Travel Gear Tuesday – Eagle Creek Packing Solutions

When traveling on extended trips it pays to have your suitcase packed in a highly organized fashion. This is important on short trips as well, but longer trips require more stuff and therefore more thoughtful packing.

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The products that I have used for the last ten years are the packing solutions from Eagle Creek. Mr. Misadventures actually introduced these to me when we first started dating. At first, I was not convinced that they worked. To me, it felt like that actually took up more room in the suitcase than to make without them. But now I am a convertee.

I use several sizes and can pack a lot into my large R.E.I. bag. It keeps everything organized and in one spot. As I use my clothes etc. and the bags empty, they take up so little space in my suitcase, they practically become non-existent. Of course, I use them to pack and organize any new clothes that I pick up along the way!

I have had my set of 3 18-inch folder2; 3 Pack-it half cubes; plus my Eagle Creek toilet kit for nearly 10 years without needing to replace any of them – that is value for your money!

One last tip. I slip a scented dryer sheet into each one of the bags. During my trip as I unzip each one I get I nice clean scent, nothing smells stale. Then as my dirty clothes bag fills up, I insert the dryer sheets so that the dirty clothes don’t smell up my suitcase – it’s great!

How about you? Do you have any tried and true organizers?


  1. [email protected]
    September 21, 2010

    Thanks for great packing tips! I’ll look into these. And I’ll be watching for those photos of your travels! xo

    1. Andi
      September 21, 2010

      @Sandy, you’re welcome, I always look out for other people’s experiences with products I am interested, it helps me figure out what the best stuff is!

  2. Jamie
    September 21, 2010

    I have used Space Saver bags but now I’m interested in trying those packing bags to see if they work better! And that dryer sheet tip is awesome, thanks!

  3. Brewgasm
    September 21, 2010

    Impressive. I try, but I find I’m always packing at the last minute, so organization would be one extra step.

  4. Andi
    September 21, 2010

    Such a great idea about the scented sheet!

  5. Carolyn Jung
    September 23, 2010

    The dryer sheet is a great tip. Takes up no room and really does the trick. I’m going to have to remember that.


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