Alright... the background of the story is this: We are a single income family, I stay at home with DD, DS is due to arrive in June, we have a large amount in savings, no debt except for mortgage, are not extravagant spenders--could always spend less though :) We purchased this house very cheap, and have been doing all the upgrades needed to sell and make a small profit ($20k) in July... that being said we have been spending money on the renovations and home stuff (buying furniture and staple decorating pieces).
I am currently focusing on the play room that we have for DD and I have been searching everywhere for the perfect toy storage solution. I can't decide between these at Land of Nod ---- http://www.landofnod.com/toy-boxes/kids/storagepalooza/f4072
which will run me about $300.00 p.s. -- they have a cheaper version through Badger Basket... but have gotten mixed review on the quality-- they apparently don't have a plug to cover the screw/screw holes. These would cost about $220.00
or these ---http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29857351 which will cost about $115.00
Either way, I will probably have to buy an additional set for DS when he gets old enough to join his sister in the playroom so there will be an added cost in the future.
I of course :)... prefer the ones from Land of Nod/BB bc they are high quality, look like furniture, can be used in the bedrooms when they are older, and allow the toys to be easily accessed and SEEN to play with --- DD's current storage (big tubs) doesn't allow her to see her toys very well and she just gets frustrated and doesn't play with them very often. The Ikea ones are def. cheaper and I'm sure will last through the years.... but again offer the "tub" storage and are not as easy for her to put toys in and out. Also, they aren't as pretty :)
What would you ladies do???? I hate buying those rickety particle board furniture pieces they have everywhere now and really feel good about buying something that will last and look good! Am I just trying to talk myself into a more expensive purchase???