Here is a little background- A week or so ago my super sweet cat got sick on my lands end bag that I use to take stuff to and from school. Oh no! So I did what I always do when I have a question and want real life answers- I went to my buddies over at ProTeacher and asked for opinions on the best cleaning methods!
I got lots of great replies and THEN I got a reply from a Lands End associate....they said to try spot cleaning it and let them know if it worked, other wise they have a great return policy and would take care of it all for me! Oh my! But that's not all! (I feel like a TV salesman!) They also said they'd read my blog!!! Little old me with my brand new blog!! And that they saw my comment about my desk being messy and they would send me a surprise to help keep it clean!!!! Woah!
So I spot cleaned the bag, and it is as good as new!! Kitty gets to live another day. :)
And then TODAY I got home to a big old box in the mail from Lands End. I could barely wait to get upstairs to open it! I'm sure I looked silly peeling back the tape in the elevator, but whatever... So I open it up and find this ADORABLE storage tote!! They also left a note saying they hope it helps in keeping my desk organized!!
Best Company EVER. I will buy EVERY teacher bag from there from now on!
Editing this to make it more appropriate for Abby's Linky Party!
Here is my AH-Mazing Lands End tote I mentioned earlier:
And here is the not so clean inside!
10000000000 writing utensils....Mostly Flair Pens
Hoodie for my chilly walk to the Train the the AM
Real Simple Magazine
10000 Kids papers that I either need to grade or return
Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller - Still need to either read this or return it to my super amazing Team Leader who let me borrow it.
And usually at least one TE if not more.
Oh, and if I'm at home, there is usually a kitten in my bag! I don't know what it is about the bag, but she is ALWAYS curling up in it for a nap no matter how full it is!
If you want to check out what other teachers have in their bags, head over to The Inspired Apple and check out the Links!