Thursday, August 1, 2013

Travel Smart with the TravelWise Packing Cube System from EatSmart {Review & Giveaway}

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You know that feeling of being suffocated that you get when you're searching for a particular paper or certain power cord and the excess clutter around your house makes it take 15 more minutes than it should?

I get a similar feeling when I open my suitcase while traveling.

It all starts off with good intentions, as I lay my clothes out by outfits in conjunction with each day and what I'll be doing, ensuring that I have just the right things. But then I'll grab a few extras things just in case, and maybe an extra sweater (what if it's cold in July?) and it couldn't hurt to have another few pairs of shoes...

Before I know it, the result just isn't pretty.

messy suitcase

Aside from simply being a more organized person (which would happen by... magic?), I haven't seemed to come up with a way to become a more intelligent packer.

Until I was introduced to the TravelWise Packing Cube System from EatSmart.

EatSmart Packing Cubes

A leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, user friendly digital scales, I've long been a fan of  EatSmart's accurate and reliable scales (having tried the Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale, Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale and the Precision Voyager Luggage Scale).

Considering how much the EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale has improved my travels (I never get on an airplane without it!), I had fairly high expectations for the TravelWise Packing Cubes even before they arrived.

EatSmart TravelWise Packing Cubes

Right away I noticed that this set of Small, Medium and Large cubes was constructed of high-quality nylon fabric and was lightweight yet durable. Each cube featured two way easy-pull zippers, so quickly compartmentalizing your items by size, category or more wasn't going to take more than a few seconds.

All that was left to do was pack!

packing cubes

This couldn't have been much easier! I separated my items into each of the cubes (outfits in the largest, undergarments and pajamas in the middle size, and accessories into the smallest) and had no problem laying everything inside and zipping them up.

While I appreciated that the open mesh design of these cubes makes it easy to locate items, I hadn't realized just how much they would eliminate my typical toss-and-shove-items-to-the-side method while traveling.

All I had to do was place each of the TravelWise Packing Cubes into my suitcase...

TravelWise Packing Cubes

...and, upon arrival, I moved them into the hotel room drawers in less than 15 seconds.

TravelWise Packing Cubes review

While I was already pleased with the way that the Packing Cubes had performed (e.g. not a single thing shifted around during my travels, any items that had been ironed before packing stayed much smoother than if they had been directly in the suitcase), their usefulness was highlighted even more the first night of my trip.

When my roommate and I returned to our hotel room after rushing around Chicago for BlogHer, I went directly to my cubes and pulled out the items I needed for my outfit change. Liz, on the other hand, was left to dig down one side of her suitcase... then the other... then move a few things around... then dig some more...

Talk about a timesaver!

As an added bonus, when it was time to leave to head home, I simply moved the remaining unworn items into the smallest cube and filled the two larger ones with clothes to be washed. When I was back in my house, I was able to grab the cubes by their convenient handles, bring them right to the washing machine and get back into the swing of "real life" even sooner.

Plus, due to how compact and flexible these cubes are when not in use, once I had them emptied, they were able to store stacked inside each other and out of the way with ease.

packing cubes review

While I was initially slightly skeptical at how much of a difference the TravelWise Packing Cube System could provide, this first use has already sold me! They are able to eliminate the chaotic searches for particular items of clothing, keep everything organized and tidy, and really use luggage space to its fullest.

Available in black, purple, red, silver and teal, the TravelWise cubes make a great gift for the frequent flyer, biker, backpacker or casual/weekend traveler who wants to simplify, straighten and streamline their packing. These cubes have joined the ranks of my Precision Voyager Luggage Scale in terms of necessity and I can't wait to see what incredible product EatSmart adds to their travel collection next!

Retailing for only $23.95 (with free shipping and free returns!) from Amazon.com, this durable, 3-piece set is guaranteed to make your next trip more manageable. Find out more about this and all of EatSmart's innovative products by visiting their website and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be prepared to pack for their next trip in (organized) style, because...

One lucky person will win a TravelWise Packing Cube System 3-Piece Set from EatSmart!

packing cubes giveaway


A big thank you to EatSmart for providing TravelWise Packing Cubes for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I never seem to have enough room in my suitcase

heatherp626 said...

I love how organized everything is. Looks like so much more space!

heatherp626@msn.com

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

Packing everything into a suitcase stresses me out. This looks like it would help with the organization a lot.

helen may said...

I travel a lot with work and it would be nice to have everything a little bit more organized! Thanks

Melissa B. said...

I would like to travel with these cubes because I take a lot of stuff with me to Disney World.

Em Ma said...

I travel quite a bit for work and this sounds like the perfect product to keep me more organized and my clothes less of a wrinkled mess.

Janice Crespo said...

I usually "hop" to my destination - a night here - a night there - and then to my destination - would be nice to keep each "leg" of the journey packed separately:)

Cjnedrow said...

I love things to be neat and organized. Traveling with these would make life so much more enjoyable.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I love to have everything organized while I am traveling.

Holly Kennedy said...

My fiance works out of state and travels all the time. Did I mention he has OCD? He would love this.

Laura Aldridge said...

I could use some more room in my suitcase when I travel home to visit my family!

wigget said...

it would help keep our different things organized if using one large suitcase

MissieFaye said...

This would be ideal for me because my previous (and ungainly) luggage was destroyed in a basement flood. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anne said...

This packing system is great! I'd love to be able to keep things more organized when traveling, because I can never seem to put my hands on what I want without digging through everything.

Amy Honious said...

i travel a fair bit and have always wanted some of these packing cubes but have been reluctant to spend $$$ on them! i know they would help me to be able to cram tons more into my carryon! thanks

Helga said...

I would like to have these for my road trips to the shore.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I need to stay organized when traveling and these would help me with that.

jbmthill said...

I think it would be quicker to unpack at your destination and know where to find what you are looking for if you do not unpack. We travel out of state more than 3 times a year, these would be great to have for me and my family.

like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

clenna said...

I want this system because it is organized and EASY!

clenna at aol dot com

maryjaco1 said...

nicely organized

JC said...

I would like to use these to make packing for travel easier.

Deal Bunny said...

it would make organizing and separating the his & hers things much easier! then my things wouldnt be dug through in order to find his ;)

aperry said...

would be awesome to use for packing cloth diapers

Victoria Nyquist said...

This would make traveling so much easier! I would be organized and I would be able to pack all that I need and fit it smartly into my bag!

walk9 said...

I am definitely an overpacker!

Mikaela said...

I would love to use this for my trip to Florida! It would help so much with packing clothes for a week for two people (including a baby)!

Kim Pinch said...

I would love this so I could keep organized and my clothes would stay neat.

Kayla said...

This would make our twice a year trips go much smoother :).

blessedintexas said...

I would love these because it keeps things organized in your suitcase so it doesn't just all end up in a wrinkled pile from digging around in it.
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I often pack more than one of us in one large suitcase, so this would keep everything organized so much better!

Kera Brown said...

This would help me keep my husbands and my stuff separated and folded properly as we usually share a suitcase. It also allows us to iron before leaving so there's no chores on vacation~

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

It looks like it would make packing so much more organized

Laurie J. said...

I would love to travel with these because they would keep everything organized!

Danielle PB said...

I would love this, this would help me be organized when packing and I'd know where to look for what I wanted.

Ken Ohl said...

looks easy to travel with compact love it. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

scottsgal said...

we travel a lot so this would help keep us organized and keep our things separate

Bethany C. said...

I like that it doesn't take up much space when you need to store it after travel.

SueZH said...

I love to be organized. Everything has a place.

Daphne Turner said...

It would just help me with my organization issues.

tawndam said...

this would be very helpful with keeping things organized & FINDABLE!

Jennifer P said...

My sister has similar bags and i"m always envious when I travel with her. Pull out the bag and what you wantis right there!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Andrea D said...

because it would make life so much simpler on the go

drea8685 at yahoo dot com

slehan said...

I'd like to use them like you did to keep clothes, undies and accessories in them. I hate digging thru suitcases.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

mecarolks said...

I would like to travel with these cubes because I take a lot of stuff with me to visit my son.

Marisa said...

This would be great for our family when we take weekend trips. We often try to cut down on luggage by sharing bags. I often share with either my husband or daughter, so these would help us separate our items inside the bags/suitcases and make everything more organized.

CSeppala said...

I would love to travel with this as it looks very efficient, organized and easy!

Kitty said...

My trunk is always a mess, and the packing cube would help me to clean things up nicely!

lana said...

help you stay organize while traveling

Sandra Davis said...

i like to be as organized as possible when traveling and this seems like it would do the job

Tamar said...

I would love to have an organized travel set.

sweepmom said...

I would like to win because I think this would make packing so much more organized.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

these would even ,make going to the gym so much easier to pack for
vmkids3 at msn dot com

lgm52 said...

These would certainly make packing a suitcase so much easier and keep clothing looking nicer, too.

abfantom said...

I would like to have these packing cubes because I'm a very disorganized packer.

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latanya t said...

it will be helpful when we travel as a family and want to take only bag.

Marti Parks said...

I would love these because they would be great for my trip to Honduras next month.

Brit Christianson said...

We're getting married out of state, in my hometown, and this would be great to use to pack all of our stuff.

Growl Tiger said...

We like to share one suitcase as a family. This would help keep all of our stuff separate

Michelle S. said...

I need help with organizing. I can never find anything once I stuff it all in a suitcase.

Sharon Kaminski said...

think i would be better organized when traveling

Erica Heft said...

We are going to Boston this month and these would work great to help with packing!

Katie said...

i travel very often for work and pleasure

Robert said...

We have used these before, and they make such a difference. We could always use more.

Cheryl said...

I like to keep things separated and these would make it a breeze.

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

I like how organized everything is.

Kimberly Mayberry said...

With a family of six, we need to get organized! We are always leaving stuff behind, or mixing up what belongs to who. With these we could have each color designate who the items belong to! Awesome idea! Thank you for the contest!

Renee Walters said...

I love how organized everything is. This would be great for my daughter who travels a lot. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Kellie said...

I tend to over pack and my suitcase gets OUT OF CONTROL! Oh how this would save me.

amanda whitley said...

i could organize my stuff so it doesnt end up all over the floor of the hotel room

Dorothy Teel said...

Wow how neat and organized and would make traveling a cinch, I love these and I think that even my hubby who is set in his ways would love these as he hates digging in the suitcase for things and usually his have made their way to the bottom of the luggage..

Stacy said...

We travel frequently and we only take carry-on, so this would be great for packing, especially for our European trips and our two week cruises.

Catherine Lynch said...

It would make packing much easier and more organized!

morgannia said...

Looks like it will make traveling infinitely easier

noblelord said...

Very nice prize, it will really help in the traveling department.

Bethany overdorf said...

everything looks so organized! love it!

Di said...

this would be fabulous to help keep things organized when travelling!

kdrae said...

Anything to make traveling a little more easier!!

Dani said...

I would like this system because I live out of a suitcase.

Stephanie Larison said...

I love this! I have to be so organized when I travel, I'm so anal about it.

SMGibson said...

i think this would help my husband when he travels. he does his own packing so he knows where everything is

Peggy said...

It would be nice to be able to pack most everything you want and utilize the space in an organized way

Margryg said...

Looks like this makes packing so much easier! Convenient and a great organizational tool too.

Zenas said...

Like you, I want to speed up the "finding stuff" process once I am at my destination, I see that as the biggest advantage to this product.

bcgal44 said...

would love to win!

a27a7a9e-fd47-11e2-8a3c-000bcdca4d7a said...

I take many mini trips with two kids and organized travel is a must!

mathmahna said...

I travel so much to speak to groups/schools of teachers and would love to arrive with my clothes neat and in order. This travel system looks like it will do the trick!!

CarolH

Steph_2442 said...

I over pack and I'm sure this would help me stay organized and minimize.

Kim Riddle said...

i hate digging through my bag to find anything. this would be perfect for organizing

Robin O said...

I would love to travel with this system, because I am not organized and need help packing better!

Chels said...

I have to pack for myself and two kids...and my husband sometimes...so anything to make it easier and more organized would be awesome.

mogrill said...

I travel a lot and this would be very helpful.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

redron said...

I would love to win this, packing will be easier

Mary said...

My husband and I like to pack in one suitcase...this would make it so much easier!

Kayla said...

Because it would help everything stay organized!

Hetal said...

This would be really nice to have for our upcoming Europe trip where we pack very light.

MichelleS said...

Because when you travel with a family it's wise to find a method to pack multiple people efficiently.

w l burro said...

Because I love organization products and I hate packing for a trip.

Pikusa said...

Looks like so much more space!

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Rita M said...

I use packing cubes now & love 'em! Would like these for my daughter.

Donna Pyszk said...

This seems great for organizing that is why I would love it.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Would love to try this when we travel overseas next time!
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

judy said...

Planning a long overseas trip! I could really use these.

Darby Elizabeth said...

it looks like a great way to keep organized while on the road

apple blossom said...

flexible

Marione said...

I travel a lot and these look great. Hope I win.

Eileen Smith Anglin said...

I love the idea of the larger for unwashed laundry and how easy it was to re-enter life with it. That is what I need.

Cindi Decker said...

I like that everything sill fit nicely and I can find things without pulling everything out.

maria smith said...

I find myself traveling constantly but suitcases just aren't doing it for me anymore and this looks so much neater.

Serenap95 said...

This system would help me organize my suitcase.

Nicole Murphy said...

It would be nice to keep things separate and orderly.

LP said...

This would be most useful for me to be able separating clean and dirty items, I hate packing everything back into the same space when some items are clean and some are dirty.

wilma2389 said...

It would keep me organized when I travel and keep the dirty clothes away from the clean

tina reynolds said...

I pack for 5 when we go and it gets crazy this would give me some organization

Edna Williams said...

I love to travel and have things organized!

elfqueen98 said...

I love the fact that nothing moves, i always seem to have that trouble when traveling.

ALC Unlimited said...

I've been trying to share a suitcase with my daughter, and it's been messy with all of our stuff getting mixed up!

Chelesa sims said...

because we are planning a vacation out of state to visit family and this would come in handy.

bunnyswagg said...

I would love to travel with this because it's so much more organized than my usual routine which is just to try and fit a bunch of stuff into whatever.

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

It'd be lighter packing with this system for 4 kids and me! It usually takes at least 3 luggages.

AnnaZed said...

I really don't like chasing after a bunch of little stuff (like socks) in a suitcase. This is a great solution.
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{in the contest I am Margot Core on the widget}

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would love to win because I am dreadful at packing and this could really make the task easier.

David Balkin said...

I'm an organization fanatic!

Kathy Davis said...

I travel a lot and packing is a chore. This system looks great. More organization and less wrinkles.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytyel.net

noreen said...

Packing for myself is not to hard but when I have to pack for the whole family it get more difficult

Catherine Shaw said...

I am one of those obsessive-compulsive packers. Right now I often use plastic bags to contain and organize my clothes -- this system is much more elegant!

Bill Kowalski said...

My stuff is always so disorganized, gets wrinkled, and it just gets to be a hassle when I go somewhere. This is a great concept - would make going somewhere less of a stressful thing.

ide2678 said...

I am always packing for 4 little kids and could use help with the organization and wrinkling.

Christine Jessamine said...

I would love to use this for my road trips packing to Colorado

Danielle Porter said...

I would love to use them to save space, especially for flights, space is so limited.

Stacey Alewine said...

I would LOVE to have these bags because we do a lot of camping and the mesh bags would help keep my stuff stink free as well as can be stuffed around camping equipment.

benz1171 said...

I would not have to hunt the clothes I want to wear.

channallocks said...

i never seem to fit it all in my suit case

Heather said...

Looks cool & convenient.

MiniMeeh said...

I hate spending time organizing just to have my stuff all mixed up again.
-LYNN

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…the TravelWise Packing Cube System keeps your clothes from shifting & bunching up in your suitcase during transit via air !

Treesa said...

This would be so perfect for when we take our cruise in November to help keep everything under control

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Roy F. said...

Because it would be nice to keep my stuff organized.

Jodi Holmes said...

With three kids, this would make packing much easier!

Sam Stamp said...

I would love this to keep my stuff organized on trips! I really like being organized on trips so I know where everything is & don't have to spend time freaking out because I may have lost something!

Katrina said...

I travel all the time and these look amazing! No matter how well I think I'm doing, my space always seems to disappear...

Julie Goetz said...

I would love to travel with all of my stuff organized.

Mirm said...

We do travel often, so this would be convenient.

mmayerfeld at gmail

Ronni said...

I had never heard of these before. Looks cool.

polly said...

I like that your suitcase can be organized and neat....I always over pack anyway. Seems like a great idea!

DC said...

I would love to win these for my wife for our Costa Rica trip in the Spring.

ReggieMann said...

I would like to travel with the TravelWise Packing Cube System so my item are organized and easy to find

Ellen C. said...

Since the fees for checking bags have been rising we try to pack as much into as few bags as possible so anything that would help us be as organized as possible would be great to have. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

verkaufer said...

This is a great idea!

Ruby Daniels said...

I am very unorganized person, this set would help me get organized

bettycd said...

we need to travel smart as the luggage fees continue to go up when we travel. This packing system provides an organization to the process and sounds like it would be a welcom help

Michelle Boor said...

because im tired of feeling cluttered when I travel

Deb said...

I am surprised that I have become "a traveler"!! These little cubes would solve the "everything shifted to one side" thing that happens! This would be very nice... and far more organized.

Mariah Williams said...

To keep all of our family stuff organized and ready to go. I used to pack my kids clothes in Ziploc bags so they could just grab one and get ready but not that they have gotten bigger it is to hard. This would help.

B said...

We travel with two kids, so being organized wouldbe great!

-Brooke Adametz

Tracy said...

I want to travel with the system so I can be more organized........it also makes going through the airport alot easier.

Lizzy said...

I am entering this drawing because, first of all, I need new luggage: the zipper on one of my favorite suitcases recently broke, and I had to cut it open to retrieve the contents. Also, this is a much smarter packing system than I had before! These bags look wonderful!

Nikki Strong said...

I would like these mostly because of how quickly you can unpack.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

These would help me to be more organized in my packing endeavors.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Joanne said...

We travel a lot and I am always looking for ways to be more organized. I think this system would be a big help.

GracePartyof5 said...

I am a travel agent and we travel alot. And as a family of 5, I am always looking for great luggage and a way to keep us organized and soemthing thats easy to store!

Andrea Howard said...

i travel weekly for work and these cubes would make packing and travel so much easier! I hope i win :)

Tylerpants said...

This would save a lot of space in my suitcase so I can add more stuff. LOL =D tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Rebecca Esther said...

We travel frequently and could definitely use an easier method of packing neatly and efficiently!
-Rebecca Esther & Lin Gorenkoff

trixx said...

I travel a lot for work & would love this to be more organized

Carolyn D. said...

Well, we travel out to Wisconsin for Cheeses and Game meats and this would be great!
Thanks

Colleen said...

I travel a lot, and have very strict luggage size restrictions. this would help to get everything packed neatly!

Debra Guillen said...

This would make things so much easier to find instead of digging through everything everytime I need something.

tavernie said...

This would be great to travel with because its easy and wont take up much room!

Jennifer said...

I would love to use these because I am a very sloppy packer. This would help create organization in my chaos.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ashley P said...

with 2 kids and a needy hubby. This is a MUST!

laurasloves said...

These would make traveling so much easier and so much more organized as the ones we use now make it almost impossible to get everything into and is bulky and pretty awful looking.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

brich2222 said...

Because it would make packing easier and the overall trip more pleasant

Carmen said...

because there are six of us and this would make packing way easier.

Deb S. said...

I have a son going off to college and this would be so perfect for him. Would make things much easier for me when I help him pack.

SludgeTown said...

Packing is a drag. It's not so much getting all of your stuff together, but getting it in to the suitcase(s). This seems like it would make it much easier & way more fun, especially with the upbeat colors.

Sue Hull said...

My daughter travels for work occasionally and she hates to pack.These would be perfect for her.These are really cool! Thank you :)

MizVickik said...

I've never tried cubes, but I hear they are great!
Miz Vickik

Estela said...

WIth two kids, it would be wonderful to be able to section off their clothes in separate cubes. We could then just pull them out for each of them, instead of both rummaging through the luggage and making a mess!

Erika Messer said...

This would make traveling with my daughter SO much easier :) I always need 2 bags for clothing and then 1 for all her toys and stuff!

07violet said...

it would be nice to be more organized and have more space

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

kathy pease said...

this would be great and it looks like it would hold plenty of stuff :)

Teresa Thompson said...

I make a lot of trips to my sons in NC and this would make packing so much easier.

alissa apel said...

I think it would be easier to separate the boy's clothes out from each other.

Donna Kellogg said...

this seems to make the most Stressful thing about traveling a little easier

Natalie Yeoman said...

i travel a lot for concert and always bring a lot of clothes with me so i would really like to win this

dawn keenan said...

We travel alot, and this looks like a great product!

Jenny18286 said...

It will help me organize my stuff!

Mihaela Day said...

because they look so cute and cool :)

MELINA said...

I think the cube system will help me be more organized

Breanne said...

I'd keep me organized

Adrienne said...

I love organization. I have always wanted to try this for travel!

Angela Cash said...

I typically just throw things into a duffel bag when I travel. The Packing Cube System looks like a much more organized and efficient way to pack.

Danielle Samuels said...

to help me find my clothes when I pack them

81808142-88c8-11e2-9f75-000bcdcb8a73 said...

This would really get us organized for our next trip!
Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

Susan Smoaks said...

I would like to travel with this because i love to be organized and this is so cool!

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I can never find anything in my suitcase! When I reach my destination, I usually have to pull everything out to find any items! I think this would help tremendously!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Melanie said...

These would be so great for organizing a suitcase! Easy unpacking, too!

imaclutz89 said...

I am a terrible packer and a terrible organizer at packing, so this would be brilliant!

sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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