mess down to a minimum, and made repacking my bag a snap. Plus, the cubes also helped my husband and son keep better tabs on their items. A win all around.