Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Packing for a Weekend Getaway

It is hard to believe that the 4th of July is almost here. It feels like we were just ringing in the New Year! Time to break out the sparklers and apple pie!

Packing for a weekend getaway to the beach or the lake can be as simple as throwing a few bathing suits, your favorite cover ups, and a few t-shirts in a old duffle bag. However, over the years I have found that if I pack a little bit each day the task isn't as daunting, and I don't overpack.

I usually try to bring an oversized weekender tote so I can pack my clothes, sandals, toiletries, and accessories together. This prevents me from juggling multiple bags, which I have done too many times.

Visit our site for our favorite version of the perfect weekender tote** (and it's on sale-just scroll down to the middle of the page)!

**The weekender tote is available in pink, black & polka dot(green is currently sold out). However, we have the Brooke tote available in green and pink.

Debbee & The FlipFold Team

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Perfect Summer Tote- Flip 'N View

Thank goodness summer is finally here! Time to grab a good magazine, spend time with the family and relax(hopefully)!

When I head out to the beach or to a summer BBQ with family & friends, I usually throw sunscreen,my hat, sunglasses,etc, in a big tote. But then it all seems to disappear into the big black hole at the bottom of my tote! I was so tired of digging for everything! I finally designed the Flip 'N View as a solution to this organizational problem we all dread. Flip 'N View will end your search for the perfect tote for travel or just a day around town!

Flip 'N View See Thru Organizational Tote
The Debbee Flip N' View See-Thru Organizational Tote combines function with fashion. The clear tote makes finding that ringing cell phone, keys or boarding pass a breeze. The clear plastic zip-top bag is designed for the 3-1-1 airline TSA check.

Flip 'N View is available in black, animal print or purple.

Remember,if you can see it, you will use it!

Happy Travels!

Debbee & The FlipFold Team

Monday, June 21, 2010

Check out FlipFold's YouTube Channel

Happy Monday!

We have finally uploaded videos to the official FlipFold YouTube Channel! Now if you ever have a question about how to fold a certain garment, you will be able to view a "How To" video with demonstrations by Debbee Barker, the inventor. Here is the list of current videos that you can view:

1. How to Fold with FlipFold Original & FlipFold Jr.

2. How to Fold a T-shirt Graphic Fold with FlipFold

3. How to Fold a Towel with FlipFold

4. How to Fold a Nightgown with FlipFold

5. How to Pack & Fold Pants with FlipFold

6. Flip 'N Make Up-Organize Your Make Up Like Never Before

If you would like to see a certain garment folded with the FlipFold, but it is not currently listed, please contact info@flipfold.com.

Thank you & Happy Folding!

The FlipFold Team

Monday, June 14, 2010

Debbee on HSN this week!

Tune into HSN this Thursday, June 17th for great organizational items with Debbee Barker!

June 17th show airings
1st show: 6 a.m. hour (EST) Organize with Ease
- Debbee will be showcasing an Over-the-Door Mirrored Jewelry Armoire

2nd show: 10 a.m. hour (EST) Organize with Ease
-Debbee will be flippin' & folding with FlipFold-the Ultimate Folding Tool, and the Flip 'N Dazzle-the ultimate jewelry organizer!

Last show of the visit: 4 p.m. hour (EST) Organize with Ease
-Debbee will be flippin' & folding with FlipFold-the Ultimate Folding Tool, and the Flip 'N Dazzle-the ultimate jewelry organizer!

If you have purchased one of these products on HSN, please call in during the show to give a live testimonial! Hope you can join us-Debbee & the FlipFold team always have such a great time at the Home Shopping Network!

Happy Folding!

The FlipFold Team

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How Do You Organize Your Make Up?

Why does it seem like we can never have enough space, or the appropriate organizing system for our toiletries & make up?

If you are like me & my daughters, you probably have drawers and drawers of make up. Eye shadows, lipsticks, blush, powder, eyeliner, and all those brushes! I would dread getting ready in the morning because it would take me forever to find what I was looking for. And, if I had to pack for a trip- forget it!

Necessity is the mother of invention. So, I thought about what the perfect make up organizer would look like: how many pockets would it have, where would I want to put my brushes so they would be protected and easy to get to, and could I use it everyday and when I traveled?

I made my idea come to life with our Flip 'N Make Up.

The Flip 'N Make Up is a 2 piece organization system that will hold all your products. The interior of the main case features our exclusive honeycomb elastic system so your products will remain upright and secure. The top flap will hold your brushes and make up pencils.

The matching accessory case is large enough to to hold curling iron/flat iron,big brushes, as well as full size toiletry products. The smaller accessory case fits neatly in make-up case or can be used separately.

Visit our website to see all available colors and patterns.

Happy Organizing!

Debbee & The FlipFold Team

Monday, June 7, 2010

Where Do You Keep Your Jewels, Gems, & Baubles?

Where is your jewelry? Is it in a tangled bird's nest in an old jewelry box? Maybe in a dish on your bedside table or in a drawer somewhere?

Several years ago, my home was burglarized. Guess what they went straight for? My jewelry box-it practically had a neon sign above it,flashing "STEAL ME". Not only was most of my jewelry collection wiped out, all of my sentimental pieces(my sorority pin, necklaces my girls had made me) were gone for good as well. Needless to say, it was a heart wrenching experience.

I realized I had to change the way I organized (and hid) my jewelry. Enter the Flip 'N Dazzle, a photo album for your jewels. There are specially designed pockets for your earring, bracelets, pins & charms, and rings. In the center of the Dazzle, there is a necklace tray with hook & loop closures, so your necklaces will never tangle again! The Flip 'N Dazzle helps you protect, organize, store & hide your most precious possessions.

I have several in use at all times- one for my gold, one for silver, and one for costume baubles. Here's the best part-when the Flip 'N Dazzle is closed, it is the same dimension as a FlipFolded garment- so you can hide it in your closet amongst your sweaters, t-shirts, or even in your linen closet.

Also, crafters and beaders say that the Flip'N Dazzle helps them keep all their supplies organized in one place. What about traveling? No worries- the Dazzle comes with a travel roll, so you can throw in your favorite pieces when you are on the go.

No matter its use, the Flip 'N Dazzle has given me peace of mind that my most prized (and sentimental) pieces are safe & sound. Visit www.flipfold.com for available colors & patterns.

Happy Organizing!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Time for Summer Vacation....Let's Get Packing

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come & gone, it is time to start focusing on Summer-finally! It is time to bring out the bathing suits, beach towels, and BBQ sets.

But what about packing? Have you thought about what to pack? What items will be versatile, take up as little space as necessary, or even decrease your ironing time when you get to your destination?

Try to pack your clothing by outfits. Packing specific outfits will help you decide what you are going to wear ahead of time, and decrease the chance of packing unnecessary extras. Choose fabrics that will not wrinkle easily-try to aim for a material that can stretch.

Try to select shoes that will work with almost every outfit. Consider your vacation destination, you might not need heels(gasp!), or maybe just 1 pair of sneakers.

If you're like me, I always find a few bargains to take home. But sometimes, I don't have enough space in my suitcase. I usually throw my Flip 'N Go(my favorite "everything" bag)in the bottom of my suitcase while packing (before my trip). This way, if I do have anything I would like to pack separately, I have additional tote bags that will do the trick- Check out the Flip 'N Go.

If you have any travel tips, send them our way- we would love to hear them!

Happy Travels & Happy Folding!