Band-It – Ways to help identify products

Hello Everyone,

I love a low tech product that really makes a difference. This product is one of those. Band It Identification Bands are so helpful around the house. I use many different ways to identify things when they look the same, like elastic bands, puff paint, placing them in a certain spot. These all work as well but they are not as easy as the Band It bands.

I have been trying these out for a few months now and have found them very helpful for not only myself but for my kids as well. It is nice to find a product that works great for me as someone who is blind but also can help my family members who are sighted.

Band It Identification Bands are tactile bands that help you to identify things. They each have a different tactile marker on them from diamonds, squares, circles, lines and flat circles. They are also brightly coloured for those that have low vision. They are very flexible and durable which is nice, I found when I was using elastic bands they would wear down and break where as these do not do that.

I have been using them in the kitchen, the phot is of two jars that are the same size and shape one is beef bouillon and the other is chicken bouillon I had always struggled to know which one was which quickly. I would have to get out my phone and use an app that would read them for me or ask my kids or husband. Which these I am able to tell the difference just by grabbing the jar which is great.

Another use that I have been really enjoying is in the shower with my shampoo and conditioner, with the Band It’s it is easily identified even when everything is wet.

One thing that so many have trouble with is cleaning products, I use Method cleaning products and love them but all the bottles are the same shape and size. Now with the bands I am able to put different ones on the cleaners that I want to identify quickly. Here I have it on the window cleaner.

I said early that my family is able to use them as well, especially my kids. They have water bottles that are the same and are always trying to remember which one is who’s. Then the fight starts about I put mine there no I put mine there so now we are able to use the Band It’s they can put them where ever they want, and not fight about whose is whose.

Technology is amazing but it is really nice to have a product that does not mean I have to have my phone in my hand at all times. These Band It Identification Bands are very helpful and I am happy to have had the opportunity to try these and want to Thank Band It for sending them to me.

Happy New Year !

Hello Everyone,

This past year has been a crazy rides of ups and downs, there were times when I thought this year can disappear anytime now. Then I was reminded that those are the years that are the greatest the ones where you have many ups and downs and you come out on top and make it through.

I am always striving for more in my life and to do better and this year as we quietly brought in the new year with my kids and husband, I was reminded that I have goals and things that I want to achieve and that is good but I have to remember to cherish what I have now and what I have accomplished thus far. We tend to compare ourselves to others so readily and easily, social media makes this so easy. But we forget that people don’t often post their struggles and the bad times, they post what makes it look like they have all their sh*t together when in reality they are in just as deep or farther than you.

I can find myself getting sucked into the comparison so easily, I see people posting about their hot holidays and automatically think “man I wish I could go on vacation” but the reality is, I hate the heat and don’t have any desire to go on a hot holiday in the winter. Yet when I see these posts I can find myself comparing my “boring” life to others and that is just not what I want to do. The reality is that I have an amazing life, is it boring? You bet, but it is my boring and I love sitting and reading too many books, crocheting and drinking coffee with my kids running around screaming and fighting (maybe I could do without the fighting) and my husband here with me. I enjoy the chaos of going to work everyday and trying to get everything in that I need to and then squeeze in my classes on top of it.

Is my blog booming and have millions of followers, nope, is my YouTube channel taking off, nope but that isn’t why I started. I started because I wanted to share my life with people and show them that my life is just as normal as theirs was even though I am blind.

2019 is going to be a great year, there are going to be ups and downs. I don’t do resolutions they have never worked for me in the past and always had something to do with me changing something about me. But this year I am just going to remember to enjoy the ride.

I would also like to take the time to thank all of you for your support over the last year. The reason I do this is because of all of you. You are a great community of support for myself and others who are struggling or just trying to get through. so  thank you and I hope that your 2019 is fantastic!

Until Next Time

Ashley and Danson