There are those times when we need an extra table, but only temporarily. For those occasion there are tables that fold up so that they can be stored away when not in use. But if you need a large folding table – one that is heavy – carrying it from room to room is not such an easy task. So these larger tables are usually equipped with wheels. The table can simply be rolling back and forth from its storage space.
Folding tables on wheels:
Folding table on wheels pictured: Sullivans Home Hobby Table
Trays in which you can put photographs are a great gift idea. Not only are they practical and attractive, they are also personalized. Just insert pictures in the tray before you offer it to the lucky recipient. It shouldn’t be too hard to make your own picture tray. The only tricky part would be covering the back of the frame so that the nails or screws don’t scratch furniture, or one’s lap, for that matter.
Picture frame tray:
Picture frame tray pictured: Sarah Peyton Wooden Photo Serving Tray
There is no denying the beauty of glass tables, but when a pane of glass rests directly on a metal frame there the possibility of chipping, especially if the glass tends to move around a bit. A solution to this problem is to get little clear pads and place them between the two surfaces. Some of these pads are the stick-on type and can also be used on other surfaces that you want to protect. Especially handy if you have granite or marble counters, as you can use them to protect the bottom of jars, bowls or plates from chipping on these hard surfaces.
Rubber glass cushions:
Rubber glass cushions pictured: Waxman 4215395N 1/2 inch Round Self Stick Bumpers,12 pieces, Clear
When you’re off to the beach, a brightly colored beach canvas tote bag can hold all the items you need to fully enjoy the day. Sunscreen, some beach towels, a book, a water bottle and more can be carried to and from the car with little to no hassle. These same tote bags can also be used for grocery shopping and carrying school books to class. They also make great gift bags for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.
Beach canvas tote bag:
Beach canvas tote bags pictured:
Left: Large Canvas Bright Tote Bags (1 dz) by Fun Express
Right: Large Neon Canvas Tote Bags (1 dz) by Fun Express
If you find that you take more time in the morning rummaging through your closets for clothes or shoes than you would like, it may be time to declutter your closet by adding a shelving system. With specific areas for shoes, dresses, shirts, sweaters and pants, a shelving system will help you organize your clothing items so that you can see in a flash where each item is, saving you time and possibly even frustration.
Wooden closet shelving systems:
Wooden closet shelving system pictured: John Louis Home Simplicity 12 in. D Closet System