I didn't think I could be enamoured with a piece of furniture more than the Great Little Trading Co. pigeonhole wall shelf and hooks, but I've finally found another to rival it ... the Clifton Organiser. With it's simple, clean lines, rounded frame, and lightness of materials - the solid birch frame and the deep, white storage boxes - it's the epitome of Scandi chic. Despite being marketed as a toy organiser, I actually think it's a timeless piece of furniture suitable for any room in the house. It's another example of what Great Little Trading Co. do so well ... they design pieces which last beyond trends and seasons and which can be used and styled in a variety of different ways and to varying tastes.
While I have a long, long list of ways to use the Clifton Organiser, a gin bar and a handbag display stand being amongst my favourites, here are three family-friendly ways in which you could use it in your own home.
IN A BABY'S ROOM
It's absolutely perfect for a baby's room where you want everything to look 'just so' but still need certain essentials to hand rather than being tucked away in a drawer. Nappies, wipes, spare vests and sleepsuits can be folded up neatly but still be easily accessible. Not to mention a toy or two to keep your little one entertained while you're trying to change them or get them dressed. The Clifton Organiser also comes with two anti-tip straps so you can easily fix it to the wall if you have a climber on your hands. My boys were terrible for that!
IN A CHILD'S ROOM
Then, once your child is a little older, the organiser comes in to its own as the perfect place to store toys, books, arts and craft essentials, and those pesky Hot Wheels tracks which don't seem to fit anywhere else. The storage compartments are really deep and can fit way more in than the slight frame implies. The top compartment is split in to three, the middle one in to two, and the bottom is one large box, so there's plenty of space and places to group and sort toys and treasures.
IN A KITCHEN
If there comes a time when your little one is no longer so little and has no toys to store, you can then steal it for yourself and put it in the living room or kitchen. I love the idea of using the top compartment as a herb garden, and the middle two boxes are perfect for recipe books. With space for my favourite cups and saucers and baking bowls in the bottom, I'm in danger of not letting the boys have it back!
At £175, the organiser is a good price for a clever and versatile piece of furniture which has a shelf life beyond the baby years. And yes, you know I'm going to style it as a bar cart before the year is out. Stay tuned!
If you'd like to win the contents of the Clifton Organiser styled for a baby's room (not the organiser itself though, sorry) - there are lots of gorgeous things in it including sweet little vests and sleepsuits, nappies, wipes, a toy or two and some lovely toiletries - simply answer the question in the rafflecopter widget below ... how would you use the Clifton Organiser? The full T&Cs can be found detailed within the widget, too.
This post was written in collaboration with Great Little Trading Co. but all opinions are completely honest.