Why Doesn’t This Trash Bag Fit?!?

I’ve run across this problem quite a few times answering customer service calls. There are a lot of trash bags out there, and when you’re buying them from a website, it’s hard to know just what to buy. Is it flimsy? Does it have a pointy bottom or a flat bottom? Will it hold up…

O Sheila Shine, O Sheila Shine!

When I first got my stainless steel appliances in my old house, I was ecstatic. They were sleek, looked beautiful, and let’s face it, I felt trendy. I preferred them over the white appliances that we had, and black appliances just wouldn’t look right in my small kitchen. Then I ran into the problem all stainless steel…

Wacky Wednesday December Trivia!

Ahh, December! I know it’s not technically here yet, but I’m going to be as obnoxious as hearing Christmas music before Halloween and bring it up anyway! Regardless of religion, there is an excitement in the air beginning in November because everyone knows that December is on its way. Songs start to fill the air…

Start Your Shipping Engines!

So, if you aren’t a procrastinator like I am, you already have a good amount of holiday gifts already purchased, and maybe even wrapped. That’s great (even though I’m slightly jealous) and you should be very proud of yourself! It takes forethought and planning to be ahead of the holiday shopping insanity, and my hats off to…

Wacky Wednesday Trivia, the Thanksgiving Edition!

Wacky Wednesday Trivia, the Thanksgiving Edition! Its Wednesday everyone, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s trivia day here at ReStockIt, so put on your learning caps and absorb something new. Today it’s going to be all about Thanksgiving, since it’s tomorrow (yay! Turkey day coma, here I come!) and everyone will be stuffing…

Our Lives in Pictures

When I was 13 years old, I got a Canon Sure Shot for my birthday. I was so excited, for many reasons, but the biggest reason was that it took 35mm film. I had always loved taking pictures, whether in front or behind the lens, but I was always relegated to 110 film, Polaroids, or…

It’s All About the Soap

With the holidays approaching with the speed of light, prep is underway in houses across the country. Floors are being scrubbed, walls are being washed, and counter tops are being disinfected. With all this cleaning, your hands are taking a beating. If yours are anything like mine, they get dry, cracked, and red looking, and…

Calendar Time!

On desk calendars everywhere, there is a little notification on the last date block in November on the calendar, reminding you that it’s time to buy your calendars for next year. Nothing like a reminder that another year is over and a new one is just beginning. But New Year’s brings a new beginning, and…

Plastic Plates and Their Many Uses

Thanksgiving is a week away, and in schools all across the country, paper plates are being used to make turkey-related crafts. I think plastic plates would be a better choice. I know, paper is better for the environment, but plastic will keep in an attic trunk a lot better than a paper memento. Plus, if…

Is 3 A.M. Too Early to Shop? NO!

What possesses sane, normal people to wake up from a turkey-induced coma, throw on some semblance of clothing (most people just stay in their jammies though), and shuffle out into the cold, dark early morning hours? Not the threat of nuclear war, or a zombie invasion, but shopping. Shopping, shopping, shopping! Awesome deals, deep discounts,…

Smead and Organizing Tips

It’s no secret that I love to organize. My desk at work, my desk at home, my drawers, my car…I’m just organized. Well, it’s more like I have an addiction to organizers and files…it’s sad, really. I’m always looking for better, smarter ways to organize. Then someone pointed out to me Smead’s website. And they…

All (-purpose Cleaning) Stars

I admit, I have a lot of “specialty” cleaners in my house, but that’s because I’m a product…um…connoisseur. Yeah, that’s a good word for it. I need a different cleaner for my bathroom, for my kitchen, for my floors…you get the picture. I do have some all-purpose cleaners, however, and when I use them, I…