Earlier this year, I discovered compression packing cubes and I absolutely fell in love. They are perfect for traveling, keeping everything clean, tidy, and in its proper place. But since I don’t travel all the time, those packing cubes were stuffed into a closet as soon as I got home. The thing is, there’s no need for them to sit in there and collect dust. Packing cubes can be useful at home, too.
From organizing a linen closet and storing seasonal clothes to even more unique uses, there are many ways that packing cubes can help you stay organized every day.
1. Clean Up Your Car
From creating an emergency kit to storing blankets for impromptu picnics, packing cubes can go a long way in making your vehicle more functional. Many packing cubes will also fit nicely under the seat and can store essentials like jumper cables, a spare jacket, or even an umbrella.
3. Home Office Organization
If you don’t have a dedicated space for a home office with a desk—and instead do your work on the kitchen table—packing cubes are great for organizing and storing office supplies. They are also an excellent storage option for device cords.
4. Tidying Up The Underwear & Sock Drawers
You can easily place pacing cubes into your dresser drawers to organize your different types of bras and underwear. They also work really well for organizing a sock drawer.
4. Storing Winter Items
Bulky winter clothes can take up a lot of space when they are in storage. If you put your sweaters, winter coats, hats, and gloves in packing cubes, you’ll have more room in your closet.
5. Organizing Your Linen Closet
Speaking of closets, packing cubes are the perfect linen closet organizer. You can separate your sheets into different sizes or types—twin, full, queen, king, California King, fitted, and flat.
6. First-Aid Kit
Have a family-size first-aid kit ready at home with a packing cube filled with medicines, bandages, and ointments. You can also make a separate kit for pets, and use the smaller cubes for a travel-size first-aid kit.
Our Favorite Packing Cubes
Here are a few of our favorite sets from Amazon.
- 1 small, 2 medium, and 2 large packing cubes
- Available in nine colors
- Made with lightweight and durable nylon
- 2 small, 2 medium, and 2 large compression cubes
- Available in seven different color combinations and sets
- Made from high-quality, water-resistant nylon
- 1 x-large, 2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small compression cubes
- 2 laundry bags
- Available in three colors
- Made from Honeycomb RipStop water-repellent fabric with high-quality zippers