Rubbermaid by the Truckloads

The Original Everything Rubbermaid Building in Wooster Ohio

at Home & Garden Show

Everything Rubbermaid Store in Wooster, Ohio sets up for its annual Truckload Sale at the Wayne County Home and Garden Show on April 30 and May 1, 2016.

“Oh we have all kinds of stuff from the store and its priced dirt cheap,” said Karen Voores, manager of the historic Everything Rubbermaid Store. “People come in droves and leave with armloads of Everything Rubbermaid products.”

The Home & Garden Show expects 10,000 people and will feature 200 exhibitors. It is a family weekend event offering new car displays, floral displays and competitions, a children’s garden and traditional fair food. On Saturday, April 30th the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, May 1st it opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. It is located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds and offers free parking and free admission.

Not only is Everything Rubbermaid the anchor of the Home & Garden show, it is the anchor store of the downtown.

Good shopping districts and malls know the secret to gaining consumers – offer an appealing anchor store. A magnet! Which is just what Everything Rubbermaid Store has been for Wooster, Ohio for the last 23 years.

The four-story building is a landmark building at the town square and is a strong part of Wooster’s past and present. It’s a good neighbor, a giving citizen, and is a strong part of the region’s history dating back well over 100 years. Rubbermaid began as Wooster Rubber in 1920.  Five businessmen started the company by making toy balloons, paving the way for Rubbermaid.

Everything Rubbermaid Store opens its doors daily to those seeking selection and savings for one of America’s most recognized brands.   In addition to selection and savings, the store provides full-shipping services and an indoor playground.

The historic store’s original purpose was to test customer response to new Rubbermaid products being manufactured in the former nearby factory.  The first such product was a patented rubber dustpan in 1933.  Since then, Rubbermaid, now Newell Brands remains a leader in developing cutting-edge technologies and products that have organized the lives of nearly every American for decades.

The store truly represents its name – Everything Rubbermaid – by offering the largest assortment of Rubbermaid products anywhere in the world.  The 24,000 square feet of shopping has an enormous assortment of items that cannot be found anywhere else.  The product line has grown to provide something for everyone.  The selection includes items from Irwin Tools, Sharpie, Goody, Rubbermaid Commercial, Graco, Calphalon and, of course, the full line of Rubbermaid Home Products and Food Storage.

On closer inspection, signs of a storied history appear throughout the store.  For example, there are old air tubes that were used by sales clerks to send payment from the customer up to the fourth floor to process the receipt for purchases and return change.  Today, the tube system is used at Christmas time as a fun way for children to send their Christmas lists to Santa at the North Pole and receive an instant reply …and a treat.

The store’s “look” often changes with the influx of new products coming to market. Every visitor is instructed to start at the top and work their way down.  The top, or 4th floor, is “Bargain Land”.  This wonderful world of savings features discontinued items and special purchases galore, with savings ranging from 30% to 50%.  The bargain merchandise, which is continually changing, makes each trip to the store a new adventure.

The third floor is the only floor that houses non Rubbermaid Products.  On the third floor there is an indoor playground where the children get a chance to try out the toys, expend some energy and make a lot of noise.

The second floor features home organization, laundry and kitchen products, as well as a full line of cleaning items.  The options seem as endless as the selection!

The first floor features products for Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Rubbermaid storage sheds, toolboxes, tools, painting supplies, and Goody hair care items.  This floor also has mail boxes and Garden Hoppers from Step 2.

This one of a kind store also makes shopping easier than ever by offering shipping for any and all items purchased.  Everything Rubbermaid’s Mail Order Department serves the United States and Canada, through phone and fax orders.  For questions or to place an order, call 330-264-7119 ext 5967 (Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30 EST) everythingrubbermaid@hotmail.com. You can also order selected items from the Everything Rubbermaid EBay Store at http://stores.ebay.com/everythingrubbermaid01.

The Everything Rubbermaid Store and the many other Wooster Merchants welcome bus tours and has a convenient loading zone directly in front of the Everything Rubbermaid Store. Contact the store to schedule a bus tour.  All bus tours receive a discount and a small gift.

Everyday is Senior Citizens Day at the Everything Rubbermaid Store.  All that is needed to get a Senior Citizens Discount is a Golden Buckeye Card (Ohio Residents) or a driver’s license verifying the shopper is 60 years old or older for out of state shoppers.

Everything Rubbermaid is located at 115 S. Market Street in
Wooster, Ohio. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 6:00, Saturday from 9:30 to 5:00, and Sunday from 12:00to 5:00 (April-Dec).  The store is closed on major holidays.  For visitor information call 330-264-7119, email everythingrubbermaid@hotmail.com or visit everythingrubbermaidstore.com/.