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50 Different Ways: How to Use Packing Cubes

50 Different Ways: How to Use Packing Cubes

Different ways to how to use packing cubes

So you're already a packing master... you know how to use packing cubes to keep your suitcase organized into separate compartments. But there are SO many more uses for packing cubes while you're not traveling! 

That's why we've compiled this list of 45 unique ways to use packing cubes (lots of uses outside of travel). Let us know your favorite!


TIP #1: Extra Small Cube for TSA Airport Security

Using an extra small cube as a TSA approved clear toiletry bag

Airport security has never been so easy with the Extra Small Cube.

Pack all your 3 ounce items into this nifty cube, easily pull it out for the security line, and on you go! This "quart size" shape is the size airports require you to store all your gels & liquids. 

Both the airport staff and travelers behind you certainly will appreciate you.

Never stress about having liquid items in random corners of your suitcase again!


TIP #2: Organize Your Kid's Underwear

Using a medium packing cube for organizing kids underwear

Are you tired of organizing your kid's undies drawer? Does it look like a bird's nest in there?

Try using the Small Cube or Medium Cube for sorting and organizing. Color code each cube for each of your kids, that way, you won’t have a problem giving them the wrong undies again.  


TIP #3: Make Your Own First Aid Kit

How to use a small packing cube as a first aid kit

Every home should have a first-aid kit. It’s easy to make and instead of your meds and other first-aid supplies lying in random drawers and cabinets, organize all of them in one Extra Small Packing Cube.

It’s easy to grab during an emergency due to the cube's see-through packaging, and it’s small enough to fit in any cabinet or drawer. 


TIP #4: Turn the Medium Cube Into Your Kid's Snack Box

How to use a small packing cube as a kid's snack box

Sick of cheap, low-quality snack or lunch boxes? Try using the Medium Cube.

Its durable quality makes it hard to rip, it’s also water-resistant so you have no problem with your kid’s juice box spilling.

Also - your kids will be excited to eat their lunch since they can see what's inside!  


TIP #5: Car Emergency Kit

Unique way to use packing cubes: Car emergency kit

Road trips are fun...until the car breaks down! Make sure you're prepared for such emergencies.

Make your own Car Emergency Kit using a Large Cube. Pack the essentials like a tow strap, jumper cables and glass breaker.

In another Large Cube, pack some non-perishable snacks, clothes and blankets. Enjoy those road trips but remember, safety first!


TIP #6: Color Coded Suitcase for Kids


Kids fighting over sharing a suitcase? Stop the whining and crying! Color code their suitcase using our Complete Bundle

You can choose the two color combo and assign each kid their own color. Whenever they need something, hand them the cube they need and you avoid a messy suitcase in the process. 


TIP #7: Keep Your Documents Safe

Passport and important documents stored in EzPacking travel cube

Store your important documents, passports, and even coupons in a Small Cube or Medium Cube. 

Place them in a safe drawer or cabinet you'll remember.

Not only will this make your home clutter-free, you can easily access those documents whenever you need them!   


TIP #8: Organize Your Gadgets & Chargers

Organize gadget chargers using EzPacking small cube

Say goodbye to messy, tangled, gadget cords everywhere!

Properly store all your phone and other gadget chargers, cables and earphones all in one place using the Small Cube.

Just tie them up, put them in color coded cubes and voila!


TIP #9: Duffel Bag Organizer

Duffel bag organization with packing cubes 

Duffel bags are versatile, can be used for a weekend trip or even as a carry on bag. If you're used to just dumping everything inside your duffel bag, think again! 

Instead use clear packing cubes to keep that duffel bag organized. No more shapeless and messy duffel bag!


TIP #10: Pack by Outfit

Packing cube with outfit

Got a short trip for the weekend? Try packing your clothes by outfit. It's more convenient because you already have your outfits planned once you reach your destination!

Use a Small Cube to organize a whole outfit like a shirt, leggings and socks. If you're bringing bulkier clothes (like a jacket and jeans), use a Medium Cube to keep them organized!


TIP #11: Ski Essentials Organizer

Ski essentials in packing cubes

You need to pack all the essentials for a ski trip including bulky jackets and boots. Use a Large Cube to keep each family member's ski essentials organized and separated!

Use the smaller cube sizes for your other items. For example, your ski accessories like bonnet and gloves can go in a Small Cube. Your long sleeve tops and thermal leggings can go in a Medium Cube.


TIP #12: No Hassle Beach Trip

Swan floating device in a beach

Going on a beach trip with your kids and dreading all the sandy mess? Stay organized and mess-free with the Starter Set! Put the towels, change of clothes, and other beach essentials in the larger cubes and pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, diapers, and hats in the smaller cubes.

Don't forget snacks and water! 

Everything’s in one place, and when you get home, you can easily clean the cubes with a warm washcloth.


TIP #13: Closet Organizer

Closet Organization

Got a messy closet at home? Packing cubes aren't just for travel organization! Use our clear cubes to organize your clothes at home.

The Large Cube is the ideal size for storing off-season clothes like bulky jackets and sweaters. It also works as a dust and insect protector bag for your clothing items.

For larger items, use our Storage Cube to keep them organized and neat. Stack them horizontally or vertically in your closet and voila, an organized closet!


TIP #14: Diaper Bag Organization 

Pink EzPacking small cube perfect for baby diapers

Baby coming soon? Get organized before the craziness starts!

The cubes are perfect for holding diapers, cleaning supplies, milk bottles, snacks, mom's essential needs, etc.

Use a Small and Extra Small Cube to keep your diaper bag clean, organized, and ready to go.


TIP #15: Toy Game Clean Up

Organize kids toys with clear organizing cubes from EzPacking

Does your car look the same as the kids room?

Messy, cluttered and unorganized?

Pack the kids toys into Extra Small, Small and Medium Cubes to save yourself some time and stress. Have the kids play a "game" to see how fast they can pack all their toys into the cubes. Assign a different color cube for each of your kids!

Before getting out of the car, play the same game.

Organization can be fun (or exhausting if you're doing it alone), so involve the kids no matter what. They love a little competition. 

P.S. Thanks to The Crazy Craft Lady for this awesome photo.


TIP #16: Diaper Organizer

How to use packing cubes for diaper organization

Looking for a simple diaper caddy at home or for travel? Look no further, the Medium Cube is a perfect size.

Transfer either your regular or cloth diapers in a Medium Cube. Pack some wipes and a changing mat inside as well. Ta-da!

When traveling, grab the cube and you're good to go!


TIP #17: Camp Cabin Organization

Cabin organization with packing cubes

Sending off your kid to summer camp? Make sure you invest in a set of clear packing cubes to keep their bag organized. 

At the same time, these cubes can be used as cabin organizers once they reach camp. No need for unpacking their clothes. Pack similar items together so your kid can easily find what he or she needs!


TIP #18: Purse & Tote Bag Organization 

Tote and purse organization with clear packing cubes make clutter free

How many times have you reached to the bottom of your bag to stress over finding that one tiny lipstick?

Save yourself time and stress - use the Extra Small Cube for all your tiny items, like chapstick, lipstick, hand sanitizer, hand cream, mints, chewing gum and hair ties.

Use the Small Cube for larger make-up items such as powders, brushes, eyeliner, mascara and other on the go necessities like sunglasses and tampons.


TIP #19: No More Baggage Fees 

Use color coded EzPacking Cubes to sort items in one suitcase

Share a suitcase with your husband, your kids, or your traveling partner!

Less suitcases = less baggage fees, and that's a win win situation. 

Easily find your items by color coding the case, and have fun choosing which color each family member gets!


TIP #20: Crochet Storage Bag

Crochet materials in packing cubes

Are you always losing materials for your crochet project? Our clear packing cubes is the perfect solution!

Keep yarns all accounted for in our Small Cube. The see-through design allows you to find what color yarn you need easily.

You can organize sharp objects like needles, scissors and crochet hooks in an Extra Small Cube.

You can even keep your crochet projects organized in our Medium Cube or Large Cube!


TIP #21: Cycling Tote / Organizer

Packing cube as biking tote or organizer

Whether you enjoy cycling as a hobby or sport, there's a better way of keeping your gear organized. Use our clear packing cubes to organize your cycling bag and make your races run smoother.

Pack your sunscreen, headphones, smartphone and any other valuables in an Extra Small Cube. Place it at the top of your bag for easy access. Pack larger items like a change of clothes, towel, etc. in a Small Cube.


TIP #22: Store All Your Extra Sheets + Blankets in Large Cube

Best way to use large packing cubes for linen closet organization

Use the Large Cube to store all your extra sheets and blankets.

Easily find them in your closet, ready to be taken out for the next laundry wash, or when you have guests come to stay.


TIP #23: Best gift for your WIFE

EzPacking Starter Set is the best gift you can give to your wife

You know your wife loves to be organized.

Even more, she loves when her husband is organized.

Make her happy with a set of her own EzPacking Cubes, for traveling, around the house, purse organization and keeping the closet neat and tidy!


TIP #24: Perfect Wedding Gift

Grey EzPacking Starter Set perfect as a wedding gift

Going to a wedding soon?

Their honeymoon might already be paid for, but they would love something to help them stay organized and stress free while on vacation.

EzPacking Cubes is the perfect (and useful) gift for the newly weds! Treat them with this unique gift and make their trip smooth sailing.


TIP #25: Kids Sports Bag Organization

Kids sports bag organization with clear packing cubes

Soccer? Baseball? Basketball? Volleyball?

No matter what sport your kids are into these days, their sports bag could use some serious help.

Use the Small Cube to hold all their gear: knee pads, shin guards, baseball gloves, etc.

Use the Extra Small Cube for their snacks.

Use the Medium Cube for a nice, clean set of clothes to change into after their game.

And of course - don't forget to throw in the Laundry Bag! They can put their sweaty uniforms straight in there, separate from the clean clothes and ready for the wash when they get home.


TIP #26: Dance Bag Organization

Using a clear plastic packing cube for dance bag organization

Do your kids take dance class after school?

Organize their dance bags and make both your lives easier.

The Small Cube is great for storing their tights, leotards, shoes, and layers for staying warm after class. 

No more random pins lying around at the bottom of their bag!

Side Note: Store all their bobby pins, hair clips, hair ties and hairnets into an Extra Small Cube.


TIP #27: Extra Small Cubes for Your Arts & Crafts

Use EzPacking extra small cube to keep crayon and art materials

Always doodling with your colorful pens?

The Extra Small Cubes are perfect for keeping all your pens and other small art materials organized.

They don’t take too much space and can just easily fit in your desk drawer or purse!


TIP #28: Girls Getaway Hair Product Bag

How to use packing cubes for organizing hair products and tools

Easily store your blow dryer, hair straightener, curling iron, hair brush and more into the Medium Cube!

Make your girls getaway stress free and fun, the way it should be.


TIP #29: Teacher's Classroom Organization

Teacher organization with packing cubes

Use the Small Cube for all your pens, pencils, sticky notes, scissors, and all the teacher must-haves you need throughout your day.

Easily take the cube to and from school, like a portable drawer!

Store in your backpack or tote bag for easy access.


TIP #30: Outgrown Baby Clothes Bag

Outgrown clothes organized using packing cubes

Keep those outgrown baby clothes. They can be used for your next baby (wink wink).

Pack the little socks and mittens in a Small Cube. Onesies can go in a Medium Cube along with the shirts and shorts.

Don't forget the blankets and towels! These can go in a Large Cube.

Our cubes can help protect your old baby clothes from dust and insects!


TIP #31: Gym Pouch

Extra small cube with gym essentialsOrganize your valuables like car keys, house keys, wallet, smartphone and earphones in an Extra Small Packing Cube. 

Pack a snack or two and you've got all you need for a quick gym session. While you're busy running on the treadmill or lifting weights, you're assured that your valuables are close to you!


TIP #32: Keep Dress Shirts Wrinkle Free

Dress shirts inside large cube

Traveling for work? Use a Large Packing Cube to keep your delicate dress shirts organized and wrinkle free!

Simply fold and stack the dress shirts inside the cube. The stiff structure of the cube helps protect the dress shirts from moving around during transit thus less chances for wrinkling!


TIP #33: Makeup Organizer Pouch

Small cube as makeup organizer pouch

Keep your favorite makeup items organized in a Small Packing Cube. It's the ideal makeup organizer pouch for your checked luggage!

This size cube can hold travel size and full size makeup items. Throw in some makeup brushes and you're good to go!


TIP #34: Packing Cubes as Traveling Drawers

Packing cubes as traveling drawers

Love traveling, hate packing and unpacking? No worries! Use our packing cubes as traveling drawers. No need to unpack once you reach your hotel!

Just take out the cubes from your suitcase and place them inside the drawer or closet. The see-through design allows you to see the things you need in an instant!


TIP #35: Hiking Backpack Organizer

Packing cubes for organizing hiking backpack

A messy backpack is the last thing you need on a hiking trip! Keep your hiking essentials separated and organized with packing cubes

Use an Extra Small Cube for your first aid kit, don't forget the bandaids and antibiotic ointment! 

Keep your snacks and water organized using a Small Cube. And finally, use a Medium Cube to keep your extra clothes separated and protected!


TIP #36: Watch Strap Organizer

Watches in different colors

Don't throw away those extra watch straps! They can come in handy when your current one gets broken.

Keep your old watch straps inside an Extra Small Cube. Place the cube in your drawer or cabinet so you know where to find the straps when needed.


TIP #37: Tie Holder

Different color neckties

Traveling for work? Keep your dress shirts wrinkle free in a Large Cube.

But what about those neckties? Our Extra Small Cube is the perfect size for them!

Pack a few so you have options for different outfits. Our cube can help prevent wrinkles or damages to these ties while in transit.


TIP #38: Phone Case Bag

Collection of smartphone cases

Smartphone cases? They're kind of addicting to collect!

If you've got a whole bunch of phone cases, make sure they're all accounted for. Keep them in a Small Cube to access them when you need them.


TIP #39: Souvenir Bag

Assorted magnetic souvenirs

Souvenir shopping! A trip just won't be complete without it.

But what if you forget your tote bag at home? No worries!

You can use a Medium Cube as a souvenir bag instead. It has a convenient handle pull so shopping will be a breeze!

If you get carried away with shopping, avoid excess baggage fees by using the cube as a carry-on bag!


TIP #40: Office Desk Organizer

Messy desk without packing cubes

A cluttered office desk is just unproductive. Use our cubes to keep your office desk neat and organized.

Place your smaller items like paper clips inside an Extra Small Cube. Pencils, pens, stapler and sticky notes can go in a Small Cube. You could even store printer paper in the Medium Cube. It will keep the paper dust free! 

Other important documents can go in a Large Cube. They will be protected from insects and liquids there!


TIP #41: Trick or Treat Bag

Trick or Treat decor for Halloween

It's almost Halloween! Got your kid's costume ready yet?

Here's a fun idea: Use a Medium Cube in orange as their Trick or Treat bag! Just decorate it with a few stickers to level up the Halloween vibe.

Our cubes have an easy-grip handle so even little hands can grab it. Plus, there's a double zipper feature to keep those treats safe!


TIP #42: Gift Card Holder

Different gift cards (H&M, Ikea & Douglas)

Don't let your gift cards go to waste! Keep them safe and easy to access in an Extra Small Cube.

Slip the pouch in your bag when you're going shopping. Now you can find which gift card you need in a snap!


TIP #43: Cheerleader's Bow Pouch

Teenage cheerleader with pompoms and bow in hair

Lessen the hassle and stress of the cheerleaders in your family! Pack their cheer bows (and any other accessories) in a Small Cube when traveling for competitions.

No more lost or damaged bows because our cube will keep them protected and intact. Plus, your girl can easily find the bow she needs because of the see-through design of our cubes!


TIP #44: Doll Clothes Organizer

American Girl doll with clothes and accessories

Got a little girl who loves American Girl dolls?

You know the drill... Her fave doll has to go with her EVERYWHERE. That includes the doll's dresses and accessories!

Pack these dresses and accessories in a Medium Cube. Good thing our cubes have an easy-grip handle for little hands!


TIP #45: Bags Over Bags

Red and brown christmas shopping paper bags

Love storing extra shopping bags & birthday gift bags for later use?

Keep them in a safe place for later by storing them in our Large Packing Cubes!

Keep the large cube underneath the sink or in the cabinet for easy access.


TIP #46: Organize Your Magazines

Pile of magazines organized by the owner

Your home can look really cluttered with all those magazines lying around.

Keep your home spotless by stashing all your magazines in our Medium Packing Cube. 

Keep them in the living room cabinet to save some space. Pull out the cube anytime you need some girl time or some relaxation on the couch.  

Tip: When you’re done reading one magazine, place it at the bottom of the pile. You’ll always have something new to read at the top!


TIP #47: Gardening Hack

Gardening tools like gloves and small pots flatlay

Love gardening? Keep your tools all in one place by storing them in our Small Packing Cubes.

Use the black color so you won’t see the mess as much!

You can easily spot them in your tools cabinet with the clear plastic design!


TIP #48: Organize Your Pet Treats

Cute dog looking up wearing red shirt

Keep your pet treats sealed and easy to access by storing them in our Extra Small Packing Cubes.

Store them in your kitchen cabinet to save space!


TIP #49: DIY Your Own Gift Set

Make DIY gift set using EzPacking cube and wrap perfumes, bath essentials & lotion

Friend’s birthday coming up? Why not make them a personalized gift bag using our packing cubes?

You can fill them up with their favorite bath essentials, lotion, perfume, chocolate and anything else they love.

Wrap up the cubes in ribbon for an extra touch, or just put a ribbon or bow on top! It’s two gifts in one! 


TIP #50: Pack Your Spices

Pack spices for camping using small packing cube from EzPacking

Off to a camping trip with your fam and want to whip up something yummy?

Use our Extra Small Packing Cube for packing the salt, pepper and other cooking spices you might need on the trip.

You won’t need to worry about spillage, and they’ll pack in nicely in your camping bag!   

If you made it through this whole list, we are super honored that you love packing cubes so much. If you think we missed any unique ideas to use packing cubes, please let us know!

We'd love to hear them.