Ever since I spider-proofed my home and got the additional back up of pest control, I've been thinking of ways to store items so that nothing is left sitting on the floor. I thought a bench would be perfect for holding suitcases and weekender totes whenever I pack before a trip. Or to hold blankets for when I'm cold in the middle of the night, which isn't happening now with our sunny weather but will happen come winter. I also have one storage bin of clothes that I want to keep in my room but is too high to go under the bed and my closet is packed full. A bench would solve all these problems!
It's not a big space though, between the dresser and the hope chest and my bed. A bench would need to have a cushion high enough for the storage bin to fit underneath. And it couldn't be wider than the dresser.
I searched high and low. Everything I found was either the wrong size or Pottery Barn-expensive. Enter Tracy's find for me at Kirkland's:
Already getting used