Travel Tips

Cooler Destinations for Summer

Warm days call for cool drinks and snacks, especially when you’re away from home enjoying the sun or getting work done! Our selection of insulated lunch totes, kids’ snack bags and family-sized cooler totes for large parties and gatherings is just the solution you’ve been in search of!


We made finding the right size and type of cooler tote easy for you by pairing our recommended styles with popular Summer destinations. Check out our handy graphic to find the best insulated cooler to help you chill out this season!

1. Heading to the beach or pool?

We recommend: The New Horizons Tote Clear Clip Pouch  The tote will hold your beach towels, book and other “stuff” which the clear clip pouch can keep your suntan lotion from melting in the heat.  I love the canvas fabric on the tote which is also a great solution when hitting the farmer’s markets or flea markets this summer.  The washable fabric makes it easy to care for if it gets dirty.


  • Adjustable Sling Backpack: carry essentials hands-free!
  • Fresh Market® Thermal: holds ice to keep food & drinks cold!  This large thermal is also a great way to see your ice cream from melting on the way home from the grocery store.  Pack all of your frozen items in it with the refrigerator items on top and your will be surprised how solid the freezer items still are when you get home even on the hottest days.


2. Off to the office?

We recommend: Thermal Tote OR Around the Clock® Thermal .  Not sure which one to pick, it all depends on what you take for lunch.  A visual is a “6-pack” will fit in the Around the Clock Thermal with some room to spare.  The Thermal Tote is great for the kids for their school lunches.


  • Zipper Pouch: great for office supplies, small electronics and more! 
  • Everyday Essentials Tote: lots of pockets to keep your work items organized!  This is the NEW favorite for the beach, the gym, school, crafters and teachers.


3. Off to a lake cabin? Leaving for a camping trip?

We recommend: Large Utility Tote + Essential Storage Tote   You can never enough of either one of these bags!  The large utility tote is a must have for everyone – beach, grocery shopping, sports equipment, car clutter and so much more.  Did you know TWO Essential Storage Totes will fit in a Zipper Pouch?  This makes them easy to store.


  • Journey Backpack: when you want to do a little hiking or biking!  The best part is this has a thermal pocket to keep your drinks and/ or snacks cool.
  • Move It All Bag: don’t forget blankets, towels and extra clothes!


4. Taking a road trip? Family vacation by car?

We recommend: All Packed® Duffle +All Packed® Mini Duffle  Where will you be traveling to this summer?



5. Family picnic in the park? Neighborhood backyard BBQ?

We recommend: Round About Cooler Tote The NEWEST Thirty One thermal.



6. Planning a kids’ playdate? Taking the kids to the zoo? 

We recommend:Cinch Sac


  • Tiny Utility Tote: a handy storage basket for toys and other playtime essentials!
  • Snack & Go Pouch: Food safe snack bag for kids to keep treats in when away for the day!

Not sure which thermal or tote is perfect for you?  I am happy to help you find the right combination for all of your needs.  Believe it or not, each bag has over 31 uses so one bag may actually solve more than one of your dilemmas.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Organized Diva or Hot Mess?

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a business plan where the FIRST question that they asked is “What are you selling?”.  For those of us in direct sales, that seems like a no-brainer, right?  We give the pat answer of what our company sells and if people have heard of the company, they have an already pre-conceived notion about your products. 

What if you were to change that up slightly?  Here is my answer to that same question:

I CELEBRATE, ENCOURAGE & REWARD hard-working women with simple solutions to life’s organizational challenges while offering them an opportunity to reach for their dreams personally or financially.

Now, I have changed the perception from “just purses” to something that may be a little bit more appealing to everyone.  
So, in an effort to provide simple solutions – here is my first “organizational tip” – 10 minutes a day to DE-CLUTTER.
I know you are wondering what 10 minutes a day can do, right?  Pick a spot that needs to be organized – a drawer, a closet, a corner of the room – I will talk about the desk in your office tomorrow.  Clean out the junk drawer in the kitchen – it is amazing how completing one small project can give you a sense of accomplishment AND feeling of knowing where things are when you need them.  You can read more about the Declutter Challenge on The  She writes about saving money, getting organized and enjoying life.  
 What about the linen closet?  I know, the door is closed and no one sees it, right?  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could open the door and find ANYTHING you wanted?  Better yet, wouldn’t it be nice if the kids or hubby opened the doors and didn’t yell for you because THEY couldn’t find something?  
What is your vision of organized in your home?  Let me help you with that vision so that you are not a HOT MESS but the envy of friends and family who want to be organized – like you!
I would love to have you share YOUR organizational tips.  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!