We just returned from a fantastic vacation to North Carolina to see my bff and her family. Everything about the trip was relaxed, simple and fun…including the act of packing!
We decided that we were going to pack everything that we needed for a 5 day trip for 2 adults and 1 infant into 2 carry on bags. Sounds crazy, right? Well, part of the reason that we were able to do this is because we could wash our clothes halfway through our vacation. But the other reason we could do this is because we had eBags packing cubes. This eBags Packing Cubes 3pc Set helped us keep our clothes and other items grouped together in the most logical way. For example, one cube had all of Darah’s diapers, bibs, wipes, blankets and clothes in it. Another cube had all of my husband’s clothes and the third cube had all of my clothes. Unpacking was a piece of cake, and when we needed to retrieve something from a suitcase in the middle of our travels (as you often need to do when traveling with children) all we had to do was find the correct cube and we could locate the item we were seeking. Our suitcases remained neat and orderly.
On our trip home, we kept dirty clothes in one cube, which really helped with unpacking. In the past I’ve had to wash clothes that may have still been clean simply because I couldn’t remember what had been worn or because I had to pack dirty clothes on top of clean clothes. This was a huge time saver for me when we got back to Memphis.
eBags offers packing cubes in a variety of colors. If you have several family members you could consider different different colors for each member of the family. This is definitely a set that I’ll consider expanding for our family when it grows again, and I think the color I’ll add to our red set is green!
You may be wondering if packing bags within your bags takes up valuable space and adds unnecessary weight. These are made from an extremely lightweight fabric. They weigh next to nothing, and yet, they can really hold a lot of weight. They are also very flexible, so they can easily conform to the space in which they need to fit. I didn’t notice any difference at all in the amount that I could pack into our suitcases by using these cubes. The difference I noticed was that the way things were packed now made much more sense, actually! I’m not the only one who thinks these are handy. It looks like 98% of the people who bought these packing cubes would recommend them!
One other item I’d like to try is their shoe bags. I love the idea of keeping shoes separated from other clothes, but sticking your shoes into a shoe box when traveling is rarely a practical solution. This provides a great way to keep your clothes from getting dirt that may be on your shoes on them without sacrificing extra space.
In addition to being so glad to have found these packing cubes, I’m also really glad to have found eBags! If you poke around your site you will see that they have an extensive collection of all sorts of cool stuff, from luggage, to you diaper bags, to wallets and messenger bags. There’s something for everyone and for every budget. This store is certainly not afraid to have a sale, so make sure you check out what they’ve discounted lately to snag a steal! One of my favorite features of the store is that you can shop for items by color. I love that!
Buy It!: If you are going to be doing any traveling as a family, take the headache out of packing and invest in some packing cubes. You will be so glad you did, and you’ll never take a trip without them again, guaranteed! The medium set I reviewed is currently on sale for $22 and is offered in 5 colors. There are also other sets and sizes of packing cubes that you should check out, as well!
Win It!: Now is your chance to win your very on packing cube set for your upcoming adventures! Thank you, eBags! The contest will run until June 10th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
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