I know most of you come here for the plethora of advice and tips I offer as an expert on all things domestic.

Ok, you can pick yourself up from the floor and wipe your tears now. I was only kidding.

But, I DO have one tried-and-true method for one of life’s challenges.

But it only works sometimes. In some places.

But it worked here on Friday!

I had to pick up my azure order, of which only half came. They were out of 50-lb bags of hard white wheat berries, and also gallons of honey. The half that came was a 10 lb box of blueberries and one of strawberries.

Problem was, this was my first stop. And I still had to hit Costco, the cheap annoying store, and maybe the fabric store. I had a coupon. I didn’t want my berries to defrost in the van, see, but I didn’t want to rush home either.

No problem.

Two boxes berries + 1 luggage rack + 1 ratchet strap + 15 degree weather = frozen berries all about town! Yes, I really did do errands with a couple boxes perched up on top of the van. And I could keep the van as warm as I liked to nurse baby and such between stops. I’d have taken a picture if I’d had the camera, but I didn’t so you’ll just have to use your imagination.

I did remove them before hitting the highway for home. I don’t trust my ratchet-strapping skills that much.

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