Friday, August 8, 2014

Keeping Tidy {Tidy Tote Product Review & GIVEAWAY}

Preparation makes life easier. And we all like life made easier, right? It's just the way it is.



Even though I don't have a small baby anymore, I still carry a bag full of essentials in the car, just in case. I have a potty-trained three-year-old, but accidents can happen. Plus, you never know when someone might get drenched in water from a water fight at the park or something (it is still summer, after all).

I usually keep plastic bags in the car for these types of occasions. So when I was contacted by Caroline of Tidy Tote, I was thrilled for the opportunity to try out their product. These totes are perfect for any family. You can use the Tidy Tote to keep wet and/or soiled clothes separate from the clean clothes in the diaper bag for the smaller children. And it's great for bigger kids too. You can slip dirty socks and shoes in a Tidy Tote after soccer practice to keep from getting the car dirty. Take one with you to the picnic at the park, the family BBQ, the beach, wherever!



We first took our Tidy Totes to the swimming pool, but they're also great for the beach. These totes are much more stylish than carrying plastic grocery bags with you everywhere, and they have a convenient drawstring closure. They are washable and reusable, not to mention the four super cute designs available (and more coming soon). 


My daughter loves her butterfly tote, but sometimes she even uses big brother's train tote (because trains are just cool). She kept her flip flops in it before the pool, and she kept her dry clothes in it while she was swimming. After a full day of swimming and drying off just a little bit, she changed back into her clothes and put her damp suit in the Train Tidy Tote. She threw in her sunscreen, pulled the drawstring shut and was on her way. 

Tidy Totes are great! I keep one in the car at all times, and one in our bag of essentials. They are so easy to rinse (the built-in liner makes clean up a breeze!) and wash (machine wash cold & tumble dry low) - much better than using the plastic grocery bags, which you would have to throw in the trash (or recycle, if it's not soiled). A Tidy Tote is seriously a diaper bag's best friend. Or a parent's best friend, even without the diaper bag. Being prepared and keeping tidy makes life easier!

I would even love to see more designs (some for older kids) and maybe even a larger size. Like I said before, these totes are great for the whole family. You can check out the website at TidyTote.com and see the other two designs currently offered.



Here's our quick Q & A Session:
What is the retail value? $15.99 each
When was the company founded? HalfDozen was founded in 2007
Are these only sold at the retailers mentioned on your website? Yes, our totes are only sold at the retailers on our website who also have an online presence. 
Will there be more designs to choose from in the future? Yes :)


Learn more about the sisters of HalfDozen (parent company of Tidy Totes): 
  • (Caroline) Prior to being a SAHM and starting HalfDozen LLC, I worked for a PR agency working with companies like YouTube, LegalZoom.com, Cakebread Cellars and others.  It will be my 9 year wedding anniversary this November and I've got three kids ages, 6, 4, and 2.  I love finding the best deals and watching shows like Suits, Scandal and The Blacklist! 
  • (Robyn) Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a Resource Specialist in an elementary school.  I had the opportunity to work with children who had learning disabilities.  My passion was to not only teach children to read and write, but to more importantly help them discover their strengths and capabilities.  As a mom, I love that I can do this every day for my own kids. I enjoy scrap booking.  I make one for our mom every year, but this year I think my sister is taking that over and I will make one for my own family. 
  • (Paige) Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as an academic advisor at a local community college during the day, and a career counselor on the side.  I enjoyed being able to help students/clients reach their goals: whether it was transferring to their dream school or helping them discover their true passions.  Once I had my first child, I discovered that I was able to do what I enjoyed most: being a mom.  Now with my 2.5 year old and 10 month old by our side, we are able to enjoy life all the more together. As for hobbies, I enjoy perusing various blogs looking for good, fast, easy, healthy recipes.  
Connect with Tidy Totes online!

You can win two Tidy Totes of your choice! 
Giveaway is open to US residents and ends Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM, EST.
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There are lots of ways to enter. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




*** Disclosure: We were given complimentary product(s) for the purposes of conducting an honest review. We were not compensated by monetary means. All opinions are 100% my own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 10 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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64 comments :

Diane said...

I would pick the train and butterfly!

katiecupcakes said...

While the butterflies are my favorite, I'd probably pick the two baby ones so I could include them in my friend's baby shower basket that I'm currently putting together!

Natalia Khon said...

What a great find, Kim! Love them!

Sara Joy said...

I'd pick the train and butterflies

La Vie En May said...

Trains and butterflies for sure!

joni lynn said...

i would chose the train

Erica D said...

How cute, totes always come in handy!

Cheryl said...

They are ADORABLE! I would choose the train and the butterfly.

Hena Tayeb said...

so cute. D would love the train one.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Cute totes, especially the butterfly design! ^.^

Enzie Shahmiri said...

These totes are so cute! I love the train and butterfly ones. I am visiitng from the Etsy team Bloggers and Readers and hope that you visit me as well http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/blogs

Erica Murray said...

BUTTERFLY
&
TRAIN
I love them all!!! I would give them to my soon to be husbands kids. They would love them and could use them as overnight bags!!!

shana vaughn said...

I think the peek a boo is cute!

Danielle PB said...

I'd pick the Butterfly design.

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Erin said...

I would like the butterfly bag to give to my mom and the train for my son.

Michele P. said...

I would go with the train for my grandson and butterfly design for my daughter.

latanya t said...

the train and the butterfly

Sarah Mustardseedmommy said...

I would choose the train and butterfly

Heather R said...

I'd get two butterfly totes - one for each of my two nieces!

Giant Sis said...

I would pick the train and butterfly! (liz n)

Sindy Murray said...

I like the train and butterfly bag!

OmahaCouponClipper said...

Train and butterfly.

Elizabeth said...

I like the train and butterfly as well.

missy schutz said...

So cute! i would choose the train and butterfly totes.

be24ad3a-9853-11e3-b9e4-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would pick the Butterfly and the Baby in Buggy

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eclairre said...

How cute, totes always come in handy!

Rachel Griesmer said...

I would choose the train and butterfly totes!

Angela snoozy said...

I would choose the Butterfly & Train totes!

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Holly said...

The train and the butterfly totes!

Marilyn said...

Cute bags -- I would choose the butterfly and trains.

Rebekah O. said...

Butterfly and train :)

ioananh said...

I like the train one and the peek a boo one ! So cute!

Holly Lawson said...

I like the train and butterfly

njsunbunny said...

I would chose the Butterfly Bag!

Sharon said...

Train and butterfly

Veronica Valdez said...

I would choose the train and butterfly.

Marnie Ward said...

I would love to have the butterfly tote bag because it is absolutely adorable and I would also like to have the Peek a boo.

Madalyn Haire said...

I'd pick Trains & Peek-A-Boo

Deanna Good said...

I'd choose Peek-A-Boo and Butterflies

miss emily said...

I would want the train and the peek a boo!

Kimberly said...

I would pick the train and baby in a buggy prints.

Momma At Home said...

I would choose the train and butterfly ones. These are so cute!
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Adrianne Braun said...

I would choose the train and the baby carriage

Nancy said...

They have cute products. If I won, I would choose the Train and the Butterfly designs!

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Diana said...

I like the train and the butterflies
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TreasureToday said...

I would choose the train and the butterfly totes.
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Amy Honious said...

I would pick 2 butterfly bags :) They are just adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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MizVickik said...

I like the train and the butterfly!

marcia goss said...

I like the train and the butterfly.
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Jeremy said...

Like the train and butterfly one.

learningtheropes said...

Haha the peek-a-boo one is adorable! I would use that and gift the train one for all these new baby boys we seem to be getting LOL

Alicia Crenshaw said...

I'd choose the Butterflies for my daughter and Trains for my son. These are really cute bags - and just the right size!

Jessica Medina said...

Butterflies and the baby in the buggy are adorable.

Brandi Elam said...

I'd choose a butterfly and a baby buggy tidy tote. Thanks for the giveaway!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Aww! They're all super cute! I would choose the Train and Peek-A-Boo totes!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

wen budro said...

I would choose the peek-a-boo and the train designs....too cute.

Melinda Stephens said...

I'd get the train and peek-a-boo designs.

Karen said...

I would pick the butterfly and the train.

Sue Hull said...

I'd choose the Butterfly & the Peek-A-Boo bags.Thank you for the chance :)
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Femme Fitale Fit Club said...

Those tidy bags look pretty nice.

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Louida Martin said...

Oh darn I missed the giveaway. I need a bag like this because I always use a plastic bag while on the go or a beach bag. I really like the tidy tote bag. #ProductReviewParty

Victoria said...

This is so cute, one can never have too many totes. #ProductReviewParty