Powered by Mom Blog says Travel Smart with a Luggage Scale & Packing Cubes!
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I received the luggage scale and a purple set (of course) of the travel cubes just in time for my trip two week trip away to Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, Palm Springs and back to Las Vegas. Yep it was quite a busy trip as you can see and all I can say is THANK GOODNESS for the luggage scale and the packing cubes! I had looked at several travel scales online and in stores and didn’t either like the look of them, read bad reviews or some even required that you only lift the luggage with one hand. Um excuse me 50lbs with one hand?! I don’t know about you but that is not something that I can do!
I was at my wit’s end as I couldn’t find a travel scale I liked and I really wanted to bring one because the last time I traveled to Chicago just a few years ago when I was leaving to meet up with my family for vacation it turns out my suitcase was a few pounds overweight. Great, just great I got to be one of those people going through her suitcase at the airport, not a lot of fun and I wanted to avoid that at all costs. I did bring an extra bag with me because I had been forewarned that the conference I was attending I would be leaving with a LOT of stuff. However I was still worried as the not so great airline that I was only flying on between Chicago and Las Vegas had an even lower weight allowance of 40lbs instead of the more normal one of 50lbs!
Thankfully when I asked another blogger recommended the EatSmart Luggage Scale she said she loved it. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself as I have an EatSmart Scale and know that EatSmart produces high quality products. In fact you can read my review on their awesome scale HERE that was on my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide it’s a fantastic scale.
The luggage scale is so easy to use and easy to hold which is important when you’re trying to lift 50lbs! As you can see below it goes on the handle of the suitcase quite easily and you can adjust the strap to get a snug fit.
Two of my favorite features are that only a few seconds after you lift it, it will beep and the weight will be “held” so you can put it down and see what your suitcase weighs in at. I also love the backlit display and the ergonomic handle. Okay that’s three things but really I love this scale period!
I used this scale several times before leaving Chicago as did my roomie at the conference, then my entire family and I including my father-in-law all used it on our 4 + suitcases before we left Las Vegas to come home. Guess what? None of our luggage was overweight, we were darn close to that 50lbs but not over so the scale came through with flying colors!
Now let’s not forget about the awesome purple packing cube system that I also got to use on my trip. I’ve never utilized any packing cubes while travelling before and I’ve travelled quite a bit. Well I have to say I will never leave home without them now! Just a few weeks before our big trip I went away for a long weekend with my daughter and another mom and daughter and I was constantly going through my suitcase trying to find undergarments and other items what a pain. The packing cubes help to eliminate that quite a bit! I used the smallest one for my skin care and make up items, another for undergarments and the large one for a few outfits I knew I’d wear the most. It was fantastic I could easily spot the cubes and the items I needed and I didn’t have to constantly dig through my suitcase, loved it! They are made of of high-quality nylon fabric; Both lightweight yet durable with two way easy-pull zippers. You can just keep the cubes in your suitcase or put them in drawers which is what I did in Chicago keeping them neat and tidy either way! They come in about 5 different colors and are definitely worth having at the very cheap price they are available for!
Both the luggage scale and the packing cube system can be purchased on Amazon. Overall both the luggage scale and packing cube system get a big TWO THUMBS up from Powered by Mom and family for making our travels so much easier. We will always travel smart now thanks to EatSmart!
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