Glad Black Bag Art Auction

Posted by Jenna | Monday, April 30, 2012

Glad Black Bag has been encouraging moms to celebrate life's wild moments this month. They understand that life can get wild and messes happen when families are having fun, which is why they want to make cleanups easier than ever and have fun while doing it. The Picker Sisters teamed up with Glad Black Bag and Keep America Beautiful this month to celebrate and cleanup life's wild moments and find great ways to reuse trash. Afterall, "one person's trash is another person's treasure", right?!

I think it's really neat how they've found that things that are created or broken in our biggest celebrations can be repurposed in new ways that honor the memory, but create great style. How creative! Between the Picker Sister's expertise and partnering with celebrated mosaic artist Jason Mecier, Glad Black Bag showed the beauty and benefits of turning trash into treasures. He created four works of art utilizing people's trash which were auctioned on eBay for consumers to bid on from April 16 to April 26 (all proceeds benefited KAB's Great America Cleanup). You can check out the Glad Recycled Art Auction, here.

How about you, have you ever been upset over a broken glass or spill on a chair? Life is full of these moments (especially with little ones). If so, you may want to take the same approach to reusing discarded items and making something beautiful out of them. If you are seeking an eye for design, the Picker Sisters have provided a few tips and tools to help you spot potential items for your house.

1. Items should be beautiful and practical. For instance, using an old trunk as a coffee table. I think this is a fantastic point, and something my parents have done with some of the pieces they got from my grandparents when they passed away. They use an old chest as a bench. By throwing some padded pillows on the's a very attractive and useful piece!

2. Another tip is to mix the old with the new, modern with antique, etc. It brings freshness to your style.

3. Freshen up pieces, don't throw them out. If you have dining room chairs that have endured more spills than you can count (sounds like our household!), think about reupholstering the cushions with a new print or maybe a spill-proof material. After reading this tip a while back, I've been strongly considering this with our kitchen bar stools that have fabric on them!

4. Keep your eyes open and draw inspiration from everywhere (magazines, the Internet, nature, etc).

In celebration of this fun celebration and cleanup of life's wild moments, we were sent a box of Glad Black Bags to review. With the weather getting nicer outside, we have a lot of yard work to do which I thought these bags would be perfect for (not to mention the household cleanup we always have on a daily basis).

I could tell the quality was fantastic and Glad ForceFlex Black Bags did not disappoint. These bags have proven to handle the toughest jobs. The bags are large and tough which made it the perfect place to put our leaves, sticks and bushes we trimmed up. I couldn't believe how much they held! One of my favorite features is the convenient easy-to-seal closures. This makes it so what goes in, stays in.

My husband has used these bags a lot in the time we've had them for review, and he really appreciates how well they handle whatever life throws our way. The Diamond Texture stretches to prevent rips and tears. This is especially nice when sharper things like sticks are going inside. We had no problems with the bags, they have held up beautifully!

Do you have big jobs to clean up around the house and/or yard this Spring? If so, you may want to consider the Glad ForceFlex Black Bag. They are available in 30 gallon or 33 gallon sizes and come with a drawstring and quick tie closures.

*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Glad Black Bag and received a Glad Black Bag product and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. I was also asked to "pin" one (1) Glad Black Bag Art Auction photo on Pinterest.


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