Thursday, June 1, 2017

Flexible Seating

This past year we've found out that teachers all around the country love using Otto Storage Stools in their classrooms as part of a "Fexible Seating" arrangement. We've started collaborating with a number of teacher bloggers to get a better understanding of teachers' needs and how we can service them best.

One blogger, Jen from was kind enough to share her blogpost on Flexible Seating with us and gave us permission to add it to our blog. If you are interested in introducing Flexible Seating in your classroom, this blogpost is a great starting point. She is also reviewing Otto Storage Stools in her blogpost which she has been given by us for free for an honest product review. This is what she has to say:

“Flexible Seating” is a hot topic these days. I wanted to round up some of my favorites I use and have seen, as well as discuss a little bit about what flexible seating means to me and my classroom.

There are many flexible seating options out there, so pick what works best for your classroom! Here are some flexible seating options to start!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Organizing your Entryway in Winter

A home’s entryway can be a hectic, cluttered space at the best of times. We often dash through it in a rush: pulling on outerwear while searching for keys, an umbrella or a matching pair of gloves.

Wintertime just makes things worse. Coming in from the cold, where to put all those boots, coats, hats, scarves, mittens and other necessary winter accessories?

In an ideal world, maybe things get hung up, or maybe they get tossed in a closet. Or – let’s be honest – maybe they pile up on a chair or the floor until it’s time to go back out again. But when you’re late for the bus, sorting them out and searching for a missing glove can be a real hassle.

If this sounds familiar, there are a few easy ways you can make your home’s entryway tidier and more efficient. This is good practice any time of the year, and especially helpful in winter.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reusing, repurposing and recycling are good habits for anyone who aspires to have a less wasteful household. The creative people behind Otto Storage have designed the packaging for their Otto Storage Stools with that in mind.

Otto Storage Stools come packed in large, sturdy tote bags. These heavy-duty plastic-bags are big and strong enough to carry just about anything: groceries, beach or gym gear, laundry (handy for residents of student dorms and New York City apartment buildings), or any other essentials of daily life. These totes are not only practical, their bright designs look great, too.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Presenting the Rutgers OTTO Storage Stool

If you’re a #Rutgers student, you may soon see Rutgers OTTO Storage Stools popping up around campus. You can’t miss their distinctive design in Rutgers scarlet with the official university logo.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How to Avoid Drowning in Paper Clutter

Have you noticed that even in the so-called digital world of today, we are still drowning in paper? Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, brochures, flyers, and old-fashioned mail – they continue to find their way into our homes somehow.

Some is welcome, some not so much. I’ll be the first to admit a weakness for reading material. I always carry a book, magazine or newspaper around with me and often can’t resist picking up some more to bring home.

But what comes in must go back out again eventually, or a mountain of paper will grow. Following a very simple system of sorting, reading and recycling will help you avoid clutter and still enjoy your reading material. By getting the paper flow under control, the important things won’t get lost and the unimportant things won’t pile up. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Live in Harmony with Kids’ Toys

We adore our kids. We can’t resist showering them with toys and gifts. Nor can their grandparents. Nor can lots of other relatives and friends. And so, whether intended or not, kids these days end up possessing a lot of stuff. Gradually we notice our formerly lovely grown-up homes being taken over by games and toys, many of which have zillions of little pieces.

With a bit of organization, it’s possible to live in harmony with this kid stuff. Don’t be afraid to take back your living room – it does not have to involve a Grinch-like removal of toys. These three tips will help keep things neater without banishing all the fun from the living area.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A well-organized transition to spring

Has spring finally arrived where you live? After such a cold and long winter in many parts of the U.S., many of us are breathing a sigh of relief to see spring blossoming all around. Depending on your location, spring can be the ideal time to enjoy the outdoors before the heat and humidity of summer set in. So let yourself be inspired by the warmth and sunshine to clean and organize your outdoor space.
Making the transition from months of cozy indoor living to the great outdoors requires a little preparation. Those balconies, decks, patios and yards are often a mess after a long winter, and it takes some effort and organization to make them pleasant again. Here are some ideas for your spring clean and a few tips on how OTTO Storage Stools can be useful outdoors.