ORGANIZE YOUR ITEMS WITH PACKING CUBES
Packing cubes can be a great way to make sure everything in your luggage is neatly organized into its own space – while maximizing the area available to you. With a selection of packing cubes, sort your outfits according to the days you plan on wearing them, and keep toiletries away from clothes in case of any leaks or other problems. A great tip for avoiding spills from leaky cosmetics and toiletries is to place some cellophane over the cap of the bottle before closing and screw it down. This creates a much tighter closure for less chance of the cap unscrewing and also seals the thread of the bottle top – the 2x most common reasons for in bag toiletry spills!
The chances are that you’ll find basic toiletries on board most cruise ships, such as shampoos, soaps, and even the occasional bottle of moisturizer. However, that doesn’t mean that your favorite selection will be available for you to choose from – so if you’re particular about the brands you like to use, it’s a good idea to pack a few travel-size bottles. Sometimes, packing toiletries can seem like an unnecessary luxury, but with the use of versatile packing cubes, you can always bundle a selection of your favorites into one small space – without taking up too much valuable suitcase real estate.
Finally, when packing for cruises, it’s a good idea to research your cruise line ahead of time and determine what kind of outfits may be expected from you during certain events. Certain restaurants onboard a cruise ship may expect you to dress up for your meal, whereas others will allow you to stick to the same casual appearance no matter where you go. If your cruise has a “formal night” planned, then you may want to pack something elegant – like a gown or a dress, but such an effort isn’t always necessary.
Remember, whatever you choose to pack, you can make more space with the use of packing cube sets.