Packing Light: Today’s Travel Necessity


Packing light has never been easy, and with recent changes in the airline industry, learning to pack light is now more important than ever.  I have to admit that I am not good at packing. I always looked with envy at the people who were gone for two weeks and only had one bag, as I stumbled through the airport with my luggage cart.

The answer to my dilemma came when I stumbled upon packing  organizing systems. They are light weight items that are specifically made to go into your suit case or carry on. They  organize your clothes for easy access, wrinkle-free travel, and economy of space. Several brands  provide organizers including: Eagle Creek, eBags and Travelon .  All provide a host of items from which to choose including: cubes, shelves, squares, envelopes/folders and pouches.

My preference is the large envelope, because you can get so many items into it, and I like the way that you fold the clothing. The envelope holds fifteen (15) items. I bought small pouches for toiletries and jewelry. Depending upon the type of packing organizer that you select, some come with a compartment for dirty clothes. This is helpful if you are going to be away for some time without access to laundry services.  All the brands have “starter packs” that include three (3) items. This is an economical way to begin your experience and to determine which item and brand best meets your needs.

Pack-It Starter Set_eaglecreekCredit: Eagle Creek13032_3_1_eBags packing set Credit:  eBags


Finding a packing organizer system  has given me a new sense of freedom. I no longer have to agonize over how to pack my clothes. I know that I can get everything  into one case, and it is accessible upon arrival. The organizer saves me both time and money in luggage fees. That’s a win-win. Now, I can go shopping for shoes. Oh, I guess I need an organizer for that!


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