It began in a place most are all too familiar with and a coworker's problem...
My coworker was moving from Dallas, Texas to Silicon Valley where apartments are incredibly expensive and very few have walk-in closets. She has 7, yes SEVEN, suitcases that she uses when she travels to India to see her family every other year.
WHY STORE LUGGAGE YOU HARDLY USE?
Even if she had a walk-in closet, there is no way it would fit 7 suitcases. She is hardly the only person who owns a multitude of suitcases. My family has several suitcases and we are lucky enough to have an attic to store them in, but then again...
WHO LIKES GOING INTO THEIR ATTIC?
The current model of buying luggage you rarely use and then hoarding it for 8 - 10 years just doesn't make sense due to the following reasons:
- Luggage is large and takes up a large amount of closet space - reducing space for the clothes that you regularly wear
- If you need a piece of luggage once or rarely, you have to buy it and store it, taking up more space in your home
- Buying luggage is expensive! A quality suitcase from a brand name manufacturer will cost at least $300 per bag
- Due to the expense of a suitcase and our determination to get our money out of it, we use suitcases much longer than we should. This leads to the personal hell of having zippers break while out of town! Ever wonder why there are luggage stores in airports?