Friends! I am so excited about TODAY’S POST!!
Today, I am shouting from the rooftop how much I am in love with…
Why didn’t I listen to you ladies sooner???? So many of you have been telling me for years how I should try them, but for some reason, I just didn’t AND I WAS WRONG.
I bought three sets of THESE and used them for our ski trip to Park City and WILL NEVER NOT USE THEM AGAIN! They are life changing!
I called them life changing.
Let me start from the beginning.
…but this year, I decided to try the packing cubes, so I bought THESE on Amazon and quickly fell in love.
Here’s what happens at my house…I give my two big kids each a sticky note with what they need to pack for the trip (clothes, undies, socks, coats, etc) along with an empty laundry basket. They must fill their basket and bring it to my room. Meanwhile, I take an empty basket up to the little girls’ closet and fill theirs and then bring it to my room. Andrew and I have all of our stuff organized and on the bed and then he brings in the suitcases. And then…I’m ready to pack everything up. Now, I like to pack my suitcases by days (you can read all about that HERE), and having everyone’s stuff in one central location (my room) helps me do that.
Here is Kensington’ laundry basket of clothes/things to bring. I would say it was about two years ago that they started being responsible for bringing down what they need for a trip. Ashby is just about there herself!
So, I had everyone’s stuff (minus the little girls’, I was too excited to try the cubes, so I hadn’t packed up their stuff yet), and was ready to try out our new packing cubes (each set comes with five cubes in three different sizes).
For those of you who have never used a packing cube, you’re about to be SHOCKED.
Look at my five sweaters stacked here…
…next to the empty packing cube. And now, look at this…
Five sweaters (three on one side and two on the other plus four tanks and five t-shirts/turtlenecks) all inside…
…one packing cube.
You’re shocked right?
My mind was BLOWN!!!!!!!!!
Then you just place this in your suitcase and not only is your stuff organized, but it’s packed so tight that nothing moves and gets wrinkled.
Next, I took a smaller one of the cubes and packed up pajamas, my blardigan, undies, bras, socks and workout clothes (one set) all inside!
I did this for the kids’ stuff too. Look at Kensington’s stuff…
…I have it all sorted out there and then…
…it’s all folded up.
I ended up packing up Ashby and Madeley’s in their closet because it was just SO SIMPLE TO DO!!! Here is their stuff and then…
…it’s all packed up and ready to go!
Guys, I was freaking out!
WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO DO THIS?! I AM SO DUMB.
Next, it was super easy to toss everything in the suitcases…
And when we arrived? Everything was all organized and still neatly folded.
So, here are some random thoughts…
1: They’re not heavy at all. When you buy a set, you get five cubes and online it says that total, all five cubes weigh only one pound. At first, Andrew was concerned that the cubes would add too much weight to our already heavy bags (and we don’t want to go over the weight limit and have to pay more), but nope. They’re light.
2: I bought three sets but have already bought three more for our next trips. I would like every person to have one or have one set per day (either way you slice it). I like to divide up everyone’s things so that if a bag gets lost, everyone still has some stuff, so I was just mixing up the cubes between the suitcases, but next time, I might say “all the pink cubes are for days 1 and 2 of the vacation” and so on. (Again, to read more about my packing system, go HERE.)
3: This system just kept everything so organized when we arrived. Instead of looking around for socks, Smith knew that he had one packing cube that held his pjs, socks, and undies. It was all right there nice and neat.
Seriously, I’m in love.
So, tell me! Do you use these? Do you have other tips? Are you obsessed like me? I WANT TO KNOW!! Hahahaha!
Like seriously, in love. These are the kinds of finds that really can transform your whole world. I cannot imagine traveling without them again!!
Happy Monday! xo