I have been obsessed with oversized tote bags for most of life.
I think it’s because I’m a closet hoarder and the more tote bags I have, the more places I have to keep the things I don’t want to get rid of.
Plus, there are cute ones!
There are so many adorable tote bags for pretty much every occasion.
And I need them for pretty much every occasion –the beach, football practice, basketball practice, overnights to Mimi’s house, vacation, grocery shopping. I struggle to think of a situation that doesn’t require the use of an tote bag.
Which is how I discovered the tote bag magic that is Thirty-One.
I purchased my first Thirty-One tote bag when I became a team mom for my son’s football team.
I needed something other than my purse to carry around the multitude of random things I needed in my capacity as on field mother to an entire team of 7-year-old tackle football players –pens, pencils, Bandaids, medical tape, extra mouthpieces, water bottles, towels, clipboards, rosters, ice packs, my camera, Skittles for bribing them to stop wrestling/crying/pouring Gatorade on their cleats on the sidelines. So many things.
I found my ultimate team mom tote bag courtesy of a football team Thirty-One fundraiser several years ago and it remains the best tote bag related investment I have ever made.
I call it the it is the SUV of tote bags because it fits all of the things…
Here I am some 7 years later still using the same bag for the same purpose and I’m certain I will get another 4 years out of it at least!
The cool thing about ThirtyOne though is that they are about more than just cute tote bags.
They have lunch bags, caddies, tall bins, utility totes that can be used for like trunk organization and the like, backpacks, jewelry, wall décor, pillows, and more. They’re perfect Mother’s Day gifts, they’re perfect baby shower gifts (helllllo Baby by ThirtyOne is an actual thing), they’re perfect housewarming gifts, and they’re perfect treat-yo-self gifts too.
And, added bonus, pretty much everything can be personalized, which totally comes in handy when all of the team moms seem to be trying to have the same bag as you.
You can easily shop online and purchase any of their items directly from their website, but this is primarily direct sales based business so I urge you to support an independent seller.
Don’t know an independent seller?
To help in your quest to obtain the ultimate tote bag (or get your linen closet organized, or corral all of the crap rolling around in the back of your minivan, or make shopping at Aldi’s a piece of cake), I’ve rounded up some wonderful sellers (all come highly recommended from the DudeMom Facebook Community) to help connect you with a Thirty-One business to buy from.
Now, DudeMom says,
DudeMom Approved ThirtyOne Consultants: Where to Buy The Perfect Mom Life Tote Bags
Peggy’s Pretty Packages
“I am a Director with ThirtyOne and have been with the company for a year and half. Being my own #momboss has taught me so much about business, community and networking. It has helped bring in some extra funds for my “adventures” with the kids and it has allowed me an opportunity to break out of my shell.” -Peggy
Shop with Peggy here: Peggy’s Pretty Packages
Peggy’s top pick: “My favorite is the Large Utility Tote. It’s where the business began and seriously the best tote ever!!”
Sarah’s Tote-Ally Awesome VIP Group
“I love Thirty-One and what it stands for! I enjoy that I can give back because of this company and that I sell products that I believe in! Thirty-One has been integrated into most aspects of my life and it’s really functional.” -Sarah
Shop with Sarah here: Sarah’s Tote-Ally Awesome VIP Group
Becky with the Big Bags
“I am an Independent Senior Consultant with Thirty-One. Over the last four years, I’ve balanced my business, blog, and a full time job. Becky Willis, Independent Senior Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts helped me provide the extras for my family – soccer, softball, Disney – and if course I get bags and purses I love (Win win!).” -Becky
Shop with Becky here: Becky with the Big Bags
Bags & Purses & Totes….. Oh My!
“I have been with the Company for almost 5 years. I joined because of a bag and learned it is so much more. The company has amazing products and there is a sisterhood that alot of other companies dont have. There are many different avenues to this company.” -Jennifer
Shop with Jennifer here: Bags & Purses & Totes….. Oh My!
“I’m a Thirty-One Gifts Director in Frederick, Maryland. I have been a part of Thirty-One for five years. (I was an avid customer for years before????) I love this company. It is faith-based named after Proverbs 31. We believe in celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women…
My customers who are all over the country are so very important to me. I love that as we are picking out the best tote for their next vacation, what purse style is best, what gift they could give, or what organization item is best for their home that I get to have a relationship and get to know my customers. We talk about hard times, pray for each other, and laugh a lot too! Women need each other – life is hard – and having someone to say “you’re amazing” can go a very long way.” -Krista
Shop with Krista here: Krista’s Bags
Leslie the Bag Lady
“I’m an Independent Consultant with Thirty-One and I’ve been with thr company since October 2016! I was a hoarder of Thirty-One before I became a consultant. Amazing bags, jewelry, home organization & decor and so much more! What a blessing this business has been in my familys life! Paying off debt monthly!” -Leslie
Shop with Leslie here: Leslie the Bag Lady
Leslie’s top pick: “I have pretty much 1 of everything. But I think my absolute fave is the All About the Benjamins wallet.”
Heather Collins Top Secret Group
“I sell it, and love it! Thirty-One is a great company to work with and the products are wonderful!” -Heather
Shop with Heather here: Heather Collins
Lyn Crummitt VIP Gifts
“I sell Thirty-one, I started because I love their products and thought I could get a discount and make some money! Thirty-one has great kid, family, Mom boss and vegan friendly products, that last forever! I love Thirty-one bc their sole mission is empowering women here and through their charity work. I have done almost all Facebook parties and a few fundraisers!” -Lyn
Shop with Lyn here: Lyn Crummitt VIP Gifts
Carry It with Carrie
“I love that there is something for everyone! Men, women, kids, even pets!” -Carrie
Shop with Carrie here: Carry It with Carrie
*Disclosure: DudeMom is in no way associated with ThirtyOne and does not profit from the sale of anything you purchase from the company or its independent sellers. Get your shop on!