It seriously never ends. For every case you pack, more stuff appears out of no where and demands to be in the next case. How does that work???
I worked it out the other day. I sent home 2 cases with Mummy in the summer, and two with my flatmate when she went on holiday last time.
So, 4 cases down. Good, right? No. Wrong. Although, kind of! Last night I packed 3 cases and a box. I estimate 2 more cases and I’m done.
Please remember that I am selling 99% of my stuff. This is mostly clothes and shoes and hats and… etc. etc. etc.
I filled the first case with a baby bag for my very heavily pregnant sister, and dressing up clothes! That seriously is about it. I think a couple of work outfits went in to fill out the gaps, but that’s it. It’s not even all of my fancy dress costumes as I still have to get dressed up all silly at Rugby Week!
And is it worth it? Hell yes it is! I plan on introducing Costume Parties to Surrey or wherever I end up next! I have had such a blast wearing these silly things that I can’t let them go. Apart from the fairy outfit that made me feel like a drag queen. I kept the wig and tiara and wand though!!
The box had my Pink Artisan Kitchen Aid Mixer, my tortilla press and a couple of t-shirts to pad it out. Still weighs 18kg!
The other ridiculous packing example is this…. one small case is pretty much full of make up, nail varnish, perfume, sun lotion (I can go on holiday, smart-arse!) and picture frames. Again, weighs close to 20kgs so not a waste of allowance. I have spent years working up my OPI, MAC and Chanel collections. Am not leaving them behind!
But here is the down side… BA baggage allowance for a Cattle Class seat is as follows: bag #1 is free, bag #2 is $60, bags 3-10 are $100 each. You do however get a 20% discount if you pay on-line.