I'm mightily impressed by everyone's packing tips, whether loose items or Tetris-packing (something I haven't tried yet). I'm stymied by how to pack efficiently for food and drink to take on board. I often have an empty water bottle (not always, as once my empty water bottle accidentally fell out of the overhead bin and onto somebody's foot - I stopped packing it for a while) as well as sandwiches and snacks in small Lock 'n Lock containers. I'm usually packing this stuff for myself and a kid, so I need to have items handy and be mindful of empty containers.
How do you all deal with this aspect of packing? The beautiful videos linked to various products show lots of folded items, cameras, tech, and such - but I'm lost when it comes to how to accommodate food into these bags. I'm thinking of getting a packing cube or other soft bag specifically for this purpose.