French Garden Bookshelves
Durable and Useful, February 9, 2006
Two French Garden Bookshelves
seem to make a lovely corner set of bookshelves. There, the
books await your reading pleasure or you can also use the
bookshelves to display collections or add baskets and make them
into storage shelves for art supplies. I use them for all three
purposes at once. You can find me sitting in front of them
counting my books now and then or organizing books or looking
for a recipe in a cookbook.
They are low enough so you can sit
on the floor and still reach the top shelf, but high enough so
you can put ornaments out for display. You can adjust the
shelves to suit taller books and the bottom shelf is very sturdy
for heavier selections like dictionaries. I've noticed the
shelves will bow a little if you put too many "really"
heavy books on the three adjustable shelves, so I keep those on
the lower level of both bookshelves. Some of my happiest moments
are standing in front of these shelves wondering what I'll
~The Rebecca Review
Moving Men Furniture Sliders
Amazing Invention, November 21, 2006
If you are contemplating moving furniture yourself for any
reason, this is the smartest way to move heavy items. One person
can move furniture that was completely impossible to move before
using the sliders.
The 4 giant sliders work well for treadmills, tables, heavy
bookcases and couches. The smaller sliders work well under
lighter items like chairs or small tables. The small sliders
will slide out from under heavier items, so you might still want
to use the giant ones for moving washers, dryers or
refrigerators. The other issue is, you will have to get more
sliders if you use these for moving those three items as it will
be impossible to retrieve the two you used at the back of say
You can use these to move loaded bookcases, but the truth is,
you might compromise the bookcase, so I'd still advise removing
at least half the books before you try this. Also, getting the
sliders under the bookshelves is a little more difficult when
they are full of books!
Recently I used these while cleaning my carpets and they have an
added bonus, because you can leave them under the furniture,
move the furniture back over to the carpet you just cleaned and
continue on. The plastic base keeps furniture safe even on a
freshly cleaned carpet.
Another use is while you are vacuuming or doing a big-time
cleaning project. You can use the sliders under a bed and move
the bed so you can vacuum more easily. I can think of many other
uses, but the two main ones are moving heavy desks and for use
when cleaning carpets. I'd highly recommend buying two or three
boxes, although I've been able to survive with just one box so
far. It would have been nice to have at least two boxes while
cleaning the carpets.
So, if you want to save your back from strain and you are tired
of feeling achy and sore after moving furniture, give these a
try. They will impress! The box is also sturdy enough to store
the sliders for an extended period of time.
~The Rebecca Review
Wicker 5-Drawer Chest
Sturdy and also can be used as a Cat Stand/Bed, March 6,
My kitten Meesa is currently curled up in her basket on the
top of this wicker set of drawers. She refuses to be apart from
me while I type, so the only solution was buy a cart that would
roll around just like the desk. There is just enough room on the
top to place a cat bed or you could use it for any other purpose
you desire, like a printer or fax machine.
Not only does this give me a much needed place to toss in ideas
for site building, recipe writing and online shopping, it is
easy to roll around even when completely full of paper. Kitten
appreciates that she doesn't have to wake up and move from her
warm bed when I go to the kitchen to make dinner. I can roll her
along to the kitchen and she can again relax in cozy comfort.
If you enjoy completing tasks by putting everything in one
basket and then sorting it all out, the drawers remind me a bit
of baskets. You can take a drawer out very easily and transport
it to whatever room you are working in - if you don't want to
take along the entire set of drawers, which is definitely a
I think this would not work very well as lingerie drawers
(everything would get snagged on the wicker) or drawers to keep
socks, etc. The drawers are not the type you want to pull out
all the way, every day. They are more like project drawers or
for office storage.
This comes completely unassembled, but doesn't take a long time
to put together. Each drawer must be assembled. I found the
bottom drawer looks good if you put it in backwards.
This was a perfect solution for my new more mobile office and
the drawers are big enough to hold paper, paper clippings,
scrapbook projects, etc. These drawers would not work for very
heavy objects but would work very well to hold art supplies. I
love the idea of being able to move everything I need to another
room. This is a good alternative to a file cabinet if you have
less to organize.
~The Rebecca Review
Wicker File Baskets
Many Uses, March 6, 2006
The built in hanging file frames are handy and useful, but these
can be used for anything from storage of blankets to keeping
smaller items all together in one place. I've used these to
store just about everything. Unlike a regular file cabinet, this
is a much more portable solution. They can be placed in any room
of the house and are easy to carry around because they have
handles on each side.
Depending on where you put these, they should last for years.
The place I noticed the most problems is on the base, from
moving the basket in and out from underneath a coffee table.
Otherwise, they have held up surprisingly well and could even be
used as a picnic basket or for transporting items in the car.
For years I organized all my recipes in two baskets.
~The Rebecca Review
Hi-Lo Adjustable Pneumatic Computer Workstation
Convenient Concept, Shaky Result, February 23, 2006
The Hi-Lo Adjustable Pneumatic Computer Workstation has a
unique adjustable table and keyboard pullout shelf. What is
doesn't have is the desired stability. The computer and printer
fit nicely under the shelves with no need for the attached and
somewhat unstable CPU holder.
The best use of this desk seems to be for short-term use or for
use when you are reviewing and watching TV and want a desk you
can move about the house quickly. This might also work for two
people using the same computer who want to use the computer for
short periods of time and want to wheel the desk into an office
or into the living room or even into a kitchen so you can see
There are many uses, but the stability factor is of some
concern. I'm used to a very stable desk, I had considered
selling, but now I'm keeping both. This does not make a good
writing table and at some point if the shaky monitor drives me
crazy I will consider using this as a coffee table - which
actually makes sense because the keyboard holder could be used
to hold coffee or dinner while watching movies. It would also be
perfect as a buffet table that could be wheeled outside to a
As far as being a great computer station, the only advantage is
the height adjustment and the portability. This is the Hi-Lo
version and not the Hi-Hi-Lo version. This one does not rise to
the level where you can stand and type.
If you use a computer all day, this would not be a good choice.
If you are using a computer for 30 minutes or less at a time,
the shaky monitor might not be a problem. There is probably a
way they could make this more stable, but it would include
putting stabilizers on each side of the station at the back.
They should also include a second Allen Wrench, but hopefully
you have another one at home. The assembly instructions are
great, with plenty of diagrams.
This item did arrive super fast. I was amazed it arrived in two
days. My husband will be very happy to now have the computer in
an area where he can watch TV and I'm looking forward to trying
this while sitting on the floor and while reading books/watching
movies or sitting on the couch. This will lower enough where you
can sit on the floor and answer e-mails or type short notes
(short because the keyboard is still a bit high, but not a
problem for a few minutes) when you are thinking about them -
instead of having to run for paper. This will also be fun to use
in the kitchen, when writing recipes. The truth is, this unit
will wheel out the door, so you could even take your computer
outside very easily.
The unit adjusts very easily with the height adjustment bracket.
To lower the unit, you have to reach down and loosen the
adjustment knob and then press the top of the desk down with
your body weight.
So as far as convenience goes, this has way more to offer than
any desk I could have considered buying. It is way more fun to
be portable and be able to move the computer out of the office.
After years of being stuck in my office, I'm free...
Oh, this desk would also work for laptops because you could just
forget to attach the second shelf. You can also put this in the
back of a car if you take the top shelves off the base. This
might be important if you need to take a desk with you on a
trip. I'm thinking this will be great to take with me when I
stay at my mom's house for over a week at a time. Even if I had
purchased a laptop, this desk would still be useful.
~The Rebecca Review
P.S. Days later, I'm still happy with this product and my eyes
seem to have adapted well to the slight movement of the monitor.
My cat is not overly happy about not having a place to sleep on
the desk, but I just carry her bed around and put it wherever I
am in the house. This also works great as a TV center because
you can pull the desk closer to the bed or couch if you are
watching movies on your computer.
Coleman 5998H330 Quickbed King-Size Air Bed
= Airtight System Locks Air In
Whether you are having relatives over and giving up your
king size bed, you are traveling to family where there are
simply no extra beds or you are looking for a bed to take on
your camping trip, this is a nice spare bed to have on hand for
After my Aero Bed deflated in the middle of the night the
last time my parents came to visit, I tossed it out into the
garbage and bought this one. When we moved into our new place
and had still not moved all the furniture we spent the night
camping out on this bed.
The bed inflates in under three minutes if you get one of the
Ozark Trail Electric Air Pumps. I almost prefer the pump not to
be attached to the bed, as is the case in the aero beds.
It took a few minutes to figure out the advanced double lock
valve, but it makes inflation and deflation fast and simple.
This bed holds up to 600lbs and has a extra thick heavy-duty
PVC with rayon flocked top. 56 coils provide more strength and
firmness. Iíd say it was almost more comfortable than my old
Perfect for camping, guests, an extra bed you can put out in
the living room to watch movies on, etc, etc. This bed also can
be stored in a very small space.
Fairly comfortable and perfect for short term use. Works with
your flat or fitted sheets and is guaranteed not to leak! Very
important unless you want to wake up in the middle of the night
flat on the hard, cold floor.
Donít let it happen to you.
~The Rebecca Review
Need New Sheets for your New Bed?
Wamsutta Luxury 400 Thread Count Sateen Sheets
= Long Lasting
After moving, we decided to buy some new
sheets. I can say that the first Wamsutta sheets I bought are
still looking fairly good and have lasted 8 years! Still, for
some reason, I was bored with my old sheets and decided to
invest in some crisp new ones.
These sheets are naturally soft, smooth to
the touch and easy to care for. They are very long wearing and
will provide you with years of comfort.
They seem to get softer and softer with
You will get bored with the colors you have before they
will ever wear out!
Casablanca Sheer Bed Canopy
Romantic and Royal, February 5, 2005
After putting this "Palace" Casablanca Sheer
Bed Canopy/Sheer Mosquito Netting up over my bed, my Princess
Sasha cat thought this made a very nice tent and promptly took
her place under the canopy and thought I had put this netting up
just for her. Well, all was good and fine until she decided to
see what it tasted like and was chewing on one corner.
Fortunately, she learns fast and it only took me saying
"no" twice for her to realize this was not a product
she should be chewing on. If you have small kittens, this might
be a problem to consider. There are ways to arrange the netting
so it is far above the ground. In fact, I seem to adjust this
entire setup daily to suit my mood.
Sometimes I have all the eight panels tied up around the bed
like a four-poster bed and then at other times I get creative
and pull the end four panels together, twirl them and fold them
up over the top. This creates an interesting effect and it looks
like a palace bed. Then, there are times when I want to feel
like I'm living in some romantic location on the globe and I let
all the sheer panels float about the bed. It creates a very
romantic environment and I like how the sheer netting can create
I have been very happy with this purchase and it only took about
10 minutes to install. You simply screw in the four hooks
provided with the product. Then, you unfold the netting and hook
it up on the ceiling.
Contents of box:
1 sheer bed canopy
4 ties (these are like little white ropes)
4 plastic anchors (If you need them before you install the screw
hooks - I don't think you will need them for most ceilings. They
say some ceilings may need an anchor and you can use a drill bit
or nails to make a hole in the ceiling and then insert the
4 ceiling screw hooks
This product is machine washable and it hangs to dry. I'd use a
very gentle cycle. It is 100% polyester and can fit any bed up
to a king size bed. Look for this product in white, ecru, sage,
peace or lilac.
~The Rebecca Review