Every so often I discover a product that I not only love, but can’t imagine why I hadn’t discovered it sooner. My latest find has revolutionised the way I pack my suitcase. Perhaps you’re already using this system. They’re called, Packing Cells, (also called packing cubes) and they make packing and accessing your clothing while traveling a breeze.
Below is a photo of how I used to pack. I’d start out with good intensions - everything neatly folded. By the first night of the holiday I’d have clothing everywhere as I searched for a particular black top amongst all of the other pieces of black clothing. (I wear a lot of black when traveling).
Enter the Packing Cell System. By using zip up bags in a variety of sizes, you can compartmentalise everything. I put pants in one bag, tops in another, a small one for swimwear and underwear while keeping shoes separated from clothing. One bag for gym gear and another for those odds and ends like a hairdryer, straightener and hair brushes or accessories like scarves, gloves and belts. I also throw a couple of spare bags. Great for storing holiday purchases or laundry.
Packing cells also make it so much easier if you’re in a different location every couple of days. Simply leave the items you need the most on top.
No more pulling the whole case apart just to find that one thing! And it’s amazing how much more space there is in my case - which leaves more room for shopping. Here are a few online stores that stock Packing Cells and other travel accessories.
Enjoy your creative life, Jules