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This Fall, my biggest little mister will be headed off to school full-time. First grade and a chance to spread his wings! A new school and it’s my opportunity to dive in and get my feet wet and help in any way I can – starting with the Box Tops for Education program. I helped at their old school in conjunction with another local district and after learning some tips and tricks from my sister-in-law along the way, I think I’m ready to tackle it solo!
One of the biggest steps of the program is to actually collect the Box Tops which can be found on select products you buy at the store. Because the program focuses on the amount you collect, the more you can round up, the better! This means that the products that offer more Box Tops are the way to go – enter Hefty! Everyone needs trash bags and Hefty is a brand that helps you give back even more. Did you know that Hefty is the only trash bag that supports the Box Tops program? As an added bonus, they offer FOUR box tops per Hefty waste bag product.
More trash = more Box Tops, right? Think outside the bag and use your Hefty waste bags for more than just your garbage collection! By doing so, you’ll have an excuse to collect even more Box Tops for your school. I’ve put together some great ways that your Hefty waste bags can work double duty for you.
On the Move
We made a BIG move this summer and Hefty waste bags were INVALUABLE! You can use them for any number of things. I loved putting them over hanging clothes so that we didn’t waste boxes packing them. Simply cut a hole, place the bag over the top of 5-10 hangers depending on clothing width, then lay over boxes for easy transport. Once in your new home, pop into the new space the Hefty will also deodorize your closet in no time!
You can also use them to store pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals during the move. This makes them a bit squishier and will fit in those extra spaces on the truck and provide additional cushioning.
Bags are not just for trash! Use them as ground cover when the kids decide to play outside in their tent. It provides coverage from the prickly grass and can protect against dampness – keeping them dry!
In a Rainy Emergency
I’ve been caught more than once in the rain without an umbrella like that time I took a Double Decker tour in Chicago while it poured. With this Hefty waste bag hack, however, you’ll never be caught wet again! These simple to make ponchos are the perfect on-the-go rain protector and fold up nicely to fit into your purse or glove box when needed.
Place waste bag flat. Cut circle holes where the arms would be and then a larger hole for the head. Fold up and prepare to be rained on! As you can see, Charlie’s ready even though the sun might be shining now!
As a Gift
You might not think of giving Hefty trash bags as a gift, but after my parents (who we now live two doors down from) helped us move all. day. long., I thought they could use a little surprise on their doorstep. Practical and simple to put together! A little thank-you gift basket to thank them for helping us out. Adding a little Box Tops collector box didn’t hurt either, especially since my mom lives in the same school district now as her grandsons! I had the boys hand deliver this little basket and leave it on her doorstep. We hope she loves her simple surprise!
I even used the Hefty drawstring bag itself as jar filler and ribbon for my gift basket. It was VERY simple to use in that way! Yet another duty of this versatile bag.
Thanks for doing the “Hefty” Lifting with us!
Collecting Box Tops for your local school doesn’t have to be difficult. I bought these inexpensive bins at the same place where I bought my Hefty bags. I keep some in my cabinet near my dry foods for easy dropping (including a larger section for Box Tops that have been torn off, but aren’t yet fully clipped) as well as in a jar near my sink so I always remember to clip before I recycle the boxes!
Ready to clean up? You can find Hefty Waste Bags at your favorite local retailer. I found mine at Walmart where they had Odor Block® Scented Trash Bags in either Clean Citrus or Lavender Vanilla. I picked up one of each since I loved both scents! Head out now to find those specially marked packages of Hefty Trash Bags featuring 4 Box Tops during this limited Back to School time!
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How would you use your Hefty waste bags to help you give back to your school through the Box Tops program?