Calling all makers, retailers, or anyone who uses packaging – this one’s for you.
Whats a sundry? The definition is hilarious – “various items not important enough to be mentioned individually.” Think bags, boxes, stir sticks, napkins, whatever.
It breaks my heart to see you spending so much money on your sundries. When I find out someone’s been buying their brown paper kraft bags at Michaels, I legit want to cry. Even when I find out you’ve been buying them at the dollar store. It’s still more expensive than it needs to be.
Where to find cheap sundries isn’t a secret, but it seems like something a lot of people don’t find out until someone tells them. I’m here to shout it from the damn rooftop – BUY YOUR SUNDRIES FROM A DISPLAY AND PACKAGING STORE.
If you live in Calgary (and Winnipeg), check out WR Display and Packaging. These guys have EVERYTHING. Displays, fixtures, bags, boxes, you freaking name it. PLUS, they are super freaking nice. You can drop in and place an order in the show room, order online and pick it up, or order online and have it shipped (so you out of towners don’t have to miss out.) They also do custom branded bags and packaging. Honestly, WR gets a 10/10 from me.
If you’re out of Calgary, can’t make it to WR, or can’t find what you need at WR – check out Uline. This is the online superstore of sundries. You can get bags, boxes, bubble wrap, fixtures, hats??? – like seriously everything. The only downside is the shipping is a little expensive – but it’s FAST – like next day or next two days kind of thing. And even when you factor in the shipping cost, it’s still cheaper per item than Michaels or the dollar store. By A LOT. I often go in on Uline orders with friends to split the shipping. If you live in Edmonton, or visit often, you can pick up your orders there. Oh, and they have colourful envelopes and bags. 10/10.
Okay, now that I’ve told you where to get your sundries – you have to promise me you’ll never buy brown kraft bags at Michaels again. Even with a coupon.