We love packing cubes but hate compression cubes. Cubes keep everything organized. We are with @Dreamer, we unzip them into the drawers. I tend to stack top and bottom for the day together so that I just keep on grabbing what’s on top. Compression cubes are hard for us to pack and they don’t unzip all the way in the drawers. Each family member has a different colored cube so we can easily identify each person’s stuff.
For my trips to DLR and FL recently, I got one week’s worth of clothes and stuff into a regulation carry on (about 22’’ x 14’’ x 9’’). We use ebags. For a week, I typically use the largest and the smallest from this set:
DH and DS tend to use the medium sized one for tops. Men’s bottoms tend to be thicker and heavier.
Toiletries go in here:
We have the smaller version of the toiletry bag but I like the bigger one!
We’ve used our cubes for more than a dozen years without issues. We throw them in the wash when we come home.
For laundry bags, we use pillow cases. When the family goes on vacation together, we sort into 4 pillowcases: dark, whites, mix, and delicate. It makes it easy to do laundry on the trip, if we chose to do so. The pillowcase goes in with the load. We stuff the clean clothes back into the pillowcase, take it to our room, and fold the clean laundry.