Traveling Easier With the Right Packing Tools

| 10/1/2014 9:59:00 AM

Marilyn JonesPacking can be one of the most stressful aspects of travel. Business or pleasure, we’re checking our itineraries, the weather, matching shoes with outfits, figuring out what outerwear to take and, for many of us, inevitably over packing.

I am an over packer. Not by a lot, but I always take along a few items I never use or need; pulling along the extra weight in the chance I might need it.

But, in my defense, I am a very organized packer.

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For years I have used eBags Packing Cubes making the process of living out of a suitcase an art form. Packing cubes come in a variety of sizes. I think of them as mini dresser drawers: one for tops, another for undergarments and pajamas, and so forth. After packing the cubes, they fit neatly into my suitcase. When I am at a hotel looking for clothes, I simply take out the cube, get what I want and put the cube back; no fuss, no muss, no stress.

As simple as the idea of packing cubes is, it is amazing how many people have never heard of them. I am often traveling with friends and family members who, after seeing my organized suitcase, immediately order packing cubes for their next trip away from home.

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