How Many Ways Can You Use a Large Utility Tote?

Have you ever thought about it?  Do you think totes are just for the grocery store?  Or maybe you think beach bag? Or purse (okay maybe not a large utility tote)?  The truth is totes come in every shape and size, right?  If we stop to the grocery store, how many times have you forgotten the bags at home or maybe they are still in the trunk of the car…. admit it, I’m not alone, right? Yes, this “Bag Lady” does occasionally forget to take her totes with her….. SHHH!!!  It will be our little secret.

Let’s talk about Thirty One’s Large Utility Tote for a minute…. Did you know it has been the TOP SELLER (usually the #1 spot) since it was first introduced?  You may ask why?  It is just a tote… but not just any tote.  No, it doesn’t have magical powers…..

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The top use is for grocery shopping….I have a simple system to ensure the totes are in the care when I head to the store. Once I unpack the totes, I set them by the door so they are in plain sight when I go out to the car the next time.  They are always put in the truck of the CRV.  So, how do I remember to take them with me?  On the days I am grocery shopping, I put my purse in the trunk.  Yup, I can’t go shopping without my purse, so when I open the trunk to get my purse, I pick up my totes.    Sometimes I will place them on the seat next to me.  I don’t know about you but I need to have things written on a list OR right in front of me in order to remember them.
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Add a Double Chill Thermal to your large utility tote and you have the perfect way to keep your frozen foods solid during the hot summer months.  Okay, so most of us are battling the frigid cold right now but summer is just around the corner. This set of two water-resistant Leak Lock® thermal inserts lets you pack ice without worry, and side handles make these soft-sided cooler bags easy to carry.  Great for grocery shopping, a day at the beach or a picnic.
Everyone is into decluttering these days…. why not use a large utility tote it to keep your closet in order.  Can you imagine how many blankets you could fit in one if you used the Tidying Up method of folding???  It even collapses for easy storage!  AND it can be personalized!  Shoes all over the floor?  Why not try dividing a tote with bottle dividers from the liquor store?
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Have kids in sports?  Admit it, their equipment is ALL over the trunk of the car.  There is always something that goes missing – a glove, a sock, a shirt – why not make it easy by putting a tote in the trunk JUST for sporting equipment or after school activities.  How about tailgating at all of the games/ practices this spring?   Picture-201.png    Know someone getting married?  The large utility tote is a great wedding gift…

Did I mention the BEST part of the large utility tote in February????  It is on SALE!!!  Who doesn’t love a sale right?

Why not grab TWO and split the cost with your bestie!

So many uses for just one bag… which one is calling you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

What’s Your Tote Size?

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Totes…. we all have them in various sizes and shapes.  The truth is they are usually at home when we are out and about, right?  I mean how many times have you stopped to the grocery store only to remember the bags are at home or maybe they are in the car but you forgot to take them into the store.  I know, I have been there – yes, this “bag lady” does occasionally forget to take her bag with her.  SHHHH!  It will be our little secret.

As we approach the holiday season, I have come up with a system to ensure the bags are in the car AND I take them in the store when I go shopping.  Once I unpack the totes, I set them by the door so they are in plain sight when I go out to the car the next time.  They are always put in my truck of the CRV.  So, how do I remember to take them with me?  On the days I am grocery shopping, I put my purse in the trunk.  Yup, I can’t go shopping without my purse, so when I open the trunk to get my purse, I pick up my totes.    Sometimes I will place them on the seat next to me.  I don’t know about you but I need to either have things written on a list OR right in front of me in order to remember them.

Thirty One has a variety of totes (and thermals) which make shopping especially grocery shopping so much easier.  Here are some tips to help you pick the one for YOU:

 

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Let’s start with the TOP SELLER since it was first introduced – the Large Utility Tote.  The Large Utility Tote is 11.75″ High x 21.5″ Wide x 10″ deep. The structured metal frame keeps it open for bulky items and provides strength for durability. Use it to keep your closet in order, carry toys or groceries while you’re on the go, haul camping gear and so much more. It even collapses for easy storage!  AND it can be personalized!

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The Deluxe Utility Tote is the next step up from the Large Utility Tote.  A popular on-the-go organizing solution, the Deluxe Utility Tote holds three paper shopping bags (does anyone use paper anymore?).  It can hold 3 Picnic Thermals, too.  These thermals are great for tailgating each holds either 3 bottles of wine or 2 six packs of beer (in cans).  Opps, I squirreled.  The Deluxe Utility Tote also has 3 pockets on the front which is great for storing smaller items. This style’s sturdy base and webbed handles make it perfect for toting to the store and back. It also has a structured wire frame at the top and collapses for easy storing.  It also holds two Essential Storage Totes! Approx. 11.75″H x 21.5″L x 12.625″D

I must admit I never traveled without either of these when grocery shopping.  Then along came the Soft Utility Tote.  Yes, I was a skeptic.  I mean how could the Soft Utility Tote compare to the Large Utility Tote.  OMG!  I fell in LOVE (well, not love at first sight – it took a few times of using it). What I love most is it looks deceiving like a small tote even could be a LARGE purse for those who “like big bags, I can not lie”.  Then BAM!  You open it up and start filling it.  I would say, it holds almost as much stuff as the Deluxe Utility Tote.  Easy to carry to the farmers market or sporting events, the Soft Utility Tote cinches shut with side ties and a snap closure. Approx. 13”H x 18.5”L x 11”D

Which tote is for you?  Do you need a tote for a weekend trip, or a teacher bag, or a tote for errands when you’re schlepping a lot of stuff around?  I love that Thirty One’s totes are multi-purpose.

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So many uses for just one bag… which one is calling you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!