Travel Tips

No one wants to open their suitcase and find exploded toiletry bottles. But when packing a suitcase, many people do not think about spillages that could occur from beauty lotions, creams, shampoos and conditioners. But if they are not careful as they pack their belongings, bottles can leak onto clothes and important documents that are being carried and stain them. In order to avoid this from happening to you, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your belongings.
How to Avoid Spillages in Your Suitcase: Leave Opened Bottles at Home

Once you have broken the seal of bottles of beauty lotions, mouthwashes and other products, it will not be an easy task to prevent these products from leaking onto freshly laundered clothes that you have packed in your suitcase. Even if you close them as tightly as you can, there is still the strong possibility of leaks and spillages inside your suitcase. The best way to avoid this is to leave all unopened bottles at home and to only take along bottles that are unopened with a safety seal for added protection. The bottles and seals of newer products will be stronger and there will be less chance of spillage when you reach your final destination.

How to Avoid Spillages in Your Suitcase: Pack Toiletries inside Clear Storage Bags

Clear storage bags can be used for more than just sandwiches, snacks and travel documents. They can also be used to pack toiletries that could possibly spill inside suitcases. A good brand to use is a Reclosable Storage Bag with Freshlock® Zipper by Presto. The gallon size bags are just the right size for bulky toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Remember, too, that even if you pack unopened bottles and containers of toiletries in your suitcase, the change in air pressure on the plane can make bottles expand and spill out all over the suitcase. But if you pack toiletries inside clear storage bags, you are less likely to have a mess to clean up inside your suitcase when you reach your final destination. It is easier to deal with spillages inside clear storage bags than it is inside a suitcase.

How to Avoid Spillages in Your Suitcase: Pack Clothes Inside Plastic Bags

Another safeguard you can take is to reserve plastic shopping bags when you come home from shopping and use them to neatly pack clothes instead, so that they can be protected against any spillages that might occur inside the suitcase as you travel. This can help reduce the risk of a spillage directly onto clothes as you travel and keep your clothes and other belongings protected.

These are a few simple precautions that you can take to help protect your clothes and other belongings from spillages inside your suitcase as you travel. Taking the time to safeguard your belongings prior to travel can save you a lot of time and trouble later on as you go through your belongings only to find spillages and possibly even ruined clothes inside your suitcase. That would not be the best start to your holiday.