Get ready to energize your life?
Top Offers Only Today
Support your health and step-up your mental focus
post in: Facts, News Date:09 Dec 2012, 20:43 views:1139
I really like beer. No, I really like beer. That means Im constantly on the hunt for beers I cant get in my current hometown of San Francisco and broker deals with buddies lopez to mail me goods from across the country in exchange for sending them a few bottles of local stuff from the.
Over the course of the past decade, Ive probably mailed 100 boxes of beer to myself (sometimes postage is cheaper than checking a bag or finding room in my suitcase on a trip) or to friends around the United States. Of all those shipments, Ive only had one mishap: a crushed can that managed to slowly explode and soak a box.
Luckily for me, and the recipient of the box that happened to be a friend of mine, the beer-soaked box was still delivered, although a few weeks later than planned (my guess being so it could dry and still, you know, be a box). In contrast, Ive had a number of boxes sent to me with broken beer (the saddest thing in the world) inside.
Through all those packages Ive come up with a few tips for success. Line Your Box with a Garbage Bag.
What you dont want to happen is for a small accident like a crushed can or broken bottle to soak your box, cause it to break, and result in a whole box of lost items. For that, I recommend lining videos your box first (just as if you were putting it in a garbage can) with a plastic garbage bag.
Sure, its not unstoppable, but it gives you an extra line of defense in case the worst happens. Also, a plastic bag means that if the box does get soaked it will be harder for individual bottles to fall out.
Some beer trading message boards also recommend using a smaller box inside a box when you mail beer. Ive never tried that personally (or had it done with beer sent to me but if you happen to have two similarly-sized boxes available, it wouldnt be the worst idea.
Line the Sides of Your Box with Bubble Wrap. Since I do this a lot, I have a TON of bubble wrap readily available in my house.
If you dont, then using crumpled up newspaper or packing peanuts can have the same effect. The goal is to have a line of defense around the sides and bottom and top of your box.