I 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