My youngest daughter is heading back to school today to begin her senior year ... seriously how did that happen so fast?!? Each year she has moved to a new apartment and each year after summer is over I have driven her back up to school and helped her get set up in her new place. But this year we moved her at the beginning of summer. Remember this post about moving everything from the old place to the new one with the little convertible car?
So instead of me driving her back to school, she is flying. The only problem is we didn't account for ALL the stuff she has to take up. Since she was home all summer (working at that fabulous internship in the gallery in Santa Monica) now she has a ton of clothes to take back up. And she couldn't fit it all in the one suitcase the airlines allow. She thought about just paying extra and taking two suitcases. But those plus a carry-on and a backpack was a lot to handle. So we opted for these:
They actually worked quite well. Have you ever tried them? They are pretty amazing. It enabled her to fit everything into one large suitcase. One very heavy suitcase, I might add, but paying for the extra weight seemed like a better solution than paying for an extra suitcase and having to navigate the trek back to school with too many bags to handle. And with the price of gas these days, flying (even with the extra baggage fee) was less expensive than driving anyway. I am crossing my fingers that those seals stay intact.
Happy Monday everyone!