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Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to choose the right box for the right item

You’re moving house soon and you’ve realized that you’ve accumulated a tonne of stuff you need to move around, the bulk of which will need to be boxed up for the move. The organized part of your mind insists you keep things together so you have an easier time when you go to unpack. But picking the right box for the job can be complicated. Relax. Here’s what you need to know.

Bulky items

The best box to use for bulky items that are lighter weight are large, or Tea Carton boxes. These are perfect for items like cushions, large plush toys, pots and pans and even your linens. They’re spacious and sturdy and you’d be surprised how much you can fit inside them. Unfortunately, their name doesn’t really give away much about their size or shape but they’re quite common and many stockists like www.yourlocalmovers.com.au can easily give you a bit of a run down.

Delicate items

For delicate or heavy items like glassware, statues, fine china or collectables, your best bet is the small box or Book Carton. These are heavily reinforced and carry a lot of weight without overcrowding everything inside, ensuring your expensive collection of Marvel and DC Comics maquettes will arrive in one piece. If you’re a reader and have an extensive collection of books then, obviously, this is your go to box for book transport.

Clothes

Believe it or not, there is a specific box for transporting clothes! It’s called a Porta-Robe and it allows you to hang your clothes along a steel rack set into the top of the box to keep things like your nice dresses, business suits and other delicate clothing items from getting crushed or ruined in transit.

CDs, DVDs and Games

Like most people these days, you’ve probably amassed a size able collection of DVDs and games without even realizing it was happening. When it comes time to move, however, they require an awful lot of storage to cart around. Archive Boxes are the perfect solution. Spacious, hardy and the perfect shape for stacking a tonne of DVDs into.

Paintings and Mirrors

Often people will simply wrap their paintings, pictures and mirrors in some heavy cloth for protection and get the removalists to place them on the truck with the other large items but did you know that there’s actually a box designed to store those things safely? The Picture/Painting/Mirror box is ideal for smaller to medium sized frames and mirrors, designed to keep them from getting broken or damaged in transit.

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Once you know which boxes you need, the next step is estimating the amount. If you live in a one-bedroom apartment, you might only need 10 large boxes and 15 smaller boxes to fit everything. If you’re in a 5 bedroom McMansion then, obviously, you’ll need a lot more than that. Plan ahead, and ask a professional if you think you’re going to end up with too many or not enough.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Introducing Kellogg's New Fall Products & Giveaway #KelloggCAInnovations

Welcome to Fall and back to school.  It is blowing my mind that we are almost half way through September already! 

This Fall, Kellogg's Canada has offered consumers some great new products to try, share and possibly find a new favourite, must-have item.

Pringles Tortillas

New Pringles Tortillas are available in Nacho Cheese, Original and Zesty Ranch flavours. 

To dip or not to dip?  That's the question with new Pringles Tortillas!  Pair them with your favourite salsa, guacamole, or enjoy them just as they are.  These deliciously crunchy corn chips are so flavourful, dipping is optional. 

Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes Cereal

A new, delicious, and fun cereal that is made with whole grain - tastes great with milk or as a snack. 

Parents will be happy to have a new option for breakfast and snack time with new Rice Kripies Multi-Grain Shapes. The vast majority of kids agree that Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes are cool and fun to eat, but moms will love that they contain no artificial flavours or colours, are fortified with Vitamin D, made with whole grain and an excellent source of iron.  

Krave Chocolate Flavour Cereal in Family Size

Delicious chocolately cereal now in a family size. 

A welcome addition to the cereal aisle, Kellogg's Krave Chocolate Flavour cereal is now offered in a convenient family size box.  Great with milk or as a snack, this box is big enough to share with family and friends - or keep for yourself.  

Special K Original - New Recipe and Special K Low Fat Granola - Now with Vitamin D

A bigger, crunchier flake in Special K Original and Vitamin D now in Special K Low Fat Granola.

Special K Original is introducing a new recipe that delivers a more enjoyable eating experience.  Extensive research and trial of the new recipe revealed that Canadians like the familiar crisp texture, crunchier flakes and that it isn't too sweet. 

Another fantastic addition to the Special K lineup is the fortification of Special K Low Fat Granola with Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin.  Just one more way that Kellogg Canada is continuously improving their product portfolio.  

My family loves trying out new Kellogg's products and they are rarely disappointed.  Out of this offering, I would have to say that our favourite are the new Pringles.  My favourite is Zesty Ranch, and the kids loved the Origianl flavour.   Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes is fun to eat, not to mention tasty and a healthier option.  I love how the Kellogg's brand continues to evolve and offer new and exciting products. Thank you to Kellogg's for sending over these products for my family to try and enjoy.

Enter to win a Kellogg's Innovative Prize Pack Giveaway (Canada)!  This is a giveaway valued at $50.00 and includes the following products:
  • 1 box of KRAVE
  • 1 box of Special K Original (larger flakes)
  • 1 box of Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Multi Shapes
  • 1 box of Special K Granola
  • 3 cans of new Pringles Tortillas (nacho cheese, ranch and original)
  • $1.00 coupon
  • 1 Pringles t-shirt

 Thank you to Tales of Mommyhood for sharing her photo with me.


Buying a Box of Kellogg's Cereal Helps to Build a Better Learner #LostEducation #Kelloggs

No one understands the alarming impact not eating breakfast has on students better than teachers. In fact, the Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days Survey of active teachers across Canada reveals that 85 per cent would characterize hungry students as being unable to concentrate, and more than half (53 per cent) describe hungry children as “unable to learn.” The survey also found nearly half of all teachers (44 per cent) see children arrive at school hungry every day.
The net result of hunger in the classroom is lost education. Over a third of teachers (37 per cent) believe children who arrive at school hungry lose between 1 to 2 hours of valuable learning time each day. This can add up to 388 hours or 65 school days (3 months!) of lost learning each school year. 
It is sad for me to think that children are going to school hungry in this great country of ours!  But, it is the reality of our society.    The numbers are staggering, and it all boils down to that if kids are hungry they aren't learning.

Now when we buy a box of Kellogg's cereal we are helping to give a school aged child a better day of learning by supporting breakfast club programs all across Canada.

We are so lucky to have a breakfast program every Thursday morning in our community.  It is free for children, and offers them a hot, nutritious breakfast to start their day.   Last year our program was in jeopardy and scrambled for donations to see the year through.  I am so pleased to have the flyer come home from school letting parents know that the program is running again this school year.

We can all help, simply by purchasing a box of Kellogg's cereal.  For each box of cereal purchased, Kellogg's will donate $0.50 to a maximum of $50 000 to breakfast program partners.   
No child should go to school hungry, and breakfast clubs can make a positive difference. The Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days Survey revealed almost all (93 per cent) teachers in schools with breakfast clubs say having one positively impacts their ability to effectively teach and for their students to learn.
For more than 10 years Kellogg has supported breakfast clubs across Canada and this year, the Company is committed to donating even more and making it easier than ever for Canadians to buy a box and help feed children and families who need it the most. For every box of cereal sold, Kellogg Canada will donate $0.50, to a maximum $50,000, to its breakfast partners across the country. This is in addition to the more than one million dollars donated to breakfast clubs from coast to coast to date – all in an effort to meet our global Breakfasts for Better Days commitment to donate one billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need by the end of 2016.