Traveling is an exciting experience for many. It’s a great way to unwind and get a break from hectic schedules. There are various things to consider when traveling; these include the cost, things to pack, the number of days you’ll be away, and many more. If traveling for a holiday, you’ll probably need to carry a few liquor bottles. However, packing your gin bottles can be stressful if you don’t know how to do this right.
Check out easy ways to pack your gin bottles when traveling:
1. Use plastic bag wrapping.
Pack you gin bottles in plastic bags; in most cases, zips locks in will come in handy. Whether traveling with your Whitley Neill quince gin, Verano Spanish lemon gin, or any other famous gin brand, understand that all bottles can break easily. And the leaks can damage your valuables and ruin your trip.
Put a plumber’s tape on all the corks and screwcaps. They can easily leak when in the low-pressure cargo in the plane. If you only have tiny bottles, you don’t need to stack them in your bag or suitcase; your shoes have a lot of space to be filled. Arrange them there, and get moving.
2. Pack your suitcase fully.
If traveling with only a few things, a big suitcase won’t be ideal. Go for a small one that fits all your accessories. The reason? You don’t want to travel with bottles rolling and banging each other in your bag. To avoid this, use a sizeable suitcase and fill it up with your stuff. If you can’t fill it up, fill the remaining space with a bubble wrap that you can use to encase your bottles on your way back.
3. Pad your suitcase
Your gin bottles are likely to break when they get tossed around your luggage and hard surfaces in your bag. If your suitcase has a top flap for hanging shirts, arrange them nicely and put books and magazines right in the middle. Put a layer of soft items outside the flap for more padding and stack your bottles there.
4. Wrap your bottles in heavy clothing
Most travelers assume that bottles break at the neck, but this isn’t true. But, most bottles break at the sides, and it’s advisable to wrap them in heavy materials. Use things like jeans and wrap around the neck of your bottles.
If you don’t have pants, cover them in T-shirts and bulky cardigans. Moreover, put barriers between your bottles to prevent them from knocking each other. Consider flip-flops; they are made of foam and are an excellent way of keeping your bottles safe.
5. Fill the sides
Fill the spaces around your suitcase’s sides, with enough padding both at the top and bottom. If you have some small dirty cloth bags, put them on the sides together with the shoes. Moreover, stuff toiletries and many other items on the corners.
6. Organize your items as per their value
Your bottles can leak and damage your valuable items and those of other travelers. Put things of lower value closer to your gin bottles, and you won’t incur significant losses if your bottles leak.
You can as well put any waterproof materials that won’t get ruined or can be replaced easily in case your alcohol bottles break. Pack other items that get destroyed easily away from the sides. If possible, pack them in plastic bags to shield them in case of accidents.
Traveling is fun when you know how to pack your things right. You don’t want to ruin your travel experience and valuables with leaks from your gin bottles. Consider the above tips, and search online for more ideas to make your journey enjoyable and stress-free.