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Epinephrine Epi Pen ® insulated cases
weather proof, optional medical alert labels, insulated, options to add, 4 different styles, great colors

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Free shipping USA orders now through 11/30/11

I am announcing our Free shipping USA orders now through 11/30/11!

Any USA order qualifies and the shipping will be via the cheapest way. Rush orders do not qualify for this offer. You do not need a coupon for this offer. Shop -line and save time (gas too).

We have the following college / university teams now in our traditional kippah pattern:

> University of Tennessee Volunteers
> University of Arizona Wildcats
> University of Pittsburgh
> University of Miami
> University of Wisconsin Badgers
> UCLA Bruins
> Iowa State University Cyclones
> University of Kentucky
> NC State Wolfpack
> University of Virginia Caveliers

We will be offering the University / College teams in the Bucharian pattern similar to our NFL bucharian design...coming soon, call or email for an order.

Happy Thanksgiving --- TuffBags is closed for the entire holiday. We will be open Friday 9 to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 pm.

Thank you for supporting TuffBaggs, an independently owned (indie) business, handmade in the USA, and other indie USA made businesses.


Kate Rachel Lozier
Owner/Designer, TuffBags

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Organizing your daily bag

Organizing Your Daily Bag

by Kate R. Lozier

Most of us would be lost without our daily bag -- whether our daily bag is a briefcase, back pack, handbag, purse, tote or pocketbook.

The tone of our day is often set by how well organized and together we are when we go out to do our daily things -- work, school, errands, shopping.
How many of us have been frustrated with forgetting our bills to mail, not being able to find our key, or not being able to grab our cell phone in time to get that call.

(1) Select a bag that works for you.
Thankfully, each one of us is different. You should use a bag that works the way you want it to.

(a) SIZE -- Choose a bag that will hold all of your essentials and that will fit your physical size.

(b) STYLE -- Select a style that works with your style and your needs.

(c) FEATURES -- Consider the features that you need for your gear and for your personality style. Consider waist versus sling wear, how you want the bag to open and close, the number of compartments.

(d) MATERIALS -- Choose materials that are durable and that will meet the demands that you will place on this bag.

(e) COMFORT -- How are you going to carry this bag?

(f) COLOR -- What color do you want or need? Do you need a color that is visible so that you can locate your bag easily?

(g) QUALITY -- Evaluate how the bag is constructed and how durable it is. Will it hold up to the job?

(2) Carry only what you need.
The medical studies have shown that the human body is not a schlepping machine! So be good to yourself and carry only what you really need in your daily bag. When you have to carry other items consider whether you should carry them in a separate bag or not.

(3) Keep your bag organized.

(a) Make a list of all the items that you absolutely need each day in this bag.

(b) Then empty out your bag with what you are carrying now.

(c) Weed through the items, removing what you don't need to carry every day.

(d) Repeat this once a month or more often.

(e) Go to the next step for repacking the bag for the maximum efficiency and organization.

(4) Pack your items consistently.
Place your essentials in the same place every time. Designate a compartment or section of the bag for each item / group of items so that you can locate them quickly.
Here are some helpful tips for packing your essentials:

(a) Put your keys in the outer pocket of the bag or on a hook / D ring every time you are finished with them.

(b) Place your phone in the same compartment based on how quickly you'll need to get at the phone.

(c) Put your wallet / money / checkbook in a separate compartment / location for safeguarding and ease of access.

(d) Have your pens handy for making notes, writing checks, giving your autograph when needed.

(e) Carry your sunglasses / glasses in a place where they won't be damaged and you can easily retrieve them.

(f) Keep your personal papers separate from your work / school papers by using separate files or separate compartments.

(5) Store your bag.

(a) When you are not using your bag put it in the same place every time.

(b) Select a location that is easy to remember and that is easily accessible by you.

(c) Your bag's location should not be in a location where the bag can be kicked, buried under things, or moved by someone else.

Used with permission from Kate R. Lozier, owner/designer of TuffBags
Copyright 2002 Kate R. Lozier/KRLCP, Inc.

I use the Ann's Tapestry Handbag as my daily bag

This beautiful bag is loaded with organizing pockets so my handbag is always neat and organized even if the rest of me isn't!

Wishing you an organized bag every day!
Kate R Lozier
TuffBaggs Boutique