Hello Frugal Confessions Readers!
Here is my frugal confession of the week:
While visiting family and friends in PA, my Aunt Molly and I rooted through the attic at the farm. This place has always held a sense of adventure and treasure, as it is essentially where my family has placed their belongings for the last 150+ years that we have lived on the farm. While we were never allowed to spend much time up there when my grandfather was alive (he owned the farm, as well as the stairs to the treasure trove), my father is much more keen on allowing us to explore.
I located my hope chest from when I was a teenager, and gladly took out the items that I wanted to take back to Houston with me. I also found several boxes from college with things I thought had been lost over the years. It was such a gleeful reunion! The only problem? To ship these items would have cost a small fortune. So I grabbed one of my grandmother’s suitcases (another treasure!), and along with my own suitcases, loaded up as many things as I possibly could (with Southwest you can fly two checked bags for free, and can carry-on two personal items).
I am still unsure of how I managed to get these four, bulky pieces of luggage through the airport. Somehow my checked-in bag was only ten pounds overweight (I say only because you should have seen what I was able to stash inside). The ticket rep said that she would have to charge me $75 in order to check my bag…unless of course I wanted to shift around weight between the two I had (the other bag was only 35 pounds). After about ten minutes of shifting, it all worked out. No fees!
What is your confession of the week? I’d love to hear it.