The Best Way to Pack Alcohol in Your Suitcase

published Apr 10, 2017
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If you are traveling to someone else’s home for the holidays, you may be considering toting along alcohol in some shape or form. This is because (1) someone will drink it, (2) you can spend as much or as little as your budget allows, and (3) it does not require a ton of effort.

The problem with alcohol, of course, is that it is liquid. As such, the TSA will not let you carry it with you unless you divvy it up into 3.4-ounce containers. So, you’ll need to pack it in such a way that it doesn’t spill all over your special Thanksgiving sweater. Here’s the best way to do it.

1. Start with a soft layer of clothes.

When you are ready to pack, gather your clothes and begin with a soft layer for the bottom of the suitcase.

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2. Roll your booze in bubble or foam wrap.

Next, you want to roll up the bottle in a strip of bubble or foam wrap. Don’t be shy about using that wrap!

3. Roll it up a second time.

For your second layer, you can use a shirt, sweater, or really any item of clothing. I usually use a pair of jeans folded lengthwise.

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4. Nestle your bundle carefully.

Now you’re ready to nestle your bundle between clothes. You may want to roll up your clothes as well to help the bottle stay put.

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5. Finish with a soft layer of clothes.

To finish, layer a jacket or sweater on top and, voila! You’re ready to zip up your bag and head to the airport.