A few months ago, when I went on the All American RV Blogger Tour, one of the gifts I received was a set of Eagle Creek Pack-Its, which are small zipper bags that you can use inside a suitcase to organize socks, underwear and other items:
The lightweight bags are made of nylon. After using these a few times since then, I’ve found that I really like them – they seem well-made, and they keep the inside of my suitcase from becoming a wild mess of belongings! However, this set of three bags sells for close to $40. We went to Ikea over the weekend, and I spotted a cool four-piece set of “UPPTACKA” travel organization bags in the store:
Now, while these bags are definitely of a different style, the price is different too… this set of Ikea travel bags was just .99!
The Ikea bag set has two drawstring bags and two zipper bags. One zipper bag has a mesh side so you can view what’s inside, and the other zipper bag is made from a thick vinyl, presumably for carry-on toiletries. The Ikea set usually sells for $5.99, but it was just .99 with the new Ikea Family loyalty card they have in store. (I hadn’t been there in awhile, so it was news to me that they now have a loyalty card. The card is free, and you can sign up for one at an in-store kiosk.) I noticed a lot of items in the store now have an “Ikea Family” price that you need the card for too. And, if you’re looking for bargain luggage, they had a rolling carry-on suitcase for $7.99..! I have no idea how long it would last, but that certainly is a low price. The ones I saw were black with white polka dots – they’d be perfect for a child too. Here’s my set of Eagle Creek Pack-Its next to the Ikea UPPTACKA travel bags too, for comparison. The largest black bag is 12.5″ x 17.5″.