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Small House Hacks #1

By Moralfibres @moralfibres

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I thought I’d start a new occasional series on Moral Fibres, about small house hacks.

Our house isn’t a tiny house per se, but it’s by no means a big house.  When first build in the 1920’s it was a one bedroomed cottage.  It’s gradually been extended over the years, upwards and outwards to be 3 bedroomed, but even then it has a small footprint.  Let’s just say our youngest daughter’s bedroom doubles as an office and music room for my partner’s musical endeavours.  It’s a good thing she’s not old enough to be bothered by these things!

We do love our house, but with four of us living here (plus pets) we do get on top of each other a bit.  We’ve had to learn some clever tricks to maximise the space so as not to want to kill each other on a regular basis.

My first post of our small house hacks series is of the baby variety.

I was kindly given some Amazon vouchers as a gift from my work when I had my youngest.  I sat on them for a while, as we kept a lot of our old baby gear and we felt there was nothing we didn’t already have or could borrow.  As we hit the weaning stage at 6 months I knew we needed a highchair of sorts, and that’s where the vouchers came in.

With my eldest we had a wooden highchair that although looked lovely, was a pain in the bum all round.  Our little Houdini managed to get out of the straps from an early age, it was a nightmare to get into the nooks and crannies to clean, and it took up a lot of room in our living room.  I cursed the thing with ALL the swear words on a daily basis after constantly stubbing my toe on it.

Second time round I was adamant to go for function over style, and would not entertain a wooden highchair, as pretty as they are.  And with no room to spare for even a folding high chair, I decided to look into travel high chairs.  I came across this iSafe one, and thought it fitted the bill perfectly.

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The iSafe travel highchair is pretty amazing.   It takes up precisely zero floor space. It fixes securely to the table and my daughter can’t get out of the straps.  We can take it off and take it to grandparents houses.  And, for the biggie, when it gets dirty (which is often) you can pop it in the washing machine and it comes out spotless.  We’ve been using it for 8 months now and it still looks like new, unlike the wooden high chair, which by this stage was completely encrusted in various unidentifiable foodstuffs.

We haven’t bought many baby things this time around, but it’s safe to say this is my favorite purchase.  My daughter seems really happy in it too – she gets to sit right beside us and her big sister at mealtimes, and has a presiding view right over the dinner table.  It’s her happy place, I’m sure.

I used Amazon because I had vouchers to use there, but I wouldn’t normally use Amazon.  You can purchase the iSafe highchair directly from Baby Travel if you want to cut out the Amazon shaped middleman.

If you have any small house hacks you want to share, do pop them in the comments below!


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