Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Celebrate Fall Fix It Week with Elmer’s on Facebook and Enter This Giveaway for an Elmer’s Prize Pack!

October 11-15 is Fall Fix It Week on Elmer’s Facebook page! During that week, they’ll be providing tips and advice on whether you should toss, recycle or fix your broken household items. They’ll be posting several “scenarios” on their page highlighting typical household items that were broken during the summer months. And you’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on tossing, fixing, donating or recycling it. As a member of Elmer's Expert Moms Panel, I'll be joining you there!

Elmer’s is also offering you an opportunity NOW to join in the fun and enter to win an Elmer’s prize pack! Here’s how: Think of something broken in your home that you’re not sure whether it’s worth fixing or should be tossed, recycled or donated. Leave a comment on this post describing your broken object. (If you’ve posted a picture of it on your blog or elsewhere, feel free to leave a link, too. You may submit multiple scenarios, but please leave a separate comment for each.) Hurry to do this by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, October 9, before Elmer’s Fall Fix It Week begins because I’m going to send the best three scenarios (in my humble opinion) to Elmer’s where they’ll be posted on their Facebook page during Fall Fix It Week!

During the week of October 11th, visit the Elmer’s Facebook page every day and post your verdict to “toss it or fix it” for each scenario posted. (Elmer’s will post them around 9:00 a.m.) If you’re on Twitter, we’d also love for you to tweet your verdict directed at @Elmers and using the hashtags: #FallFixIt and #fixortoss. By 3:00 p.m. each day, Elmer’s will post their official response as to whether they would recommend fixing or tossing the item.

After Fall Fix It Week ends on October 15, I will make an announcement on this blog of the three people/scenarios from this page who were sent to Elmer’s and will win the Elmer’s Prize Packs! (I’ll notify you by email, too, so be sure your email address is on your comment or Blogger page.) If you were visiting Elmer’s Facebook page during Fall Fix It Week, you may have already seen your scenario posted!

Remember: The deadline to enter your scenario here is Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. (You do not have to visit Facebook or tweet to enter this giveaway, but we'd love for you to do so and join in on the fun!)

CONTEST CLOSED. Click here to find out who won!

DISCLOSURE: I received a bottle of all-purpose glue from Elmer’s as a fun way to launch this project! No other compensation was provided.


  1. My dilemma is with my daughter's broken barbie doll - somehow she broke one of the legs. It's just a piece of plastic and we could get a new one but she's really attached to this one.

    So, should we toss it or fix it?

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  2. Anonymous1:29 PM

    My dome to my anniversary clock got broken by a thrown shoe! Dont think it can be fixed!


  3. I have an old picture frame that my husband says is too old and not worth fixing. It contains my favorite picture of us together. It only falls apart when you pick it up. Worth fixing or throwing away ?

  4. I have a mirror with a broken frame--the frame is attached to the mirror and two sections fell off, one of which has the hanger on it. I'm afraid that if I fix it, it may fall again, breaking the mirror. And I'm superstitious!

    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  5. My wife dropped her 35mm film camera and the case cracked. She wants me to fix it, but I tell her film is out of date and soon may not be available. But she says she likes the camera and will keep using it as long as they make film.

  6. My porcelain rhino my mom gave me before she died. Her leg broke off.
    Thanks for the chance.

  7. My grand son's plastic model car broke and I'm having a hard time finding a glue that will keep it together. Should I just dump it?

  8. The light fixture outside. The glass is cracked and not sure if I can fix it or need a new one...

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  9. Our wooden outdoor furniture is falling apart. I'd love to fix, hubby says toss. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  10. I have a ceramic reindeer sled that my grandmother made many years ago. The reindeer has several chips (which I still have), and last Christmas the tip of the sled broke off. My dilemma is whether to fix it, or if I should just keep it in it's shabby chic way. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  11. I have a Raggedy Ann ceramic figurine (about 7-inches long) that says "Mom." I got it for Mother's Day but it's broken at least four different times (the letters keep chipping off). I want to keep it for the sentimental value, but it's really having a hard time holding it together.


  12. Anonymous12:58 PM

    a wooden picture frame- it fell off the wall & two corners broke- it's sitting in my "what to do pile"
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

  13. My son’s Melissa & Doug Wooden hollow blocks have one of them that broke. I really need to just fix it…I keep forgetting! All it will take is a little glue, so I need to get it done!
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  14. My Mom's cute butterfly fridge magnet has the tragic habit of wishing to flutter free from the fridge door, crashing to the floor like an anvil. My dilemma is during its last crash landing, the tip of it's wing snapped right off. Should I salvage it knowing its likelihood of dive bombing the linoleum again is high or send it to butterfly heaven?

    fatally_flayed at yahoo dot com

  15. My daughter broke her favorite doll... Her head fell off she is heartbroken! this doll is not sold anymore and I don't know what else to do but fix it! suelee1998@ gmail.com

  16. Oh my, what doesn't my daughter break?? This weeks item really broke my heart. She got hold of the fondant starfish that was from my wedding cake. By playing with it, she broke off one of the arms. Although it has no monetary value, it has sentimental value. I went to throw it away but couldn't do it. Felt like it would be bad marriage karma! So it sits on a shelf. Elmers, can you help?
    Casey (at) MaritimeMom (dot) com

  17. We have many pieces of fragile, expensive, dollhouse furniture that is broken (most of it is wooden). If we were to glue it, it'd need to be glued in several small places to fix it. My dad said, "Let the kids play with it...they'll learn a lesson when it breaks." So, do we fix the broken furniture?

  18. I broke a beautiful old dish and I can't get myself to throw it away. Should I fix it or toss it. Hmm...



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