Are you stuck inside or close to home? Maybe you are stuck inside with the kids on an extended staycation because your Spring Break plans were cancelled. Or maybe you are one of many people who suddenly find themselves realizing their dream by working remote. Possibly more devastating, you are worried about your business and the people who rely on you. Right now, we find comfort in knowing we are all is this together. Life will return to normal. While we all wait it out, let us inspire you to find something to do, help you communicate in a new way and offer suggestions for new marketing for your business. Let’s start with the fun stuff.

There are many ways you can have fun and be creative with your kids, parents, friends, roommates, grandparents, your people. You can get everything delivered quick to your home or office and start to play or work. The new Cricut Joy is a nifty little craft cutter you can operate from your cell phone. If you have a laptop or PC, you can use that too. Find yourself craft cutter, you will use it again and again.

You will need items to decorate and material to decorate these items. Heat Transfer Vinyl (aka: iron-on or HTV), is a versatile apparel decoration material, easy to cut, easy to apply. TURBO FLEX, available in more than 40 colors, can be applied to a t-shirt, socks, a journal, the dog’s collar, your belt, and many other items. You can apply TURBO with a regular household iron (you can even use a flat iron used to straighten hair). Decorating apparel is easy when you have good equipment, excellent HTV and fun design ideas. Our current favorite, personalized, totally customized, inexpensive gifts are journals. You can find a wide variety of sizes, colors, and designs online. You don’t have to stop at names for decorating apparel. Easy, universally loved designs are as simple as hearts, stars, emojis, and our favorite, gummy bears. Why not turn your clothing or your child’s backpack into safety gear?  By applying TUBO REFLEX, a highly reflective safety material, to your clothing, a small lightning bolt design will make you more visible to drivers.

How do you use these inexpensive items to help you market your business? Ideally, you need a heat press for creating your own corporate id and promotional items. Why? Because you will be creating many items and using a household iron can be time consuming. If you have a heat press, using a revolutionary product such as TURBO FLEX will allow you to apply HTV to your items in THREE seconds. Plus, you will not burn your items as TURBO FLEX is applied at a lower temperature.

You now can now make some mouse pads, planners, t-shirts, polos, bandanas, keychains, tote bags, the list goes on and on. Think of items that are flat as the heat press you are using is flat. But don’t hesitate to decorate some shoes if that is your thing, just get a flat iron. Be creative. Not just with your decorated items, but with your message and your brand. Maybe what you want to give to your customers right now is just a hug. A hug emoji silhouette with your company name on a keychain may be just the little bit of kindness someone needed during a time like this.

When things get back to normal, you will be glad you invested in such easy, crafty, graphic, fun items to use to play, create and work. Visit us on social media to see what we are doing and what our followers and those who inspire us are doing. Contact us today to find out how to get our high-quality, innovative, easy-to-use, durable heat transfer vinyls.