If you tuned in to Facebook Live a few weeks back you saw that I partnered with Glad to do a tour of our house and show you how we have really tried to keep the house pulled together in a stylish way despite the chaos that 2 kids + 2 working parents creates. While trash bags aren’t exactly flowers or throw pillows, and this might seem like an unexpected partnership, no one needs good strong trash bags more than this garbage lady. Glad Forceflex with Febreze is my go-to because they’re guaranteed to neutralize odors for up to five days and they’re so versatile, providing more than just your average bag.
Listen, all it takes is one time where you buy a lower quality trash bag and something innocuous breaks it open without you knowing it, then disgusting garbage juice drips all over your pants, shoes, feet and carpet for you to never to skimp on bags again, and only get Glad Forceflex.
So, Glad asked me to come up with some hacks to share with you about moving (’tis the season ). Their whole thing is doing small creative things in your home to make a bigger impact. It’s trash bags – they know they aren’t saving the world or ever going to go on your mantel, but when they are good (as these are) they sure are useful.
First up – The ‘constant purge’ use:
Here’s what you do – put a bag over a basket and leave it in the closet for clothing that the kids grow out of. Previously I went through their clothes every few months, but this makes it much easier to keep up with it and then when it’s full it’s ready to donate.
#2 – The easy ‘mini-garment bag’:
This is good for if you are moving for sure, but I use it for my wardrobe for shoots so that they stay protected and clean during transport.
You all know this hack, but it’s a classic and the ‘lightly scented’ Febreze bag it keeps them smelling fresh, too.
(Quick edit: One reader mentioned in the comments that they do this too, but flip the bag to use it the opposite way by tying the drawstrings of the bag around the hangar. That way they don’t put a hole in the bottom of the bag, and are able to reuse the bag once it’s done keeping your clothes safe, which does sounds like an awesome win-win to me. Thanks for the tip!!)
Here we wanted to just give you a sneak into the master bath 🙂
#3 – The ‘delicate/fragile piece protector’:
After getting enough dirt/dust on my many white linen lampshades during transport I learned this EXTREMELY useful/simple hack.
#4 – The ‘plant protector’:
I know I’m not the only one who thinks that a plant can be transported in my front seat without the dirt spilling all over the place. It can’t. It will spill, I promise. So wrap it up in a Glad bag and save yourself some time/money at the car wash.
#5 – Moisture Protector:
Sara recently moved and she had a few of her boxes get damaged with water during transport and storage. Now for some things it’s not a big deal (kitchen-ware) but books and bedding that get wet during a move is quite the bummer.
Before you box them up, throw them in a bag to give that extra protection from moisture damage.
The same goes from throw pillows – as modeled by me, below.
There you go guys – some simple Glad moving hacks. Moving causes stress, as we all know, so perhaps these hacks can help protect your pieces in a simple, affordable way.
I’m happy to say that we Hendersons have boxes and boxes of these on hand because life with two kids means a lot of trash bags (we use them as mini-tarps for glue-glitter projects, too). Good trash bags aren’t just for garbage, folks. Share any other hacks in the comments and happy moving. xx
*Thanks to Glad for sponsoring this post and the FB live. And thanks for supporting the brands that keep EHD blog up and running.