Household Tips

Top Five Holiday Travel Tips


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‘Tis the season for early Cyber Monday deals, extra sweet holiday drinks, and making sure that you book your planet tickets before all the flights back to your hometown are gone. As you get your schedules set for the beginning of the Holiday season, here are a few travel tips to keep handy so you can head to your destination with ease and comfort.


PLAN IN ADVANCE

Whether you need to download the Airline app to scan your boarding pass, print your boarding pass, or make sure that you get to the airport with enough time to check in, be sure to plan for enough time to allow for any last-minute issues. If getting to the airport with an hour to spare is how you roll, then we all need to strive to be like you.

MINIMIZE YOUR LUGGAGE
When you’re going back home to see your extended family, do you really need to bring seven outfits and four pairs of boots? The answer is probably no. There are a multitude of ways to lightly pack several outfits, two pair of shoes and your toiletries. Even if you’re planning a tropical vacation, you could find ways to decrease your luggage to one checked bag and one carry on. Trust me. You will enjoy the lack of stress. Well, I’m not talking about Aunt Mildred or Uncle Frank.

BRING TRAVEL SNACKS
I’ve been on quick flights up the coast and International flights across the ocean, but few things are more annoying than not having a good snack when you’re only halfway to your destination and your stomach starts growling. When the prepackaged airplane meal or the sad pack of salted peanuts isn’t doing it for you, you’ll be happy that you brought a stash of healthy Kind bars, almonds, freshly cut fruit, or even some trail mix.

MOISTURIZE FOR THE PLANE RIDE
Few things in the world will leech moisture from your skin as quick as a being up in the air in an enclosed space. This is why you MUST carry a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid or perhaps a glowy sheet mask that will allow you to retain your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Don’t we all just want to land at our destination looking like a supermodel? Well. Sort of.

CONSOLIDATE YOUR BAGGAGE
A useful gadget like Click & Carry will allow you to consolidate your bags on one easy-to-carry grip handle so you won’t be forced to get wire markings on your wrists. Trust me. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

We at Click & Carry want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! And to thank you, we’d like to offer you 25% off your own Click & Carry with the code, ‘Holiday 25.’ Go nuts!

How Click & Carry Helps Crafters

As the holidays approach, all of us crafters gather with delight waiting until its finally acceptable for us to post our holiday crafts and ornaments onto all our respective social media channels. Now, how can Click & Carry help you, the creative and thrifty crafter, with your holiday shopping needs?

CARRYING YOUR SUPPLIES
When you’re running around various arts supply stores, you don’t want those annoying and painful indentations on your hands that plastic bags can give you. Instead, put your bag handles into the grooves on your Click & Carry and just sling it over your shoulder. It can carry up to fifty pounds and it just saves you the trouble of making multiple trips to and from your car. Amazing, right?

SAVING YOUR HANDS FROM THE HEAVY LOAD
Who wants those ugly marks on your fingers, wrists and hands from holding too many plastic or paper bags? With Click & Carry, all you have to do is put the bags into the two grooves for the bag handles, click it, and then carry the regular way or just sling it over your shoulder for a hands-free carrying experience. Did you read that? Hands-free! We love it.

PRETTY AND CONVENIENT
Us crafters are pretty obsessed with things being visually entertaining and appealing. We want pretty and handwoven crafts that we can immediately put on Etsy, Instagram, and Pinterest, so why can’t that extend to products that help us carry our beautiful crafts around?

Right now, Click & Carry is offering 25% off your very own Click & Carry with the code ‘Holiday25.’ So…please feel free to craft away. Oh, and check out the above video about crafting and Click & Carry.

Top Four Ways Click and Carry Can Help Hipsters!

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Yes, you may love your iced cold brews with steamed almond milk and just a dash of organic vanilla, but you still need a way to carry all your grass-fed items back to your sustainable apartment.  With Click & Carry, you can carry multiple bags at once with ease and comfort. Seriously.  Here are some ways that all hipsters wearing hand-ripped jeans that cost more than a month’s rent can use this amazing product.

CARRYING MULTIPLE BAGS FROM THE FARMER’S MARKET
Whether you’re free of gluten, dairy, or animal products, you’re definitely not going to stay away from organic fruits and vegetables. Did we mention supporting local farms and businesses that make a majority of their income from farmer’s markets?  But the only issue is how you’re going to carry all your tons of produce, homemade candles, and perhaps a gorgeous handmade clock. Well, this is where Click & Carry swoops in to help you carry multiple bags with ease and simplicity. It’s also super cute.

PACKING FOR MUSIC FESTIVALS
Yes, we know it’s too cold for Coachella now, but think into the future…like next spring. This is about the time when you’re frantically looking for your friends to help you carry the tent bags, blankets, and luggage when you’re heading to hear the sounds of Cardi B in the desert. Did we mention snack bags, groceries, and all the random stuff you always manage to need bags for? Click & Carry offers you the option of clipping together all of your bags and slinging it over your shoulder.

DOGGIES LOVE CLICK & CARRY
No, really, dogs LOVE carrying bags with Click & Carry. Look at little Charlie below carrying his bags with ease and comfort. Because Click & Carry distributes the weight of your bags evenly, it allows for easier carrying and less strain on your body.  See, dogs ARE smarter than humans.

URBAN LIFE STUFF
Let’s face it…hipsters love to live in cities and begin requesting that their items be organic, grass-fed, non-dairy, and sustainable. But as they begin to purchase these items, they need a quick and easy way to carry these items without putting strain on your arms.  That’s where Click & Carry comes in, allowing every hipster to purchase their items and carry them to their friend’s sister’s band practice, with no issues at all.  You can sling your items over your shoulder, and pop that fedora on your head, with enough from for a second almond milk latte.

Click HERE to purchase your own Click & Carry today!

 

 

Top Ways Moms Can Rock Halloween!

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Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Not THAT time. As the fall leaves turn orange, the pumpkin spice cravings increase, and your kids are hankering for the ULTIMATE Halloween costume, you know you’re inching closer to October 31st. But before you start freaking out about how to make an intricate costume from the latest Disney/Dreamworks movie, here are a few tips to help you transition into Halloween with a jump, skip and a fun size Snickers bar. Or three.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGNER
There is so much pressure on moms to create the perfect costume made with hand-stitched silk and organic cotton, right? Well, let’s be real, at the end of the night, your kids will be trudging through streets, grass, and mud to get to their sugary treasures. Also, they may be just as happy with their “ghost” or “sheet over the head” costume which requires zero time. Their costumes will likely be streaked with chocolate and sugar, so perfection is not even close to reality. Which is totally fine with us.

ACCEPT A LITTLE HELP FROM CLICK AND CARRY
If you’re going to be the chosen chaperone for trick-or-treating, your kids will probably expect you to hold their candy, costume parts, or other items. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an useful item like Click and Carry that will help you carry multiple bags without having to worry about ripping plastic or hurting your wrists? It also helps redistribute the weight of your bags while being able to sling it over your shoulder. Love it.

A LITTLE CANDY WON’T HURT ANYONE
Sometimes a few apple slices just won’t do. If you want to go to town on Reese’s peanut butter cups and a fun size Snickers, don’t stress about it. Just be sure you down some water or decaf coffee in between so you don’t end up wolfing down the whole bag.

SAFETY IN NUMBERS
Are you a working mother who still wants to spend time creating that special costume for your little one? Why not wrangle your fellow moms into a costume prep party so you can all work together creating the costumes while getting a little help?  Or wine. No judgements.

Happy Halloween from all of us at Click & Carry!

Oh, and if you’d like 25% off your very own Click & Carry, just use code ‘Holiday25’ at checkout for your discount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Magical Kitchen Secrets That I Can’t Survive Without

13 Magical Kitchen Secrets That I Can’t Survive Without

As a busy condo owner living in a big U.S. city, I am always looking for ways to make my life both healthier and easier. I work nights and weekends, so there is little time for food prep and clean up. I’ve collected a few helpful kitchen secrets help shop, prep, create and clean up after a yummy meal or snack.

From The Grommet

Snap ‘n Strain

This amazing little strainer attaches directly onto any pot or pan to drain liquid. Instead of wearing pads on both hands over the sink to spill the contents of the pot to a strainer, you can now do this in one quick motion & with just one single hand. The Snap ‘n Strain is made from durable BPA-free silicone.

Watermelon Slicer

This product is made by an Italian company called I Genietti, which translates into “The Geniuses” in Italian. The tool cuts watermelon neatly & evenly in one motion. It’s a stainless steel tool that is like a knife with tongs so you can cut, lift and serve a slice of watermelon! This is done without getting your hands dirty and without having to cut through the tough rind.

Snapi

This is a nifty little single handed serving utensil. It’s designed to “snap up” an entire portion of food without putting down your plate. The Snapi works best for scoops of salad and pasta!

Wine2go

I love these… have you ever gone to an outdoor concert or to the beach that does not allow glass? Wine2go is the perfect solution for this problem. Wine2go is a collapsible flask/wine bottle that is light, flexible and durable. It’s BPA-free and there is no taste transfer, so your yummy wine tastes just as yummy in the Wine2go flask as in the bottle. It’s also ideal for hiking, picnics and for outdoor festivals.

FORMcard

FORMcard is an ingenious kitchen secret, a moldable plastic card that melts in hot water & transforms into a “life hack”. It morphs into a make-shift phone stand, a kitchen tool handle or even a missing kitchen drawer knob/handle.

Bag Podz

Do you forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store? Bag Podz is the answer for you as you shop for your meals. Just clip this little pod onto the side of the cart and shop away. Bag Podz comes in a 5-bag or 10-bag set. These bags are durable and are stored neatly in their own personal pod.

 

From The Container Store

OXO Grip Measuring Cup

OXO Measuring Cup

I love these angled measuring cups with OXO’s famous Good Grips handle. The best part is that it’s easy for the cook to convert into both cups and ounces so it makes any recipe easy to follow. The angled gradations are imprinted on the inside of the cup so it’s super easy to read the units of volume from both the top or from the side. Bonus – it’s dishwasher safe!

Flex Pot ClipFlex Pot Clip

This clip conveniently attaches to the side of your pot or favorite saucepan to hold your utensils. No more dirty spoons on the counter and the “dreaded” drip goes right back into the pot. It’s made with heat-resistant silicon and stainless steel so it’s both sturdy and safe!

Good Grips 3-N-1 Avocado Tool & Guac Lock Tool3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

This is a combo “life hack”. The 3-in-1 slicer halves the avocado, pits the avocado and finally slices the avocado so you can make some home-made guacamole. Next, the Guac-Lock keeps your guacamole fresh! The freshness is locked in by keeping the air out so the guacamole doesn’t brown. This air-tight container stores 12 to 24 ounces, is dishwasher safe and doubles as a serving dish. A must buy!

Hand Held SpiralizerSpiralizer

I’m currently trying to drop a few pounds, so I’ve cut out pasta and am replacing it with zucchini strands and spaghetti squash. The Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer by OXO helps you create pasta-like noodles. You can also use cucumbers, beets or make curly fries from Potatoes. It’s easy to use as there is a non-slip food holder that grips the veggie and makes perfect spirals from the veggies. Plus, the veggies are ALMOST as delicious as the real pasta with much fewer calories.

PalmPeelerPalm Peeler

Here’s a great kitchen secret… I can’t live without PalmPeeler. It’s a fruit and vegetable peeler that slides onto the finger, fits ergonomically and comfortably into your palm and peels like a charm! It even has a potato eyer at the tip of the tool. The PalmPeeler makes peeling a breeze!

Click & Carry

Click & Carry

Click & Carry’s magic handle allows shoppers to manage and carry multiple bags at once, either in your hands or over the shoulder for a hands-free carry. The key is to evenly distribute the weight on both ends of the Click & Carry so the handle can balance on the shoulder. This gadget frees up your hands to hold the baby or open the front door without putting down your groceries. I attach the loose bags to the Click & Carry while it’s in the cart, transfer the bags to the trunk of the car and then when I arrive home, I simply gather the handle, toss it over my shoulder and boom – I’m on my way without having to regather 5 or 6 loose bags.

 

Magical Kitchen Secrets

If you’re like me and pressed for time, kitchen secrets like these can make life a little easier. We hope you check them out, and if you have ideas of your own, please share in the comments. Our community would love to hear what you have that saves time and hassle around the kitchen.