We’ve hit a big milestone at One Tiny Suitcase. This month marks our 5 year anniversary of being in business.
I started the business back in 2006 when my twins were just 2 years old. We had just returned home from our first major family vacation in Hawaii. For our trip we had bought new travel strollers and an apparatus that linked the two single strollers together. We made make-shift beds for the kids at the hotel by pushing twin beds up against the wall. Car Seats were borrowed from the car rental agencies. That was the first trip where I realized just how much ‘stuff’ we really needed when travelling with kids.
When I got back home to Calgary, Alberta I started researching options for family travel thinking there “Had to be a better way”. I started seeing a trend in Baby Equipment Rental companies cropping up all over Canada and the USA.
One Tiny Suitcase was opened a few months later on a $5000 personal loan and lots of ambition.