Do you roll or do you cube?

Ok I have another question for all you experienced travellers out there.

Do you roll or do you cube?

I am a cuber myself…. Found these packing cubes and loved them – I can never really make sense of doing the roll without getting the whole thing creased.  What I like about the cubes is that everything is packed in individual cubes and packing and unpacking is so much easier.
packing cubes

No one will know what the inside of your suitcase looks like – whether you are a roller or a cuber – that is unless you get stopped going through security and then they have to check your bag.  Then all will be revealed.
Having been told that she couldn't take shampoo on her flight, Gina began frantically washing her hair.

Are you a roller, a cuber – or just a messy disorganized (OMG I forgot my passport/underwear/shoes) sort of person.

messy suitcase

Now these sort of people are more common than you think and they don’t really think of themselves as messy or disorganized.  The chaos that follows them around is not of their making.  It’s just the way they were born – let’s call them creative, imaginative …..

Which of these individuals do you think those guys on Border Patrol would rather have?

Now if they have a cuber then it is pretty easy for them.  Pick out the individual cubes – no need to open them.  You can give them a squeeze generally while you look for suspicious articles.  Rollers on the other hand – not so good.  They are going to have to pick out those roly rolls of shirts and leggings and then you are going to have to re-roll.  Both of these, however, are pretty easy for security to check.

Miss Messy on the other hand is another story.  Security is going to have to claw through pj’s tangled up with hairbrushes, and inside out jeans (probably with holes in them).  The thing is that security probably won’t mind dealing with Miss Messy because she will be beautiful, disarming, creative and imaginative.  Unlike Miss Roller and Miss Cuber.
messy bun

Oh well…….



By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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