Our SnapBasket product family is growing which means the ways in which to use them are growing as well. We all know that you can use the SnapBasket and SnapBasket Thermo for shopping and the SnapBasket Cooler for a beach day, but what else? Here are some clever ways to get the most out of our SnapBasket line!
THE GROCERY GETTER:
Your SnapBasket: SnapBasket
Besides being terrible for the environment, single use grocery bags easily rip, are just plain boring, and are even banned in many cities. Not your new SnapBasket though, it’s strong, vibrant, and accepted at grocery stores worldwide! Once you’re home, just collapse the basket and toss it in your trunk. Voila!
THE CRAFT COMPANION:
Your SnapBasket: SnapBasket XL
Whether you're crocheting the next family blanket, or just working on a small project, SnapBasket keeps you organized and on the go. Once your project is complete, collapse it down and tuck it away..or start a new one!
THE SNACK STATION:
Your SnapBasket: SnapBasket Cooler
Fresh orange slices and ice-cold drinks, a staple of almost any youth sports game. By the end of the game though that drink isn't ice cold, and room temperature oranges just won't do. SnapBasket Cooler to the rescue! Keep your snacks nice and cold throughout the game without the need for that bulky cooler.
THE POTLUCK PAL:
Your SnapBasket: SnapBasket Thermo
Nobody likes a cold queso dip… well, unless you’re Aunt Sue. SnapBasket Thermo keeps your favorite warm dishes warm, and cold food cold. Aunt Sue may like her queso dip cold, but not her famous casserole! After the festivities, just wipe clean and collapse flat for easy storage.
All mom really wants is quality time with you. Actually, if we're being real here, she probably wants lunch with Hugh Jackman or maybe a foot massage from George Clooney. But that's not happening. So let's fall back on the idea that all she really wants is time with you.
Here are 5 ideas for packing a SnapBasket and sharing time you'll remember for a lot longer than that time she got a foot massage from a creepy old guy with thick stubble and a gravelly voice.
1. Cook your mom's favorite childhood meal together
2. Start a fresh and floral spring garden
3. Drive-up movie or backyard movie viewing
4. Do moms like picnics? Heck yes.
5. Make like locavores and visit the Farmer's Market
Okay now go! Go create some memories.
We use the term "neat freak" lovingly. They are the kings of organization and who doesn't want to be organized? But at the same time, they're hard to shop for because they don't like clutter. That's why we suggest fueling their organizing obsession with these awesome gifts.
As a new mom whose day never goes as planned, ever, I have been learning the hard way that good planning and preparedness eases the pains of a day going off-course.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say that good planning and preparedness has not only eased the pains of my unpredictable baby life, but it has enhanced my family’s ability to be spontaneous and enjoy more of what’s in front of us.
Part of the preparedness equation is keeping 2 Clever Crates in my car at all times. One Clever Crate is full, and one is empty and collapsed. Let me elaborate.
Crate 1, the full crate, contains baby essentials, hot day essentials, cold day essentials. I recommend the 16L shopping basket as your full crate because it holds a lot (everything you see in this photo), but it doesn't take up a lot of room in your car.
Here's the complete list of items I keep packed and ready:
Whenever we use items from our essentials crate, we replenish as soon as we get home. This is key!
This crate is what my family needs to be able to say YES to an unplanned opportunity for fun or adventure, and what we need to avoid uncomfortable baby-related "situations" (moms, you know what I'm talking about).
Crate 2, the collapsed crate, tucks neatly underneath crate 1 and remains that way…. Until we need it. We’ve loaded it up with all kinds of spoils, from farmers market plants, to groceries, to a hand-me-down disassembled train set. It comes in handy all the time.
After transporting the goods, the crate simply folds back down.
For the empty crate, I recommend the larger 32L grated wall crate. 32 liters is surprisingly big, but it's also manageable to carry when it's all loaded up. I've specified the grated wall version of the crate because when we use it to transport messy things, the plants for example, we can just hose it off and set it in the sun to dry.
While my full crate has mostly baby goods, your full crate should hold whatever supports your active lifestyle and allows you to go anywhere on a whim. And your collapsed crate, like mine, is a symbol of possibility. Imagine what it might hold now that you're prepared for anything.
This post contributed by Kelsey Olanoff, CleverMade's digital gal, and an active San Diego mom.
There’s a special time of year that falls between summer and all-things-pumpkin. It’s the glorious start to the football season and, perhaps more importantly, tailgating! And we couldn’t be more ready. This year, we’re doing it right. We’re dialing down the hassle so we can turn up the fun, food, family and overall enjoyment. Read on for our 6 tips for hassle-free tailgating so you too can get the most out of the season.
Tip inspired by twitter user @ redmansports: Tailgating grill up running tested #RMCFOOTBALL #TAILGATING