How to Fix a Broken Suitcase

suitcaseMy friend Christina Sarkis from recently wrote a handy post called “.” The guide is especially useful if you are already traveling and just need some quick fixes to get you through your trip. It’s broken into sections based on what part of the suitcase is broken. For example, she says about zippers:

“A stuck zipper can be helped along by rubbing a bar of soap or a bit of lip balm along the teeth. If the problem is that the zipper teeth aren’t knitting together to stay closed, feel along the zipper—you’ll likely find a single tooth that’s bent. Enlist the help of pliers to smooth the path and get your zipper moving again. If your zipper handle goes missing, loop a paperclip (crude but effective) or a souvenir keychain to create your own zipper pull.”




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