Posted on April 03 2020
If you're anything like most Americans, you love your favorite baseball cap. It may not be a “baseball” cap per se – it may have a hockey, NFL, or basketball logo on it. It may have no logo at all or contain a cartoon character or catchy phrase. Regardless, it's still classified as a baseball cap. If you’re going on vacation or moving, you'll likely pack a number of caps. Will they make it to your destination safely and in one piece? That all depends on how you pack (and, of course, on the airline – lost bags happen – it's a fact of life).
While we can't do anything about lost luggage, we can offer little bit of advice. There are right ways and wrong ways to pack baseball caps in order to keep them in their best possible condition. Let's take a look at some tips.
Ready, Set, Pack!
Some people love packing. Whether it's looking forward to the destination or just the challenge of being organized but cramming all you can into one small area, who knows? For some of us, packing is just a necessary evil. Particularly when it comes to our beloved baseball caps, however, care must be taken during the packing procedure.
In days of yore, fancy hats were carried in hat boxes. You don't see those much anymore. So, what can you do if you want to pack a bunch of hats but keep them as pristine as you can? Naturally, you're going to try to wear your favorite cap during the trip. As long as you don't set it down somewhere and forget it, this is the best way to keep it in good shape. But we promised you packing tips, so here we go.
First Things First…
Flip your hat upside down. Don't panic… you are not going to keep it that way! To help the cap keep its shape, use T-shirts, socks, or underwear to stuff it. This serves two purposes: gives you more room for other things and (again) helps the hat keep its shape. Now you can flip it right side up again and lay it in your suitcase. Around the base of the hat, pack your other items for support. Don't put anything on top, however. If you need to pack more than one hat, you can stack them on top of each other, but don't pack so many that they get crushed when you close the suitcase.
Confused? Here's a little video put out by the folks at Best Western to help you: click here.
Some people collapse their hats, front to back, and place one behind the other for packing. This is fine as long as you place something behind the hats to, once again, for support and to help them keep their shape. Socks, T-shirts, etc. work great here as well.
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