Thirty One Gifts Review & Giveaway

I’m sure many of you may need another bag as much as you need another bill. However, I am here to tell you that you need *THIS* bag, because it is absolutely, fantabulously, perfect for women who – like me – have a ton of stuff that they NEED to take with them when they go out, but don’t have enough places to organize it all.

I’m embarrassed to say that I just learned about this company this year during a stop at a consignment sale that I was participating in. I’m not sure why I had never heard of them, but I’m happy that I stopped to talk to the Alison. She was a blast to chat with and was open to all of my very intricate (could she ship them in a unmarked box so that Mr. Houseful didn’t know what I purchased) questions about her product.

This my dears is a Thirty One Gifts Organizing Utility Tote that I was sent from consultant Alison M, (you can also contact her at akmiller12 (at) yahoo(dot)com ) She and I met during the Babies, Tots N’ More Consignment sale in Chicago, earlier this year, and we had a pretty good conversation about me needing a bit more room than conventional purses give – but not wanting to get into backpacks and the such. Now mind you, this has not replaced a purse for me when I do not have the kiddies, BUT on days where I have LOTS of errands to run, and no time to stop back at home to switch out things, this is perfect. I was able to also test out a large utility tote (F) that is just phenomenal for groceries and sitting in the back of the car to hold common clutter that follows us throughout a day out.

I also love the sturdiness of the bag. I will admit that I have spilled two different liquids in my bag  – a pop, and some water –  and it didn’t seep through, which was bad for my papers, but great for everything else around me. I’m not sure if they are 100% waterproof, but I caught the spill in enough time.

This particular bag comes with a total of seven pockets on the outside. Three on one side, two on the other, and one mesh pocket on each side. The handles are made of what I think is nylon, and double stitched onto the bag via grommets for sturdiness. Fully extended, the bag is 6 inches across and about 13.5 inches wide, it’s also 10 inches deep. Plenty of room to stuff any and everything in there. The panel pockets are also perfect for holding water bottles – which I am not currently modeling – or any other standard drink container.

For those who are a bit vain, you can also get your bags personalized. And don’t think for one minute that I am NOT considering ordering another bag with Houseful of Nicholes on it, because I do see it in my future. Especially in time for BlogHer.

You want some more shots of the Organizational Utility Tote that I have don’t ya?

Yes, I carry a large 3-Ring Binder around with me to do fundraising stuff during the summer, including Box Tops for Education. I am indeed the crazy Box Tops lady, but I’ve explained this before.

Now. I’ve messed around and asked Alison if one of my readers could have one of these bags as well (non-personalized) and she has so willingly agreed to give one of you all an Organizing Utility Tote as well!

Giveaway closes June 20th at 12:01 am EST

Good Luck!

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  1. Laura Abel says:

    I would love this bag! It has so many compartments, and looks like it would hold so much, but “things” won’t get lost forever in it. I would love to win this one.

  2. Michelle says:

    I would love this for my PTO bag. I’m 1st vp on the exec board this year, and there are a lot of committees for me to track. This would be a perfect organizer!

  3. Rita says:

    Not having to dig through my purse for things I can find. Or having to dump everything out when I”m out and about and can’t find something in my purse!

  4. burgundy says:

    I owuld love to have this bag so I can put all my stuff in one bag instead of carrying two bags everywhere I go.

  5. Jay says:

    Right now I dump everything in a huge purse….I would love to organize the clutter so that i am not always searching for things.

  6. Nadine Pearson says:

    THAAAAAAAAAT bag is the answer to a kindergarten teacher’s dream of all things possible. Visions of an organized school year. Oh dear God how I need THAT bag.

  7. Amiyrah says:

    I’d love this bag! I’m planning to become more involved at my son’s school (PTO, class trips, etc) so this would really help me keep everything in order. Great giveaway!

  8. Jessica P says:

    This bag looks AWESOME! I could really use this sort of bag being a full time mom and also a full time student. I love staying organized and a little anal when it comes to keep my things sorted. This bag is so cute and trendy on top of being an organizer’s dream!

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