The holiday season is the time for joy, gifts, and, of course, the inevitable travel. Whether you're jetting off to a snowy escape or heading home to family, one thing is certain: packing can be more stressful than picking out the perfect present. But fear not, intrepid traveler! With these 10 smart packing tips—and a little help from our trusty packing cubes—you'll be well on your way to a hassle-free holiday.
1. Start with a List
Before you even pull out your suitcase, make a list. Not just any list—a list that would make Santa proud. Check it twice to ensure you’re only packing what you need. Remember, every extra item is extra weight!
2. Choose Your Cubes Wisely
Packing cubes are the unsung heroes of luggage organization. For holiday travel, consider different sizes: small for your socks and undies, medium for tees and shorts, and large for sweaters and pants. And with festive colors like fuchsia and teal, you can even color-code by day or event.
3. Roll, Don’t Fold
Rolling your clothes not only saves space but also reduces wrinkles. Roll each item tightly and place them into your packing cubes. It's like fitting little scrolls of joy into a treasure chest of efficiency.
4. Play Tetris with Your Suitcase
Your suitcase is a game board, and the goal is to get that satisfying ‘click’ of everything fitting perfectly. Place heavier cubes at the bottom near the wheels and lighter ones on top. This keeps your suitcase balanced and ensures you won't have to perform an emergency surgery to close it.
5. Keep the Essentials Accessible
Keep a small packing cube with essentials (like travel documents, chargers, and medications) in your carry-on. When the overhead bins are packed tighter than Santa's sleigh, you’ll be grateful for the easy access.
6. Go Light on Toiletries
Those little bottles are adorable and oh-so-tempting to pack, but most places you’ll stay likely have them. Save space and weight by sticking to the essentials. Plus, it’s an excuse to indulge in those hotel freebies!
7. Prepare for the Return Journey
Pack an extra, empty packing cube. You’ll need the space for holiday goodies and any impulse buys. Think of it as planning ahead for your future self’s souvenirs.
8. Secure Your Liquid Gold
If you must bring liquids, make sure they're in a waterproof bag. There's nothing like shampoo doubling as a "gift" in your suitcase. Remember, packing cubes may organize, but they can’t perform miracles on spilled perfume.
9. Keep Clothes Fresh
Here's a secret: place a dryer sheet in each cube. Your clothes will smell as fresh as a winter morning, even after hours of travel.
10. The Final Check
Before you zip up and head out, do one last check through your packing list. Got your tickets? Passport? Gifts? Excellent. Now you’re all set!
Packing can be a pleasure rather than a chore with a bit of organization and the right tools—like our lightweight, durable packing cubes. Check out our selection and make your holiday travel as joyful as the season itself. And remember, the world is your oyster, but your suitcase doesn't have to look like one was packed inside it!
Happy travels and happy holidays!