How to Prevent Toiletry Explosions While Traveling!

I travel (by plane) more than some, but not as much as others. I can’t count the number of times that the changes in altitude or general jostling of baggage handlers have made beauty products (shampoo, body gel, etc.) explode in my bag. Because of this, I’ve been tightening my lids, saying a prayer, and then bagging all my stuff in ziploc bags for years.
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Bagging your stuff prevents product from getting all over your clothes (and stuff) if they leak, but it doesn’t prevent wasting product or the general mess of having a ziploc bag and all of its contents covered with conditioner. So, this may SEEM like a no brainer, but I hadn’t put it together until I saw a post on Pinterest and NOW I won’t travel without doing this easy peasy trick. Get ready. Cling wrap. Yeah, the stuff that only works 50% of the time in your kitchen? Well, it works 100% of the time on your toiletries!

Just unscrew the top, place the cling wrap over the  bottle opening, and then screw the top back on. Initially, I was worried that the lid wouldn’t screw back on as well with the cling wrap covering the treads, but I was completely proved wrong. When you arrive at your destination, you just remove the cling wrap, save it, and you can use it on your return trip. You don’t need a TON of cling wrap… just enough… but, MAN the success of this easy step is exponentially better than mucking out gunk from your bag and wasting tons of money on product. Bon voyage!!!

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  1. I love this idea! I usually carry on my toiletries for this very reason, but I won’t have to worry about mini-sized everything with this trick!

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