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Songmics Storage Ottoman review plus giveaway

Now I don’t know about you, but in our household, the boys seem to amass new possessions much more quickly than I can persuade them to filter things that they have really grown out of to either the charity shop or their younger cousins. So it is a continual struggle to keep on top of the mess and clutter that goes hand in hand with them. So I was delighted to be offered the chance to review a Fabric Folding Storage Ottoman Bench from Songmics for free.

Songmics Ottoman

The ottoman arrived flat-packed and you literally unfold the base to assemble in seconds. Couldn’t be simpler. Plenty of storage space inside for some of the boys’ toys and a comfortable padded seat on top. We’ve chosen to put it in the boys’ play area and they are now using it as a seat when playing video games. It is wide enough for both of them to sit together. A definite improvement rather than just sitting on the floor.

This product retails on Amazon, currently priced at £26.99 and comes in a choice of three colours, dark brown, grey and light grey. I opted for the brown which looks very nice against our terracotta carpet. A good quality sturdy product and very good value in my opinion.

According to the packaging, it has a maximum weight capacity of up to 300 kg. It does have a strange odour on the interior when new, but this wears off in a few days.

Songmics Ottoman

Do take a look at the Songmics UK Facebook page. They have a wide range of household products including interlocking storage units fairly similar to the one we purchased and assembled recently for our shoes. Wish I’d heard of this brand sooner.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a Fabric Folding Storage Ottoman to one lucky winner.
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A Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear your top storage tips. I’m thinking another of these would be ideal for spare bedding.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.





Guest post: Win a Daisy Table and 4 OneLeg Stools with our Nursery School Competition

Win a Daisy Table & 4 OneLeg Stools with our Nursery School Competition

What makes children happy? This is a question Gopak ask themselves every day. They strive for innovative and creative new furniture designed to make little people both happy and healthy. Schools and nurseries across the country continue to use and utilise their products within schools to effectively engage and attract pupils. As education specialists and proud members of the British Educational Suppliers Association the Gopak team know what makes a valuable addition to any learning establishment. They are experts at knowing what makes a happy and safe environment for classrooms and play areas.

I’m therefore very excited to announce the new Gopak spring competition, currently running for both nurseries and schools across the UK. Up for grabs are two of their most loved and popular products, the Daisy table and four One leg ergonomic stools. The competition will be running from the beginning of February right through to late April. If a winner, you can look forward to receiving and introducing these specialists designed pieces of furniture into your school, as well as seeing the work your pupils create up in lights on the Gopak website and across their social media platforms. Celebrating the weird and wonderful imaginations of our children. It’s simple, all you have to do is use your imagination and get creating!

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Both products continue to be well received in nurseries and schools across the country. The Daisy table is a fun and attractive design, striking the perfect balance between playtime and school time. Their One Leg is a fantastic and ergonomic stool which provides dynamic and active sitting. Being able to rock and turn as you sit improves your posture and body awareness while developing core strength.

How to Enter

In order to be in the running for a chance to win one of these prizes, simply ask your pupils/child to create and visually document how their ideal nursery or classroom would look, including everything they consider important factors to their learning environment. This can include anything from furniture, decorations and new off the wall additions. Once all the submissions have been received, the Gopak team will pick out their favorite entries.

Simply include the pupil’s name, their entry design and the name of the nursery or school then upload and post your submissions to our Facebook page! We’ll soon be in touch with the results!

We’d like to wish the very best of luck to all entrants and look forward to your submissions. For more details, get in touch with Gopak at Gopakinfo@Gopak.co.uk.

Guest post by Will Chivers of ThoughtShift.

Footnote by Yet Another Blogging Mummy.
Primarily this is a competition for Nursery Schools and Schools to win the furniture, but Gopak will be willing to accept submissions from parents and for home use.

Out With The Old… In With The New!

Furniture Choice have challenged bloggers to post an image on their blog of a room in their home that needs a new piece of furniture. Then say what item from their online store you’d like to replace it with and explain why you need it!

So here’s a picture of my lounge suite. The arms on the settee and chairs are really sagging and won’t hold their shape however much I try to plump them and the back cushions aren’t much better. Mainly due to the wear and tear of two young boys clambering all over them and sitting on the arms rather than in the chairs.

So I would choose to replace my suite with a much more hard wearing leather suite. Also I would go for a darker colour, as mine looks very grubby. I’ve selected the contemporary looking two piece Oregon suite in dark brown.

This post is my entry to the Furniture Choice Blogger Competition.