Favorite This: March 2017
Four completely fabulous stand-outs from the month of March. Let’s do this.
Youcopia’s products consistently impress me. [Proof of that: this is the fourth (!!) time one of their products has made a favorites list. Here’s the first, the second, and the third.) Not only do they always make good on their advertised promises, the design of their products is truly innovative. Believe me, I’m familiar with the fine details of such things.
This turntable popped up on my radar at the beginning of the month, and I immediately knew I wanted to get involved. I subsequently used it in one client’s laundry room and in two separate client’s pantries.
Why it’s my favorite: With most larger turntables, you run the risk of items in the middle of circle getting lost. This defeats the whole purpose of the turntable, which is to increase accessibility. Not so with Youcopia; it’s surface is subdivided into four pull-out sections, meaning that not only do you have the opportunity to further categorize what you place on top of the table, you’re also guaranteed to retain accessibility to everything there on.
(P.S. at time of posting, it’s on sale!)
This is the best magnetic knife rack on Amazon. No, that’s not hyperbole. It’s opinion, sure, but an impressively informed one at that.
My client needed a magnetic knife rack. Naturally, we wanted to get her the best one possible. She’s a trained chef, after all. I ordered one; it was too ugly. She ordered another one, it was too shitty. In the end, we ordered and tested each of Amazon’s five highest rated magnetic knife racks. And I’m here to report: this one was the clear and obvious winner.
Why it’s my favorite: It has clean edges (whereas others had weirdly rounded off ones), is solidly constructed (whereas one of its “comparable counterpart” was already coming apart upon unboxing), has the perfect amount of shine (whereas others were too dull or already scratched), and, most importantly, its magnetic hold is impressively strong (noticeably stronger than others).
Last month, I raved about a gift wrap hutch. This month, it’s the cart version.
My client already had one of these in her possession; it was sitting empty in her basement, along with a truckload of other things to be unpacked. When I eventually unpacked the gift wrapping supplies, I rolled that little lady over, and was pleased to discover that it was completely intuitive. Everything that needed to be accommodated was, without hassle, without finagling.
Why it’s my favorite: It’s perfectly constructed to keep all your gift wrapping supplies corralled: gift wrapping paper in the deep slots in the back, three shallow drawers, perfect for gift bags and boxes and tissue paper, and a deeper drawer, a divided tray on top, great for things like tape and scissors and so forth, and let’s not forget the dowels, brilliantly situated so as to make all your ribbon visible.
There are laundry hampers and then there are laundry hampers. This one is the latter.
I don’t know about you, but my clients and I have unanimously decided: we’ve had enough of these flimsy, low-quality, makes-the-process-harder laundry hampers. No, it’s time to bring in the big guns. It’s time to recognize that, in a household with children–with babies–there needs to be a laundry hamper that can withstand the (literal) weight.
Don’t get involved if you don’t want the best. If you enjoy hunching over ten feet to reach the laundry, keep it moving. But if you want solid construction from a line that takes laundry seriously enough to measure their hampers in bushels, this one is going to be your McSteamy.
(Get it? Steamy. Like laundry. Has steam…yeah, I’ll just go ahead and see myself out.)
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