I travel a lot and therefore I am constantly on the look out for ways to make travelling less stressful and more enjoyable. I have recently used packing cubes for my trip to Australia and New Zealand and only a few weeks in to the trip the two main cubes had alright ripped or the zip had broken. You can buy them here.
Then on a recent trip to IKEA I realised they had also started selling their version of a packing cube in their travel and IKEA family range. (They have also started selling suitcases, I am intrigued to see how they match up to higher priced brands.)
However, many of you may be asking ‘what is a packing cube?’
A packing cube is a fabric cube which is usually encased with a zip. The purpose of the cube is to aid packing when going abroad, by both saving space in your suitcase but also protecting your clothes/separating your clothes. Below I have listed my pros and cons for why I would recommend using packing cubes!
You can separate your clothes if you are sharing a suitcase
Protects your clothes from explosions with toiletries
Compartmentalise different types of clothes
Keeps clothes wrinkle free
Separate dirty laundry from clean clothes
The cost – although these are pretty cheap!
Could you alternative methods
More weight if you are travelling ultra light
The IKEA, UPPTÄCKA range has two different types of packing cubes. I bought the navy blue coloured range as the other colour is pink, and I am just not a fan of pink. They come as a set of 4 for £5 if you have an IKEA family card (you can ask for one at the checkout) or for £7.50 without a family members card.
They have mesh in the front so they’re breathable, and its also useful so you can see what’s in them, instead of taking everything out to find one top.
One of the cubes is double sided, and they come in a variety of sizes.
There is a large, medium, small and shoe bag. SO HANDY!
The IKEA packing cubes don’t have an odour proof/water proof cube like many others do but I still like the idea of being able to separate my dirty laundry away from my clean clothes. If you are after an odeoured cube I know that EagleCreek do some.
Overall, a really goo investment, at £5 you really can’t go wrong and I will be sure to invest in a few more of these packing cubes for the family and partner for our next trip away this spring.
What do you do to keep organised when you’re travelling? Let me know in the comments below!
This is not a sponsored post – I merely saw these in IKEA and thought I would review them on my blog.