Good news: I am feeling human today. Bad news: I am terribly behind schedule when it comes to my packing for this upcoming vacation. Thankfully, I own these incredible packing cubes from eBags that make what is usually a terribly painful process only slightly painful.
When Mr. A and I go on long vacations, he always insists on taking these huge duffel bags that (to be fair) fit a lot of stuff, but make my life miserable. Somehow, he always ends up taking the larger of the two, which is completely against all rules of being a man, leaving me with the smallest. When we travel with Pickle, I end up having the privilege of getting all of my belongings spread across all three of our bags. It is beyond annoying.
After much investigation, I discovered these packing cubes. Now I have individual bags for each category of item – one for tops, bottoms, socks, undies, and so on. I liked mine so much that I ordered a complete set for Mr. A in a different color. So even if my stuff gets spread into different bags, I can easily spot and recover my cubes without totally rearranging (and wrinkling) everything else in the bag.
I have also found that I don’t even bother unpacking the cubes totally when I arrive at my destination. I just pull out the cube and stick in the dresser, which makes repacking a breeze. I have decided to also bring an extra cube for all dirty items in order to keep them separate from any delicate or dry-clean only items on the way home.
I will never love the art of packing… But at least now it is tolerable. Here’s to spending this entire weekend elbow deep in luggage! Hope yours is a bit more exciting!!