December 21, 2012
Ikea Nasum Boxes - Ugh.
The baskets in this picture? Nasum baskets from Ikea.
They were amazing. Sturdy, deep, non-offensive. The "straw" sometimes came unraveled, but we really liked them. They held all of T's clothes, cloth diapers, wipes, toys, etc. When he pulled them out of the slot they were light - so it didn't hurt him like drawers would have.
At $15 a drawer, it was pricy, but so versatile, so when we moved T into the bigger bedroom and the records into the dining room (did we tell you we did that?), we knew we'd use our extra Expedits for the baby's clothes - so we'd have to buy more baskets.
Today, 6 months pregnant, in a rainstorm, I went to ikea to buy a bunch of the baskets - 10 to be exact. They filled the shopping cart.
Piled high in my shopping cart, I did the ikea shopping cart crawl back to the car in the pouring rain. You know the crawl - with the basket that wants to chase its tail. Then rolls away from you in the parking lot and won't stay at your car as you unload.
Drive back across the bay, bring all 10 baskets up two flights of stairs (three trips), put them all together - only to realize that they are now made of cheap crap that falls apart instantly.
The hinges were once metal. All 15 of our current ones are made of metal. Sturdy, screwed into place - awesome.
The current ones? Plastic "hinges" (really just a piece of plastic folded into a V) and nailed into place - so the bottoms don't fit snugly and the baskets start coming apart moments after you put them together.
Now I have to go BACK to ikea.
Not only that, but they don't make the metal hinges anymore.
So, I'll either have to get a different kind of basket, or hunt for metal hinged baskets in ikeas across the land. I don't want another kind of basket.
End rant about something stupid and insignificant.