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My “big fat southern wedding” is just a few weeks away, and reality is setting in. It’s stressful and scary to plan a wedding. We just confirmed our menu with the caterer, and I have lots of items for the reception ordered. We’ve only registered at one place so far, and I’m not sure where else to register. Jeremy and I are both adults who maintained separate households; we have china, cookware, towels, silverware, and all of the other typical registry items. When I opened my linen closet the other day, I thought to myself, “I wish I could register for a year’s supply of toilet paper or paper towels.” There are lots of items that are necessary to keep up a household, and few of them are on your registry. Today’s post is inspired by couples like Jeremy and I, who don’t need many of the things you typically register for; I’ve created a fun printable that can be attached to a gift basket full of necessary supplies for a newly wed couple. I’m also including a list of gift basket ideas for newlyweds.
It’s funny that my “big fat southern wedding” nearly coincides with the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Rated PG-13). It will be released on March 25th and I plan to go see it with my bridesmaids. My family and bridal party is equally eccentric and we have our own set of wedding traditions.
Have you ever gone to clean your windows or clean up a mess and realize you’re out of cleaner? There is nothing more frustrating than running out of cleaning supplies in the middle of cleaning day or an emergency cleanup. We have lots of windows, along with a messy 6 year old boy, a few cats, and a dog that is large enough to stick her nose to the window to look outside; I go through a lot of Windex®. I actually keep a bottle upstairs and downstairs, so that I don’t have to carry it back and forth. Windex® Original Glass Cleaner is handy because it can be used on multiple surfaces like sealed granite, glass, mirrors, tile, vinyl, aluminum, and bathroom fixtures.
Gift baskets filled with cleaning supplies can make great gifts. They offer a wide variety of budget options. You can also add items like gift cards for dinner, movie theater tickets, kitchen towels, and utensils.
Here are some of my favorite items to include in a gift basket:
- Glade® products and candles
- Scrubbing Bubbles®
- kitchen towels
- bar towels
- cleaning sponges
- scouring pads
- paper towels
- toilet paper
- garbage bags
You’ll also need a nice basket, laundry basket, or hamper to put the items in. Carefully pack your basket with the items you choose and consider packing things like Ziploc® bags and Saran® separately to avoid mixing foods with home cleaning products
I created a free printable that can be printed on regular paper or cardstock to include with your gift basket. You can click this link to download the pdf file.
The printable says:
Congrats on your big day,
we’re sending lots of your love your way.
May love and laughter fill your home,
Just like soap suds fill your sink with foam.
Here’s a gift for when life is a mess,
to help you clean with great success.
Remember marriage and cleaning isn’t always fun,
but both can bring you happiness when it’s all said and done.
Best wishes for a happy marriage and a clean home.
For a limited time purchase any one Windex® Glass Cleaner product excluding travel and trial sizes at a participating store between 2/1/2016 and 4/30/2016, and you can get $3.00 of a ticket to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. You can find the details here*.
*Purchase any one participating Windex® Glass Cleaner product at a participating store between 2/1/2016 and 4/30/2016, to receive a Reward Code valid for a movie certificate good towards one admission ($3.00 total value) to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 at participating theaters. To receive your Reward Code, visit www.windexmovieticket.com either on your mobile device or your desktop computer between February 1, 2016 12:00 am CT and April 30, 2016 11:59 pm CT. Limit two (2) Reward Codes per household, but only one (1) Reward Code may be used per admission. Void where prohibited by law. See Terms and Conditions located at www.windexmovieticket.com for details. Sponsor: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403.© 2016 S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. All rights reserved. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Artwork© 2016 Universal Studios