Win a Digital Velocity Iron from Reliable!


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This time around, we are giving away some wonderful products from Reliable Corporation, Blomus, Ameriwood Industries, Richards Homewares, and Design Ideas.

These are some of the top companies that we’ve worked with for a long time, and they all make outstanding products!

Grand Prize: Digital Velocity Iron from Reliable.
Some of the Digital Velocity Iron’s features:
• Stainless Steel Sole Plate
• Continuous Steam Action
• Automatic Shut Off
• Advanced Digital Temperature Control
• Steam Holes at Tip of Iron


First Prize:

Stainless Steel Bowl by Blomus.

Blomus is a maker of highest quality stainless steel products for home and office.

This bowl is perfect for fruit, or as a centerpiece with flowers or potpourri.


Second Prize:

Lined Storage Basket from Ameriwood Industries.

This beautiful woven wood basket has a removable natural cotton canvas liner.

This basket is great for storing linens or towels in the bathroom or closet, clothing in an adult’s or child’s room, magazines or books in the living room or office.


Third Prize:

Set of Three Travel Tie Holders from Richards Homewares.

This set of three faux leather tie rollers is perfect for the man on the go.

Great for business travel or trips home from the gym after work.

They have a soft liner that’s gentle on delicate fabrics and a snap closure for safekeeping.


Fourth Prize:

Set of nine metal Flower Magnets from Design Ideas.

These adorable flower magnets can be used on the fridge, oven, metal memo board, file cabinet or locker – any metal surface.

They’re perfect for kids, teens and adults.

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Contest will run from 8am PST Monday, June 29th 2009 till Friday, July 17th at 5pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random using and announced on Monday, July 13th on the blog and by email.

Sorry – contest open to contiguous US residents only.


38 thoughts on “Win a Digital Velocity Iron from Reliable!

  • June 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    My most recent repurposed product is a folding clothes rack I bought at a garage sale for $10.00.

    I’d had this wonderful idea that I was going to have a huge garage sale to profit from all the clutter I need to remove from my house, which included a lot of clothes no one in my house can wear.

    In the end, I decided it was more important to just get it out of the house to friends or charity, because the task of organizing it and staging it for the sale would take more time & space in the house than I wanted to sacrifice.

    So, I’ve leaned the folded rack up near my shower in my bathroom, which currently has no towel bars, and hang my towels on it. 🙂

  • June 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve posted about this before, but I definitely think this my best idea yet. I use tall shot glasses to store tiny bathroom items. One glass holds q-tips, another one holds tweezers, nail file, nail clippers, etc.

  • June 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    My best re-purposed product are some iron hooks I found. I hung two of them up and set a wooden down between them and use it as a ribbon storage device!

  • June 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I take old beach and bath towels as well as old blankets and sheets and I make small 24 x 24 (other sizes as well as needed) mini blankies for animals in the pound. I just cut a front and back and sew together, if it is thin like sheets then a piece of blanket is sewn between the layers. Some blankets are thick so you just cut into fringes around the edges and then you can knot, no sewing needed. They can be applicaqued to have a quilted look as well. It keeps the cages from being so cold on little paws and gives them a snuggle place. Living in florida lots of people come with blankets from up north then give them away.

  • June 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I use empty medicine bottles to hold coins.

  • June 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I have been saving any food jars that come through use in the kitchen.

    We save them for our craft room to make crafts, and store supplies.

    Another thing we save is milk jug lids – they work great as a crafting tool as well as a learning tool.

    For my son, we have written the letters and numbers on them, and he likes to play with them. They are kind of like flash cards, but he can stack them – he likes that..

    I’m all about repurpose 🙂

  • June 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Re-purposed storage: empty film canisters hold about $5 worth of quarters for the car wash or parking meters.

    An empty paper towel cardboard roll (the core) makes good storage for plastic bags, just stuff into either end.

    Fill square-ish 1/2 gallon empty milk jugs with water and freeze for great ice in your cooler. Square shape is easy to pack around, water is drinkable. Stays frozen a long time.

  • June 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I noticed that my curling iron was starting to discolor the counter tops in my rented apartment bathroom. I really don’t want to have to pay for any damage if I ever move out so I rummaged my cupboards and found the drip trays that came with my George Foreman Grill! (Luckily there were 2 of them so I’m not having to swap it out) They are the perfect size to lay the iron in and still protect the counter surface.

  • June 30, 2009 at 11:42 am

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  • July 1, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I use old medicine bottles, drill a hole in the top, and use them for sharps containers in my sewing room. If a needle breaks or gets bent, I slide it into the hole in the top of the bottle. When it is full, the whole thing just goes into the trash.

    The lids for cd/dvd spindles have become pencil holders for my craft area – you can see through them and easily find all the colors you need. I have one for markers, one for pencils.

  • July 1, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I use the old almond bottles, the ones that sells in BJ’s or Cosco as a piggy bank, I also opened a hole on the top.

  • July 4, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I use an old wooden medicine cabinet that was being thrown away as a “wall vanity.” I keep my everyday makeup in there as well as tweezers and makeup brushes, etc. I use the mirror as my makeup mirror. It saves space and frees up the bathroom.

  • July 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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  • July 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    My latest re-purposed object is a couple of Cimple drawer dividers used as shelf dividers in my bathroom closet. Oh my, you would not believe the difference. My bath, hand towels, and wash cloths have never stayed so tidy for so long! It’s been over 3 weeks now, and it looks like I *just* spruced up the closet.

  • July 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Also, I cut a hole in the side of a one gallon plastic milk jug and use it to store those plastic grocery bags. I hung it outside in a convenient location and use the plastic bags to pick up after my dogs.

    My neighborhood birds have repurposed my dog’s hair for nesting material after her brushing. Since she sheds A LOT, a second plastic milk jug with a hole cut in the side serves as a dog hair and dryer lint dispenser for my birds.

  • July 6, 2009 at 6:55 am

    My best re-purposed item is a beautiful popcorn tin that I now use to store extra birdseed. We keep it right by the back door (it even has a handle to carry it by), and now it’s easy to refill all those pesky birdfeeders!

    Krys Slovacek’s last blog post..My New Friend, Alice

  • July 6, 2009 at 8:35 am

    My favorite repurposed item is a metal & cardboard holder thing that some single malt scotches come in. I decoupaged pictures of various fun things all over it, and now it’s a toy holder in my daughter’s play room!

    Sarah’s last blog post..Of Tennis and Fire

  • July 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I’m currently saving plastic milk jugs, which do double duty when I cut off the top (leaving the handle intact). They hold our beach toys and sandbox toys (which seem to be multiplying), and when we take them outside or to the beach and empty them, they become sand/water scoops.

  • July 6, 2009 at 5:59 pm

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  • July 7, 2009 at 4:23 am

    I use a white melamine shoe riser on my desk as a monitor stand. It’s long enough that I can also set my inbox and speakers on it.

    Another item would be glass custard cups. I use them in the bathroom to hold small items like hair clips and elastics.

  • July 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I’ve enjoyed reading all of these! The ones about bathrooms reminded me of my own…

    A friend of mine gave me some fancy porcelain items with a rose motif. I use the teapot (missing its lid) to store combs, brushes, and my vanity mirror, and the spout is perfect for hair elastics and headbands. The small vase has holes in the top, so into it the toothbrushes go (right next to a fake flower made from a Tootsie-Pop that a friend gave me)! The soap dish holds small clips barrettes. The cream pitcher holds Q-tips. And, I use a smaller glass cream pitcher (not part of the set, something my grandmother gave me) to hold bobby pins.

  • July 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I have been known to use 5-gallon ice cream buckets for all kinds of things… bins for small kid’s toys, cat food containers, shelf organizer (small plastic containers & lids are much easier to find & corrall this way!), cleaning bucket.

  • July 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I’ve repurposed adjustable shower curtain rods a couple of ways:

    Two hangers and a shower curtain rod make for a cheap way to lower a closet clothes bar let my small sons hang up their own clothes. (Never could get them to use a stool… it would never stay in the closet!)

    I also use one in my (very tiny!) laundry room as a clothes rack/drying bar. Just extended it from wall to wall, adjusted it till it was tight.

  • July 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I’m currently using a white wire baker’s rack in my daughters’ bedroom as a set of shelves for books, trophies, stuffed animals. One shelf is a mini-media center (home of the boom-box/tapes/CDs). It has silk ivy garland decorating the top & sides (a nice touch, since I bought it used!).

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I have two ideas that I thought were awesome. I live in a small condo, and there is NO place to store food in the kitchen. There is a small coat closet in the dining room (weird…) and I turned this closet into a pantry. The doors were those vented bi-fold kind, which I replaced with slab bi-fold doors. I took the hinges off of the middle, added knobs, bought some spare parts from the hardware store and anchored the moving side to the ceiling and floor so they work like French doors now. Then I added a set of basket-like shelves from Home Depot on both sides to hold stuff like pudding mixes and Costco-size spices.
    My other idea was to use all of those glass spaghetti sauce jars to hold things like marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate (I love s’mores) in the pantry so they stay fresher than with a chip clip. And they look neater on my door shelves.

    Michelle J.’s last blog post..Renton Farmer’s Market

  • July 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I repurpose Maxwell House coffee containers to hold small toys and parts. They seal, but can be opened by a child, they stack well, and they fit nicely on shelves.

    My husband just used one to hold paint from the deck painting project – instead of having an open 5 gallon container, he uses the coffee container.

  • July 14, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I repurposed an old potato chip can into a lamp, tiny slabs of sliced wood into a cake stand and cut up my son’s leather jacket and made a journal!

  • July 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I use an over-the-door shoe holder to hold my sox instead, sorted by color. The top row holds miscellaneous items, like scarves, gloves, etc., that have no other home.

  • July 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I use a tall round kitchen trash can to hold rolls of fabric, pattern tracing paper and other long rolled items in my sewing room.

  • July 19, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    My grandmother passed away and I had a lot of quart mason jars filled with her preserves and other goodies. Once the goodies were gone(eaten) I could not bear to get rid of the jars. So, I use them as drinking glasses for iced tea and lemonade. Two things my grandmother and I both shared together on her front porch.

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  • December 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I made a yoga bag out of a colorful pair of paisley pants that I could never bring myself to wear. not so cute as pants. Super cute as a bag!

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