So a few weeks ago, I posted my 13 in 13 new years resolutions to keep me going on the right track for a glorious 2013. And looking back, I’m actually a little surprised to see that I didn’t mention one of my BIGGEST resolutions, which is all about home organisation! Of course, I’ve been doing a little bit here and there with my reorganisations of our house for the new baby… but there has been one big problem that has been looking me in the face for months with no resolution in sight.
The lovely folks at Trinity have become my personal saviors with their amazing range of home storage products. When I saw the selection they had on their site, I won’t lie – I wanted everything! And once we actually have a big house to put it in, I will very likely be buying a ton o’stuff! But in an effort to solve my most pressing issue – namely, my tiny kitchen with its lack of storage and counter space – I opted for this lovely Trinity EcoStorage Bamboo Kitchen Cart.
Being heavily pregnant and on bed rest, I opted to let my handy other half put it together (with the
hindrance help of my nearly two-year old toddler, of course!) for me.
It really didn’t take very long, and it required no tools other than his hands. Of course, it may also have involved chasing down said toddler when he decided it should be used as a toy mover and raced away with it across the apartment.
In all actuality, I was pretty impressed with how easily he was able to move it! Most objects on wheels that I’ve tried in the past have been stiff and unwieldy, but the fact that my kid could easily push it around shows just how smooth and easy to use it really is!
Anyway, once it was put together, I was over the moon. It sits perfectly at the end of our counter, giving us extra space that is DESPERATELY needed right now.
With its strong shelves, hooks and handlebar, it holds an awful LOT of items. Each shelf can hold up to 200 lbs, and the middle basket is good for 65 lbs. The top is a beautiful bamboo cutting board, which is easily removable for washing or using elsewhere. It puts our old tiny cutting board to shame, and I’ve already used it several times for cutting up veggies.
Look how much room there is for chopping!
I have decided that the middle basket is the perfect place for my canisters, as well as the various cooking oils that I use. All of these items were previously taking up ALL of my counter space, which gave me nowhere to actually PREP for meals. Now everything is in one place, easy to reach, easy to see and out of the way. A small miracle!
My intention this week is to sort out my most used appliances and set them on the bottom shelf so that I have easy access to them when I need them. Things like my crock pot, our toaster and even the blender would be much better off here than they are in the dusty recesses of our pantry, where they are hard to get to and harder to put away.
I guess what I am saying is that this is a very handy item to have. It is sturdy in its construction, holds more than I ever thought it would, and is totally portable. It looks great and it is exceptionally functional. I anticipate many happy years with my cart, and I’ve already had visitors ask me where they can get one of their own.
If you are interested in any of the Trinity line of products, head over to their site. They offer free shipping on all orders (US mainland only), and readers can save 15% off their entire purchase through February 17, 2013 by using the promo code: CLEVER0113.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.