TUMI has released three videos in a “case studies” series, focused on how people pack for upcoming trips. Each video is less than two minutes, and you get an insight into different approaches to packing. It’s worth a look if you have to travel frequently.
In terms of the summaries at the end of the videos, here’s my comments about my approach:
– I have a standard checklist for packing. It’s an Excel spreadsheet. I have revised it constantly over the past couple of years of big international trips. I cross things off that I don’t need when planning for my next trip.
– Jerome said he likes packing like-with-like in packing cubes. I tried that, and found it didn’t suit my style. I now pack a day of clothes in each packing cube – shirt, unders, sox, etc. – so I can take that out and have everything I need for that day, without having to rummage my way through five or six different packing cubes. When I get laundry back, I re-pack for future days into the appropriate packing cube.
– I don’t put sox in my shoes to keep them in shape, but I do put a belt in one shoe and a hairbrush in the other to get the same effect.
– Packing cubes are great. They make such a difference. I don’t know how I packed without them.
Thanks TUMI. And keep up the great job on bag/luggage design.