Compression bags and packing cubes are definitely helpful travel essentials when it comes to staying organized. They’ll cost you anywhere from $15 upwards for just a set, though. Save a few dollars and use Ziplock bags!
I love this hack because it not only saves me space and money, but I also use Ziplock bags for many purposes. I carry them in my day bag in case someone barfs, or I spontaneously swim in a waterfall and want to lock away my wet bikini. I’ve also been known to steal muffins from the hotel breakfast buffet and take them to-go.
For around $4, you’ll get fourteen of them. What a bargain!