(Talia as a baby in our first set of bins)
When we moved to Southeast Asia 5 years ago, we looked around for a sturdy but inexpensive way to pack our things. We did some research and found these Contico Storage bins and they’ve served us well all these years. They aren’t perfect, but they fit the dimensions for airline check-in bags, are light-weight and at around $30 are WAY cheaper than buying suitcases. With a couple small alterations they can handle a relative amount of abuse during travel. From their website it seems they’ve come out with a newer model, so maybe they’ve improved some things.
Each time we’ve gone back to the US for a short visit (or to have a baby) we’ve picked up a couple more.
They’ve really come in handy when storage in some of our houses has been limited. We’ve used them in place of a kitchen cupboard, extra counter surface and also as a bookshelf.They work great for neatly storing things we aren’t using on a daily basis.
We even built our bed last year to accommodate storing them underneath!
What’s your favorite piece of luggage?