I like to visit Goodwill while on the road. This is a fairly new habit for me. While in Tempe, Arizona I found these chairs.
The blue chair was $12.00 and would be great re-upholstered while the pink chairs were $4.00 each. Crazy talk. Sadly, chairs cannot fit inside my luggage. However, here is a list of things I have fit in my luggage:
- 2’6″ x 4’3″ Martha Stewart Astronomy rug from a Homegoods in Connecticut
- at least six sets of curtains from IKEA
- IKEA PS Clock
- Two RENATE rugs (one is a back up)
- Five SIGNE rugs (once again, back ups)
- Two pieces of pottery from Goodwill from Illinois (One piece broke – my first thing to break which I think is pretty good)
- Reverse painting of The Capitol from an antique store in Colorado (I was particularly nervous about this, but it was the first thing I ever packed home. I was too fresh to know better.)
- Four bud vases from Goodwill
- A Tennessee souvenir plate (The Mister collects them)
- Samsonite briefcase/laptop bag from a TJMaxx in Kentucky (gift for The Mister)
- Giodorno’s pizza from Chicago (It comes home as a carry on, but I’ll count it for the entertainment value.)
- 8 yards of fabric from a JoAnn’s in Delaware (not as easy as thought)
- Tortillas from Houston
Of course, this list does not compose of everything. These are basic highlights of what I remember packing. I have a zipped soft sided Baggallini bag I carry with me for “overage.” Thank you Southwest for allowing two bags for free. This week I’m at a conference with my team in Orlando. I doubt I’ll have time to shop anywhere, but I’ll keep you posted.