It’s common knowledge that hodophiles or people who travel often are always looking for smart ways to pack their luggage and accommodate their personal belongings in a single suitcase. Not only it provides comfort, but it also enhances mobility. In this blog, we will share some tips to keep toiletries from ruining your luggage, along with an easy guide for stack-packing your luggage.
As per usual, we will divide this blog into different sections. First, we will give you some tips to keep toiletries from ruining your luggage. Afterwards, we will share a quick guide to stack-packing your luggage.
So, without further ado, let’s start packing!
Tips to Keep Toiletries from Ruining Your Luggage
If you have ever been in a situation where you open your travel bag only to find out that your favourite cream or shampoo has leaked all over your belongings – here’s how to keep toiletries from ruining the luggage you have packed:
- Avoid Packing Bottles
- Store Toiletries in Plastic Containers
- Opt for Solid Bath Products
- Invest in Ziplock Bags
Avoid Packing Bottles
The best way to stop pump bottles from leaking is to avoid taking bottles altogether. Products like moisturisers, shampoos, sunscreens, shower-gels, or anything with a squeezable bottle tend to burst open when they’re lightly pressed or even after a slight jostle. As a result, these bottles end up ruining everything else in your travel bag. However, certain travel-packing tips can help you avoid a huge mess and pack everything smartly. If you are a frequent traveller, invest in things that are smart and cannot be easily broken or squeezed.
Store Toiletries in Plastic Containers
If you are looking for the best ways to pack liquids, so they don’t spill, we’d recommend that you store them in plastic containers or plastic bags. Avoid taking a glass or fragile containers that can break easily and ruin your clothes and other personal belongings. Take small amounts of all the products you’d need for a trip and store them in small bottles – just like the one in the picture above. If you are going to stay somewhere for a longer time, it is best to shop for the products in the same locality. Moreover, some hotels and guesthouses also provide complimentary shampoos and other bathing products. So, it is best to call them before travelling and confirm. Not only will it save you from the hassle of packing, but also keep some space and make your luggage lighter.
Opt for Solid Bath Products
Another way to avoid toiletries from ruining your luggage is to opt for solid bath products. The idea is simple, as long as it isn’t liquid, it can’t leak. You can find a number of solid toiletries anywhere in the world – from shampoos to deodorant sticks, the solid alternative of everything is available. These products protect your belongings better and keep your travelling bag lighter.
Invest in Ziplock Bags
Trust us when we say this – ziplock bags are a lifesaver. Firstly, they can be stored anywhere in your bag, amidst your clothes, or even in your hand-carry. Secondly, they do not cost much and can provide greater protection to your personal belongings. They also help in preventing a mess and keep everything intact inside your travelling suitcase.
A Simple Guide to Stack-Pack Your Luggage
A smart hack to keep your toiletries from ruining the luggage is to stack-pack everything. Sandwich packing [or stack-packing] will help ensure that all your belongings stay intact and stop moving from their place. It is a great way to avoid the hassles of shopping for extra things [such as ziplock bags or products], especially when you are travelling on an urgent basis.
If you are wondering how to stack pack your suitcase, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Step 1: Gather your belongings in one place and sort them accordingly.
- Step 2: Make a bottom layer by placing easily foldable outfits [such as denim] first.
- Step 3: Now, place the toiletries in the middle [as the meat in a sandwich].
- Step 4: Next, add the top layer of any other clothing.
- Step 5: Fill the spaces on each side by placing extra clothing, books, or any other stuff you are carrying. Just make sure everything is jam-packed, and nothing moves from its place.
As long as toiletries in your bag don’t have the space to move, they’re not going to ruin your items. By reducing the movement of bottles and other stuff in your bag, you can decrease the chances of them breaking or leaking out of the lids.
|Pro Tip: Don’t put any heavy objects such as books on top of your toiletries – you don’t want to crush or squeeze them. Try placing heavy objects either on the sides or bottom of your luggage.|
This brings us to the end of our post on some tips to keep toiletries from ruining your luggage. If you need further help in packing your luggage, check out our posts where we have shared some smart travel packing tips and tricks. Also, navigate to our recent blogs where we have shared some creative home storage ideas and how to store your travel bag at home.
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