Shower Gel Exploded in Luggage :[

Help! So pre-college I didn't travel much, but now that I'm going to school 11 hours away from my loved ones I travel A LOT. And I just have no idea about packing. I truly suck, lol.

Does any one know the best way to prevent your shower supplies from leaking/exploding everywhere inside thier luggage!? Luckily, so far none of my shoes/school work/bags have been victim to my shower gel, but I'm just tired of my clothes smelling like I marinated them in lily and sweet pea juices, lol.
 

nawth21

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I transfer all that kind of stuff to smaller sized travel bottles and keep them in waterproof bags in a compartment away from my clothes.
 

dk2504

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i find it helpful to put all those products in individual zip-lock bags..so if they explode, they dont get everywhere...it took me a while to learn that though...good luck:idea:
 

Dani

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yes. ziplock bags- and try to put stuff like that in your carry on.

Once my entire bottle of Dior Addict perfume leaked. Thank goodness it was in a seperate pocket of the suitcase.

I was SO mad!! I feel your pain! :smile:
 

Swanky

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Ditto - you MUST use ziplock bags - the giant freezer bags are the best!

Sorry that happened :sad:
 

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I use ziplocs, and put them inside a toiletry bag. I LOVE ziploc bags. I use the XL ones when traveling with a duffle bag. I can put shirts and sweaters in one. Pants in the other. That's way everything doesn't shift around, and it makes it easy to pack and unpack.
 

cate22

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Aw, sorry that happened...Ziplock bags are the best.
And for extra measure, perhaps you can also store your shower gels/lotions in an outside compartment in the remote case it didn't get sealed properly? That way, the mess is away from your clothes...
 

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I don't travel much but I learned this after reading a thread about someone getting hairspray on their LV. It was a white one too and the store did take it back I think. But I learned the bagging tip from that thread.
 

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In addition, you can pre-squeeze the air out of the container a bit. At high altitude the pressure is lower and the air trapped in the container will cause the container to expand and explode.:lol: