Giant zippered box cover makes it easy for TSA to reseal your box
I know I’ve pointed to one of Kevin Kelly’s “cool tools,” before, but this one also deserves a link. It’s a Balikbayan Box Cover, which is essentially a giant, zippered canvas bag designed to wrap around a 20″ x 20″ x 20″ box:
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The beauty of the box cover is that after TSA officials inspect and reseal your box, they can zip up the top flap on the bag closed and your box is further protected from re-opening. The bag also helps guard your box (and its contents) from rough airline baggage handling.
If you’re packing food (or just packing in a box, I guess), it could turn out to be pretty handy. The Balikbayan Gear site has a few more tips on how to effectively pack your box:
1. Pack the heavy items on the bottom first. This includes your canned goods, books, or other flat paper products that can serve as a strong base for the rest of your cargo.
2. Wrap the breakables with your clothes or any other soft material that can take the impact off those perfume bottles.
3. Stuff all empty containers with other items. If you are taking a bowl home, make sure you put something inside it to save precious space.
There’s tons more, but you should go read ‘em over there.