By now your children (or grandchildren) have unwrapped most (if not all) of their holiday gifts. Chances are your home looks like a bomb exploded and there are toys and boxes everywhere. I’m fortunate that my husband is a total neat freak so no sooner are my kids done unwrapping and unboxing gifts everything is taken up to the recycle bin.
I don’t know about you but after the holidays my mind starts focusing on finding places in our home for all the newly acquired “stuff”. Living in a very small condo means that there is not that much room for stuff, so we have to get creative with how we store things or donate a lot of older things to make room for the new things.
I’m always trying to encourage my kids to be neat and organized. Take my daughter for example. She often wears two different colored socks. It’s not a fashion statement, which she would like us to believe. It’s because she never puts her laundry away right away and things get knocked around and her socks end up all over the place (under the bed, behind the dresser, under the dresser…). The reason for two different socks is because she can never find a pair. Even when she finds a clean sock she just stuffs it in any random drawer rather then keep all her socks in ONE drawer.
I love it when my kids have shelves and cubbies to neatly store things in. My son has a new storage unit from a company called My Owners Box. My Owners Box offers different sized storage units and these really cool foldable drawers that you place inside of them.
There are different size units available – 6 cubes, 9 cubes or a nice 3 cube bench. We have the 6 cube unit. It’s not too big and not too small. It actually fits perfectly in the closet, exactly where I wanted it to go.
The unit comes un-assembled. Assembly is required. I let my husband assemble the unti for me. He had the entire unit done in about 10 minutes. It was really simple to put together.
As per my husband – don’t use the tool (screwdriver) they give you in the package to assemble it. He said it didn’t work. He used his own and he recommends you use your own screwdriver too. He also said that the little nails you use on the back of the unit to put the backing on are VERY tiny and he had a hard time holding on to them when he was hammering them in. Other then that he said it was a “piece of cake” to put together.
The unit it’s self has a baseball field design on it – both on the sides and on top. The top part is really nice. The images are photos rather then illustrations.
You can customize your storage unit with the logo of your favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team. The drawers come in gray or blue and have all the different MLB team logos available. You can also get the drawers without a team logo too.
The drawers are made of a sturdy fabric with a fabric covered cardboard base. They can be folded up for easy storage. They drawers fit perfectly inside the shelf on the storage unit.
The drawers are sold individually so you can get more then one team logo. You can purchase 1-9 drawers depending on your storage unit and how many drawers you want. If you just want one drawer then order one. If you want one for all six cubbie holes, then order six. It’s totally up to you.
We happen to have three drawers, leaving three shelves open for large things.
My son likes the New York Yankees, especially after we met several of them one day at an event and when we toured Steiner Sports, which is a company that sells sports memorabilia.
My son wasn’t really into baseball then. Suddenly he was totally into the Yankees. Humm… I wonder why? Could it be because he met several players in person that day (this happened several years ago). I think that has a lot to do with it. Plus my hubby is a Yankees fan as is my father. My grandfather it totally into the Mets.
There are two different Yankee logos you can choose from, the baseball logo or the letter logo. We opted for the baseball logo for the storage unit and the other logo for the StackIts (see more about them below).
Here are some photos of the completed unit with the drawers included. The first photo is when my husband completed the set, followed by a photo of one of the drawers a little open. The last photo is where the storage unit is now in the closet (it’s already filled up with stuff too!).
My Owners Box also sells storage cubes called StackIts. They are also fabric covered and can be folded when not in use. StackIts can also be stacked on top of each other, or side by side, depending on what you want to do with them.
I actually have the StackIts at my desk. They fit perfectly under the bottom shelf on my desk. They are even a great size to put folders in so I plan on using one to organize my folders and papers and the other one to store miscellaneous stuff like tape, batteries and other things that are falling out all over the place on my desk .
I love that the StackIts have handles built into the sides making them easy to tote around from one place to the next.
If they were a little lower I would pick up more to go under my son’s bed. Unfortunately they are too high to fit under his bed. He actually wants them so he can put them on top of his storaged unit but I really want them for my stuff.
The storage units, drawers and StackIts are available at www.MyOwnersBox.com. The storage units range in price from $99.99 – $149.99. The drawers are $15.99 each and the StackIts are $29.99 each. You can also save 15% on your order (see site for details).
You can even design the look of your storage unit online using the customizer option. Simply select the size unit you want (6 cube, 9 cube or 3 cube bench). Then you can mix and match the drawers and the website keeps tracks of your designs and even keeps a running total so you know how much your custom designed unit will cost.
The quality of all the pieces are very good and I can see the unit, drawers and StackIts lasting a long, long time.
My Owners Box products are a great way to add decor to your child’s room (or even a “Man Cave”), as well as storage and organization.
I hope one day they offer NFL designs too. I know my husband would get a set for his “man cave” (that is if/when we ever move and if there is a finished basement for a man cave).
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.