I recently purchased a set of Shacke Pak packing cubes and used them on a trip I took with my husband. (AMAZING trip, by the way. I will do a post on the trip soon!) While my suitcase is usually nicely organized at the beginning of my trips, by the end, my clothes tangle up in a wrinkle-filled mess. I can’t find any specific clothing item very quickly because invariably whatever I’m looking for has fallen to the bottom of my suitcase, underneath everything else. Since this trip lasted about a week, I really wanted a way to organize my clothes. I read reviews of packing cubes on Amazon and although I felt a little skeptical that packing cubes would make a big difference, I decided to give them a try. I chose the Shacke Pak packing cube system based on the great reviews and the size/number of packing cubes in this set.
My set had 4 packing cubes: Extra Large( 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 4″), Large (13.75″ x 12.75″ x 4″), Medium (13.75×9.75×4) and Small (11″ x 6.75″ x 4″). The set also came with a laundry bag to hold dirty clothes. I used the Extra Large, Medium and Small packing cubes for this trip. The Extra Large packing cube held my “day wear” clothes – pants, shirts, skirts and a dress. The Medium packing cube held my pjs, gym clothes, sports bras, underwear and socks. I used the Small packing cube in my carry-on suitcase to hold a couple of shirts and a skirt. I rolled my clothes before placing in the packing cubes. The packing cubes held quite a bit and kept my clothes nicely organized. Once I’d filled the packing cubes, I stacked them in my suitcase (and placed other items around the packing cubes to use up the extra space in my suitcase).
Here’s my Medium packing cube:
Ultimately, I loved how easy the packing cubes made it for me to find my clothes and to keep everything organized. When I wanted a specific clothing item, I pulled out the appropriate packing cube and found the item quickly. No more searching the bottom of my suitcase only to find the clothing item wadded up and incredibly wrinkled! I will definitely use the packing cubes on my future trips.
If you’d like to know more about the Shacke Pak packing cubes, check out these helpful videos on the Shacke Pak website.
Disclaimer: I purchased a set of Shacke Pak packing cubes. I have received no compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.