Friday, January 4, 2013

Organization and Style from Thirty-One Gifts {Review & Giveaway}

Thirty-One logo
Here it is January and people everywhere have found themselves making all of the same resolutions that they've done year after year.  Lose weight, quit smoking, get out of debt, get organized, read more... how many are on your list? More importantly, how many do you think you'll keep past the end of this month?

While I'm finding myself struggling to shed the extra pounds and find the time to crack open my book, I have actually managed to take a few steps that have helped in making life less cluttered and more organized. Small baskets in the kitchen to contain the errant cords, extra bins in the play room to hold various toys, and generous use of my label maker in hopes of everything making it back where it belongs.

But one area that continued to bother me was my portable home, i.e. my van. Why does it seem like no matter what I take out of there, there are always various items rolling around?

Fortunately, I was introduced to the company who knows all about making every aspect of life more functional, stylish and organized: Thirty-One Gifts.

Thirty-One totes

Celebrating 10 years of helping women by giving them an opportunity to own their own business, Thirty-One was formed to allow their customers to treat themselves and those around them to something special.

Offering everything from purses to totes to stationary to accessory bags (and just about everything in between), Thirty-One has the colors, designs and patterns to fit every personality... and can personalize them as well!

While the new Thirty-One Spring Catalog showed an endless number of storage solutions that would fit the various needs in my life (wallets! Thermals! Utility bins! Room organizers!) when a Large Utility Tote with a Top-A-Tote arrived, I knew that it would be just the thing to get my mobile mess in order.

Thirty-One utility tote

Measuring in at 11.75"H x 21.5"W x 10"D, the Large Utility Tote easily collapses for storage yet unfolds (and stays open) so that filling it up is no problem. Paired with the 2"H x 22"W x 10.5"D removable, see-through Top-A-Tote, the result is a way to keep all of your items safely stowed whether at home or on-the-go.

Thirty-One large utility tote review

Right away I was impressed with the clean, modern look of the Spirit Black Tote and Black Top-A-Tote, and having our last name embroidered right on the side was just the right finishing touch.

The straps to the Tote slid right into the Top and, after admiring the overall look yet again, I couldn't wait to head out to my car to get it organized.

Thirty-One large utility tote

Sure enough, I opened the back of my van and could only shake my head at the random assortment of large and small items that were aimlessly rolling around (you know you live in the Midwest when you carry a shovel in your car, just in case. You also know that you're a mom when you have a first aid kit and portable potty in your car, also just in case).

unorganized van

Whether for the car, my kids or just to have on hand, I sorted through my random collection of items throughout the van and found that I was able to condense nearly all of it right into my Large Utility Tote.

I love the sheer amount that I was able to fit inside and how I'll now be able to have it all in one place instead of falling and spilling everywhere when I turn a corner.

organized van

Best of all, there are a million more uses for the Large Utility Tote!

I can easily pull out the current contents and replace them with sports equipment, tailgating necessities, camping items, tools, school supplies and much more. The Top-A-Tote pulls off quickly, yet it hooks securely to the corners... combined with the clear window that allows me to see right in and there isn't much more that I could ask for!

car utility bin

The quality of the Large Utility Tote and Top-A-Tote has proven excellent and I have no doubt that we will be reaching for this pair for years to come!

Along with the impeccable quality and HUGE array of options from Thirty-One, I appreciate that they are affordable as well.

Thirty-One caddyOrganize your home with the Keep-It Caddy for $22, double your stylish look with the Inside-Out Bag for $40 or get your life in order with your own Large Utility Tote for $35 (the Top-A-Tote is sold separately for $10).

For more information about all of the fantastic options from Thirty-One Gifts, to learn how to become a party hostess and receive rewards, or to place an order, visit consultant Jamie's Thirty-One site. You can also join her Facebook Group, Jamie's Jam Packed Deals & Steals, to hear about sales, specials, be entered for monthly drawings and more!

And, thanks to Jamie's generosity, one person will soon be able to move into 2013 with an adorable way to get organized, because...

One lucky person will win a Mini Utility Bin in Patchwork Paisley!

Thirty-One Gifts giveaway

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A big thank you to Jamie for providing a Large Utility Tote and Top-A-Tote for me to review as well as a Mini Utility Tote for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

271 comments:

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Diane W said...

I think you best one of their best items. That large utility tote is awesome.

I also like their Your Way Rectangle Basket

diane(dot)wortman(at)gmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

Casual Cargo Purse

bettycd said...

I like the black pick me plaid skirt

taralieb said...

I also like the Double Thermal Organizer

LissaDora said...

I like the Your Way Cube

Lisa R said...

I like the metro retro weekender

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

carole said...

like this one
Large Utilty Tote

Tracy Allen said...

Love the Super Organizing Tote in Damask - this might get all my papers and Misc under control!
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jessica said...

I love the coupon clutch too!

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Sonya Sanderson said...

I like the large utility tote

Ashley said...

I like the organizing utility tote

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Tammy Shelton said...

I also like the Fold N' File

Product Code: 3890

Third Stop on the Right said...

I love the hang up organizers!

Third Stop on the Right said...

I love the hang up organizers!

Magela G. said...

I like their Hand Up Home Organizer

Gabi said...

I love the large utility tote. It seems like it would be perfect to toe Christmas gifts in!

Connie Gruning said...

I love the Skirt Purse
Product Code: 3196

They have a lot of cool stuff!

Marissa M said...

I love the Organista Crossbody

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AngelWinner said...

Love the rolling weekender!!!!

Sara K said...

Love the large utility tote!

Jammie Morey said...

I also love the Organista Crossbody

Adrianne B said...

I like the rolling Weekender bag

mkjmc said...

I like the Keep it caDDy in Black floral brushstrokes

julie said...

the coupon clutch

Sherry Butcher said...

Hang-Up Home Organizer for my office!

Stevie said...

the super organizing tote

Racheal. said...

I like the Retro Metro Bag in Black Happy Dot

Debra said...

Casual Cargo Purse

Barbara Platt said...

Super Organizing Tote

Elaine said...

I like the Your Way Cube in the black & white floral print

dawn keenan said...

I love their card set!

scottsgal said...

retro metro weekender bag
msboatgal at aol.com

Laura Bradley said...

http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/Catalog/Product/218/index.html

Ken Ohl said...

my wife loves the hang up organizers. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Erika said...

I love the book bag! Thanks!

stowelljg said...

The Mini Utility Bin looks great but so does the Super Organizing Tote.

Michelle said...

I like the Timeless Wallet. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

mtbears819 said...

I also like the skirt purse-Dorothy Deakyne




Cserafini said...

Love the rolling weekender!

Melissa said...

I love the organizing utility totes!

Elizabeth Owens said...

The Thermal Mini Zipper Pouch is so cute and is the perfect size!

daniellehall30 said...

the coupon clutch

Cheryl Vukelich said...

Thirty-One bags are awesome!

debijackson said...

casual cargo purse debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Bo said...

I like the Fold and Go Organizer with Notepad!

lgm52 said...

I like the retro metro weekender

Ashley Hughes said...

I would love the Super Organizing Tote bag.

blessedintexas said...

I like the large utility tote
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the Double Thermal Tote!

rrcndr at comcast dot net

Chelsea said...

I love the Super Organizing Tote

pinklady705 said...

Hang-Up Home Organizer

downeastah said...

Inside-Out Bag

Product Code: 4090

wildcat32 said...

I like the Timeless Wristlet in Party Punch.

Bethany said...

I love the Inside Out Bag!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

So many great items, but really intrigued by the Organizing Shoulder Bag.

bison61 said...

the picnic thermal tote

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Space Monkey said...

At the moment, I NEED some of the their "your way" rectangle storage cubes. I need several of them.

dannyscotland said...

I like the skirt purse.

Ryan said...

i love the perfect party set

rypm25@aol.com

petchk79 said...

I love the Elite Retro Metro Bag, it is so adorable!

Chelle Thompson said...

The organizing utility tote

Jana said...

could use some help getting organized

Jennifer Reed said...

I also love their Wristlet Key Fob's and Pet Leashes.

aperry said...

Out N' About Thermal

Kim said...

I like the Organista Crossbody

kim burnett said...

Casual Cargo Purse

KPort207 said...

organizing utility tote

kport207 at gmail dot com

Growl Tiger said...

I like the casual cargo purse

ohstac said...

I like the Retro Metro tote

trisha said...

I like the Your Way Cube

kdkdkd said...

Katharine Davis - love the extra large tote. Also love the celebrate cards set

Anne W said...

I think the Perfect Pet Leash comes in really cute prints.

Daraya said...

I love the skirt purse!

Denise said...

I like the look of their skirt purse. Thanks!

Lee said...

I like the casual cargo purse, because I love to tote everything with me.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Skirt Purse
annabella @ centurytel dot net

erin, maker of chimes said...

retro metro wallet

Andrea said...

I love the Super Organizing Tote! :)

savvygirl65 said...

I love the Varsity bags...
Sherri J
savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mendy Dinsmore said...

I like the Casual Cargo Purse.

mendyd15 at yahoo dot com

Nikki Krutz said...

i like the large utility tote

Jane said...

I really like the black and white style.

Helen Keeler said...

I like the Fold N' File.

steve stone said...

Casual Cargo Purse would be nice for the wife
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karenmed409 said...

I like the Room For Two Utility Tote!

Tina G said...

I like the retro metro bag-with scarf!

Leslie Galloway said...
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Leslie Galloway said...

The Fold N' File looks really useful!

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

Hannah Adkins said...

I love the Super Organizing Tote in lotsa dots

Cindi said...

I didn't know that 31 had stationary and envelope seals. Super cute idea!

MB Isaac said...

insulated lunch bag

Kathy said...

I like the Thermal totes.

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

coupon clutch

JBlanton said...

I love the retro metro tote in paisley patchwork

Summer said...

The large utility tote would be perfect for my car , my husband would love one too!

Nikki Strong said...

I like the "Your Way Rectangle Basket" and the liner. :)

NStrong3604 at yahoo dot com

contestrobyn said...

The timeless wallet is super cute!

Gina H. said...

Soft Wallet Product Code: 3003

natalie rose machowski said...

I like the casual cargo purse

Karen said...

I like the cosmetic bag set!
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

M. Louise Cunningham said...

I love the look of the medium purse and all the color possibilities!

karmakaytlyn said...

The Thermal Mini Zipper Pouch looks handy!

Sharon Kaminski said...

like the timeless wallet

Katarina Kopasek said...

I love the Easy Breezy Tote in Island Damask

Sarah Hall said...

The Thermal Tote caught my eye.

Krystal Rivera said...

I also like the Double Thermal Organizer

bloomerbear said...

The Retro Metro Bag

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Carole Ingram said...

I love the Skirt Purse! It's really pretty and classic!

Kimberly said...

I like the Your Way Cube

Lina said...

I like the Picnic Thermal Tote

Kelly Raudenbush said...

Organizing shoulder bag

Brittany said...

I like the Thermal Tote!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

About Town Blanket
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Selinda said...

I like the Hang-Up Family Organizer!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Ledford Land said...

I'd love the Oversized Storage Organizer


Jessica Eaton Ledford
cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

Melanie Schemanski said...

retro metro wallet

Kayla said...

I would love to have the Organizing Utility Tote!

Heather Carroll said...

Thermal tote

Tonya said...

I love the retro metro bag!

jcwega27 said...

I like the organizing utility tote
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Lloyd Family said...

i received several thirty-one products for christmas and i love them all! i now have several more thirty-one items on my wish list. the large utility tote in party punch is at the top of my list.

Debby Chandler said...

I like their Your Way Rectangle Basket. I have a thing about Baskets.

kat said...

Love the Large Utility Tote.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Denise said...

I like the Large Utility Tote in the Black Floral and the Woodblock Floral.

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Jocelyn said...

Absolutely love the coupon clutch!
(Godsgalnj@gmail.com)

Joni Caraway said...

I would love to have the Large Utilty Tote in camo with a top a tote in brown

Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com said...

I love the Super Organizing Tote in Chevron, looks awesome!

Fangirl Jen said...

Organizing Utility Tote

Super Blogger Girl! said...

large utility tote

Anonymous said...

I would like an About Town Blanket in Spirit Navy.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

polly said...

i like their pig icon coin purse

Michelle S said...

I have always wanted one of the Cinch Sacs especially in the Paisley.

Danielle Lima said...

I would want the coupon clutch in the black floral brushstrokes design

Sue Hull said...

I love the Cindy Tote in black.This mini tote is so pretty.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

Kim S. said...

I love their key fobs!

Karen said...

I like the Market Thermal Tote. Thanks for the giveaway.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Retro Metro Bag

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Retro Metro Bag

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

AmberFaith said...

I'd love to have the Super Organizing Tote!

Sarah said...

I like the Retro Metro Bag.

Melissa S said...

I like the magazine basket.

dfraley3 said...

I like the Every Wear Wallet.
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Linda W. said...

I like the large utility tote.

Michelle Frame said...

I love the Mini Organizer
mframe00@gmail.com

Nancy P said...

I like the casual cargo purse.

katychick said...

i like the skirt purse
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melissa griffith said...

I like the keep it caddy.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

Tracy227 said...

The mini organizer is my favorite

Karen F said...

Keep it cool caddy

Scarlett said...

So many cute choices! I like the "Cindy Tote".

deniseyweesy said...

The organizing shoulder bag

jorr0917 said...

i love the lunch bags

Shari Klyn said...

My daughter and I really like the Organista Crossbody purse.

Teaching Mommy said...

I like the large utility tote in pink circle spirals.

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Barbara R. said...

I like, Easy Breezy Tote
Product Code: 4093
fotw_1999 at yahoo dot com

slehan said...

Super Organizing Tote
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Renee Walters said...

I like the Your Way Cube. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

♥ LLL with Leslie ♥ said...

Double Pinch Coin Purse

Melissa said...

I liked the large utility tote. That would come in really handy.

Nicole said...

I love the large utility totes!

Courtney said...

I really like the idea of the Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote. It'd be very useful and comes in adorable patterns.

courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

Sandra Davis said...

i like the market thermal tote

sandradavis07 at comcast dot net

Nichol Tone said...

I like your way cube

Jessica Lewis said...

I like the Hang-Up Home Organizer

pepperqueen said...

Love the inside out bag!

Paula said...

I like the organizing utility tote.

Lily Anne said...

Love the Metro Retro Tote in the Chevron Pattern!

luckynordberg said...

Hang up home organizer

arifamily at comcast.net

kim e said...

Love the large utility carrier.

~Kelly said...

I like the retro metro weekender.

Donnie said...

Love the Picnic Thermal Tote.
Donnie W
ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

ann said...

i like the Your Way Cube

Jennifer Funke said...

Room for two utility tote

kirsten perez said...

lg. utility tote

jessica g said...

i like the fitted purse skirt

Running In Boise said...

Easy Breezy Tote

Amy V said...

i like the 'about town blanket'

MrsCurrier said...

I really like the Timeless Wallet. It is big enough for everything I need to carry with me.

Mandy said...

I like several Thirty-One products. However, the skirt purse might be my favorite. Who doesn't love the idea of changing purses without actually taking everything out and switching it to a different purse?

Ashlie said...

I love the large utility tote :)

Megin said...

This is gorgeous- also love the Retro Metro Bag!

MommaT said...

the hang up home organizer!

Lisa said...

I love the keep it caddy. Anything with lots of pockets is the best!

Gallo Pinto2 said...

I love the skirt purses...just can't afford one right now :(

Brittany D. said...

I would love an organizing utility tote to use as an additional diaper bag!!!

Bridget Dolak said...

LOVE thirty-one products. Have the Retro Metro bag in the pink plaid pattern (I dont think you have it anymore). I use it for everything. I was excited to see the ireader covers - Might have to buy one for the Kindle!

Daniel said...

The large organizing tote looks awesome!

Terri said...

I like the thirty one gifts Hang up Family Organizer - can think of 3 rooms that could use this!
terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

one frugal lady said...

I love the skirt purse in brown!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Angel said...

large utility tote

SH said...

I want the keep it caddy

*Kara* said...

I love the utility totes

Alice Carey said...

I love all the utility totes!

Crazylicious85 said...

inside out bag

enizete said...

I love the "About Town Blanket". Very cool!!

TreasureToday said...

I love the organizing utility tote in black floral.

Accidental Farm Girl said...

I have always wanted the Elite Retro Metro Bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

heather says I live the casual cargo purse
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Tara said...

Love the Flat Iron Case!

Jordan Young said...

I love the Easy Breezy Tote.

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