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Halloween Solutions using Thirty-One Products

Halloween is coming up fast! Don’t just celebrate with candy and costumes — take this opportunity to organize your supplies!

For your decorating, clean out those bulky plastic bins or old cardboard boxes and put your supplies in the Large Utility Tote! To make it even more storage friendly, add a Top-A-Tote! You can easily see what’s in each tote using the clear PVC window at the top with your supplies safely zipped up inside!  These totes are flexible, sturdy, and have convenient handles! Whether you just set out a few fall-themed arrangements and a candy bowl or build a haunted house on your lawn, Thirty-One can really help you clean up the holiday clutter!

 

Don’t just hand out your candy from a bowl this year! Use a Mini Utility Bin! This neat bag has easy to grip handles on the sides, and can hold lots of candy.  You can also use a few Littles Carry-All Caddys to sort your kids’ candy when they get home. Whether you’re separating it by type (lollipop, chocolate, gum, etc) or per child, these small totes will help keep everything tidy as you inspect their treats! You can also use them to ration out the candy so that no one eats too many sweets in one sitting!

 

For keeping a flashlight close at hand, get a Wristlet Key Fob. Most small or keychain flashlights have a keying or loop at the back. Just attach the flashlight to the key fob. This a very comfortable way to carry a flashlight while you walk around your neighborhood. You’ll have a light always in reach, but your hands can be free if your little ones need a costume adjustment or just help crossing the street.

To get the most use out of your kids’ costumes, put them in a Super Organizing Tote and fill it with other great pretend props like paper crowns, fake treasure, and other small toys. This tote has a zippered top, five pockets, and two mesh side pockets.  This bag can be a big hit on a chilly fall afternoon and lets them use their imaginations instead of a game console.

 

Have a safe and fun Halloween with these great solutions using Thirty-One products!

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The Amazing, Adaptable Cosmetic Bag!

One of Thirty-One’s most versatile products is the Cosmetic Bag! This bag is 9.5″ high x 12″ wide x 4″deep with one exterior zipper pocket, an interior zipper pocket, and wipable PVC lining!

Glove Box Organizer

Keep your car documents neat and easy to get to! Use the exterior pocket to hold your most current registration and insurance information. Fill the main compartment with your car’s manual, a tire gauge, a small flashlight, a notepad, and pen. For the interior pocket, consider getting a small car accident kit.  Having your important car documents and a few necessary supplies easy to reach and easy-to-carry saves you from digging through papers and other clutter in a disorganized glove box.

Everything Emergency Kit

Combine your travel First Aid, Emergency Sewing, and Clean-up Kits in this one awesome bag! For easy & quick access, put things you’d need fast access to in the outer pocket – like a stain pen, travel wet wipes, and other emergency cleaning supplies.

Since you’re not likely to need it as often, put your sewing kit supplies in the interior pocket: all you need is a couple of needles, a couple of impartial thread colors, a pair of mini scissors and some sizes of buttons and you’re in business.

Use the main compartment for your first aid kit supplies, and add a Mini Zipper Pouch to the large middle compartment to keep the smaller parts of that kit from slipping to the bottom of the bag.  The Cosmetic Bag is big enough to hold extra sun block, an elastic bandage, and a bug spray right along side your Mini Zipper Pouch full of ointment, band-aids, and creams!

With its comfortable handles, this Everything Emergency Kit is easy to pick up as you head to the car or take it along with you to the park!

Travel Mate

If you’re looking for a small day-tote to carry with you on a walking-tour this summer that can still hold the essentials, then the Cosmetic Bag is just what you need! Keep copies of important travel papers (a black & white copy of the photo page of your passport, phone numbers for your hotel & the embassy or consulate, etc) in the interior pocket. The exterior pocket is ideal for a travel guidebook, maps, and your phone or small digital camera. Keep your receipts neatly out of the way in a Mini Zipper Pouch in the main compartment along with a Wristlet Wallet or Five Pocket Clutch! All of that and you’ve still got room for a bottle of water and space for a few souvenirs!

Quick Trip Diaper Bag

Not taking any long trips? Why not be ready for the short ones? Pack the essentials for baby care in this great bag and get going! Diapers, a changing pad, and wipes easily fit in the main compartment of the Cosmetic Bag with space for a drink and a small toy! Hand sanitizer in the interior pocket along with a stain pen and a couple plastic grocery sacks make it easy to clean you up too!  Use the exterior pocket for snacks or comfort items – like pacifiers or rattles. For long visits or excursions, you might need something bigger – like the Organizing Utility Tote – to keep up with all your baby needs, but for those little errands and fast trips, it’s nice to have something so compact to carry it all in!

Cosmetic Bag

Don’t forget that it’s still a great carry-all for your beauty supplies! Whether you want to keep your everyday makeup in something that travels well, or you just need something that can keep your supplies organized without taking up a lot of vanity space, the Cosmetic Bag is a great beauty organization solution!  Add a Mini Zipper Pouch to keep your brushes all together or separate out your eyeshadow colors from everything else. Remember that the PVC lining will let you wipe-away any residue that trickles out of your powders and pigments!

All in all, the Cosmetic Bag is a fantastic addition to anyone’s organizing resources!

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Book Club Companion

Discussion is the heart of the book club, and the majority of time should be devoted to discussion; so don’t waste time struggling with noisy plastic bags or damage your book trying to stuff it into your purse.  Thirty-One offers some great solutions for book lovers!

A Book Club Companion

Combining the All-In-One Organizer with the Fold-And-Go Organizer, creates a simple, elegant solution to meet your book club needs.

The All-In-One Organizer is 8″ high, 12″ wide, and 6.5″ deep with a mesh pocket on each 6.5″side, and it had two sturdy handles.  As a Book Club Companion, it holds:

  • A Good Book (or your ereader/iPad)
  • Reusable Coffee/Tea Cup or Water Bottle
  • Reading Group Guide (if any)
  • A Binder for Any Handouts from/for Book Club
  • Container of Cookies or Snacks to Share
  • The Fold-And-Go Organizer
    • A Notepad for Your Notes (if your book club uses notes)
    • Your Bookmark (or spare marks for referring to passages)
    •  A Pen and/or Pencil

The Fold-And-Go Organizer is 5.5″wide and 8.5″ high. It has a 50 sheet Notepad, interior pockets – one with a hook-and-loop closure and the other with an elastic top opening – and an elastic band closure.

Bundling your book club supplies into this mobile companion gives you an organized solution that leaves you a free hand to carry in a dish for a potluck meeting or shake hands with new members while offering the flexibility to travel to someone’s home, a meeting at the library or even a coffee shop! It also keeps your book club supplies neatly together to make getting ready for a meeting a snap!

Also, the All-In-One Organizer can be personalized! “Book Worm” “Book Club” “Heavy Reader” or “Keep Reading” are a few suggestions, but it’s completely up to you!

Don’t Forget the kids!

Libraries across the nation will soon start their summer reading programs for children, why not get a head start on keeping your kids’ reading organized!

Get an All-In-One Organizer to keep up with their library books.  Use the Fold-And-Go Organizer to keep the library’s hand outs (rules, etc) handy! Add the Hang-Up Home Organizer!  It’s 42″ high and 22.5″wide with2 clear note card sleeves, 2 large clear pockets (that can fit a standard sheet of paper), 4 pockets with clear ID slots. It holds 3 markers and includes 1 dry-erase marker! You can display your children’s progress on the reading list or on the library’s reading charts in the clear pockets! You can even make  reading wish lists!

If your library doesn’t offer a reading program, you can always make one to share with your kids. Why not read a book together this summer? Choose a book, pick a time (after dinner works well), and sit down together without phones, the TV, or video games and take turns reading out loud.

Strengthen their literacy skills, help them be more conformable speaking to groups, and foster their imagination all while spending time together!

And if their schools have summer reading lists, you can display those too! Having a reminder out were you can see it can help your children stay organized and save all of you from having an unread book hanging over their heads in the last weeks of summer vacation!

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New Year’s Party Survival

Entertain the easy way this year!

The New Year is just days away! Let Thirty-One help you get ready in style!

 

Fill an All-In-One Organizer with your party favors! This makes it easy for someone to pass the favors and keeps them looking neat the whole night! Or dangle a Littles Carry-All Caddy full of favors off your arm like a purse so you can pass them out as you greet your guests!

 

Party Games
Don’t let boredom send your guests to other parties!

Fill an Organizing Utility Tote or Storage Tote with supplies for your favorite party games to keep everyone having a great time!  For New Year’s Eve, try 2012 Fortune Telling — Create a list of funny fortunes (like you’d find in fortune cookies) and cut them out. Fold the slips and let guests draw their fortune from the Littles Carry-All Caddy.  As they draw, read the fortunes out loud, and enjoy the laughter!

 

Keep it Clean!
Don’t lug around a chunky trash can!

Cleaning up accidents and trouble spots as they happen will make your guests more comfortable than navigating around spills and trash.  Beside your good table, line a Tall Utility Bin with a heavy duty trash bag so you can have a trash bag that’s easy to find but still looks great!

 

 

 

Take it With You!
The Every Party Kit

Zip-Up Pencil Pouch in your purse or waits neatly in your car while you take your clutch inside!

  • Aspirin (or substitute)
  • Blister Block or Rub Relief (high heels are killers)
  • Spot Remover
  • Mints/Gum
  • Travel Tissues
  • Small Wine Bottle Opener
  • Feminine supplies
  • Sewing Kit (Seam tears, button pops, snags)
  • Travel Pack of Disposable Toilet Seat covers
  • Charmin-To-Go / Other travel paper
  • Tiny Hair Spray (spraying your hose can prevent rips & tears)
  • Hand sanitizer

 

Networking At the Party
You’re going to have a good time, but don’t be unprepared to make new contacts.

Five Pocket Clutch take a clutch that’s both cute and functional! Whether a social gathering of friends or a work party, you’re likely to meet a few new people.  Have your business cards at your fingertips and be able to keep their cards organized as you receive them.  Add a Wristlet Strap to keep the clutch dangling comfortably from your wrist instead of tucking it constantly under your arm or laying it on a table.

If you’re going out for New Year’s Eve this year, stay safe and have a great time!

Happy New Year!

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Tis the Season to Relax

Give yourself a break before you have a holiday meltdown.

You need a break!

For the holiday, you’ve probably planned at least one major event planned – a big dinner, a Christmas party, or family gathering. Enjoy your holiday celebrations by putting aside your to do lists and giving yourself a little Me-Time!

The Big Spa Kit

Keep a Spa in your Closet!

Keep your beauty treatments organized, easy to get to, and easy to put away!  With the Organizing Utility Tote Thirty-One makes it easy to keep your home spa supplies out of the way of your everyday routine without making you dig out a dozen different boxes, caddies, and small storage bins!

What to put in your Organizing Utility Tote for the Big Spa?

• Folded Robe On Top with Slippers in the pockets

Side Pocket 1 — Hair clips, ties, bandana, or headband

Side Pocket 2 — Tea Candles & Matches or Lighter

Side Pocket 3Manicure Kit, Toe Spacers, Nail Conditioner/Strengthener, Pedicure Stone

Side Pocket 4 — Beauty mask, Eye creams/supplies

Side Pocekt 5 — CDs of Mood Music

• Inside
-  Littles Carry-All Caddy
Waxing Kit – Applicators, Epilating Strips/roll, Wood Spatula or Spoon,   Wax & Warmer
- Mini Organizer
Outer Pockets – Lotions, Essential Oils, & Other bottles
Inside – Herbal Heating Pad/Pack
- Large Lotion, Body Cream, and other Bottles or canisters
- Loofah Sponge or other exfoliating washcloth
- Herbal Hot Pack or Heating Pad

 

Spa on the Go!

15 minutes to Feel Fantastic!

If you’re travelling over the holidays, pack something to help you unwind – make your own travelspa! Pack a MiniOrganizer with your spa supplies, and find 15 minutes to refresh yourself and get in a great mood for the coming celebrations. Fix yourself a cup of an herbal tea like chamomile or lemongrass, grab a chair you can take into the bathroom (preferably one with a back) and sneak off to a bathroom your 15 minutes. Light a candle and turn off the light to let give your eyes a break from the twinkling tree lights and decorations.  Put your body lotion or cream near/on a radiator or heating vent to warm it. Soak a washcloth with warm water and lay it over your face. Sit down and let yourself just relax in the quiet, dark room. Once the washcloth cools, gently pat your face dry and apply your warmed lotion or cream in slow circles, massaging your face and neck as you rub in the lotion.  Now, put your head down on your folded arms on the vanity, close your eyes, and let go of your holiday stress.

Suggestions to put in your MiniOrganizer for a travelspa

• body lotion or cream
• shower cap
• soft face scrub
• candle & lighter
• bath salts
• herbal tea
• exfoliating scrub
• even a folded robe or hot pad!


Shopping Spa

Decompress During your Day After Christmas Shopping!

After a few hours of deal hunting, mall navigating, and line-waiting, you trudge back to your car weary and ready to just go home!  Be ready for that shopper’s-low with a Thermal Tote! That’s right – they’re not just for taking your lunches in style! When you’re getting ready for your shopping trip, wrap a hand warmer (not activated) in a thin hand towel and put it in your Thermal Tote! Once you park at the store you’ll be shopping in, activate the hand warmer (follow the directions – usually you open an air tight wrapper or flex a metal disk inside it) and wrap it back in the hand towel.  Most hand warmers can keep steady heat for as long as 10 hours!

When you get back to your car, get out your warm hand towel and put it over your face. Sit there for a bit, just letting that warmth soak into your skin! Once you’ve relaxed a little, wrap the (hopefully) still warm hand warmer in the towel and drape it over the back of your neck or wrap it around a sore knee.  Now you’re refreshed for your drive home through holiday traffic!

There’s plenty of room in a Thermal Tote to take several thin-towel-wrapped hand warmers! These are great for kids when they just in the car on cold days!  For toddlers and other children child’s too young for you to be comfortable letting them hold a hand warmer without supervision, you can activate two or three hand warmers and spread them out in a small, folded up fleece blanket inside your Thermal Tote. The silver thermal lining will help the hand warmers keep the blanket toasty warm, and nothing hurries up naptime like a warm blanket on a cold day!

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