Fix it or toss it… ha! That is the story of my life. My husband is quick to want to toss things out rather then make the attempt to fix it. Not me. I’ll try everything possible to fix it before finally declaring defeat and tossing it out. If its something that is still good except for some minor repairs I might offer it up on Freeshare/Freecycle in hopes that someone else has the skill to fix it.
Next week, October 11 – 15, 2010, Elmer’s is going to be hosting a Fix It or Leave It week on their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/Elmers?ref=ts. Each day Elmer’s will post a scenerio and ask fans to weigh in to see if the item in question should be fixed or should it be tossed out.
Fans can post photos on their wall during Fall Fix It Week, and let the Elmer’s community weigh in on tossing, fixing, donating or recycling it.
Elmer’s really wants to see your broken stuff! So grab a camera and snap a picture and upload it to their Facebook page next week to see what the community thinks you should do with it.
If you post a picture on their wall next week (10/11 – 10/15) and tweet about it on Twitter using both hashtags #FallFixIt and #FixorToss, Elmer’s will send you a free bottle of Elmer’s glue.
We have been trying for a long time now to fix out broken coffee table. We’ve tried glue, nails, staples – you name it.
We did try to fix it but sadly its not going to happen. Its just damaged beyond repair. Sigh… I love that table too.
It is best to fix things NOW before packing them away fro the Winter. Think of it as the opposite of spring cleaning. The Fall Fix It is focused on offering consumers tips, how-to advice and more for simple fixes around the home so they enjoy the benefits of a well-kept home inside during the winter months and pull those outdoor items out – unscathed – come summer. That works for me!
To get you ready to do some Fall fixing of your own Elmer’s has generously offered to give three lucky readers an assortment of Elmer’s products to help aid in your home repairs. The prize package includes:
– Elmer’s Glue-All
– Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue
– Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue MAX
– Instant Krazy Glue Brush-On
– Instant Krazy Glue Single-Use Tubes
– CraftBond Ultra Stix All
To enter please leave a comment and describe something in your home that is broken and that you are not sure if you should fix it or toss it.
For extra entries you can do any or all of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each that you have done. Extra entries are optional.
– Blog about the Fix It or Toss It event and please link back to both this page and Elmer’s Facebook page. Please provide the URL of the post.
– “Like” Elmer’s on Facebook.
– Tweet about the Fix It or Toss It campaign to your Twitter friends. Be sure to use both the hashtags, #FallFixIt and #FixorToss. Be sure to include me in the tweet if possible so I can see it (@She_Scribes). If not at least provide me the URL of the tweet.
– Tell your Facebook fans about the Elmer’s Fix It or Leave It week.
This giveaway is open to US residents. The winning scenarios will be submitted to Elmer’s on Monday, October 11, 2010. The winning scenarios will be posted on the Elmer’s Facebook page for community members to weigh in on and for Elmer’s to give their opinion on whether it should be fixed or tossed.
The winner’s of this giveaway will be posted on October 10, 2010.
*I was asked to be a member of the expert Mom Panel for this campaign. I received free sample products. Any opinions expressed are my own. Elmer’s is responsible for the prizes.