This isn’t just about an item that I was convinced I needed – it’s about one that I actually bought. And holy cow, have they changed my life.
Okay, fine – but they’ve changed the way I pack, and that’s a big part of my life. So there.
I first became aware of packing cubes when I went to Italy with the lovely Pinguina in 2008. I had seen them before at luggage stores, but the price kept me away. I figured they fell into the vast category of entirely unnecessary and potentially satanic products: like peep-toe Ugg boots (designed for getting pedicures in cold weather), a yodeling pickle, and anything from the Paris Hilton “clothing” line. These things were just invented to make you spend your money and question the existence of god, right? (more…)