Don’t you hate how quickly an overnight travel bag becomes a black hole of wadded up clothes and dirty socks?
I always take an assortment of large tote bags for weekend or overnight travel, and I inevitably end up digging around in a mess of clothes, trying to find one particular thing. The other day I watched a video detailing how to pack a carry on suitcase using packing cubes from Eagle Creek. The basic idea is that you “organize” your suitcase by putting like things together in each packing cube (which are like little zippered pouches).
Earlier this week as I was packing for a two night trip, I grabbed a larger travel makeup bag I wasn’t using and packed all of my underclothes in there. I found a sturdy shopping bag for my shoes, and with the addition of those two “compartments,” my tote bag was transformed! It made locating things in the bag so much easier. I folded my shorts and t-shirts on the bottom – and when I removed the two bags that I’d placed on top, it was easy to access the clothes folded there.
If you dread the inevitable black hole of wadded up clothes like I do, try using smaller bags to contain similar items. It’s a little trick that makes a big difference! Eventually I hope to find a few Eagle Creek packing cubes on sale, but until then I will continue using this new compartmentalized travel system!
How you keep your things organized during travel?