Storage for the Schoolroom

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We had a bin system for the first half of the year.  My oldest three kids each had a plastic bin that held their schoolbooks.  The three bins fit perfectly under a bench we had temporarily moved into that room.  This worked really well for a while.  
Then Baby started getting mobile.  
And her greatest pleasure each day was getting into those bins and ripping out whatever pages she could.
I thought about getting the Ikea Expedit bookshelves and those baskets that fit perfectly in the squares.  But Baby might figure out that those baskets can come out and she just may figure out how to get them I thought a credenza or dresser of some sort would work better, and possibly cheaper.
Last week I found this dresser (Mainline by Hooker) on craigslist and my father in law picked it up for me on Monday.  My father in law is my craigslist-partner-in-crime.  Not only does he have a pick-up, he offers half of whatever the asking. And has no qualms doing so.  
He goes with me every craigslist purchase. 
every one. 
For $75, we got this dresser with a matching headboard 
(full-size if you're interested-it's going back on CL).  
On the right side, behind the sliding doors, are 4 drawers about the same size as our old bins-perfect.

3 Creative People Had This To Say:

Rachel said...

This dresser is beautiful and I love that your f-i-l is your partner in crime. We all need one of those :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That is so great that your f-i-l goes with you everytime! I am needing to look for a thing or two on CL. I also like the back up bag shower idea. I will definitely be trying that one out. Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie

Mama Melissa said...

Love it!!! :D I need so bad to get Mia's room organized... that's my goal, anyway!