I still remember my father-in-law (may he rest in peace) going on and on about what a pro traveler I was, when he saw the tiny suitcase I was bringing on my European honeymoon in 1985. The secret to my packing success was small, zippered plastic envelopes that were each big enough for maybe two blouses or one pair of jeans. Well, now it’s 2011, and never one up to upgrade needlessly, I finally have upgraded my packing cubes to these beauties!
I understand that packing styles vary, but for me, when I am only staying two or three or four days, I do not unpack into the hotel drawers. Why do I need to, when everything is already packed, visible, accessible in these packing cubes? I can fly through my suitcase (tossing the cubes out on the floor if I need to!) and always find what I am looking for without creating any sort of mess. And the time it takes to pack up and leave? That just consists of grabbing my stuff from the bathroom counter, and zipping up the suitcase!
Oh, and they come in all sorts of yummy colors. I have one set in grasshopper green, and another in raspberry red.