Are you curious to know more about this new phenomenon called packing cubes?
Then you have to read this article, we will teach you everything you need to know on how to use packing cubes and why they are so addictive to everyone who starts using them.
What is a packing cube?
A packing cube, also called a garment case, is a cube in different sizes which will help you maximize the space in your suitcase while packing. A packing cube allows you to bring more while taking up less space by compressing your clothes. By using them you decrease the air in and between your clothes which usually takes up a lot of space in a suitcase. The top of a packing cube is often transparent so you can get a good view over what you have brought with you on your journey. This way of organizing will help you find exactly what you are looking for when you are looking for it!
Who can use packing cubes?
Everyone who wants to make their life easier while traveling! If you are going on a longer trip, packing cubes can really make a difference. But also during shorter trips and weekends because you often have a smaller suitcase where you have to fit everything you want to bring with you. Kids require more change of clothes when they travel and with packing cubes you will have no problem making room for all of them.
How many and what sizes do you need?
We recommend you to use 3-4 packing cubes for an average sized suitcase and to complement your cubes with a couple of travel bags, shoe bags, travel laundry bags and underwear travel bags. A packing cube in size S is perfect for smaller garments like tops, size M for t-shirts and sweaters, size L for larger clothes like knits and trousers and size XL is perfect for big garments like jackets.
How do you use packing cubes?
The usage of packing cubes are countless and vary a lot depending on who is using them. We listened to our customers and here is a list of the best ways to use packing cubes.
1. One cube per clothing type
Put your sweaters in one packing cube, pants in a second and dresses in a third. Very smart, especially if you are packing for a longer vacation. This is also the most common way to use packing cubes.
2. One cube per purpose
Some of you like to use packing cubes for different purposes. You can put your work out clothes in one and toiletries/bathroom essentials in another. This is a beautiful twist and it shows us how many different ways there are to use packing cubes.
3. One cube per outfit or occasion
This one is really smart, especially when packing for a weekend getaway. Then you can plan and organize at the same time. Your evening outfit in one cube and more comfortable outfits for daily activities in another. Genius!
4. One cube per color
Wow, we love color coordinating! It is the icing on the cake when it comes to an organized lifestyle. Put your darker outfits in one cube and the more colorful or brighter outfits in another.
How do you fold your clothes in a packing cube?
We strongly recommend you to roll your clothes before putting them in a packing cube as seen below. Then you will be able to see exactly what garments you have in each and everyone of your packing cubes and you'll never have to look for a sweater or pair of pants in your suitcase ever again.
Let's get organized!
We hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions to the Organista team, please leave a comment and we will get back to you.