2013

How to Pack Your Clear Totes for NFL Games

The time has come to stop complaining about the new NFL ‘All Clear’ bag policy and start working the system to maximum benefit. Let’s face it, most people don’t mind the bag policy. Accept the fact: You’re stuck with clear totes to bring into the stadium for the foreseeable future. That means it’s time to stop trying to wriggle out of the policy and start trying to make the policy work for you. If you’ve got no choice but to bring  clear lunch bags or clear totes to your next NFL game, here’s your best policy: Visit The Clear Bag…

See Thru Backpacks for School: A Great Investment

More and more schools around the world are requiring that students use only clear handbags and see thru backpacks on school property. Sadly there is an increase in incidence of school shootings and other violence. Many school administrators are including requirements for mesh and see thru backpacks as part of an security overhaul. Addition security measures include, in some school districts, the installation of security guards, scanning equipment and emergency training for all staff. This emergency training is being praised for the lack of fatalities in the recent school shooting incident in the State of Colorado. In fact, only one…

Why Travel with One Bag?

We live in an age of decreasing value for money. It’s inevitable: The drive of all business is efficiency – bigger profits, fewer expenses, and more dividends. In an industry like commercial flight, the slow reduction in choices caused by mergers and bankruptcies have lefts travellers in a miserable position: They must fly because the pace of modern life demands it, and the airlines know this. Therefore the seats can get smaller, meals can cease to be complimentary, and every other aspect – like bringing a second piece of luggage – can stop being free and become an expense. Add…

Clear Handbags and Totes: Everyone’s a Critic

There is a lot of attention recently surrounding the NFL’s new security requirements that only allow clear handbags and totes of a certain size be allowed into stadiums on game day. There has been a lot of grumbling about ‘security theater’ and complaints that the clear handbags and totes mandate creates a false sense of security. Some say they are doing little to actually improve security. A local television news show in Denver, for example, has managed to smuggle various objects including guns into Mile high Stadium on Game Days. They felt the need to test the new clear handbags…

Needed the Perfect Christmas Gift

With the holidays coming up, I have struggled what to get the girls in the office. We have women ranging from nineteen to fifty working in our office and this makes it difficult to find a gift that everyone will love. I’ve thought of gift cards, but those seem so impersonal. This year, I wanted to get them all something special to show them how much I appreciate all the work they do. But with such a wide range of styles and ages, it seemed impossible to find a gift that everyone would love. We all work closely together in…

We Wish You a Safer Christmas: Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays in all their chaotic, busy splendour are upon us once again, and while that means lots of fun, friends and family, it also means rare opportunities for people to take advantage of you and ruin your season. While most problems over the holidays are blessedly uncommon, it never hurts to take some basic precautions while shopping, celebrating, or travelling this year to ensure that nothing crimps your holiday style. As a service to our customers (and everyone else) here are some basic safety tips you should keep in mind this holiday season. Home Security Our houses turn into…

Security and Toys

I regularly take my children to visit their grandparents. However, travelling with my three young kids can be a total pain. The eldest boy is eight years old, the middle girl is six, and the youngest boy is just four. This means that when we travel, their bags always end up overstuffed with toys, coloring books, crayons, and snacks. At those young ages, toys seem to be the only essential travel item. This means that my bag ends up filled with actual essentials, ranging from clothes, to hand sanitizer, to tooth brushes and tooth paste, to shampoo, to you name…

The NFL’s War Against Bags Continues

Does the NFL just hate bags in general? It’s starting to seem so. Instead of an organised policy that has a clear line to security concerns, the whole debacle is starting to smell like a simple hatred for the convenience of bags of all kinds. In fact, NFL Chief of Security Jeffrey Miller was even quoted as saying ‘We encourage our fans not to bring any type of bags.’ And not only is the NFL’s War on Bags obvious from quotes like that, it’s obvious from the league’s actions as well. Stash or Trash The new policy is confusing on…

Clear Bag Crafting

I am an avid crafter. I am always knitting, sewing, drawing, and painting. I am often working on multiple projects at once, and I like to take them with me when I go to visit friends. Usually, I end up shoving all of my supplies into an old backpack. Inevitably, things get lost and my yarn gets tangled, but none of those were enough to motivate me to invest in a better bag. That is, not until I visited my best friend Susan. Susan needed some help with a craft project of her own and knew who to call. Quickly,…

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