4 absolute travel packing must haves

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We love to travel and with tighter and tighter luggage allowances we've had to find ways to be creative to avoid extra fees and ensure we have everything we need on our travels. Luckily, there are now many ways to aid you with your travel packing.

Read on for our absolute travel packing must haves.

Travel packing tips

1. Travel Packing Cubes

These are a godsend. Packing cubes are used to help you organise and create compartments inside your luggage. It also compresses everything to help you make the best use of the space.

They come in different sizes and each cubes fits into each other, much like a Russian doll. They vary in size and range from 3 cubes to 6.

These ones from Amazon are low in price and come in a range of sizes.

2. Nomatic 40L Travel Bag

This bag is great for travellers who need luggage that is suitable to carry on but that can also fit a variety of items. When we travel we need space for our tablets, shoes, toiletries and of course clothing. We love it as it's small enough to fit in the overhead locker but roomy enough to fit in everything we need. It also looks great, feels like and has plenty of pockets for extra items. It also happens to be water resistant and has a place for everything. The strap system lets you switch between using it as a backpack or as a duffel bag. Take your pick! It even features a built in tablet sleeve, water bottle pocket and a laundry bag.

Buy it here

3. Travel Wallet and Organiser

This organiser is perfect for frequent travellers. It helps you keep your passport, tickets and money safe. Made from waterproof material it keeps your items safe from the elements. Big enough to store your phone, passport and all necessary documents it also features a wrist strap for safety too.

This one's great

4. Compression sacks

These are perfect if you need to transport bulky clothing items or even sleeping bags for camping trips. You simply place your clothing inside the sack and then compress. This saves space in your luggage and adds an extra layer of protection for your clothing. If your toiletries happen to spill inside your bag your clothing will be safely packed inside and unspoiled.

When you're not travelling these can be very useful around the home. Use to store your out of season clothing or bedding items.

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Utilising these 4 tips for packing better can save you stress and space. What tips have you picked up when travel packing?

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  1. Allegra wrote:

    I am truly intrigued about the packing cubes, being a person who has always packed with the Mary Kondo style rolling system. Are they a better idea in terms of saving space? I am just in the middle of a home move and your opinion would be really useful. Thank you in advance!

    Posted 8.26.19 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Yes they're better because they compress everything so saves more space. I too am a kondo fan 🙂

      Posted 8.26.19 Reply
  2. Janja wrote:

    I am seriously considering getting packing cubes. When I travel with a suitcase its not a problem, but with backpack I make total mess everytime I need something. 🙂

    Posted 8.26.19 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      They are so useful and really reasonably priced. I highly recommend them!

      Posted 8.26.19 Reply
  3. Ain wrote:

    I am yet to go on a holiday overseas anytime soon, but I already wanted to buy those packing cubes. They look so useful. Thank you for sharing these! x Ain (www.captaineverland.co.uk)

    Posted 8.26.19 Reply