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How do you pack & what do you use?

otisbg

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May 5, 2008
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Hi-
I am trying to simplify my travel and unpacking/packing time. Please,please,please tell me what you use and how you transport. Right now I have a folding rubbemaid crate on wheels, my tool turn about and my consultant tote, plus laptop carrier that also holds all my paperwork/catalogs. I am not young....LOLOL..but not decrepit either. I struggle with the consultant tote. Should I get another crate on wheels? Awaiting suggestions:confused:
 

NooraK

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Feb 6, 2008
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I have the red crate that came in the kit 3 years ago when I signed. That holds pretty much all of my product. I might carry something separately like the 12" skillet or the DCB. I have a basket about 12" x 16" x 7" that I have all my paperwork stacked in, and I use the messenger style bag I got at conference 2007 to carry cookbooks, host and recruiting packets. I haven't been taking my laptop, but I'm thinking of doing it again. If I do that, I can see if it fits in the bag with the host packets. If it doesn't, that would add one more bag to my stuff.

I like the red crate because I don't have to worry about how dirty my dishes are, I can just wipe it down. I try to minimize the amount of stuff I take with me, and rely on the catalog and a few key, higher priced pieces.

Oh, and the Tool Turnabout Bag for the TTA and/or Trifle Bowl.
 

Jinkies

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Oct 7, 2008
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I purchased a rolling crate from Office Max that has a pocket on the back to hold my computer. I stick my accordion style file folder filled with all my paperwork and catalogs in the crate along with the tool turnabout (in its holder, on its side) and the food for the show. I then have my consultant tote that we get when we sign filled with everything that I need for a show (and the small versions of the stoneware, bar pan, sheet pan, etc.) to be able to show the stuff, but not kill myself by bringing in. Hope this helps!
 

KaiKendall

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Aug 17, 2009
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I LOVVVVVVE the rolling thingy from PC, I got it free with my PC Dollars, but would have paid full price, that's how much I love it! There's 131531 pockets, holds everything (even my binders, cookbooks, paperwork, catalogs, etc), I fill it with whatever I need for the demo, plus the batter bowl AND one or two stainless steel bowls, my saute pan, sometimes my grill pan, it holds a TON of stuff. I dont have the TTA tote yet, so I thow the TTA and a small plastic crate full of my pens, calculators, etc and the DCB in my consultant tote. It's awesome because no matter how full and heavy the rolling case is, you really only have to lift it in and out the car, but roll it the rest of the way. Also the consultant tote slips over the top so you are only ROLLING one thing, no more multiple trips to the car! Can you tell how much I LOVE it?? lol
 

ChefBeckyD

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Sep 20, 2005
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I think that loving the Rolling Tote from PC must depend alot on where you live.

I have one, and rarely use it. I use it mostly for storage in my office. The problem is that here in Michigan, we have snow, slush, mud, or rain about 9 months out of the year. for at least 4 months it's snow & slush. I found that during at least half of the year, I couldn't roll it anywhere, because the wheels would become full of snow/slush, and then I couldn't roll it into my hosts homes, so I would end up having to carry it from my vehicle into the homes. That puppy is heavy when it's empty, and back-breaking to carry when it's full!

I take with me the Consultant Tote, with my TTA, and my SS bowls, along with my cutting board, cooling rack, bar pan or serving platter, and ERMC set.

I my Red collapsible crate, I have my DCB, my spices/sauces/sprinkles, and whatever other tools I need for my demo (could be citrus press, apple or pineapple wedger, prep bowls...whatever else is needed)

In my cranberry & striped bag (an earned bag from last year I think) I have my paperwork, my computer, cookbooks, door prizes, towels, hot pads, trivet.


That's it - that's what I take.
 

cochef

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Jul 8, 2007
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I found the PC rolling case way too heavy and deep - a good storage case, though. I use a rolling duffle bag because it is long and not deep, making it easy to see what's in it and it is easier to maneuver.
 

otisbg

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May 5, 2008
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You guys are awesome! I so appreciate all the suggestions and am now weighing if I should invest in the rolling carrier from PC - or maybe try and incorporate my laptop in another bag
 
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