One month of hotel living: Bag drag of seven suitcases through five hotels, three states, one long day of air travel.
Our family of four brought six suitcases and a booster seat for 2 to 3 months of living minimally until we are reunited with our household goods (hopefully).
After 30+ days, I have loads of laundry to do of the same tired wardrobe.
Hotel laundry facilities are not created equal. The first hotel charged $7.50 a load (!). Our current hotel charges $3.00 a load. The 3 washers & 3 dryers are in high demand.
My forever friend Sylvia texts me: “I thought that in Paradise you just toss your beautiful flowing garments into the ebb of the magical waves and they flowed back to you on an ocean breeze.” (Quite the wit, she is!)
This is my reality right now:
- Never take more than you can carry.
- Wheeled luggage is essential.
- Make sure your family of 4 plus ALL your luggage fit in your rental car! (It’s a very tight squeeze for us!)
- Remember living on top of each other in 400 s.f. is only temporary.