One Ottoman, Three Ways

When I ordered our new ottoman for the living room over the summer from Sauder’s, I never expected it to be such a work horse! I have used that ottoman in so many different rooms of the house, it’s not even funny.


While I do love how it looks in our living room, I had to move it once we put the Christmas decorations up. With the addition of the tree in the living room, there was just too many things and I was starting to feel claustrophobic. I knew the ottoman had to be moved. The first place I tried it was by our front door as a catch all for our shoes. With it gettting colder out, there are more shoes lying around and we had an ever growing mountain of shoes I was tripping over.

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I loved that I could throw everyone’s shoes in there and not have to look at them. The one problem? I was forgetting that I had actually put the shoes in there in the first place. I realized that I needed something with a hinge top versus a lid to make it easier for the kids and I get in and out of.

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So off the traveling ottoman went to another room. This time, it went into my youngest’s room. Can we just pause for a moment and reflect on the fact that my baby is no longer a baby anymore? A few weeks ago, we took the crib down and he finally got the big boy bed he was begging for.

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The one thing his room has been missing is a toy box. And that’s where the traveling ottoman comes in! It’s the perfect toy box to throw his million stuffed animal ins, which means they aren’t laying all over his room.

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I don’t know how long the ottoman will take up residence in his room but I am liking it up there for the time being. Maybe I should just order another one!


I am sure I am not the only one who could use some organization in their home. And I am all about switching things up from time to time. Make sure you check out my “Home” board on Pinterest!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.


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