Roll or fold or packing cubes/bags?

Aug 5th, 2019, 06:13 AM
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crellston, I understand your position on not using plastic. At all. My comment was only addressing the person who said they wore out too soon. Which is a completely different reasoning than your objection.
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Aug 5th, 2019, 07:35 AM
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Love your idea, baldone. Saving this to watch the bundling link again. Anyone do it that way?

We only used carry-ons. Two weeks and 3 changes of clothing just fit. We visited lavandarias a couple of times. Fold and wash services made a nice compromise between those and hotel services.
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Aug 5th, 2019, 08:59 AM
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>>Anyone do it that way?<<. Yes, as mentioned in the post with the link . . .
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Aug 5th, 2019, 09:03 AM
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ps: as do the 12,000+ people who have attended my packing classes over the years.

But mine is a little different plus has some variations/modifications for different sorts of trips.
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Aug 5th, 2019, 09:12 AM
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I never thought about those plastic zip bags sheets come in. I worked at an airport for many years and seeing red wine leaking out of suitcases always made me think about protecting your stuff. One time a lady was so upset because her bags had gotten wet in Atlanta and the red sweater she had on top ran and her clothes were pink. Sorry, that was not our fault. I always do carry on so not worried but if you check bags. I did ok with my under the seat bag and they never questioned my Longchamp tote. I put in overhead as there was plenty of room.
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Aug 5th, 2019, 10:37 AM
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Anyone do it that way?

Sometimes yes sometimes no. For me it depends on the kind of trip. Am I going one place, staying there, and unpacking? Or I am moving around more often so living out of the suitcase? I'd pack differently for each.
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Aug 6th, 2019, 07:19 AM
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Good point, suze.
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Aug 6th, 2019, 02:02 PM
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How long do you want a ziplock bag to last? 10 trips? 20 trips? 30 trips enough?
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I want it to last a long time. Forever would ideal. So I don't use them. We don't travel like Crellston, but we're often on the road at least once a month, sometimes more. It may be for just a night or 2. So I could easily figure on 20 trips a year. But if I said 30, you'd figure a way to have the last word.
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Aug 6th, 2019, 02:11 PM
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You can pick a fight on any topic. It really is a special talent.
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Aug 6th, 2019, 02:37 PM
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Roll and fold

When an traveling I would roll or fold my clothes, I cram everything leaving home and fold or rol clothes tightly upon return so that all my shopping could hold in one suitcase. I found this video that as helped me with this by crazy ponda on YouTube.

I was able to take stuff for my staff, family and customers using these techniques.
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Aug 6th, 2019, 04:29 PM
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As far as plastic bags go, we just don't get them. Nearly all of our big box shopping; Comer, Soriana, Walmart is done in Queretaro where plastic bags are prohibited by law. And the local organic grocers where we do the rest of our buying have voluntarily eliminated them.
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Aug 7th, 2019, 06:53 AM
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After all the comments on weight of packing cubes I decided to weigh the new set we just bought. Four packing cubes in various sizes - total weight empty = 11 oz! Worth it for me
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Aug 7th, 2019, 07:57 AM
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Generally I fold pants and some tops such as a button down safari type shirt or rain jacket, and roll knits. It also depends on which bag I'm bringing. Using the bundling method doesn't work well for one or two night stays. I prefer the type of bag which has two equal sides, so that I can see what's what and can move the dirty stuff onto one side as I go. I've never understood the appeal of packing cubes but that may also depend on what type of bag one is using and travel style. For electronic chargers and cords I use a semi-rigid zip case (actually an old Air France amenity kit case). Carryon usually a daypack for the electronics and camera gear. Some kind of polypro folding tote or storage bag also.

Thanks to TSA I do take a few zip-lock bags for toiletries. Sometimes a gallon one for doing laundry in sink or shower with no stopper, and useful for backup gear/spill protection.. The dry toiletries go in a few different nonmatching lightweight zip bags. The brand name ones last pretty much forever.

I've been know to pack old tees and leave them behind rather than launder them. Especially what I wear on the 12-24 hour plane flight. Leaves room for a replacement/souvenir.

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Aug 7th, 2019, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by patandhank View Post
After all the comments on weight of packing cubes I decided to weigh the new set we just bought. Four packing cubes in various sizes - total weight empty = 11 oz! Worth it for me
lol ... once you wrote "11 oz"-- I was fully prepared to see you say, "NO WAY!!!"
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Aug 7th, 2019, 07:28 PM
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lol ... once you wrote "11 oz"-- I was fully prepared to see you say, "NO WAY!!!"
To each his/her own!
My thought exactly. 11oz, that's nearly 3/4 pound! Seemed like a lot.
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Aug 7th, 2019, 07:34 PM
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>>lol ... once you wrote "11 oz"-- I was fully prepared to see you say, "NO WAY!!!"<<

>>My thought exactly. 11oz, that's nearly 3/4 pound! Seemed like a lot.<<

Ditto Ditto
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Aug 7th, 2019, 07:55 PM
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Same here.

I have a 10KG carry on limit

Empty the carry on is 1.5kg
My laptop that I almost always carry is 1kg

That leaves me 7.5kg. 11oz are very valuable to me
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Aug 8th, 2019, 07:28 AM
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>>I have a 10KG carry on limit<<

Me too. My carry-on typically weighs between 9 and 11 kg (11kg is the absolute max and I seldom go that heavy). I do take some 'not totally necessary' gadgets like a small white noise machine, and a small travel flat iron -- but an 11oz cube/organizer doesn't add any value for me.
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Aug 8th, 2019, 07:57 AM
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Speaking of red wine, from personal experience having a bottle in the trunk as you drive over a "sleeping policeman" is not a great idea. My backpack managed to contain most of it. There was a faint scent of red wine from the leakage into the trunk mat even after cleaning up.. Fortunately the officer operating a random drunk driving screen said she could tell that I was not DUI when she spoke to me, after I told her about the source of the scent in the car.

crellston, this happened in South Africa, coming back from West Coast NP to Cape Town....
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Aug 9th, 2019, 07:09 AM
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Packing cubes all the way for me. I have not weighed them, but mine are super, super light, feel like nothing in my hand, no more than a plastic ziplock. I like being able to open the suitcase and get out exactly what I need. If we are staying someplace for a few days, I like being able to place the packing cubes on a shelf or in a drawer without actually unpacking anything. I hate things being folded up inside other things, so never pack that way.
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