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Packing clothes for travel doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Learn how to organize efficiently and save space, too. You’ll be packing like a pro in no time!


How to Organize with Travel Packing Cubes


While there are many benefits to traveling with packing cubes, one of my favorite reasons is that they help you organize. After all, when you’re on the go the last thing you want to do is waste valuable time searching for clothing.


Start by reading these general tips on how to pack light:


Packing clothes for travel doesn’t have to be a nightmare – read these tips and learn how to organize like a pro!



Compass Rose Compression Packing Cubes


Organize Clothing Categories


The easiest way to pack your clothes for travel is to use a different packing cube for tops, bottoms, and other. Here are two examples, one for winter and one for summer.


Winter Travel Packing Cube


Packing for cold weather travel can be quite daunting especially if you want to travel carry-on only.

To help you make the most of your winter gear and limited luggage space, start by reading these general tips on packing for winter travel:




1. Tops | Dresses   2. Bottoms   3. Outerwear


Summer Travel Packing Cube


Traveling in summer is wonderful – the absolute vacation of vacations. To help you pack more items and make it lighter, start by reading these general tips on packing for summer travel:




1. Tops | Dresses  2. Bottoms  3. Accessories


This is the organizational method I recommend for longer term travel, trips over 2 weeks, or round-the-world journeys.


Figuring out a packing list for long term travel is no longer a challenge with these tips!



Organize Travel Outfits


Packing clothes for travel with organizers can also help separate travel outfits. Coordinate the first few days in advance then mix and match as you go.


Want to create best travel outfits for women? Plan the perfect travel wardrobe with our packing tips!


Outfit Travel Packing Cube



1. Week One 2. Week Two  3. Accessories or Outerwear


This organizational method works best for trips under 2 weeks because you have your travel outfits planned in advance to save time. For longer trips, you’ll need to mix and match your clothing more to create unique outfits.


Please read this post to learn how to mix and match 8 pieces of clothing to create 3 weeks of outfits using the Essentials Packing List!





Packing clothes for travel to destinations with different weather can be done efficiently by separating clothes based on hot vs cold climates.


Start by reading these general tips on traveling from cold to hot climate:


Use one packing cube to store the clothing for your hot weather destination and use the other for your cold weather destination. The third can be used for layering pieces.


Create mini capsule wardrobes for each weather system!



1. Hot Weather 2. Cold Weather  3. Layers


When traveling for different climates on the same trip, think of this as a math equation. What percentage of your trip will be cold?

Pack that same percentage of clothing for cooler weather or use these layering tips to transition warm weather clothing to cold.



This is my recommended set of packing cubes. Watch this packing video and find out how they’ve helped millions of women travel carry-on only!

What are your tips for efficiently packing clothes for travel?


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