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Monday, September 25, 2017
Our Workout Bands and Resistor Strips offer a wide range of flexibility and strengthening exercises. They’re compact and can be taken anywhere; so whether you’re in a hotel room, at your desk or at the gym, these bands are great to use! When used properly, these bands can help with...
Friday, August 25, 2017
If you're like us, your headphones are always getting tangled. It seems as though as soon as you untangle them, they're back in a knot. Keep them neat by using our Cable Wrapz! They're easy to use and are great for smaller electronics around your home and office. Try our knot-prevention...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Weights are bulky, expensive and, obviously, heavy to carry around. The Resistor Strip is the ideal alternative for a tool that gets you toned and is easy to store and travel with. And it’s not just for stretching. When it comes to working out, there are endless exercises you can do for upper-body,...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
With spring break and summer right around the corner, it’s time to get in shape! Alliance has a great selection of exercise bands, including Workout Bands™ and the Resistor Strip™. Here’s a helpful link of 33 easy-to-do band exercises that you can even do at home!  Our...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Why spend money on endless gadgets when one rubber band can do the trick? Practice safe driving by mounting your phone for directions or music with one rubber band. Loop a band through your air vents and slide your phone right in. Use two if you have a heavier phone! It’s simple, easy, cheap...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
With spring break just around the corner, a packing tip or two never hurts! For quick on-the-go outfits that can fit into a small bag, you’ll need some rubber bands. Fold and layer complete outfits on top of each other then roll it up! Secure with a rubber band on each side and you’re...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Still holding on to those New Year's Resolutions? Don’t give up! Our exercise bands can be a new and fun addition to your workout routine! The Workout Bands and Resistor Strip offer a wide range of flexibility and strengthening exercises that can produce results. The great thing about these...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It’s important to be active and workout. An article from Ruidoso News discusses how rubber bands can be used to work out. The article states “rubber bands can be better for smaller muscle groups, rehab and beginners.” Rubber bands are lightweight and compact, so you can take them...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Make your garage more organized our Gear Strapz! These products are a handy accessory for holding things together and should be on everyone’s gear list. They are great for bundling equipment and securing items. They are latex free, non-conductive and non-metallic. Gear Strapz are all weather...
Thursday, October 08, 2015
When it comes time to take the boat out of water, for the day or for the season, it is important to keep your boat and accessories secure. Learn how our Gear Strapz and Gear Wrapz can get the job done! Gear Strapz on Boat Cover: Towing with a cover provides less drag and better fuel economy than...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Alliance Bands are now a staple in Lana Batick’s Etsy shop, Flowersaks Bride. The homemade craft store specializes in fun monogrammed flip-flop buttons and wedding shoe clips. Lana has now started using Alliance’s clear silicone band to secure the flip-flop buttons in place. So if you...
Saturday, June 20, 2015
A lot of ladies out there can relate to the struggles of perfecting the french manicure at home. Believe it or not, a simple rubber band may be the solution you’ve been looking for! Wrap a band around your fingernail and use it as a guide while painting. It’s such an easy way to get the...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Being headquartered in Arkansas, The Natural State, we understand how a tick can “tick” you off. We came across a trick to combat ticks with – you guessed it – rubber bands.  Here’s how to “tick-proof” your attire: To begin, you want to...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Many millennials and their parents may remember Balu the Bear singing about “The Bare Necessities” in the movie The Jungle Book.  Today, many folks may consider a cell phone one of those “bare necessities” of life. One of the many ways people use their cell...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Where did the year go?  If you are looking for a creative and stylish way to wrap a gift for the holidays or any time of year, all you need are a few everyday supplies you may already have with your office supplies.   I started with a package of X-treme File Bands in lime green,...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
With the holiday season approaching, many folks will be traveling to spend time with their families. Along with traveling comes the process of packing.    Earlier this year we shared how to pack like a pro by rolling up t-shirts and binding them with rubber bands. It is a great way...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Few emotions can compete with the intense fear and anxiety parents feel when their child goes missing. This can occur in a variety of circumstances, but a common scenario is getting separated in a public place like Disney World. We heard from one mother who has a process in place in case a child...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Women have to do a lot to get ready in the morning. In addition to hair and makeup, they also have to make sure their nails look just right. That can be a time-consuming challenge, but it can be made quick and easy thanks to a rubber band! Just follow the pictorial below from ilove-beauty.com....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
“Sun's out, guns out” is a common philosophy this time of year. You most certainly have seen a plethora of sleeveless shirts when you have been out and about this summer. Plenty of people want to “load up their guns” (i.e. biceps), but can’t find the time to get...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Heartbreaking stories of absent-minded parents or caretakers accidentally leaving their children in the car make headlines way too often every summer. Until recently, nothing had been around to serve as an eye-catching reminder for the driver when a child is in the back seat. In July 2013, 11-year-old...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Packing is a daunting task for any traveler. This is especially the case when you are packing light. Deciding what to pack and what to leave home can be a tough call. However, you can expand your options without a bigger suitcase. All you need are rubber bands. Roll up your clothes and secure...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Knitting is a common craft people of all ages enjoy. Whether it’s a nice scarf or a pair of gloves, it’s fascinating to see the creations others knit together. Knitting clothing or accessories that fit well can be quite a challenge. It’s acceptable if the gloves you knit for...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Hanging flyers and posters is a great way to spread the word about events, report lost pets and more. However, many poles are made of aluminum or steel, which are impossible to staple. Taping the signs presents a problem because a strong gust of wind can easily send the flyer... well, flying. The...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The tripod is arguably the best accessory ever created for photography and video. The use of a tripod stabilizes your shots and helps you capture moments in time in a smooth, professional-looking manner. Not a professional and don’t own a tripod? No problem. You can create one yourself...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Everyone has a habit that is unique to him or her. It can be something little like biting your nails or scratching your nose. For Robert Barone from the TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, it was touching his food to his chin before each bite. Some habits, however, can be harmful to your health...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wedding season is nearing, which is why we had to share this “sweet” gift idea we came across recently. A couple named Trini and Phong created a blog, documenting their engagement leading up to their wedding day in November 2012. One of their posts records how they made honey jar wedding...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, couples and singles: Know what tomorrow is? It’s Valentine’s Day. Along with this love-laden holiday comes the exchange of gifts, namely flowers. CNN reported that an estimated 224 million roses are grown in anticipation of Valentine’s Day....
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Stress is like taxes or traffic jams. We all endure it at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, seven out of 10 adults say they experience stress or anxiety daily. And just like taxes and traffic jams, you can’t just make it go away....
Friday, January 10, 2014
Scarves are like underwear – you likely store them in a drawer or basket. However, since scarfs are outerwear, they should be organized similarly to shirts, jackets, pants, etc. Bonus: This method of storage prevents wrinkles. Make it happen with a spare hanger and six rubber bands. Wrap...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve is upon us and along with it comes lots of celebrating. Keeping up with a beverage while socializing can be a challenge. Luckily the crafty use of a rubber band can help you and others clear on whose drink is whose. Simply wrap a rubber band around your glass. If you want...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Christmas spirit is upon us this month. We predict an increase in gift-wrapping in the upcoming weeks. Wrapping presents is a skill. And so is keeping your gift-wrap closet organized! One trick to help you keep your gift-wrapping supplies orderly is to wrap a rubber band around your spools...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We all have things we want to put on display, especially things that involve our children. Plenty of people document what goes on in their lives by creating photo albums, memory boxes or bulletin boards. The only downside of a bulletin board is that the pins can easily fall out, and stepping...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Have you ever dropped a book that contained a bookmark? It’s a scary moment having to rely on your memory if that bookmark falls out of your book. You probably have never thought of another way to mark your progress. However, because you read this blog, we will provide you with another solution. Just...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
There are multiple ways you can remind yourself to do something. You can say to your co-worker, “Don’t let me forget _______.” You can write it on paper and even make a note in your phone. However, if your co-worker forgets or you do not glance at your note, what happens? You forget....
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
At some point we have all needed to carry a big stack of something. Whatever stack it may be, the challenge is always balancing it and not letting it fall. It can also be an embarrassing job because you look like you’re auditioning to be a circus act. Thanks to the 4 Way Band™ this...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Although Smartphones are made to look solid and well-built, unless you’re extremely careful or you just don’t care about your phone, it’s a good idea to keep it protected. However, a quick stroll through your local electronics store will be nothing short of overwhelming. There are...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Americans spend just over 2.5 hours in their car every day. With everyone spending so much time in their car, it’s not hard to see how easily seats and floor boards get cluttered with receipts, directions, business cards, etc. You can defeat that muddled mess by snapping a couple of rubber bands...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
How many times have you dropped a slippery shampoo or conditioner bottle while you're in the shower? I have. If it hits your foot, it can hurt so badly that you think you've broken a toe. Make those bottles easier to grasp by stretching a few rubber bands around the body of the container....
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow … your energy into something positive." Lee Iacocca Need an outlet to take your mind off your troubles? Why not grab a bag of rubber bands… They can help. Charles Mayo, a doctor...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Tis’ the season for entertaining and decorating! Amid Christmas gatherings, your friends, old and new, will feel at ease with some fun light displays. Homemade candle votives are affordable and create a romantic atmosphere without depleting the budget. To begin, simply gather up some bands....
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Of all the ways rubber bands help secure the holidays—it was a paper plate project that sparked my imagination this morning. Neat and simple, there it sat. A little white bowl, held together with a single band, filled with candies in red, white, and blue wrapping—ready for distribution.  Looking...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Rubber bands help to make some interesting fashion statements. For instance, a fun way to accessorize your clothing, that many never consider, is rubber band suspenders. Put on some and you’ll be sure to make a colorful splash! Want to make a pair? It’s pretty easy. Grab a bag...
Monday, October 08, 2012
Believe it or not, the French manicure has been around a good long while. According to online sources, it originated in 18th-century Paris and has been a favorite since the 1920s. For those who are not familiar with the term, French manicures are designed to resemble natural looking...
Friday, September 14, 2012
“Got that Rubberband/Up on his toes/And then he wriggled it up/All around his nose,” ~Lyrics from The Rubber Band Man I was just listening to a couple of songs that feature the word “rubber band.”  There are several with interesting behind the music tales. Consider...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Rubber Bands are famous, especially Alliance Rubber Bands. You may not know it, but they have a long history of work with the big screen. Some of the credits for these sturdy rubber inventions that can stretch up to six times their length include “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,”...
Friday, August 10, 2012
When it comes to getting the babies fed, Moms could use a little help. When you need that cup of coffee and the baby needs its bottle, what can you do? In these instances, Zarel M. from California says she secures a straw to her baby’s bottle with a rubber band. “This frees up...
Friday, July 27, 2012
It’s some of the most surprising news.  The words, “You’re going to have a baby,” can change so much, especially your pant size. If you’re worried about upcoming bulges or trying to adjust to your post pregnancy baby figure, never fear. You can at least...
Friday, July 20, 2012
From typing to crafts to pulling that little piece of hair back from your face, we utilize our fingers for an unlimited number of tasks. While it’s fun to immerse our hands in daily projects, all that pecking, grabbing, and bending creates little stresses that sometimes lead to bigger challenges…like...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Do you need a neat place to display your photos? Constructing a French-Rubber Band Memory Board could be the creative solution you've been seeking. Similar to a bulletin board, this organizational project is covered in fabric and rubber bands for a quick, fun way to hold photos in place.   It’s...