Most of us rarely travel and even when we do we won't be home to look at the items removed and placed on the bed or floor ;-)
By Deeli from Richland, WA
The hard shell cases make a great keepsake box for your child. I used mine and put all the keepsake mementos of our son in it, I decorated the exterior with his name and collaged a few photos and scrapbook items on it!.Its a great way to store the baby items, photos, and easy to keep them dust free, water proof and convenient to pass down. The newer nylon suitcases can be used in a similar way, but also make great Christmas ornament and light storage. You can also use for seasonal clothing totes and blankets. Go Green! Please feel free to add your own ideas about this.
By Missy MM
This is a tip regarding storage of items. When our luggage is no longer usable for travel (broken wheel, ripped pocket, etc., I turn the suitcase into a storage container for seasonal items, extra blankets and holiday linens. It keeps the items clean and ready for future use. Boxes can give off color damage, and plastic tears easily so this is a great way to store things. I use an airline luggage tag to identify what items are stored in each suitcase. Works for me!
By Kathleen from Fort Collins, CO
By Mary T
Several months later, a colleague said to me, "I have your suitcase!" He had just returned from a business trip to India where he had purchased so many things he needed an additional suitcase to take everything home. The suitcase that had traveled to India returned to the U.S. Perhaps that same suitcase is still traveling the world. (05/28/2009)