I recently returned from a business trip in Chicago, and I decided it would be a good opportunity for me to bring my spring/summer wardrobe to New York (I moved from Chicago in January). You may remember my overweight suitcase scenario upon my move here, well this was Round 2. On the way to Chicago, I had my briefcase and carry-on rolling bag. I checked my enormous red suitcase, strategically with my large black four-wheeled bag zipped up inside of it (yes, I avoid luggage fees but accept bag weight fees).
Fast forward to my return flight to Chicago, the two large suitcases are out, and again I am in the position of shimmying my luggage down the block to grab a taxi to the airport. And yes, I paid an overweight bag fee (luckily just on the red suitcase this time). I thought I only had to do that once, but apparently lugging suitcases is a skill set I am building due to the enormity of my wardrobe.
With that being said, that doesn’t mean I’m sacrificing my wardrobe (sore biceps be dammed!). In fact, while in the airport terminal, I ordered more huggable hangers on Soap.com to make sure my clothes are able to be added to my sublet’s garment rack. But what I did come to realize, while lugging luggage may be a skill set, it is not a fashionable one. Therefore I am now going to seek upgrades on not just the function of my luggage, but its fashion as well. Because if I am heaving suitcases up and down stairs, I want that suitcase (not just its contents) to be worth the struggle. (And I thank the wonderfully kind driver of Hoyt Limo of Astoria who carried my bags down the stairs for me at my apartment building.)