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Unread 8 Feb 20, 02:31 PM  
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Do you use packing cubes?

Thinking of using packing cubes this year for our trips. Do any of you guys use them? Do you find they make packing easier/save space? Any recommendations of ones which are good?
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Unread 8 Feb 20, 02:37 PM  
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I've bought them for this trip for the first time! Got 3 sets of 6 each from Gonex off AliExpress - around 16-17 euros per set. We're moving hotels/villas a total of 6 times this trip, so I figured packing cubes would be super handy! So far I'm loving them, packing the cases has actually been so handy because you pack into the cubes, not the case. So it's easy to move cubes around to re-distribute the weight, and also easy to quickly find something - I have packed all my husband's shirts in one, all his boxers, all my daughter's shirts, all her shorts, etc, all into their own cubes. We haven't actually left yet but I already love them LOL!
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I don't think they save space or make the initial packing any easier.

They don't save space because clothes are the same volume, plus the cubes themselves take up a bit more volume. They do not make packing any easier because you are still packing.

What they do is make unpacking and repacking easier. When we arrive, take the whole cube out and put in a drawer, try to generally keep it tidy, e.g. by placing laundered items back into the appropriate cube, and then when coming home or changing hotels, pick up the cube and drop straight into suitcase.

We pack mainly by type of item, so all underwear, all t-shirts etc. But we also do one big mixed cube with a bit of everything that we put in each other's suitcase on the way out in case of lost luggage. DH and I do our own packing and I much prefer packing his packing cube into my case than being handed a load of bits and bobs for me to find a spot for.

I know other peopleuse the cubes to pack day by day, but I cannot plan out my outfits on a day by day basis, so that is not for me.

A packing cube is a packing cube to me, I don't see how any could be more "good" than another.

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That's what I'm thinking it's got to be easier to find things! I have a baby so thought that it would useful to put nappies and wipes in one, clothes, accessories etc
Lol glad you are enjoying them already 😁
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Ah yes good point! That's true unpacking will be much quicker as far as transferring to the draw in the hotel room.
On amazin they really vary in price and I'm not sure why you would pay alot more as liks you say a packing cube is a packing cube!
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Agree with a Claudette. They do not save space, what they do is make the packing and unpacking easier as in everything is together ie T-shirts , shorts, underwear etc. I bought them last year for our Florida trip and now use them all the time for traveling to and from U.K. from here. Theyre relatively cheap. I also use them to pack away winter and summer clothes out of season

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A cubes a cube, has a zip and worlds no way would I pay a lot of money for them
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We do, but only because we move around a bit. Wouldn't bother if we stayed in the same hotel for a week or two, pointless faffing about.

In fact we used them before packing things were a 'thing' - by splitting into carrier bags and zip freezer bags. Don't think you can get the big ones any more.

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I've never seen the point until we did our mini road trip. Really wished I'd had them then!
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