Almost two years ago I started taking my little act on the road and doing Vintage Markets. I QUICKLY figured out that when I loaded my Jeep to the gills (I looked like the Clampetts going down I26!) that I needed to have packed more than just furniture and chalkboards.
Sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake.
True to my Frugal Girl form I used something I already had. This particular tote has gone all over the United States with me. It’s seen about four airlines, eleven states, five beaches and a tiny piece of Canada.
The tote has become invaluable to me. It lives in my Jeep so that I have just about everything a Furniture Flipper could need at the ready. I have pretty much whittled the contents down to exactly what I need. I have also sorted and packaged like things together to minimize clutter and mess.
There are several pockets all around the sides of this particular tote that I use specifically to hold the smallest stuff.
Here’s what STAYS in it, most of the time:
Black & white bakers twine
Various $1 spools of ribbon
Paper hang tags
Pens, pencils, black Sharpie
Cotton buffing cloth
Picture hanging kits
Felt pad for furniture legs and small accessories.
These are invaluable!
I also throw a Cliff bar or an apple and a bottle of water if I think I will be working down at my shop for a while.
Just a few tips I’ve learned the hard way. Apparently I enjoy it.
If y’all have anything to add that you have found helpful in this arena, please feel free to chime in!
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