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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Rubber bands are the perfect tools to help you label and mark items that can easily get confused! So often do we forget where we put things, which jar is the one we were looking for or which cord goes where, however rubber bands offer a number of surprising solutions to these daily problems. Drink...
Friday, April 07, 2017
Rubber bands have many uses, but did you know they can be used to help dye Eastereggs? Here at Alliance, we're always looking for innovative ways to use our rubber bands. Buying vinegar, food coloring and eggs are a no-brainer when it comes to dyeing eggs, but now you need to add a package...
Friday, September 30, 2016
The organizing experts agree — sorting your snail mail is one of the most commonly neglected chores. Most Americans are busy with work, family, and more, and don't have the time or willpower at the end of the day to immediately deal with the administrative task of processing their personal...
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
The team at K5 in Seattle, Washington worked with their friend Ciscoe to create a way to grow tomatoes in a pot! Tomato cages are way too big and bulky, so Ciscoe shows the team an easy, cheaper and more effective way to keep the tomatoes growing healthy with just bamboo, zip ties and a rubber band!...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Father’s Day is coming up and our Gear Strapz would make the perfect gift! Gear Strapz quickly and easily secure your light loads for storage and moving. These products are a handy accessory for holding things together and should be on everybody’s gear list. They can be used to secure...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
If you’ve used a shower caddy, you know how easily it can get wobbly! Stop dropping shampoos with a single rubber band. Wrap a band around the shower head nozzle and place your caddy behind it. No more sliding down and no more shampoo bottles falling out!  (Picture from: http:...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Content written by guest blogger: Creative Outpour http://creativeoutpour.com  Scrap fabric, ribbon, measuring tapes, hemming tape …  it’s all taking over my sewing room. Some alterations (see where I went there, a little sewing wordsmithing) to the clutter had to...
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Rubber bands are not only fun to use while crafting, but they are useful to keep our craft closet organized and tidy. We turned our kitchen pantry into a craft closet and have filled it to the brim with all things needed for our kids to get creative. I’ve organized it in the past, but things...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Are you in need of some organization in your life? Our Big Bands and Supzersize Bands can help with keeping things organized, especially when moving. They’re great to keep the side flaps of boxes down while you’re packing and unpacking, and they also help keep a trash bags in place. Other...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Rubber bands can be used for a number of crafts. Memory boards are great way to display your favorite pictures. Use our rubber bands to make a memory board for your room. Step 1: Cover a corkboard with your choice of fabric. Step 2: Use multiple of our colorful Brites File Bands and wrap them...
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Mixing rubber bands and paint can make cool designs! By placing rubber bands around a paint roller you can create a fun, textured wall. If you don’t want to commit to an entire wall, create one-of-a-kind wrapping paper by using a rolling pin, rubber bands and cardboard paper. Who knew rolling...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Have you ever lost the back piece of your remote control? Or maybe it's fallen off and won't stay back on. A few rubber bands can make your remote control as good as new! All you have to do is simply place a rubber band or two around the remote. This will secure the batteries and will make...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Are the ends of your broom getting too loose? Save yourself from buying a new broom by putting a rubber band around the middle of the bristles. This will help keep the bristles together which will result in a cleaner floor.       
Thursday, October 01, 2015
We know the treadmill and elliptical can get boring over time. Use our Resistor Strip band to change up your work out. The Resistor Strip is a great way to strengthen, tone and stretch during your workout. Watch the video below to learn how the Resistor Strip can be used for a total upper body wo...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Our Workout Bands can be used for conditioning, strengthening or muscle building. They can help you stay in shape no matter where you are. The Workout Bands are portable and offer customizable workouts. They can help with athletic training and injury rehabilitation. Tie these bands together and start...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Did you know that growing sprouts is easy? Sure, you can buy sprouts at your grocery store, but growing them is actually easier than you think. All you need is something to sprout, a glass jar, a cloth and a rubber band. First you will need to fill a glass bowl with lukewarm water and 1 teaspoon...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Last month we had the privilege to be one of the sponsors for the Arkansas Women Bloggers Conference located in our own town of Hot Springs, Ark. The conference was located at the historic Arlington Hotel in downtown Hot Springs. There were over 80 bloggers in attendance, and the weekend was full...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
A super-sized job calls for a super-sized band. You can use our Supersize Bands to help secure items during moving and storage operation, hold box carton flaps down and bundle carpets and mats. Our Supersize Bands come in three different colors and sizes and are often used for industrial and commercial...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
A garden hose serves many purposes on hot summer days. It can be a gardening tool, used for outdoor cleaning, filling up water balloons or as a sprinkler for the kiddos! Whatever you’re using it for, a punctured hole can be a nuisance. It wastes water and decreases pressure from the end of the...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Organize all those hoses, Christmas lights and stray pieces of rope lying around! Gear Wrapz are an easy way to bundle your tools and quickly clean up. Watch the video to see just how simple it can be!  
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
For a picturesque summer picnic you’ll definitely need a fun table cloth! From the typical red and white checkered blanket to old bedsheets, something over the picnic table makes everything cleaner and cuter. But don’t you hate when one little gust of wind blows the ends up and into your...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
There is certainly no job too “big” for our Big Bands. Organize, secure and beyond in a hurry. Watch the video for ideas on how you can simplify your life with Big Bands. What other uses can you think of?  
Thursday, July 09, 2015
We love this creative DIY vase! And it couldn’t be easier to replicate. All you’ll need is a clear vase, your choice of spray paint and some rubber bands! First, take the vase and wrap rubber bands around it. You can criss-cross, make stripes, use different sizes or whatever you’d...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I’m sure we’ve all felt that annoyance of opening up the closet to see our favorite shirts and dresses have fallen off their hangers and ended up on the ground. Not cool! Rather than buy expensive rubber grips for your hangers, we’ll tell you a money-saving secret... rubber bands!...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Image via The Guardian This May, we are searching for a mom who needs help with her mess, and we need your help! Submit a picture of the messiest room that belongs to the mother of your household and have your friends vote. Moms can either confess to the mess or their family can report...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Most people would choose a Butterfinger over “butter fingers”. Image via Play Buzz Have you ever had a butter-finger moment in the shower? It’s happened to all of us – we lose our grip on the shampoo bottle. To prevent this from happening to you, try wrapping your...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Moving from one living space to another comes with its share of challenges. Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, packing and unpacking all of your belongings is not a fun process. One of the many unpleasant tasks is collecting all of your hanging clothes and keeping them...
Friday, January 02, 2015
If you’re like millions of Americans, “Be more organized” is on your list of New Year’s resolutions. While striving for organization is an admirable endeavor, without direction, you are unlikely to meet your goals. According to researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of people...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The sound of a slamming door is loud, obnoxious and unnecessary. However, everyone encounters a door that is susceptible to a loud, eardrum-bursting slam, whether at home or at the office. We hear you (no pun intended). These doors are nuisances. They are wild, untamable, unnecessary evils that...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We enjoy learning how our fans use rubber bands and are often impressed with the creativity and practicality of their uses. We recently discovered how to use our EPDM bands to create a greenhouse. This gardening rubber band hack helps: 1.  Transform any container into a miniature greenhouse. 2. ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
When entertaining guests, it’s important to create an atmosphere that makes them feel at home. How do you do that besides cooking and cleaning? One way is to incorporate subtle accents in a room, such as candles. Go a step further and craft some homemade candleholders that are certain to...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Dusting is a dirty, daunting task. With the changing seasons, spring-cleaning is inevitable. If you are going to clean the house, why not do a thorough job? High places, such as ceiling fans and the top of bookshelves, can be impossible to dust without help from an NBA player like Kevin Durant. Image...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Whether you squeeze from the bottom, middle or near the opening, it’s always tricky to get the last drops of toothpaste out of the tube. The line is often blurred between when to keep working at it and when to give up and start a new tube. Thanks in part to the crafty use of a rubber band,...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Have you ever been the victim of hot candle wax dripping on your dining table? American singer and songwriter Kelly Hogan once sang, “I guess we just can’t have nice things.” With this little rubber band trick, you can keep your cozy candles burning on your treasured table. Just...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Toilet paper is a necessity that can turn troublesome in a hurry. Plenty of teenagers “roll” a house or room as a practical joke, and plenty of toddlers or pets trash the bathroom by playing with the toilet paper on the roll. Photo from The Green Room It is an inconvenience...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
By now you have put away your Halloween decorations and are thinking about ways to decorate for Thanksgiving. You don’t need to go out and buy an expensive centerpiece; you can craft an eye-catching arrangement with the help of a rubber band. Recycle an old jar and surround it with ears...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
It’s happened to all of us. A tiny item such as an earring falls from your fingers, hits the floor and is nowhere to be found. Now it’s time to pull out your flashlight, crawl on your hands and knees, and pray to the heavens above you can find your lost item. Not so fast! You read...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
“When your nose is runny, you may think it’s funny. But it’s not.” While this may be a silly rhyme, dealing with a cold or allergies is no fun. A runny nose is something that must be addressed and that can even be a little embarrassing at times. Few people carry tissues...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Spring-cleaning has come and gone. For many of us the time has come to deal with summer organizing. Indeed a daunting task for many to ponder, but it may not be as difficult as you think. The various types of rubber bands we make are capable of tackling numerous jobs around the house. Here...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This simple Do-It-Yourself Drink Coaster will protect your wood furniture from those nasty-looking drink rings. To create a coaster, hold a paper napkin or paper towel with a rubber band around the bottom of the glass. Yes, it's that easy. You can even write...
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wrap the bottom edges of your broom bristles with a rubber band to pull them back into shape. Leave the rubber band in place for the day, and your broom will be straight again. To create an extended duster, you cover the bristles with a dust rag and secure it with...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Are you tired of the same old Christmas decorations you see in the same old stores year after year? Then it's time to pull out the needle and thread and get creative. From stockings to tree toppers and everything in between, the cool crafts you can make are endless. But before you start........maybe...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Did you know clothes account for over 5% of expenses for the average American? Don’t let that investment end up on the bottom of your closet. Many clothes just don’t want to stay on their hanger. If you have a particularly difficult shirt that just won’t stay put, try this trick...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As the holidays draw near, I’m reminded of the many, often humorous, ways rubber bands make a difference in our world.  For instance, Mike, one of our blog commenters, was describing a scene at home where…the kids had grabbed a bunch of bands and left. Laughingly, he sort of whispers...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
If you have ever shared a living space, then you’ve probably searched for ways to secure your bedroom or private areas. Tim L. of Washington submitted the featured photograph and the following suggestion. He says, “When I was a kid I used to take a rubber band and wrap it around the door...
Friday, August 03, 2012
Whether you need it for your top executive or a special friend, make a beautiful flower bouquet in a matter of minutes with fresh flowers and a few rubber bands. While you do not have to be a flower expert to make an arrangement, you might want to consider utilizing some interesting containers...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Ask yourself these simple questions: Do your socks seem to tip toe away from you? Ever misplace a mate between the clothes bin and the washing machine? Has someone taken one of your socks away without your knowledge? Need some help keeping your new pair together? Do your socks go into the laundry,...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Have a baby or know someone that does? Have company arriving with small kids? Need to child proof your area quickly and affordably? A good, sturdy rubber band may be all that’s required. We know that young kids love to explore in those cabinets under the sink, around your home office, and...