Using Packing Cubes: Best Packing Cubes for Carry on Luggage

Using packing cubes is easy to do. In order to save the most space, I recommend rolling your clothes neatly enough to smooth out any wrinkles and then organize your items by packing cube. If you are not checking in a bag or are traveling on a road trip with a smaller bag, I will show you what the best packing cubes for carry on luggage are and how to maximize the most space.

If you have no idea what packing cubes are, let’s start here – Why Packing Cubes? If you do, then you know that packing cubes are a great travel item that most people don’t realize they need until they own them. They act like drawers inside your luggage and keep your items easy to find.

Using Packing cubes

Using Packing Cubes

When using packing cubes, it is important to have somewhat of a plan. Depending on how many you own, you can use them to organize your tops, bottoms, socks, etc… Sometimes it’s best to just see for yourself how using packing cubes will help organize your luggage. Check out my video below where I show you all about using packing cubes and which are the best packing cubes for carry on luggage.

Best Packing Cubes for Carry On Luggage

I hope the video showed a clear picture of using packing cubes and why the medium sizes are the best packing cubes for carry on luggage. Regardless of how you pack, using packing cubes are a great way to organize all of your essential carry on items. When you are looking for the best packing cubes to buy, there are many options. You can get a set of packing cubes in the same size or buy a variety pack. When I bought my first packing cubes, I bought one variety pack; however, each time I buy more packing cubes, I tend to get specific sizes. My first recommendation is to buy medium size packing cubes and small packing cubes. They provide the most versatility when packing.

Packing doesn’t have to be complicated. Consider a minimalist approach and challenge yourself to pack less for your next trip. If you already have a set of packing cubes, then take a look and see which size works best for you. For me, I would like to invest in more slim packing cubes, as I only have one. Their skinny size provides a nice fit when you get to squeeze something else into your luggage.

To me, the brand of packing cubes doesn’t really make much of a difference. I don’t think it is necessary to buy expensive packing cubes unless you want to buy the compression packing cubes. If you will be using packing cubes regularly, buying the cheapest ones work perfectly. The brands I have are Gonex, Amazon Basics, and Bagail. I have had mine for 2 years, and use them on every trip we take. Whether it is a road trip, flight, or cruise, packing cubes travel with me. My carry on luggage also has extra compartments to use, which gives me even more space if I need it on a longer trip. Check out my review of the best hardside luggage.

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9 thoughts on “Using Packing Cubes: Best Packing Cubes for Carry on Luggage”

  1. I’m definitely getting some of these for our summer holiday, looks like they make packing (and unpacking) so much simpler!

  2. I’d heard of these but no one had explained them to me until now. Thanks!! They look like they could really organize a suitcase well. Trying them for sure.

  3. Great tips here! We also love packing cubes and can stuff so much more in our suitcases with them! Also love them for organizing!! Love the Amazon Basics ones!

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