Almost 2 months ago now, I hightailed it to Ikea (yes it’s been a while since I’m able to think about blogging). Never mind that I was the only adult and had a 4 year old in tow, determined to get something to replace our rickety coffee table and provide better toy storage for Hannah’s growing toys. Never mind that it was a busy Saturday at Ikea (I actually prefer going on Monday afternoon!). Never mind that there were 1500 kids running around. Never mind that the items I needed would be bulky and cumbersome for one adult. Never mind that I’d only gone to Ikea once before in NSW and didn’t drive there that one time.
I knew what I wanted. I was determined. And I knew I didn’t need to weave through the maze of Ikea!
Before we went to IKEA
Then existing (now happily previous!) toy storage for Hannah: A large cheap plastic box. Hannah could only reach and get to what was on top. While she could see through the opaque sides to the bottom, it was rather overwhelming to get to them… which often resulted in a very very bored Hannah, which resulted in a bugging-mummy Hannah.
The tea trolley we were using as a coffee table was also on its way out… and didn’t really suit our space-saving needs. Held my work and scanner (plus coffee table stuff!).
After we went to IKEA:
Now it has space for coffee table stuff, toys in their pink drawers and a small bookshelf for my currently-reading material, pretty candles and space for the ubiquitous hot drink!
It’s a better multi-use solution for this tiny space! Hooray!