Oct 25, 2018

Lovin' Life 25/10/2018: Kmart is the New Ikea.

Today I'm loving the fact that I have created order out of the chaos that was previously the section of my desk devoted to charging cables.

I don't have the 'before' photo but I am pretty sure you can imagine it.

It's ironic, isn't it, that while technology streamlines and organizes so much of our world maintaining and storing devices often adds more physical clutter to our lives.  The more devices we have / need, the more cables or charging stations we have to find room for.  Those wireless docks are all well and good but you often need to take things out of cases to make them work which kind of defeats the purpose.

My workspace has gradually taken on the appearance of a table of spaghetti as more and more cables have been added to the mix.  Fortunately, most appliances have the same charger so I've gotten by with simply attaching whatever I needed to charge with the first available charger I could untangle.  

But then I went to Kmart (as so many good stories on this blog are wont to begin).

via kmart.com.au
And saw their range of bamboo tablet and smartphone organizers.  This particular version retails for $25.  It has space for four cables along the back and a large shelf area to place all your devices on.  There's also a pull out drawer beneath.  Ours is currently filled with a variety of Master SSG's 'treasures'.  The handy ledge above the cable area is wide and sturdy enough to house a wireless speaker.  No assembly was required for this particular unit,  Mine currently takes pride of place between a couple of desk organizers I also purchased at Kmart.

Is Kmart the new Ikea, I wonder?

Do you have any finds from Kmart at your place that have helped restore order where there was once chaos?



13 comments:

  1. I need that in my brain. I'm in a state of chaos (nothing terrible, just squandering time) and don't seem to be able to get back on track

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  2. Arghhh - cables! Can't go to Kmart and not buy something really.

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  3. I don't have to imagine the before photo I just need to look at the state of my desk right now lol!

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  4. I have two friends who are KMart addicts and I've had my eye on a fake potplant from there from the last catalogue. I can't believe how nice their stuff looks. I have a few potplant holders from there from years gone by as well as frames for pics etc...

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  5. Great idea. I'm often heard to wonder aloud how one corner of our kitchen bench is now just a charging station.

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  6. I bought a wine velvet bedroom chair from K Mart for less than $70 and I love it. They even have flipping linen sheets. I am still an Ikea enthusiast but I definitely keep an eye on what K mart has

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  7. I'm a huge fan of KMart - it always seems to have something I like for next to no cost. Our last purchase was a belt for my husband's work pants - they ranged from $5 - $10 for a good quality black belt - what's not to love?

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  8. Hi SSG, I think KMart has really stepped up and has so many lovely items these days that are inexpensive but look good. I love their homewares range which means you don't have to spend a fortune to be 'on trend'. Have a great week!

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  9. Love it. I'm off to K Mart to buy one! #TeamLovinLife

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  10. Kmart is dangerous!!! Things are cheap and you end up buying so much you probably don't need :P

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  11. How funny - I was thinking this just the other day "Kmart is the new Ikea and much easier to get to!"

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  12. I go into our KMart - head to the books section and that is it. It is also rare I buy a book there too. In our area there are literally 2 shelves for books and a gazillion for homewares. I guess I am not needing thing as much these days but agree that this little beauty is a winner. Denyse x

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  13. I HATE cables showing. Hubby doesn't seem to mind. He has stuff everywhere under his desk, whereas my cables are hidden. This looks very cool. Very very cool.

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