Staying Organized While Traveling- Packing Tips

Exciting news… next week I’ll be heading out for a 2 week vacation! Two weeks is a long time to be away from home, and while traveling I can’t tolerate a messy suitcase (I wish that attitude would spill over into other areas of my life). I’ve just discovered the best packing solution for staying organized while traveling, that I just had to share. Plus, I have a fun giveaway today too!

Tips for keeping organized while traveling

Here is my new organized travel weapon-  Pack ID Packing cubes from Hey’s Luggage! This travel system is such a basic idea, but totally genius. Each zippered pouch can be designated for certain items, the packs can be identified with reusable sticker labels, and fit perfectly into your luggage. They make it so easy to organize and quickly identify your belongings when you’re on the go!

Let’s have a look inside my Pack ID Packing Cubes

Pack your luggage with packing cubes. Organize and quickly identify your belongings when you’re on the go.

 Looking straight on it doesn’t look like much, but inside these travel organizers I have-

  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 3 shorts
  • 2 dresses
  • 4 t-shirts
  • 3 blouses
  • 1 cardigan
  • 1 pair pj’s
  • 2 yoga pants
  • 2 yoga shirts
  • gym sneakers
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 5 socks
  • underwear
  • 2 bras
  • sandals
  • 2 pairs of shoes

Can you believe how much can go in these packing cubes, most bags had room to spare!

Pack your luggage with packing cubes. Organize and quickly identify your belongings when you’re on the go.

I didn’t use any travel hacks or special folding techniques, just straight from the closet into the bags. These packs are especially perfect for those hard to fold blouses that make everything so slippery in your luggage.

Pack your luggage with packing cubes. Organize and quickly identify your belongings when you’re on the go.

Then each pack gets a identifying sticker, so you know whats inside. Perfect if you quickly need to open your bag to grab something particular. Everything stays in its place, not getting unfolded and risking not getting your bag re-zippered.

There are many different ways you can use the packing cubes while travelling-

  • pack cube by item type
  • pack cube per outfit
  • pack cube per day
  • pack business clothes and casual clothes
  • pack an individual cube or color code per child
  • have two colors for his and hers
  • Separate clean and dirty clothes
  • Separate travel souvenirs from luggage
  • keep dirty shoes from clothes
  • keep tech gadgets in a cube

Pack your luggage with packing cubes. Organize and quickly identify your belongings when you’re on the go.

These 5 packing cubes fit perfectly inside my 21″ carry on luggage. (Although I know I’m going to shop, so I’ll likely take the larger suitcase!) I love this no fuss solution to staying organized while traveling.

You also can’t travel without a great handbag! I’ve teamed up with my friends at Hey’s Handbags to give away the Tropical Oasis cross body tote, perfect for your next vacation!

Tropical Oasis handbag giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Plus head over to Instagram for additional entries, I’m giving away another bag there too! 

Disclosure- this post was generously sponsored by Hey’s Luggage. As usual all ideas and opinions are my own. I’m so excited about my organized luggage!

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  1. You lucky girl ~ hope you have a great trip! Love this bag!

  2. I have to have these! Where do you find them?

    1. I got them directly from the company, Hey’s is in Ontario so shipping was quite quick. They are seriously fabulous!

  3. Michelle Smith says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii. I have never been and it looks absolutely stunning.

  4. I would love to travel to Hawaii!

  5. oh, my!! such a beautiful handbag!!!
    yes this is a great way to pack, I have some o these bags.

  6. nicolthepickle says:

    Right now it’s somewhere warm with sand, but normally it’s Italy. I’d go for the pizza, Gelato and espresso.

  7. nicolthepickle says:

    Right now it’s somewhere warm with sand, but normally it’s Italy. I’d go for the pizza, Gelato and espresso.
    Not sure if my comment posted, but here it is again.

  8. Lillian Brown says:

    my dream……………..love to travel to Hawaii

  9. Love your posts and still thinking about your poor thumb!

  10. Two weeks! Wow!!
    We’re heading on my dream vacation in September – renting a villa in Italy with our dearest friends.

  11. So many great places to visit but would love to go to Turks and Caicos.

  12. lisa bolduc says:

    Want to go to every destination in the coco mo song by the beach boys

  13. Oooh, there are so many! South Africa, Hawaii, Iceland, Japan. The list is long! Love this travel pounces and the handbag has a great summery feel!

  14. A beach. Warm sun and breezes. Any beach!

  15. Italy and St. Lucia. . . a girl can dream!

  16. Nate Fuller says:

    I would love to go to New Zealand!

  17. my whole life i’ve been dreaming about visiting New Zealand

  18. I would love to go to Hawaii or Europe.
    This is such a cute bag!

  19. I’m kind of in love with everything aqua right now, so this bag would be perfect!

  20. Oh my goodness I love the colors in that handbag. It has been too long since I have treated myself to a new bag and I would love to win this one!

  21. Angela Bowie says:

    I live in Australia so it’s always a long and expensive exercise when traveling overseas, having said that, I would love to visit Italy for the people, food and architure. I noticed a couple of commenters would like to visit Australia, I highly recommend it! So many great things to see and we’re very friendly! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize

  22. Judy Shepherd says:

    I love Paris in the spring 🙂

  23. I LOVE these! The stickers make them truly genius. I want to go to Machu Picchu.

  24. I’d love to spend a month (all expenses paid, of course:) on Italy’s Amalfi coast, visiting Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano.

    1. yes, if we’re dreaming we’re definitely doing it on someone else’s dime!

  25. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d love to go to Fiji!

  26. michelle tremblett says:

    Italy, My dream trip. I will get there one day 🙂

  27. My dream destination is somewhere tropical, no place in particular! (Those packing cubes are genius, by the way! I might have to try to see if I can get some before Snap!)

  28. What a great idea…I always find packing a challenge..this would be so helpful. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful tote. Have a wonderful vacation!

  29. dream vacation destination……..well…..where I love to go is to British Columbia… to visit my beautiful girls 🙂

  30. Great packing tips and have fun on your vacay! Love the tote! My dream would be go to scubadiving in Belize again!

  31. Hope you have a great vacation! Thanks for the packing advice. I always hate it when “slippery” blouses are all over my suitcase, too. These cubes are a great invention.

  32. Oooh… a dream destination? Probably taking my kids to see Holland.

    But not now. In ten years.

    Lots of dreams all over the place here. 😉

  33. Andrea Amy says:

    I’ve never been outside of Canada before but I’ve always dreamed of going to Ireland.

  34. I would love just a trip down south or to a cottage! But dream trip would probably be a UK tour!

  35. tintagel definitely magical and good childhood memories

  36. The bags are fantastic colors!! I would love to take a trip to Tofino and try my hand at surfing!

  37. My dream destination is Barbados ,ahhh to dream , one day hopefully 🙂

  38. Oh! What a great way to pack! I might even be able to keep my husband organized (he is a terrible suitcase guy!) Enjoy your vacation!

  39. Jen Rodrigues says:

    My dream destination is bahamas!!

  40. Suzanne G says:

    My dream destination would be Paris.

  41. Amy Heffernan says:

    I would love to visit florida!

  42. love the packing cubes and seriously love the cross body bag!! Dream Vacation??? hmmmm….how to narrow it down? the British Isles I think 😉

  43. Wendy hutton says:

    I have always wanted to go to Scotland to see some ancestral castles

  44. Elizabeth R says:

    Dream destination is Hawaii

  45. Cindy Gates-Dee says:

    I’d go back to Hawaii with those, they look awesome!

  46. Maryanne S says:

    You will have a great time. My dream vacation would be to go to Hawaii. I have always wanted to go there.

  47. I really need to start travelling because there are so many travel destinations on my bucket list. Tahiti, Italy, Greece, Tokyo during the Cherry Blossom Festival… really I could go on and on.

    1. I’d take just about anywhere! Cherry blossom season sounds lovely!

  48. Michelle H says:

    I would love to win those travel packs! I want to go to Hawaii!

  49. Erica Seaman says:

    Turks and Caicos Islands

  50. I would love to go to Italy

  51. I am not picky. My dream destination is anywhere with hot weather and a beach. However, Dream dream destination? St. Tomas.

  52. Gillybeans says:

    My dream vacation is Fiji – my husband is from there and would be nice if we could travel there together.

  53. Seriously I do not have a dream destination, we have been many places on short term mission trips. I have a number of bags that came with some of our luggage that snap along the sides. It is good for small stuff, but I too will look into getting some of these cubes. Great idea.

    1. They are so handy, I’m so looking forward to getting to my destination and not having everything flopped around the suitcase

  54. Kimberley Buckton says:

    My dream trip is through Europe. I would love to go away for 2-3 months and just travel where ever when ever. No set plan. That would be so amazing

  55. My dream destination is Europe. ALL of Europe!

  56. I would LOVE to go to Sweden 🙂

  57. Rebecca Castellano says:

    Hawaii here i come. Someday.

  58. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Would Love To Travel To Brazil!

  59. Ireland would be a dream.. simply amazing!

  60. Belinda McNabb says:

    My dream destination is venice italy

  61. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    My dream destination would be exploring Italy with my hubby

  62. I have always wanted to visit Australia.

  63. Deborah Stevens says:

    I love your new luggage tip. Those little bags look great. I always have a problem having an organized suitcase. I absolutely love the purse, gorgeous spring colours.

  64. I would love to go to London!

  65. Michaeleen says:

    I’ve always dreamed of going to Bora Bora

  66. Bora Bora is my dream destination!

  67. I would like to go to Italy.

  68. Stephanie Dawe says:

    I have no one place. I love history so any place that has any historic value!

  69. I’d love to travel to Hawaii! Or London, England! It’s always been a dream of mine to go to either of those places. I hope to accomplish it one day!

  70. I’d love to go to London, England!

  71. Treen Goodwin says:

    My dream destination is Hawaii , thanks for the chance to win , love this , would be so awesome for traveling 🙂

  72. Darlene Schuller says:

    Italy is mine, I’ve always wanted to go and spend at least 2 weeks.

  73. Paris, France… mmm the pastries, culture and sites. *sigh*

  74. I would love to go to Greece one day.

  75. Would love to visit Thailand!

  76. I am off to Australia for a month this summer to visit my daughter so this packing system would be perfect!

  77. My dream destination is Bora Bora! One day I will get there!

  78. on the top of my bucket list is Australia

  79. I want to go to Hawaii but we are saving up to go to Ireland as my hubby’s family is from there and he would love to go!

  80. aarone mawdsley says:

    I would love to go to the bahamas

  81. Margaret Proctor says:

    2 months in Chiang Mai Thailand- did it last year and would love have another 2 or 3 months next year.

  82. Sandra S. says:

    I would love to travel to Cuba. The unspoiled lands look amazing.

  83. Italy. The culture and food! I’d eat my face off!!!

  84. Shelley Hickey says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii with my hubby!

  85. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I would love to go on a castle tour in Scotland.

  86. Italy, France, Holland or pretty much any European country!

  87. Love the packs!! I will be traveling in September…thanks for the tips! Love the bag!! Would be nice to carry on my trip!!

  88. Would love to visit the Maldives

  89. I want to go to The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 🙂

  90. I would love to travel Europe, my Hubs has been all over with the military, I’d love it if he’d show me all of the wonderful European cities, especially the Canadian battle grounds.

  91. Nicole Tidman says:

    As someone who doesn’t ever get to travel, I would really love to go anywhere. London, Paris and New York City would be pretty high on my list though. 🙂

  92. Cynthia Boucher says:

    These would be wonderful for our Florida trip next year!

  93. Bora Bora, French Polynesia Islands. In one of those huts on stilts out in the ocean! …… But not on my dime!!!

  94. Love this bag!!! I’ve always dreamed of going to New Zealand….someday 🙂

  95. Carolle H says:

    My next place I would love to travel is Jasper AB

  96. Gillian Morgan says:

    Italy is my dream destination.

  97. My dream destination is Montego Bay – Hopefully that dream is not too far off!

  98. Lyndsay Tupper says:

    Anywhere HOT on a beach

  99. It would be Ireland. I’d love to go there.

  100. Tammy Dalley says:

    Italy is my dream vacation

  101. Chris Stockford says:

    I would love to travel to Hawaii!

  102. I want to go to Japan and Italy.

  103. New Zealand is on my bucket list! I only have about 7 US states left to mark off, so that is a close 2nd! Love traveling!

  104. Italy is my dream destination

  105. Amanda Younh says:

    Soooo I’m traveling right now and just last night I was thinking about how much I hate my suitcase and the mess inside of it! Those travel cubes look awesome!!!!!!

    As for a dream destination…. I think it’s every Nova Scotians dream right now for sun and warmth! Lol!!

  106. This is a tough one… I’d love to go to Peru, Italy, Antarctica, Australia & New Zealand, Scotland…! So many possibilities! And then friends travel and bring back stories and amazing photos and I have to add more locations to my wishlist. 😀

    This bag, though, I think is calling for a trip to Europe!

  107. I would love to go to the Bahamas to swim in the ocean,bask in the sun,make some awesome memories and leave my footprints there in the sand 🙂

  108. I would take my wife to the Bahamas for her birthday.If I win she can take this cute bag with her.

  109. Jocelyne Trudel says:

    I would love to go to Holland, see where my mother was born

  110. wanda macsween says:

    I would like to go to St. Lucia or Greece.

  111. Oh Maui HERE I COME! This is a gorgeous suitcase – I love all the compartments!

  112. Bailey Dexter says:

    I would love to be sitting on a beach in Hawaii , but I know this year I will be sitting in the backyard still dreaming LOL

  113. lynn clayton says:

    australia for me i want to go surf the coast badly

  114. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    My dream is to go to Paris

  115. I would love to travel to Australia/New Zealand/Fiji someday.

  116. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii for a vacation.

  117. Monica Eustace says:

    Hawaii would be fun!

  118. Regan Alford says:

    I have a few places on my list. Hawaii. Australia/New Zealand. and several places in Europe! 🙂

  119. That is so cool Virginia!!! Love that suitcase too 🙂
    I would love to travel to Punta Cana again. Like right now 😐

  120. I’d love to be on a beach anywhere in the sun!

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