As I was putting all my polish away and started snapping pictures my son came running and wanted to be in the picture. So here is my son Julius next to my Helmer.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I've been meaning to post about my new Helmer for a couple days now since I wrote about it in another post. So here it is everyone my wonderful new Helmer. I did some research and was 50/50 about the Melmer and the Helmer. For those who do not know what either is, a Melmer is a scrapbooking storage unit. It is not actually named a Melmer but it got it's nickname because it functions the same as a Helmer, it is actually called JetMax cubes. These cubes have 3 drawers as opposed to 6 like the Helmer and hearing from other people who own one, it can hold about 100 polishes per drawer. As I went to Michaels to check these babies out I noticed I wasn't too thrilled about the material it was made of, with a very destructive 2 1/2 year old I didn't want to pay $30 (although most of the time it's 40% off for this product) for my son to ruin it. He's in the stage where he's climbing on things and jumping on them. The Melmer is made out of high quality fiberboard and particle board, and since I would be keeping it on the floor because there's no room to put it on my desk I felt it wasn't the best product for me. I decided to take a trip to Ikea to check out the Helmer and right away I knew it was winner. The Helmer has 6 drawers and is made out of steel and is only $40. From reading other bloggers pages a Helmer can hold around 500 polishes, I don't own anywhere near 500 polishes. Right away I headed to the warehouse grabbed the box and checked out. It fits perfectly under my desk so my son can't jump on it.