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Topic: Need help on starting my balloon bag
Message: Posted by: jokerthehoudini (Jan 31, 2013 12:19PM)
Hey everybody,ive been doing balloons for awhile but ive always been working out of my balloon plastic bag,now I'm trying to get a little more professional as you call it :),and I need something that's not gonna kill my pockets,so maybe a nice "tool bag" that you might recomend for me to get?
Something in the $50.00 range

I always get 260Q 100 count bags(a company I work for gives them to me when baloons are needed for the so I use those)
But I'm trying to get solids so I can organizer better also I use marvel heads,and princess and batman etc is there a way to organize these?or do I use a foam and wrap them

Thanks a lot guys enjoy

Henry
If I spelled wrong or wrote something wrong plz excuse me I'm using my ihpone
Message: Posted by: Smarty Pants World (Feb 1, 2013 12:42AM)
If you're looking to get more professional with your balloon setup, I suggest http://www.twistemup.com
Message: Posted by: TomFoolery (Feb 1, 2013 05:29AM)
I started using a bag made by this company.

Sorry can't find the link they were on etsy.com
Message: Posted by: TomFoolery (Feb 1, 2013 05:41AM)
Found link

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kangala?section_id=10209058
Message: Posted by: Smarty Pants World (Feb 1, 2013 09:19PM)
I wouldn't recommend using a diaper bag for your setup. Your balloons are sure to stink.
Message: Posted by: Wes Holly (Feb 2, 2013 10:52AM)
$50 isn't going to buy much in the way of a balloon bag/apron made for our industry, but you can find DYI items in the tools section or at a craft store. If you utilize the shelf liner method of wrapping your balloons then almost any bag will do the job.

My first balloon bag was a diaper bag I found at Goodwill. Got several comments from the mothers :) My attempt at organizing the balloons was to leave them in the bag they came in, but meant that I had a bit of hunting for what I wanted. It was OK when I was just using basic colors in 260's and could place hearts and stuff in the outer pockets. The hand held pump fit into the pocket made for a baby bottle.

Then I got the twistemup apron. Bye-bye diaper bag! I now use the twistemup busker bag and created a stand for it.
Message: Posted by: stevegreene (Feb 2, 2013 10:56AM)
Where can you buy the twistmeup apron?
Message: Posted by: Karen Climer (Feb 2, 2013 06:04PM)
I think Tmyers and few other carry their stuff, but the easiest way is to but it directly from them. http://www.twistemup.com
Message: Posted by: stevegreene (Feb 2, 2013 06:53PM)
Do the bags include balloon strips?
Message: Posted by: Karen Climer (Feb 2, 2013 07:01PM)
Yes. The bags/aprons include 1-3 strips depending on which size bag you get. It should tell you how many in the description.
Message: Posted by: Wes Holly (Feb 3, 2013 09:30AM)
WOW :o I need to recant my previous statement. Twistemup has many options in the $50 price range. It's been years since I bought my last one and either their prices came down or my memory ain't so sharp. (that there is a rhetorical question, rhetorical I say!)
Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Feb 4, 2013 12:03AM)
This is what I use

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202018009/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=tool+bag&storeId=10051#.UQ9OX6Xbr5Y

Then my balloons are sorted into bundles of 20 for 260's, 10s for 160s, and 5 of each 350s. 4 shades of green, gray/clear/red, 4 shades of blue, yellow/goldenrod/orange, blush/mocha/chocolate/ivory (yes I carry ivory) Black & white balloons are in a pump pouch on my belt.
Message: Posted by: Toe joe (Feb 7, 2013 11:16AM)
Mark how many balloons can you hold? Do you set it on a table or something when you we twisting?

Thanks
TJ