Glad Black Bag’s Mess to Masterpiece Art Auction

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In my household, we are big fans of Glad garbage bags. They’re inexpensive, they’re sturdy, and we use them in a lot of ways! Not only do we use Glad Black bags for our garbage can liner, but we use them to gather lawn debris after my husband mows the lawn, as well as storage, and to bundle things up for donation to charity.

What I especially love about Glad Black bags is that they are durable – just as they can handle whatever household items I throw in them for donations, they keep my trash secure – so there’s no spilled, bursting or leaking when I am trying to take out the trash!

They say that Glad ForceFlex Black bags can handle whatever life throws your way and I have personally found that to be true! Glad ForceFlex bags are so durable because their diamond texture stretches to prevent rips, and their large sizes ( 30 and 33 gallon sizes) can handle big trash loads – or donations, or yard trimmings, and those awesome drawstrings make closing easy and dependable. I love the Fresh Clean scent – with three dogs in the house, and two of them using puppy training pads to do their business, as well as a cat litter box that needs cleaned each week – we definitely need a trash bag that prevents our kitchen smelling gross!

With Earth Day fast approaching, I was happy to hear that Glad Black Bag has teamed up with the Picker Sisters – Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen – to celebrate the cleanup of of life’s wild, messy moments by finding ways to reuse discarded items.

For those of you seeking a keen eye for design from experts like the Picker Sisters, they’ve provided a few tips and tools to help you spot potential in items for your house:

Practically practical – Make mental note of who will be using the pieces and how often, then design your projects using materials that will suit your lifestyle. For instance, consider using an old trunk as a coffee table. If you want a smooth surface, get some glass cut at your local home improvement store to fit over the trunk, so you can still admire the charm of the piece, while making it usable.

Embrace the eclectic – Mixing old with new, modern with antique, or rustic with mid-century, can bring freshness to your style and breathe new life into your space.

Refresh key pieces – Looking to freshen up your dining room chairs because they’ve endured their fair share of spills? Don’t throw them out. It may be easier than you think to reupholster the cushions with a fresh, new print, or, perhaps something spill-proof. Check out a how-to video at www.thisoldhouse.com.

Inspiration everywhere – We draw inspiration and ideas from everything around us all the time. Magazines, the Internet and nature itself are brimming with interesting, evocative images and objects that may spark a thought that you can then incorporate into your own design.

Keeping with the theme “trash to treasure,” Glad Black Bag is working with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanups across the country to collect items that will be used by a mosaic artist to turn them into works of art. Glad has partnered with acclaimed artist Jason Mecier to create these four pieces of custom artwork from the would-be trash of Hollywood stars, including Amy Smart, Jesse Eisenberg, Lauren Conrad, Emmanuelle Chriqui of “Entourage,” Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Chelsie Hightower, and “iCarly’s” Nathan Kress.

The Glad Recycled Art Auction is being held on Ebay April 16th through April 26th and you still have plenty of time to see the really cool artwork and place your bid! The auction proceeds benefit Keep America Beautiful and its mission to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. This is such a cool auction and the pieces are so quirky and original! I love when brands get involved in giving back – especially when that giving back helps the environment!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Glad Black Bag and received a Glad Black Bag product and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. I was also asked to “pin” one (1) Glad Black Bag Art Auction photo on Pinterest.

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