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We're getting ready to travel and wonder about using packing cubes. Do they save space in your luggage or are they just for organizing? Of you use them, please let me know the brand you like.

We use the Eagle Creek brand: They can be used to organize, compress excess air out of large bulky items and save space in the suitcase. See attached weblink:

I thought packing cubes would be the answer too and have bought or received sets as gifts. But I feel I do just as well with zip-lock bags - the 2 and 2.5 gallon size for clothing and smaller sizes for misc items.
My rationale is that: they are cheaper; I can see what is inside (and so can TSA, if needed); they are lighter; they can be compressed by pressing while you close the zipper; and are waterproof.

We love our packing cubes. They aren't any particular brand that I know of. I ordered them from Amazon and received 7 or 8 for less than $20. They keep your clothes organized, and things don't get shifted around in your suitcase. My packing cubes hold an amazing amount of clothes. I used them for a month's trip to southern Africa, a month's trip to India and Sri Lanka, as well as a three-day trip to Savannah. And probably a few other places.