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You’ve probably heard this well-worn piece of packing advice: Gather together everything you want to take, divide it in two, leave one half at home and take twice as much money. Good advice for those who don’t mind washing their T-shirts in a hotel sink. For the rest of us, here are some packing aids and organizers that will help clients put every inch of luggage space to good use.
This lightweight Pack-It Half Tube Cube from Eagle Creek is great for organizing all those small items like socks and scarves that tend to get squeezed into the empty spaces in your luggage. $10. www.eaglecreek.com
Tired of digging around in your luggage for clean undies on day 13 of a two-week trip? Flight 001’s Underwear Spacepak features two, clearly labeled compartments for clean and worn undergarments. The large zipper pull makes it easy to compress lots of items into a compact space. 13 by 9½ by 3 inches. $38. www.flight001.com
Ideal for airport inspections, Magellan’s see-through Mesh Pockets keep your carry-on necessities at arm’s reach. The durable, 100 percent polyester bags come as a set of three, ranging in size from 7 inches by 5½ inches to about 14 inches by 10 inches. $11.85 per set. www.magellans.com