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Packing cubes

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FeltCarrot · 16/01/2020 16:52

As in the title, does anyone have any recommendations for packing cubes please. TIA

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lexloofah · 16/01/2020 20:41

Packing cubes are brilliant, so helpful at organising and space saving. We have a few sets in different sizes. They are a packed away in our cases but I think they are e-bag and eagle creek ones

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handbagsatdawn33 · 17/01/2020 17:53

Amazon basics are good. They have several packages available, with different sizes. DH & I use different colours, so easy when we share a suitcase for a short trip.

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Expressedways · 17/01/2020 21:30

Amazon basics here too- one colour per family member.

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HermioneWeasley · 17/01/2020 21:33

I use vacuum bags rather than packing cubes

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FeltCarrot · 18/01/2020 08:57

Thank you, will check out the ones on Amazon.

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BonnesVacances · 18/01/2020 10:45

I was recommended the ones from Wilkos on here and I've been really pleased with them. The set of 3 fits perfectly in my cabin suitcase.

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Aragog · 18/01/2020 11:06

We have a few sets now of varying sizes. I just but from Amazon.
I never pack cases without.

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CatToddlerUprising · 18/01/2020 11:08

I recommend the Amazon ones. Plus folding the Kondo way to give even more space

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DragonMamma · 18/01/2020 11:11

Sorry to hijack but could somebody explain how they work/what the benefits are?

We are going away at Easter and trying to get away with one case between 2A & 2C so need to be smarter in packing

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zoobincan · 18/01/2020 11:18

I find them quite restrictive when trying to fit lots into a case tbh. I usually roll the clothes and play Tetris with them.

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SummaLuvin · 18/01/2020 11:54

I would definitely look into compression packing cubes. The standard ones are helpful for organising if that is what you want. But compression ones have a double zip which has the effect of squishing and compacting clothings so you can fit more in your bag. There are many on amazon, I would choose based on reviews. Just be careful if you are flying, as you can fit more in your case the risk of having an overweight bag increases.

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bookish83 · 18/01/2020 11:57

I love them! Mine are ikea but they are all similar. Amazon have some good ones but I like the standard soft zip around ones.

The tiny ones are a bit useless so I'd go for the medium/larger sizes. I also always use one as a washing bag for bringing washing home ๐Ÿ˜Š

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FeltCarrot · 18/01/2020 17:57

We are going to SA in April and will be travelling around a bit so will not really be unpacking whilst away. We travelled around Vietnam last year and I got really fed up constantly rummaging through the (shared with DH) suitcase hence the need for the packing cubes this year๐Ÿ˜‚

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InOtterNews · 20/01/2020 13:40

I use these dry bags - they work well both in backpacks and the more traditional suicases

www.amazon.co.uk/Exped-FOLD-DRYBAG-PACK-X-SMALL/dp/B07BY5XKT9/ref=asc_df_B07BY5XKT9/?hvlocphy=1006886&linkCode=df0&psc=1&hvnetw=g&hvadid=310495279600&hvpos=1o2&hvdev=c&hvtargid=pla-619899330461&hvrand=16323997720608194789&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21


Different sizes work great and also useful for keeping clean and dirty clothes. Also rolling the clothes keeps creases to a minimum.

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Eeeeek2 · 20/01/2020 13:43

We have gonex compression ones and they're good

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Eeeeek2 · 20/01/2020 13:49

The compression ones definitely save space we went away last year 2 adults and 2 children with one suitcase. Basically you roll clothes put in bag and then there is a zip to squash it down. Also good for taking out once there and placing in different rooms/ packing up dirty stuff as you go so a lot of the packing gets done as you go along rather than having to do it in one go.

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