Hot take: if you don’t pack properly, your entire trip will start off on the wrong foot. In the security line, you’ll be rummaging through a jumbled pile of socks, leggings, and underwear to find your toiletries. On the plane, you’ll hold up the boarding process while you jam your overstuffed carry-on into the overhead bin. Even once you get to the hotel, you won’t be able to dig out your favorite pair of jeans without emptying the entire suitcase.
Sure, small-suitcase packing tips, vacation checklists, and packing systems can help you figure out what to bring, but they won’t keep you organized. For that, you need to invest in a few packing cubes. These simple yet genius fabric organizers allow you to separate your belongings into different compartments within your suitcase for easy packing and unpacking once you get to your destination. Here’s why you need to try out these handy organizers — plus, 10 of the best packing cubes out there.