In a previous blog we covered the Tools of the Trade, but how do you carry those tools? Every house call groomer's solution to this problem is a bit different so I got together with some of the wonderful members of my House Call Groomer's Facebook Group to show you how some house callers carry their equipment. Hopefully seeing how others carry their equipment will give you ideas on how to carry yours!
The first set up we will look at is from Salem, a house caller in Tennesse.
From Salem: "This is all my usual stuff. I'd love to have a dolly or something but haven't yet found the solution."
In the numbered bags above she carries the following:
1. Blades and Snap Ons
2. Bow Supplies
3. Scissors, Stripping Knives, Combs, Brushs
4. Vaccum, Clipper vac kit, Clippers, Shampoo Bottles, Sprays
Next up we have Chastity, a house caller for over 10 years who likes to come prepared for anything!
In her trunk Chastity carries a TON of stuff, but will not bring in everything for a single house (you can click on the photos to open a pop up window for a better view). Here is a close up photo of the bag she uses to carry most of her small hand tools:
Last but not least we have Stephanie's cooler bag! Stephanie is a house caller in the Toronto area.
The ingenious thing about using a cooler bag is that it maintains a constant tempurature for your shampoos and sprays. Keeping those supplies at a constant tempurature lessens your chances of issues with aerosol cans in a hot car, or your shampoo breaking down from the heat.
I hope you found these photos and descriptions helpful in figuring out ways to carry your equipment. I, like many house callers, am constantly looking for new ideas and ways to make carrying my gear easier.
A special thanks to Salem, Chastity and Stephanie for sharing your set ups and helping your fellow house callers. You gals rock!
If you would like to continue to see more examples, or would like to see your set up featured, please leave a comment here or email me. I can easily see this becoming a long running topic, but I want to know what you, my readers, think!
Take Care & Happy House Calling!