…Sometimes you have to think outside the BOX!Posted by Jennifer Stern on Mar 24, 2013 in Posts by Subject, Workshops | 3,176 comments
I’m having such great week… I got to spend my 45th birthday in NYC with my fashion students. I have been working on my Ribbon Skirt Workshop… Very excited to have both knit and woven fabric muslins for students to try on! And, I solved a problem I’ve been dealing with for a while now. My J Stern Design Schedule has exploded this year…. Thinking about adding more events to my schedule has made me double think my shipping situation. … When I do a trunk show or an expo or other event, I’ve been sending my stuff in cardboard boxes. I decided to ask my husband about a more permanent option.
My husband is a wonderful film maker now (cinematic wedding story), but back in the day, he was a rock star! So, when I asked his opinion about how I should ship my stuff…he started looking online at Calzone cases. They make shipping containers for musicians… It was an option. We called them on the phone to see what sizes they had in stock… nothing that would work to ship my trunk show. Then my husband got the brilliant idea to drive over to Guitar Center to see what they had in stock.
…Here’s what we found… This is a travel case designed to transport drum accessories. It measures 40″ long x 18″ wide and 18″ deep. I was in heaven. We took it home with us. It’s made of hard molded plastic and it has two straps to keep the lid on. The best part is that there are wheels on one end, so it doesn’t have to be carried… You can lift if by one end and roll it around!
…Here’s the moral of my story… I would have never thought to check out stores like Guitar Center to look for shipping boxes for my trunk show if my husband had not suggested it. … It pays to think outside the box! (in this case I got a great box because of it!) I thought this might be helpful to anyone looking for a creative option for shipping…. They have a lot of other size and shaped cases … I almost bought a Kick Drum Case….