Reader Hack: Use Different Color Suitcases for Each Family Member

colored_bags1.pngI use packing cubes from eBags.com. Same kind of idea as the pack it envelopes.

I have 3 sons, and we go from Boston to Disney World every year. I use a different color packing cube for each kid. Cuts down on unpacking time, too, as I just drop the cubes in the drawer and I’m done.

Once, at the Orlando airport a skycap said our bag was too heavy. He brought me a cardboard box and I opened my suitcase, whipped out a few of the cubes, and my repack was done. He commented it was the fastest he’d ever seen.

[LG]stacksandstacks has these tags in 4 colors.[/LG] Since that event, I’ve bought several smaller suitcases. Airlines really have low weight limits, so for our family it’s better to bring 3-5 small bags than 1-2 larger ones.

Someday if it is just my husband and I maybe I will try the carryon only trick

Submitted by: Beth

4 thoughts on “Reader Hack: Use Different Color Suitcases for Each Family Member

  • August 29, 2007 at 11:37 pm
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    Great travel tips – I love using the smaller bags its so much easier.

  • August 30, 2007 at 11:45 am
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    The colorful suitcases pictured are too cute. Where are they from?

  • November 17, 2007 at 11:23 am
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    yuk i don’t like it

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