I'm finally back and ready to talk your ears off again. I've been thinking a lot about what to make this next post about and last week it hit me! Moving your stuff!
Sometimes the most frustrating part about a gig can be moving from the car to the gig and back again. Ugh... How many times have I dropped stuff? How many times has my bag tipped over while going over a curb? How many times did I think to myself "WHY DO I BOTHER?!" Yea... sometimes it's a real pain in the you know what.
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But lately I've really come to terms with carrying all of my crud around. Thanks to some really cool items that make my life a LOT easier.
So, first and foremost.. let's talk about these big chairs that most of us carry around. We all know that pretty much the industry standard is this beauty, the tall aluminum director's chair! In fact, this is the exact chair that I have. You can find it on Amazon for $99, and it's called the Earth Heavy Duty VIP Tall Aluminum Director's Chair. It's a great chair! Lightweight, comes with pockets, and very durable.
So in comes the Back Strap!!!
|Check out Sara rocking her chair like it's nothing!|
It clips right onto your chair and then you can EASILY pop your chair on like a backpack and leave your hands totally free to deal with:
- car keys
- elevator buttons
- shaking hands
- handing out business cards
- petting cute animals
- high fives
- the list goes on and on!!! Imagine the possibilities!
You can buy your own Back Strap for your chair by click --> HERE!
Okay, so we've got our chair taken care of, but what about our other junk?
There's paint, and tables, and brushes and, and, and....!! ahh! Okay, don't worry! Here's what I do...
For my paint boxes, glitter caddy, brush holder, mirror, sponges, water container, stencils, business cards, bug spray, tape, scissors, etc. I use a small carry-on size rolling case. Mine looks like this:
Now what about a table? I like to ALWAYS have a table or two in my car, because we've all been to an event and the client says "oh I put a table out for you!" and you're like.. "oh awesome, thanks so much!" and then you walk over and this is what you see....
My tables are all 4 foot long, and fold up and come with a carrying handle, like this:
So, when I walk up to a party, I've got my chair on my back, my junk all stored in my rolling case in one hand, and (if I need it) my table in the other hand. Awesome right?
But wait, there's more! You can stream line your stuff all to one hand! Just pick up one of these babies:
Sometimes you have even more stuff to carry, like for a festival. In that case I recommend one of these:
Tell me your thoughts, your questions, your dreams in the comments!
Until next time, happy painting!