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Friday, August 16, 2013

Montessori shelves plus a $100 Kmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

    It's Giveaway time!!!!!

We are all for "teach me to do it myself" at Homelearningfrombirth so when Kmart Australia asked me to review their children's cube unit i was thrilled!

I set up the unit Montessori style and Mason was happy to visit the shelves and easily reach what he would like to work on and place it back where he found it when he is finished.
 Order is extremely important in a toddler's environment and the independence they get from choosing their work and being responsible for packing it away not only shows in their confidence but also teaches respect for their belongings.

This 6 square Children's Cube Unit is part of Kmart's new "Beautiful Living" range which is in stores NOW! The best bit??? The whole unit is only $25!


Up for grabs i have a $100 gift card for Kmart Australia for you to use for shelves or anything else that tickles your fancy at Kmart :)

All you need to do is.....
1. Leave a comment below this post and tell me "What is your best storage tip?" 
2. Head over to Facebook and 'like' Homelearningfrombirth
3. Kmart

T&C below....Good Luck! 


Open to Australian residents only, Winner must have "liked" both Kmart and Homelearningfrombirth pages. Competition closes midnight 31st August. Winner will be selected by random.org and notified on this blog. Winner has 24 hours to claim prize or will forfeit the giveaway.  


  1. I love cube units for children's storage. It definitely helps them to learn order and respect. My best tip for organising would be placing wooden puzzles in plastic sleeves with the snap close buttons. They fit perfectly, the child can see what is in each, they can open and close them themselves, and it keeps all the pieces together. Team them with a file stand and they are all ready and on display for the littlies.

  2. Those cube units look amazing! My best storage tip would be to use clear plastic containers/jars/ziplock bags to store all the pieces that make up any one game/toy. That way, for example, if you had a doll that had clothes/shoes for changing outfits with, your little could still find them, without having to dig through a mountain of toys to find a pair of doll's shoes!

  3. My storage tip is for Puzzles that you are not using. I cut the crotch out of stockings and use the legs to store puzzles in. That way if the pieces fall out in storage then the pieces are 'caught' in the stocking, making it easy to put back together and you are not wasting time finding missing puzzle pieces. Thanks Kristy

  4. Rather than have a house littered with children's drawings, I scan and store them digitally these days. One masterpiece each rotates on the fridge, the favourites are filed away in a plastic crate and I print off a digital photo book each year... GREAT for watching my children's progression over the years! :D

  5. I love magazines! Parenting, recipe, fashion, gossip and more recently wedding magazines. They are so hard to store. I go through them and cut out what I want and recycle the rest to my Aunty who is a pre-primary teacher. I then file away the recipes, articles, wedding dresses file them away in display folders on a book shelf. Saves heaps of space.

  6. My best storage tip would be to maximise the use of your space as best as possible. Whether that be through containers, disposing of needless items or re-organising.
    - Benjamin Travia

  7. My best storage tip would be to use space bags for items that aren't being used. I manage to save so much space in the linen cupboard by sealing up items in space bags!

  8. The best storage tip is to join the local toy library. The kids have a constant supply of "new" toys to play with and more importantly you don't have to find a long term place to store them in your house.

  9. My storage tip is to use these type of cubed units and keep small toys tucked away and together with the fabric cubes/baskets.
    This way pieces dont get lost and one basket at a time can be played with. Rotating toys is an essential in this house, so it makes it easier as I just pull one basket out each day

  10. My storage tip is the same as Catherine Rowley's. :) We use a cube unit as well with DS's books displayed so he can choose them as he likes. Another cube is devoted to a few toys that are rotated with the ones stashed in the baskets below.