Have you discovered the wonders of packing cubes? Packing cubes are the friends of anyone (like me) who packs way too much and has to fit in a suitcase and then carefully weigh your luggage to make sure you’re not over a 50 lbs airline limit. However, packing cubes are going to revolutionize how you pack. Especially if you’re planning a mid-winter getaway.

Organizing Your Stuff

The best thing about packing cubes is how well they keep your stuff organized. Toiletries can roll around and other small stuff like cufflinks, accessories, ties, and other small items. If you carry cans of anything: deodorant, shaving cream, or anything large, packing cubes are a must have travel accessory.

Protecting Your Stuff

When I unpack in a hotel, I’m always worried about security. I’ve rarely had things stolen but it has happened. Packing cubes are a great way to conceal things too. If you have some things you would like to keep private or just out of view, packing cubes are a great way to do it. You can also put them in a drawer in your hotel and keep your items discrete. If you’re going on a romantic trip and you’ve got some things you’d rather keep private, then putting it all in a packing cube is a great way to keep your privacy intact.

Creating More Space for Your Stuff

The biggest benefit to packing cubes is more efficient use of space. If you’re one of those people who insists upon taking all your luggage into the airplane cabin, making the most use of your space and pack the most you can in the space that you have.

Where to Get Them?

Packing cubes are probably the best innovation in travel in awhile. You can get them almost anyway. We love the ones from eBags.com the most, but they are available from most travel retailers including Amazon.