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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tota Storage (Review/Giveaway)

A winner has been drawn for the Tota Storage Baskets, they have until 2/2 at 10 pm
to respond or another winner will be choosen.  Thanks for entering!

Tota Storage Baskets

I have a very small 2 door sports coupe that is also used to store my Usborne Books business during my busiest time of the year - basically from April to December.  I've been in business for the last 4 1/2 years and have been desperate for some way to organize the car ever since.  Here is a quick run down on the contents of my car at any given time:
  • 2 suitcases filled with inventory for bookfairs, homeshows, booths, etc.
  • A canopy for outdoor events
  • 6' folded plastic table
  • A 4' table that doesn't fold up (this table literally runs from door to door in my back seat, there's not an extra inch left!)
  • 2 book racks
  • Miscellaneous business supplies
  • a canvas fold up chair for me
  • Any extra display pieces, posters, etc
  • Groceries, coats, etc

Around Thanksgiving I came across a really cool contest to WIN a $100 GC and of course I entered (who wouldn't?).  The contest was to help promote a brand new company, Tota, which sells these neat storage boxes you can use in the car, at home, in your van or SUV, the basement for seasonal items like sweaters, scarves, mittens, etc.  I've been wanting a set of these super handy boxes for a few years now but of course never wanted to spend the money on them till I could see if I liked them.

After I "liked" their facebook page Robert at Tota contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing their storage boxes and sharing with my readers my thoughts on them.  Of course, I said yes!

I was sent a set of their plastic core Grocery Storage Boxes to test and review and love them.  They're huge! 


To give you an idea how big they are and how much they hold, check this out!
  • Use it with 3-4 plastic bags.
  • Use with 2 cloth bags.
  • Use it with 2 paper bags.
  • Be eco-friendly and use it with NO BAGS!

Pick up the Tota by the handles and carry your groceries right into the house!

The Paper Core Tota Grocery Storage Box is the perfect solution to safely stabilize items in your trunk while transporting them home.  (When these get old and beaten up, put it in with the paper items to be recycled!

The Plastic Core Tota Grocery Storage Box is not as affected by moisture from cold or wet items giving this version a longer life span. 






My review:  I received 2 of the plastic core storage boxes and like I said they are really sturdy.  There are 2 mesh pockets on both long sides of the boxes and the handles are on the short sides.  When you don't wish to leave your boxes up in the car or house, you just pull the hard bottom up by the ribbon loop and fold the boxes down flat and store the bottom inside.  The sides are NOT hard, they are canvas with a light plastic inside, so I wouldn't use them to store books or anything heavy that could bend them.  I personally think they will be really handy to store seasonal clothes, hats/mittens, kids clothes, etc.  And of course, they're great for grocery shopping, laundry, etc.

I am planning on giving these as gifts for weddings and Christmas next year.  It's not something that everyone would buy for themselves - but they would be the perfect gift for someone that has everything.

Snowflake Divider Pictures, Images and Photos

Buy your own Tota!


Right now all Tota Storage Boxes are ON SALE through the end of January!  Click on the link to the left and get an additional 25% off!
They're available in Taupe with a Maroon edge or Blue.
A set of 2 plastic core storage boxes is now $22.99  $17.25
A set of 2 paper core storage boxes is now $19.99  $14.99

(I'd splurge and get the plastic core so they last longer.)


PS: Tota will also donate 50 cents for each Tota sold to their local food pantry So, everyone wins!  Please use the code word SHARESAVE so they know you came from GivingNSharing for your purchase.  =D


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WIN a Tota for Yourself!


Mandatory entry:
"Like" Tota Storage on Facebook, this is Mandatory and must be done before any optional entries please.  Be sure to leave a comment on their page and leave me the hyperlink.  Thanks so much!

Optional Entries:
(Pls note, these entries are optional. You do not have to do them to be entered. You do need to do the mandatory entry. Please include your email address on each comment. You can enter your email this way: contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail(dot)com)   NOTE: (+3 = 3 entries)

Follow ME on GFC (left sidebar)
Follow ME on Twitter
Follow ME on Facebook

Add this giveaway to any book hops or giveaway linkies using this link (be sure to leave the web address w/ your comment) (My computer is down at home, so I really appreciate your help!) (+3) 

Tweet: " @familyliteracy WIN a Tota Grocery Storage System @ http://ning.it/edCsi5 Ends 1/28, US, #organizing, #home, #shopping " (can RT daily 3x (5 hours apart pls), please add hyperlink to comment)

Get organized with Tota Storage ! Suggest Five or more friends to their Facebook page & earn FIVE BONUS ENTRIES! Comment below for credit (+5) (Keep your receipt and if you WIN I'll need to see it)

Details:
The US Winner will be drawn on 1/28 at 10 pm. They will have 48 hours to respond to my email w/ their address so their book can be shipped to them. Street address - no PO Boxes please.
 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Tota Grocery Storage System for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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