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Great Uses for Tote Bags this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect day to kick off the holiday season. This special holiday brings family and friends together - unless Uncle Jack decides to bring up who should inherit grandma’s decorative salt and pepper shaker collection again - then it’s complete chaos. All joking aside, Thanksgiving is a time of year when communities and people give thanks for what they have and provide service for those who may need a hand. BagzDepot has some great ideas of things you can do with your friends and community this year. 

Make Thanksgiving Even Better with Reusable Tote Bags

Around the BagzDepot office, some of us have really large families so everyone comes together at a central location and the host is normally “stuck” with all the left overs (as if that’s a terrible problem to have). If this sounds like your family, don’t send your family members home with an old grocery bag you pulled out from under the sink. Treat your family right and send them home with budget friendly tote bag filled with delicious leftovers. Make a few plates for everyone, throw it in the tote bag, and you’re good to go. Plus, you’ve just given a great parting gift – a reusable tote bag. Warning: If Aunt Karen makes her corn bread and you end up going home with it, you may want to upgrade to a heavy duty tote bag for your left overs.

thanksgiving dinner food

Maybe Thanksgiving counts as your family’s reunion, and if that’s the case, you may think about stepping your proverbial game up and making custom print  canvas bags with your family name on it. When you send the family on their way, they have something to remember the trip with and something to nosh on the way home.

Activities for Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving has ended and you just came home with a brand new tote bag with a bunch of leftovers and you slip into a food coma only to wake up on Friday ready to tackle the lines of Black Friday as hungry as you were the day before. Use your brand new left over bag to prepare a picnic for the lines, you will be the envy of all of those around you as you pull out your wild left over concoctions from a personalized tote bag with a picture of your grandma’s decorative salt and pepper shaker collection. 

Giving Back with Reusable Tote Bags

If you like getting involved in the community, there are many church groups or PTAs looking for service ideas/volunteers to help create care packages for those in need. Preparing essentials bags is a great way to give back and easy to put together. These bags normally consist of items like toothbrushes, combs, toiletries, and can even go as far as to have sweaters and pillows. Normally these are all assembled and put into canvas bags or totes for easy dispersal. 

There are tons of street fairs and city events happening during Thanksgiving weekend, look at your town’s community website or event calendar to see what’s happening in your city.

Order Custom Printed Bags & Personalized Totes from BagzDepot

We at BagzDepot want to wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving – yes, even you Uncle Jack. We take pride that our bags are quality made, customizable, affordable and with fast shipping. We can tackle almost any size project and would be happy help you with any of your holiday or custom print bag needs this or any season.

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Written by Abhi Tiwari — November 16, 2018

Holiday Preparation with BagzDepot - Custom Printed Gift Bags & More!

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'Tis nearly the season for gift giving and what better way to present your presents than neatly wrapped in holiday gift tote bags - our favorite options are the every stylish Jute Burlap Tote Bags & Favor Bags, and the old faithful Canvas Tote Bag option. Thanks to our custom screen printing services, you can design holiday totes to give your family and friends two gifts in one. Here are some ways that you can transform plain tote bags into printed tote bags that can be customized to feature artwork, logos and words. Also keep in mind buying canvas tote bags bulk or drawstring bags bulk will save you tons of money and time while shopping for your next blank canvas tote bags or bulk drawstring bags.

Host(ess) Gift

The holiday season is a time for gathering with loved ones to celebrate. Whether it's for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve, show your host or hostess that you appreciate all their hard work in planning and pulling off the event with a thoughtful hostess gift wrapped in one of these custom printed bags. Wholesale jute tote bags are a great way to go if you're looking for a rustic holiday vibe or choose from cheap cotton tote bags if you're looking for a more affordable option. If you're planning to give the gift of wine, you can order wine totes with custom printing to personalize to an individual or event. 

burlap wine gift bag with bottle inside

Holiday Gift Wrap Alternative

Instead of wrapping your holiday presents in gift wrap that is simply going to be tossed aside at the end of the night, choose to limit waste and use reusable holiday gift tote bags. The recipient will be able to save the holiday totes to use for either future gift giving needs or as a handy tote bag for getting items securely from place to place all year long. It's truly the gift that keeps on giving!

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Secret Santa and Other Office Gifts

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Order mini burlap jute tote bags wholesale to use as wrapping for small Secret Santa gifts. These are also a great idea for saving money for company gifts as the more wholesale totes you buy, the more you save per bag. Hand out a mini gift bag to each employee filled with an affordable gift, like candy, to show your appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year.

Festive Bags for All Holiday Occasions

Holiday totes are just another way that you can show your festive spirit all season long. Order wholesale cotton tote bags to use throughout the holiday season, such as on your frequent trips to the grocery store or mall to stock up on all the seasonal baking ingredients and the latest must have gadgets. Sturdy canvas totes with reinforced stress points also make a great choice for hauling heavier loads. Plus, you can use the same cheap cotton tote bags as an easy way to transport gifts or food to holiday events. If you're looking for a way to transport cold items, don't miss these cooler bags that will help keep food at a safe temperature during transportation.

To Go Bags for Holiday Leftovers

There's always too much food at holiday parties. Don't let it go to waste and instead be sure to send leftovers home with guests in custom printed bags. Gusseted totes, which have a reinforced rectangular bottom, are available in a variety of materials and help make sure that food remains upright. These wholesale totes are perfect for sending Thanksgiving goodies home to your friends and family.

thanksgiving dinner table layout

Pair With Christmas Stockings

Let's be honest. Christmas stockings rarely offer enough space to hold all the goodies and gifts often end up piled haphazardly on the floor around the stocking. Contain the extra gifts inside of holiday gift tote bags that can be set neatly next to the stocking. Our Drawstring Christmas Candy Gift Bags are also a great option. You can even customize the printed tote bags to each individual using custom printing.

However you choose to use holiday totes this season, remember that you can save money on discount tote bags by buying wholesale totes at BagzDepot.com. The more bags you buy, the cheaper the cost per bag. From cotton drawstring bags to canvas totes bulk, you can stock up on this useful gift wrapping alternative. Don't forget with custom screen printing that you can create custom printed bags that perfectly suit your gift giving needs.

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Written by Bagz Depot — October 31, 2018

Custom Printed Halloween Tote Bags from BagzDepot

Fun & Festive Custom Halloween Tote Bags from BagzDepot 

Halloween time is a great family holiday full of fun and excitement. From Halloween parties to trick or treating with your kids, it can be a great time for both kids and adults. Get ready for trick or treating with your family or for your upcoming Halloween party with BagzDepot - we carry an array of tote bags from plain canvas tote bags to party favor bags.

In the world of trick or treating, there are a few ways to collect your kid’s precious candy troves. This year, opt out of using pillow cases and instead get some custom designed Halloween tote bags! We even offer brightly colored totes as well as reflective ink screen printed tote bags to keep your kids safe while they enjoy the thrill of Halloween and trick or treating. 

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Make Trick or Treating Fun, Festive & Safe! 

Let’s face it, carrying your kids candy in a pillow case is a great way to get chocolate stains on their bedding and are awkward to carry. Tote bags come in a variety of colors and styles (all with handles) and can be coordinated with your child’s costume. Whatever your child’s costume or favorite color might be, BagzDepot has you covered. We even offer neon canvas tote bags to give your child a distinctly unique and highly visible Halloween bag this year.

In addition to fun and unique colors, our custom printed tote bags are a great addition to any group costume ideas. These tote bags are also great for neighborhood trick or treat groups, making it even easier to stick together and stop at all the best houses. Safety is a concern of every parent on Halloween and we recommend a reflective ink printing option if you custom print Halloween bags this year. Especially since most trick or treating happens at night, the reflective ink used in screen printing will help with higher visibility for you and your kids. 

Halloween Party Ideas

The kiddies aren’t the only ones who get to have fun on Halloween. Everybody likes a little candy and mischief, if you’re hosting a party this year we’ve got some ideas for you. Costume parties are always a blast and a great way to let your creativity shine. Pinterest and other social media have made it easy to gather ideas for parties that are sure to be a hit no matter the age range. If you’re going to have a family friend party, small tote bags are a great party favor for kids before the big event. These totes can be filled with candy for the kids and maybe something a little bit more “spirit”ed for the adults with party bags labeled witch’s brew or potion bag. We offer a variety of different gift bags to fit whatever your parties theme might be and offer plain totes for the theme-less. With Halloween just a few weeks away, you may think it’s too late for this great idea. But not if you order from BagzDepot

Here’s the best part: it’s not too late to get your order in to get a safe and fun new custom printed canvas tote bag this Halloween or to get your party favor bags for your spooktakular Halloween party. BagzDepot is here to provide high quality custom print bags for whatever the occasion. Benefit from BagzDepot’s wholesale pricing we make available to the public. We’re here for you with email customer support 24/7 to answer any questions you might have, and our easy to use online ordering process is seamless and fast. Order today and get your tote bags by Halloween.

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Written by Bagz Depot — October 19, 2018

Custom Printed Bags for College Football Tailgating Season

For Alumni, going back to school for Fall means fun. No studying, no lugging around those heavy text books, no tests – instead, you can sit back, relax, and celebrate your school spirit by enjoying all the exciting fun that Fall Football and Tailgating Season has to offer! Even if you don’t love football, you’ll still have a great time joining in on the fun with your friends.Tailgating does require a few key supplies, so let’s go over all the ways you can prepare for Football Tailgating Season with BagzDepot.

Totes & Bags from BagzDepot for Your College Football Tailgating Supplies

We stock literally every style tote bag, drawstring backpack, duffel bag, and cooler bag you could dream of. And what’s even better? BagzDepot will custom screen print your order with your Alma mater’s logo or name of your sports team – what better way to celebrate your school spirit? Plus, your tailgating party crew are going to be blown away by your one of a kind custom printed bags. To keep your things nice and organized and rep your school spirit, getting custom cotton tote bags made is a great option. They're not only inexpensive, but you can add your school’s mascot and colors, just for you and your friends.

football on grass

Canvas Tote Bags

Canvas is a great material for carrying around heavy items – and we have plenty of heavy-duty canvas totes to choose from. These are an all-around ideal choice for whatever you need to carry, and we stock every style canvas tote bag you can imagine. From heavy duty canvas totes with zipper closure (to keep your items secure), canvas gusset totes that feature extra sturdy bottoms to carry your heaviest tailgating supplies, to polyester canvas on-the-go totes that feature two extra pockets to help organize your smaller belongings.

canvas tote bag color choices

Cooler Bags

Cooler Bags are a must for any tailgating party. If you’re making snacks and food ahead of time, keep them nice and fresh with our medium sized lunch cooler bag, or if you have a big group and need more than just a couple of sandwiches and snacks, our large canvas cooler totes will do the trick. We’ve got your beverage needs covered, too. Keep your canned beverages nice and cold with either our 6-can, 12-can, or 24-can cube cooler bags. If you plan on bringing a grill, use one of our multi-purpose coolers to pack any meats or veggies to barbecue. Any items that need to stay refrigerated, BagzDepot has you covered.

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Cotton Tote Bags

There are a lot of benefits to cotton tote bags: we have a large selection of colors to choose from, so you can get extra school spirited by picking out your alma mater’s colors. Our cotton tote bag prices are unbeatable, like this bottom gusset tote at just $1.96 (for your heavier items). If you’re going for the most affordable and simple option, cotton tote bags is a great collection to shop from.

multi colored tote bags

Drawstring Backpacks

Drawstring Backpacks are a great option for anything sports related, especially a tailgating party where you want to make it as easy as possible to carry your necessary items around. Plus, they’ll keep your most important items nice and secure with an easy drawstring closure. Find your favorite color drawstring back and then get creative by having them screen printed with your own design!

Duffel Bags

If you’re heading to your college football tailgating party with a big crew, you may want to consider a duffel bag. We stock duffel bags with shoulder straps, which make it even easier for you to carry around your belongings and supplies all in one, organized bag. Every duffel bag features zippered and pocket compartments, so you can keep all your things safe and sound.  

Choosing the Right Tote Bags: Know Your Tailgating Party Location

Before picking your bags, decide where you and your tailgating team are going to set up. Your two options are usually either in the parking lot by the sports stadium, or somewhere on campus. Deciding on location is important for picking out the right bags – be strategic. If you plan on setting up on campus, consider that you’ll have to carry your belongings to and from campus, so plan for convenience. If you’re going the campus route, we suggest a duffel bag (or 2!) with an easy to carry shoulder strap, so you can get all of your tailgate party items to campus in one trip. We would also suggest 24-can cooler to avoid making trips back and forth to the parking lot if you happen to run out of beverages.

football stadium

If you plan on setting up in the parking lot, your options are pretty much endless because you won’t have to schlep your party provisions back and forth. In this case, you can really choose whatever kind of bag you like from BagzDepot! However, we would certainly suggest canvas tote bags, cotton tote bags, and cooler bags.

Show Your Alumni Pride with Custom Screen Printing from BagzDepot!

Now that you’ve selected the perfect bags for your Alumni Tailgating party, make sure you send us the image you want displayed on your bags, whether it be your Alma Mater’s logo, school mascot, words, etc. Anything you want, we can custom print! If you were part of Greek Life in college, you can show your Fraternity/Sorority pride by getting custom printed tote bags with your Greek family’s crest/logo, an old inside joke or hashtag, the options are endless!

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Written by Bagz Depot — September 28, 2018

Guide to Custom Designing Tote Bags: Screen Printing, Heat Transfer & Embroidery

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Personalized tote bags are perfect for promoting a business, using as party favors for a special event and an assortment of other purposes. With our custom screen printing services, it has never been easier to add words, photos or logos to promotional tote bags. You can also personalize your bags at home with different methods of DIY heat transfer printing, hand-stitched embroidery and embroidered heat transfer patches. Let's break down each method for creating printed bags so you can choose the right match for your personalized tote bags. 

Custom Screen Printing

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Screen printing transfers a design onto fabric using up to five colors. First, you create and submit an image of the artwork that you would like displayed on your personalized tote bags. For example, logos are popular for companies looking to create promotional tote bags to hand out at trade shows and events as a way to spread brand awareness for their business. We make it easy to create printed tote bags with low wholesale prices and a simple screen printing service; all you need to do is send us your design and we’ll create a virtual sample to send to you for approval or alterations. Upon approval, the design will be arranged using separate screens for each color.

The Process of Screen Printing

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A technical process creates an elaborate stencil that will be used to apply the color to the product during the pressing stage. Each of the screens is arranged to create the final image and ink is applied to the stencil to press onto the fabric, one color at a time. Our screen printing services allow for printing on one or both sides of the bag, and printing is charged per side. As always, the more printed bags that you order on BagzDepot.com, the more money you save.

Custom Heat Transfer Printing – What is Heat Transfer?

Another option for creating personalized tote bags is heat transfer printing. Heat transfer printing methods apply custom designs to fabric through a process involving heat and pressure. There are two main types of heat transfer printing: Vinyl Heat Transfer, and Digital Print Heat Transfer.

Vinyl Heat Transfer: How it Works

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The process of vinyl heat transfer involves cutting a desired shape or design from a sheet or roll of colored vinyl. The color of the vinyl will ultimately be the color of the design. This initial cut-out is then cleaned up using “pick tools” to get rid of any excess vinyl so that only the clear-cut shape of your design is left. You can learn about different ways to cut your design here. If you plan to use the vinyl heat transfer method on a larger scale (in bulk) you may want to look into vinyl cutting machines. These machines cut vinyl sheets neatly and cleanly so that you don't have to take the time to go back in and clean up your vinyl design by hand. This is a great investment for at home DIY artists, making vinyl heat transfer a much easier and streamlined process that allows you to create all types of designs and turn your hobby into a business you can run from home! Many BagzDepot customers shop with us in bulk and decorate their totes at home to then sell on Etsy. 

Once your vinyl design is finalized, it will be placed on the item being printed. This will work with virtually any type of fabric you want to use. Finally, a heat press (a household iron or heat press machine) is used to transfer each individual vinyl color in the design onto the product being printed.
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If you want to go the DIY route, you can do heat transfer vinyl at home with an iron by following along with this helpful DIY tutorial. If you’re really serious, you can invest in a heat press for heat transfer vinyl. Here’s a handy how-to guide on how to use a heat press with heat transfer vinyl. If you’re not sure whether you want to go the iron or heat press route, here’s an informative video that covers everything you need to know about heat presses versus home irons. You can also buy vinyl heat transfers on Etsy like these fun glitter vinyl iron-on appliques and apply them yourself at home! 

Note: if you’re cutting your own vinyl and performing this process from start to finish at home, one disadvantage to consider is that this process can be time consuming. Each piece of vinyl in the design needs to be cut precisely, so depending on the size and complexity of your design "weeding" and cleaning up the vinyl so you end up with clean lines and edges can take time. Another disadvantage to vinyl heat transfer is that you are somewhat limited in terms of color variety - it’s certainly possible to use more than one color, but you will need to layer solid colors to achieve a multi-color design, adding time to the process.

Digital Print Heat Transfer

Digital transfer printing is, unsurprisingly, an almost entirely digital process. A design is either scanned or created on a computer, and then printed using a solvent, eco-solvent, or latex printer (a desktop printer will not do the job) which creates a custom transfer. This transfer is typically made of a printed polyurethane (PU) film. The transfer is then applied to the desired product using a heat press. Digital printing works optimally with most tote bag fabrics, making it a great option for designing and creating unique printed bags. 

Pros & Cons of Digital Print Heat Transfer

One great benefit to digital transfer printing is its ability to render photo-realistic quality images with unlimited color options. So, if you’re looking to print a photo or a particularly detailed image/logo, this is probably the best option for you. It’s also very easy to digitally alter the dimensions or colors of your image if you need to make changes as you go, as opposed to the process of vinyl heat transfer printing which only allows you one chance to get your image right before you transfer it.

digital heat transfer logo example

A disadvantage to digital print heat transfer is that you can’t print these transfers on just any material or fabric, typically they adhere best to polyester, cotton, canvas, and poly/cotton blends, so you’ll want to stick to these fabrics when you're digital heat transfer printing. BagzDepot offers them all at affordable wholesale prices, to the public! 

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Embroidered Iron-On Heat Transfer Patches & Hand Stitched Embroidery

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Embroidery heat transfer patches are a great option for customizing your bags - it's budget friendly and you can do this entirely on your own at home. Simply pick out your patches online or in a store near you, and iron them right onto your tote bags. You can also make custom embroidered patches on your own. There are plenty of awesome embroidered patches available on Etsy.com, like these fun diamond patches or these animal themed patches

Hand-stitched embroidery is another fun, creative option for personalizing your tote bags. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re experienced with embroidery, our blank tote bags are a wonderful canvas for you to get creative and make your own masterpiece! You can find inspiration and tutorials on our Pinterest board for making your own custom embroidery designs. 

handmade custom embroidery

Shop BagzDepot for Blank Canvas Tote Bags & Create Your Masterpiece! 

multi color blank tote bags

 

Have fun with screen printing, heat transfer, and embroidery, whether it’s to design promotional tote bags or to enjoy the fun of crafting your own custom personalized bags at home. Shop wholesale totes in bulk at BagzDepot.com and be sure to use our custom screen print services to promote your brand or business!

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Written by Bagz Depot — August 09, 2018

Benefits of Canvas Bags

With features like zippers, pockets, and a sturdy design, canvas tote bags are the solution to all your carrying needs. Of course, not all canvas totes are created equal, and certain bags offer different perks. Here are five examples that highlight the various benefits of canvas tote bags:

Heavy Canvas Tote Bag with Side Pocket

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Taking the functionality of a heavy duty canvas tote bag to the next level with the addition of a handy side pocket, this bag is perfect for a day at the beach. A canvas tote bag with pockets gives you the flexibility to store smaller items that you regularly use, like your car keys or phone, and keep them conveniently (and safely!) within reach instead of buried in the depths of your bag. Start by choosing blank canvas tote bags with a colorful trim and transform them into personalized canvas tote bags by adding words and logos. Purchase your canvas totes wholesale to save money on bulk canvas tote bag orders.

Heavy Weight Large Fancy Canvas Tote Bag w/ Zippered Pocket

canvas tote bag with zippered top closure

Choose a tote bag with zipper if you're looking for some extra piece of mind that your belongings will be secure while you're on the go. Big tote bags are ideal for hauling an assortment of items from place to place, and the addition of a zippered pocket keeps everything contained. Available in several colors, these large canvas tote bags can be used for any errand. Order heavy duty canvas tote bags wholesale to save money on bulk orders. The more you buy, the more you save!

Heavy Canvas Deluxe Tote Bag: Medium Size Boat Tote

canvas tote bag

If you're looking for a less bulky option, medium canvas tote bags are a great alternative to large tote bags.  With an interior zippered pocket, this sturdy canvas tote is perfect for someone who needs a manageable yet functional sized bag to carry items. Also known as a boat tote, this white bag offers a burst of color through vibrant handles and accents. Heavy duty tote bags for teachers are a great way to show your favorite teacher that you care. Purchase wholesale canvas bags to get discounts on large orders.

Strong Zippered Top Canvas Tote Bag with Interior Zipper

canvas tote bag with zippered closure

Tote bags with zipper closure are a smart way to safely haul your goods around town. Use a canvas tote bag with zipper to keep your belongings from spilling. You'll be thankful you chose a canvas bag with zipper and handle as you hustle from point A to point B. Choose one of the colored options of blank canvas tote bags and personalize it with our screen printing services. Want to save money? Order zippered canvas tote bags wholesale to receive a discount on bulk orders.

12 oz. Heavy Canvas Deluxe Extra Large Boat Tote Bag

extra large heavy weight canvas boat tote bag

When neither a medium tote bag or a large canvas tote will do, choose extra large canvas tote bags instead. These jumbo canvas tote bags offer the most space for carrying items. Whether you're looking for a canvas beach bag to fill with all the necessities of a day at the beach or a large shopper bag to carry all your groceries in one trip, these extra large heavy duty canvas tote bags are the answer you've been looking for. Known as a boat tote for it's simple yet colorful design, this large canvas tote is available in a variety of colors and can be personalized too. Don't forget to order your canvas tote bag wholesale to get a great deal on bags in bulk! 

Browse & shop BagzDepot.com for amazing wholesale prices on canvas tote bags. Use our screen printing services to create a customized order of tote bags to promote your business, organization, brand, or event! 

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Written by Bagz Depot — July 19, 2018

6 Unconventional (but Awesome) Uses for Tote Bags

unconventional and awesome uses for tote bags

Everyone knows that tote bags make everyday tasks, like picking up the groceries, easier but there is a wide array of uses for tote bags that you may not have thought of before. Here are six uses for your standard tote bag that can help keep your life organized with a bit of originality.

Freshen Up Your Clothes

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If you've ever taken a seldom worn article of clothing out of the closet, you may have noticed the musty smell that it acquired during its year(s) of not being used. Avoid this aroma by filling a reusable tote with scented potpourri or essential oils and hanging it in the closet. It will keep your clothes smelling fresh between wears.

    DIY First Aid Kit

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    Parents of small children will likely agree that having a first aid kit nearby is practically a necessity. Between skinned knees, bug bites and sunburns, there's a lot that can go wrong on an outing with little ones. Fill a canvas bag with all the first aid essentials, like band aids, aloe, and allergy medicine, and store it in your car for road trips. Since everything is already confined to a tote bag, it's easy to take with you on a hike or to the beach too.

      Store Arts & Crafts

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      Use multiple tote bags to organize and store your every-growing collection of art supplies. Label the bags as a DIY art project so you can easily find what you're looking for without searching through the bags. If you plan to store the bags on a shelf, gusseted tote bags make it simple by reinforcing the bottom of the bag and making it easier for them to stand upright.

      Use As Laundry Bags When Traveling 

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      Nobody wants dirty laundry and shoes mingling with clean clothes in their suitcase. Bring several empty tote bags or these durable cotton laundry bags along for the trip and use them to hold already worn clothing as well as keep your shoes (and all the germs and dirt that they've picked up along the way) separate from the rest of your belongings.

      Make Over-Sized Christmas Stockings

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        Traditional Christmas stockings limit the size of the goodies that you can stuff inside of them. Upgrade to an over-sized Christmas tote bag to take the holidays to the next level. As if bigger and better gifts aren't exciting enough, you can also have fun by decorating these holiday tote bags as a family. Get out the glitter, paint and other crafts to really personalize the bags.

        Plant Tomatoes & Flowers

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          Cotton and canvas tote bags can be used as hanging planters for a variety of garden ideas. Fill the bag with dirt and cut a slit in the bottom of the bag to insert the plant by the roots. Hang the bag in a sunny location using sturdy hooks (it can get heavy) and be sure to water it regularly. Before long, you'll have a functional, affordable addition to your garden.

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            As you can see, tote bags truly are a multi-functional item and there's much more to them than meets the eye. We hope these ideas will inspire you to find new uses for your tote bags too! As always, follow along with us on Pinterest for inspiration and fun DIY ideas, and give us a follow on social media: 

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            Written by Bagz Depot — June 20, 2018

            A Tote Bag for Every Event

            Personalized tote bags make a perfect party favor or gift for a variety of special events. From weddings and birthdays to graduation and sorority gear, you can combine our screen printing services with reusable gift bags to create personalized canvas tote bags that make a statement and show personality. Whether you choose cotton tote bags or jute burlap tote bags, everyone can appreciate the multi-functionality and affordability of these cheap gift bags. Here are five types of events that offer great ways to use personalized tote bags:

            Weddings

            • Wedding Favors - Show your guests your appreciation for being a part of your special day by gifting personalized canvas tote bags as a party favor. Customize your order of reusable gift bags to commemorate the big day - you can include the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date, location, and your own personal designs for a thoughtful and truly unique party favor.
            • Bridesmaid Gifts – If you're looking for a way to show your gratitude to your amazing bridesmaids, consider using our screen printing services to customize cotton tote bags. Every time your bridesmaids use the bag, they'll remember the special bond that you share (like these personalized bridesmaid gift bags)
            • Bridal Shower Favors – Mini gift bags are perfect for decorating place settings at a bridal shower. Fill these adorable cheap gift bags with candy or other trinkets for a cute, personalized party favor.
            • Explore creative ideas and find inspiration by visiting our Pinterest Events Board! 

            Kids' Birthdays

            • Party Favors – Surprise your party guests with personalized tote bags filled with goodies. Mini gift bags are perfect for filling with candy, toys and other items for children's parties.
            • Scavenger Hunts – Set up a scavenger hunt for kids to find items and provide them with cotton tote bags to store their collection.
            • Wrapping – Use reusable gift bags to disguise another gift for a unique two-in-one option. Personalized tote bags complete with custom screen printing make a special way to wrap a present and give the child a one-of-a-kind bag to use for future activities, like sports practice or sleepovers.
            • Check out fun, kid-friendly ideas for projects and events: DIY Tote Crafts for Kids!

            Graduations

            • Class Gifts – Commemorate this major milestone for graduates with personalized tote bags bearing your school's name and logo. It's a great way to capture the memories and offers students something they can really use in the next chapter of their lives.
            • Grad Party Favors – Use mini gift bags to fill with small party favors, like candy, to hand out at graduation parties to all attendees.

            College Sororities

            • Welcome Gift – Each fall ushers in a new group of pledges eager to join the Greek life. What better way to welcome newcomers and make them feel at home than with personalized tote bags bearing the name of the sorority? At bargain wholesale prices, sorority branded totes are the perfect yearly tradition. You can switch up your design each fall so that when the big graduation day comes, you’ll have a collection of personalized totes to remember all of the wonderful times you had with your sorority sisters.
            • Special Events – Spread the word about your sorority by handing out cotton tote bags with custom screen printing of your sorority's name at special events around campus. Have a school or sorority event coming up? Customized totes are a great way to get the word out.

            Company Parties

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            • Holiday Gifts – Wholesale tote bags are a great investment for a company-wide gift. Not only do they cost less the more you buy, but they're also free advertising for your business whenever an employee uses one in public.
            • Retirement Gifts – Use one of these mini gift bags to wrap a retirement gift for a longtime employee. Personalized tote bags are a great way to honor years of devotion to your business and are great for holding gift cards and other tokens of your appreciation.

            Personalized canvas tote bags can be used for lots of special occasions and are an affordable way to show you care. Love these ideas? Purchase wholesale tote bags for any of the above uses at BagzDepot.com and save money on bulk orders. Then, use our custom screen printing services to make the bags really stand out from the crowd.

            Written by Bagz Depot — May 11, 2018

            6 Appealing Reasons to Buy an Organic Cotton Tote Bag

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            Did you know why the Cotton Tote bags are all the rage right now?

            However, why are these cross body bags so much in demand?

            If you're looking to make an investment, here are a few reasons why these will be a good idea:

            They are definitely fashionable accessories

            • Tote bags are just as fashionable as they are functional. To wit, you have a wide array of quality cotton Tote bags available to you that will be able to provide you with a stylish look and give make for an awesome everyday handbag. If you want, you can easily get a designer Tote bag with a designer label. However, you can also get one from shoe shops, boutiques, and accessory stores.

            Their large size

            • This is definitely one of the most important reasons why you need a Tote bag of any kind.
            • Tote bags are big and very spacious. This means that they are rooms and have the ability to hold quite a lot of stuff. It will be pretty easy for you to fit everything that you will need for a full day of work or play into a Tote bag, and you will definitely still have enough space to accommodate even more. 

            They provide versatility

            • You can easily find more than a thousand uses for a Tote bag. You can use one as a shopping bag, a gym bag, a beach bag a work bag, a school bag, and much more. Their versatility is definitely an advantage, and you can rest assured that regardless of what you use them for, they are able to work pretty well.
            • Also, they work with a wide array of ensembles; official wear, and even tennis shoes and casual attire.

            You get different variations

            • There are quite a lot of variations of the Tote bag, each of which is able to effectively meet your needs. Cotton Tote bags are definitely the most popular, and this is because they are the most comfortable and effortless of the different variations available.

            Their durability is unmatched

            • Tote bags are incredibly durable, and they are able to last over a long period of time. As a matter of fact, with proper care, a cotton Tote bag will definitely be able to last you a couple of years.

            They are re-usable.

            • No matter the style or color, it is definitely possible for you to reuse a cotton Tote bag. They can be easily recycled, and you can make use of them time and again. Also, due to the fact that Tote bags weren't specifically made for a specific purpose, you can easily use them for whatever it is you decide.

            Written by Bagz Depot — March 29, 2018

            Ten Great New Uses for Canvas Tote Bags

            Available in an assortment of sizes and colors, canvas tote bags are the perfect solution for all your carrying needs. Since tote bags can be used for so many different things, they're the ideal product for businesses to hand out at trade shows, conventions and special events as a promotional item. Plus, tote bags can easily be customized with names, dates, events and images to make them stand out from the crowd.

            The ways you can use tote bags are practically limitless, but we've narrowed the list to the top ten best uses for canvas tote bags. Here are our suggestions:

            1. Grocery Bags

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            As more and more cities are banning the use of plastic disposable bags in an effort to help protect the environment, the use of tote bags for groceries is becoming more popular. Even if you live in an area that hasn't banned plastic bags yet, you may want to get a jump on this trend and do your part to save the planet by bringing reusable tote bags on all your grocery store trips.

            2. Beach Bags

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            Whether you're heading to the beach or the lake, tote bags are perfect for carrying all your essentials for a day of fun in the sun. Fill your heavy-duty canvas tote bags with towels, sunscreen, toys, books, snacks and anything else you might need for a day of relaxation. To keep a picnic fresh, these large canvas cooler tote bags are a great option. 

            3. Overnight Bags

            If you're going out of town for just a night or two, it may not make sense to pack a full suitcase. Tote bags are the perfect size for carrying the things you need for a quick getaway. Pack a change of clothes, a toiletry bag and other overnight items in a handy tote bag and you're set to hit the road. For the perfect weekender bag, shop these roomy zip-top tote bags

            4. Gym Bags

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            Who needs a fancy gym bag when you could use a tote bag instead? Toss your sneakers, workout gear and a water bottle into a tote bag and head straight to the gym.

            5. Gift Bags

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            Skip the wrapping paper and use a colorful tote bag to conceal your gift instead. Not only is it a creative way to wrap a present but it's really like getting two gifts in one as the recipient can use the tote bag too. BagzDepot.com has a ton of options available so you can pick the perfect shape and size, then use our screen print services to customize your order!

            6. Laundry Bags

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            Whether you have to haul your laundry across the hall to the washing machine or across town to the laundromat, canvas tote bags are an easy way to move a pile of laundry from point A to point B. Plus, they're more discreet than the mesh laundry bags so you can avoid showing your undergarments to the rest of the world. These large basket style canvas tote bags are a great laundry bag option. 

            7. Activity Bags

            Planning a road trip with a child can be a challenge for parents but the experience can become more pleasant with a little preparation. Use a canvas tote bag to hold an assortment of games, books and other car friendly activities. The tote bag will help keep everything organized and will limit the amount of options to one bag to keep the back-seat clutter to a minimum. 

            8. Diaper Bags

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            Babies need a lot of stuff to get through the day, but an official diaper bag isn't necessary if you have a tote bag handy. Canvas tote bags have plenty of room to hold all your baby's gear, from diapers and wipes to snacks and a change of clothes. Keep your diaper tote organized by choosing a bag with compartments, like this handy on-the-go tote

            9. Craft Bags

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            From knitting to painting, arts and crafts are best when they're easily transportable. Take your project with you by storing all your supplies in a convenient canvas tote bag. There's no need to be confined to your home when there's a whole world of inspiration waiting for you! *Sidenote: if you’re the crafty type, be sure to go check out BagzDepot’s Pinterest account for tons of low-budget, fun and creative DIY craft ideas for totes of all types! 

            10. Party Favors

            The practicality and usefulness of tote bags make them the perfect party favor to weddings, showers, birthdays and all kinds of special occasions. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness of getting them a gift that they can reuse, like this great canvas wine bag

            As you can see, canvas tote bags can be used in so many ways. Find a tote bag for every occasion at BagzDepot.com -- we offer the best quality products at wholesale prices (to the public!) - what’s not to love? Also, be sure to check out BagzDepot on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest!

             

            Written by Bagz Depot — March 28, 2018

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