So, my little work station is portable. It’s my laptop, my planner, my Bamboo touch tablet, and some pens. I normally work on my little kitchen table. And when I am done working, I needed a safe, portable tote to put my items away and also be able to take my items on the go to write in different locations.
I tried typical laptop bags, but they actually didn’t have enough room. And my old briefcase was just too stodgy. But then I received the Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty-One Gifts. It was perfect!
First off, it’s just ROOMY! It’s 10.25″ H x 15.5″ W x 6.5″ D. The height gives enough clearance so that my planner and laptop are safely IN the bag, not peeking out. The width is wide enough to handle my 12″ laptop and 9″ planner. And the depth is deep enough to fit all my items securely. It has two mesh pockets along the sides, so I can stick in a phone, Flip or other devices. And there are 5 pockets in all, 3 on the front and two on the back. This is where I store little papers, business cards and writing utensils. Everything is within easy reach and slides out easily when I want it.
There isn’t padding, but I’m not exactly throwing my tote around. It has two 12″ drop handles, so I can easily fit it over my shoulder when walking. The handles are further secured to the bag with grommets.
My bag has the chic Black Parisian Pop pattern. Love it. Another stylish option is the Black Paisley Parade. If you are more of a floral person, there are several of flower patterns – Awesome Blossom, Harvest Floral, and Windsor Bouquet. Playful patterns include Aqua Circle Spirals and Circle Spirals. Dots your thing – then look for Lotsa Dots and Pin Dots. Finally, there is the subdued and simple Black.
I use mine for work. But I can easily see the bag holding it’s own as a personal beach tote or doing it’s duty as a diaper bag. And you can have a name embroidered on it in various colors and styles.
The Organizing Utility Tote is available for $25.
This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product. And don’t forget to enter my other hot contests so you can win and try buzzworthy products! The Mom Buzz received the totes to sample, but the opinion is my own.