Friday, March 4, 2016

One Step Ahead has Provided Us with Another Solution!


This is a plastic bag full of stuffed animals...


No really, it's a plastic bag, lol. Not an optimal place to store my son's favorite stuffed animals, but he's got too many to keep them randomly placed about his room.


This is a solution that makes everyone happy. It's an Up & Away Hammock, sold at One Step Ahead and it's so easy to install, and very effective for getting those stuffed animals up and out of the bag. This hammock helps with keeping the room looking good too, while still allowing my son to have easy access to his toys when he wants to play. SOLUTIONS! That's the word One Step Ahead is using this year, and they easily live up to it over and over again. This hammock is a great solution.


The product itself is easy to install...super easy in fact.


You simply put those four screws into the wall (dry wall shells included, in case you need them) and hang your hammock. Then you arrange your animals the way you want them.


The hammock holds a LOT of stuffed animals.

We love the simplistic effectiveness of our Up & Away Hammock from One Step Ahead. No more plastic bags makes for one happy mama and son duo. The critters look pretty happy too, don't you think?

I'm considering getting two more of these. They're less than $10, so we definitely COULD. I'd like to tier them right down the wall, one...two...three. I think the look would be fun, and then all of the animals would be up and away.  The benefits of doing so, are plentiful to be sure, and I know my son would love it (he's a stuffed animal nut, that's an undisputable fact). I love easy solutions & I love One Step Ahead.

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49 comments:

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That's such a great idea! My daughters have more stuffed animals than I know what to do with. This is the perfect solution!

Catherine Sargent said...

This looks like a great product. I wish I had this for all of my sons stuffed animals when he was little.

Pat Hatt said...

I used to have one of those in my room growing up to hold a bunch

Sheri Ann Richerson said...

I love these! I had them when my kids were little and I think there are still some around here. They are great for keeping stuff up and out of the way!

Marcie W. said...

All three of my kids had stuffed animal hammocks in their rooms when they were little. They were so handy and really helped with clutter.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

These are terrific! When my oldest was smaller I had these in all four corners of one of our rooms.

Nicole Escat said...

I remember my niece, she had so many stuffed toys and animals. This is a great idea to share. Anyway, the toys of your son are so cute. :)

Heather Blaise said...

I have one of these somewhere. i wish I could find it!

Mom Knows Best said...

I had one of these for my daughter. It made the room look nicer.

Lois Alter Mark said...

Such a cute idea! Great way to keep them organized but still easy to get to.

Aziel Morte said...

This is cool product. I want this for my kids, my kids need in their room for some toys.

Elizabeth O. said...

That's the perfect solution for keeping toys organized! I love the idea and it's really something moms and the kids will love.

Nikki said...

Love your idea! Want it for my kids, to their toys actually. Will check this out.

Rachel Mouton said...

I totally need to get these for my kiddos! I keep hoping they will outgrow their stuffed animals LOL

Brandy Ellen said...

I always wanted one of those for the crazy number of stuffed animals we have here. I was curious how well it worked so appreciate this write up about it!

Blue Grumpster said...

That's one happy bunch!

Eugenia said...

Seems like a great solution for keeping all this stuff organized and at reasonable price! Need to check their website out! Thanks for sharing!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

When my kiddos were much smaller we had these in our kids rooms. I think they are an awesome idea and great way to keep stuffed animals up and out of the way! - Jeanine

Kaitlin Ryan said...

This would be great for my son's room! It would help with storage and make his room look less cluttered.

Ms KathyKenny said...

Oh that really does look handy. My Mom would like it coz she's into the whole sorting things out but she would be too OC about the dust. Its the downfall of living in a tropical country. We get dustmites by the dozen.

Erica Brooks said...

I really should get one of those for my sons room. He won't let me throw or give any of his stuffed animals away. I could use a good way to keep them organized.

Michelle Mink said...

I was a stuffed animal addict as a child and could have used this to keep all of my animals together!

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This is a great idea to stay organized!
I am a big fan of maintaining some at least some type of household order.

Brittany Bly said...

Ah that's so cute! His stuffed animals are great. Awesome tip for staying organized.
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Marielle Altenor said...

At least you had a bag for yours. My kid's stuffed toys are litter all over my office floor! Going to need one of those hammock!

Jonathan Key said...

This is such a fun and practical idea! We always have toys all over the house. Particularly in the kids playroom and their rooms. Thanks for the great suggestion!

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I so need that. I am on a mission to organize the house and I need to get the stuffed animals organized.

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

This a great and unique organizing solution! I'm going to need one of these hammock!

~ Noelle said...

Broxton used to have a TON... Now, I always say NO when he asks for one. Toooo many. I have said I don't want Savannah to have them, but she already has a growing collection.
This would be a great help!

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

This is such a great idea to get any toy off of the messy floor and use vertical storage. Love it

Boulder Locavore said...

I love this hammock storage. We've always struggled with how to store 'stuffed friends'. This allows easy access and getting them off the floor.

Heather Jones said...

I like that. I used to have something like that as a kid to keep them out of the way, but on display. I think it can make a room look nice and cozy.

Carmela M. said...

What a fun idea! This is really perfect for my nephew he has a lot of stuffed toys that really need a solution.

Mya Kroeplin said...

Looks like a great product. I love keeping my sisters stuffed animals nice and neat together.

Rebecca Miller said...

What a great idea for any kiddo's room! Our lil man isn't too into stuffed animals but maybe I could put all of his nerf guns in it :)

ana de jesus said...

I love your hammock it is great for storing bits and bobs. We used to have one to store and organize toys!

Mama to 5 said...

I so need this for my daughter. All her stuffed animals are on her bed which leaves her little room for herself!

Doran HauteBeautyGuide said...

I had one of these as a kid! Until my brother thought he could fit and rip a hole it it. I do remember tucking all my stuff babies away at night. I loved it.

Brianna George said...

I had one of those growing up. It held ALL my stuffed animals.

Ana Fernandez said...

Looks pretty practical! Would love to keep everything in order around here

Stephanie Pass said...

This is definitely what my youngest needs. She has an obsession with stuffed animals that I cannot quell.

amy jones said...

i have one of those, it still held some stuffed animals

Camesha | Mama Motivator said...

I bought these for my kids rooms. I need to hurry up and get them on the wall. They have stuffed animals everywhere.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg I had me of these in my room as a kiddo!!!! I need to get one for my daughter!!

Melissa Bernardo said...

I could use a few of these for my house! My boys love stuffed animals. They are everywhere!

Hannah Adkins said...

LOL! Im 24 years old, and I still have stuffed animals in a bag in my closet. I would get one of these for sure. They need one for adults :D

alissa apel said...

I could have used one of those for my son Isaak. Last year he handed all of his stuffed animals to me and said, "I'm done with these." :(

Launna said...

Valentina has a massive collection of stuffys, I've seen these hammocks and thought about getting one. They are a great price :-)

I hope you and family are doing well and enjoying the great weather. It looks like Spring might be early here, it's been warming up.. so that's great xox ♡

Theresa Mahoney said...

This would definitely come in handy in our house. Right now, we are storing the army of stuffed animals under Allison's bed. This is a cuter way for her to actually have them stored and SEE them all at the same time.