The sun is shining today and we are going to have record warm temps tomorrow! 60 glorious degrees. All the rain has melted 90% of the snow and I can see my (albeit grayish) lawn! Even though we are still weeks and weeks away from spring, I can feel it coming. There is sunlight at the end of the grey tunnel. When I heard that this month's theme for my Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart post was outdoor, I was excited to browse all the fun outdoor items. While it is still too early to go crazy with adding things outside, I found some planters that work inside and I picked up this sweet tiered tray. While it may be meant for BBQs, there are a million ways you could use this! I'm going to share my favorite five.
If you like to start some seeds inside before planting them outside in your flowerbed or garden, this is the perfect place to put them! It is easy to just pick it up and carry it to the sink when you need to water and if the pots leak, the metal tray contains the water. Move it around to find the sunniest spots during the day or even set it on the porch on a warm day.
Dryer balls, dryer sheets, a bowl for loose change (and legos and marbles), rags, spot remover, and anything else laundry related can fit on this tray for easy access. It would also make a good cleaning caddy. Add your favorite cleaning supplies and be able to easily take them from room to room as you freshen up.
I like having a big fruit bowl but there tends to be issues with the softer fruit like peaches and pears when they get squished at the bottom. The tiered tray makes it so you can separate them and keep everything in good eating condition. Plus, I think it looks nice having the colorful fruit on display
Office Supply Storage
If we don't have a designated place for mail to go we lose things. Important things. I love that the top shelf of this is the perfect size for mail! I filled the bottom with jars for the supplies that normally get lost in the desk drawers. You could also use this for homework supplies or art supplies so the kids could take it when needed to which ever surface they are working on. Super handy!
The tray has no front or back. It would be perfect for the center of a table at a party for all the napkins, cups, and plates. People could easily reach from either side to get what they need. Or you could fill the whole thing with cupcakes!
Some other ideas would be to add it to your bathroom with soaps, hand towels, Q-tips, etc.
Maybe put it in your guest room with all the supplies you guest may need. If you don't have a guest room like me, you could keep it in a closet and pull it out when you have people come to stay. Set it where ever they are crashing.
Fill it with fresh flowers and use it as a centerpiece.
If you lack enough kitchen drawers, set it on your counter and add jars filled with utensils.
Put your gardening supplies in it and tote it around the yard as you work.
So I am curious, how would you YOU use this metal tiered tray?
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I am a brand ambassador for Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. This was a sponsored post on their behalf but the ideas and thoughts are all my own!
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Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Oh great ideas!!! Loving how it looks with the colorful fruit and as an office tray. I would also use it to organize some of my crafting supplies too!
I'm kicking myself for not grabbing more than 1 of these trays...they're great for so many reasons! I think I love the laundry storage best...and the desserts...aw heck, love them all! xo
I love EVERY single one of these ideas! So creative and perfectly put together. And this tray...I need one!
Now I need four more. hahaha
I was thinking about using it for my makeup and skin care in the bathroom.
I love it as a laundry tote!!!!
Super cute ideas girl
Perfect timing.....I will use this tray to start my seedlings. Love the portability.
I love ALL of your ideas! SOLD!! :) Can we buy this tiered tray at Walmart yet?
(SO glad to hear your weather is cooperating...nothing changes my mood like a great weather day! It is supposed to be upper 60's tomorrow here in central Nebraska!!!!)
I'm not sure if it is in stores yet. They might be, but you can buy it online now. That's how I got mine :)
Love your blog! Just a quick edit: Seedling Tray
If you like to start some seds
should be seeds.
Ah! Thanks for catching that. I fixed it :)
chris aka monkey
i was just perusing another blog who had a tray very simillar for $45, this one for $18 makes me way happier xx
Sometimes it blows my mind how inexpensive the BHG line is. I love it!
Love this tray, and the varies ways you showed it's usages.
Top tray filled with a couple of flavored butters, preserves and cream cheese. Bottom tray would have a colorful napkin with croissants, bagels perhaps fresh baked breads to make an inviting tea very special.
Mmmm! Now I am hungry! I love flavored butters too :)
LOVE every idea!!! thanks for sharing with Monday Funday xo
Great ideas!!! I have wanted to buy that tiered tray but I wasn't sure if I would really use it. I think I need one for my office now. :)
Great ideas. i like the fruit rack. there is never enough room in the typical bowl..i will shop around and look for this,,
I have a couple of tiered trays a round one and a square one. I use them mostly for special occasions or as a statement piece. Why not use them everyday like you did. Great ideas. #HomeMattersParty
I just wanted you to know that I featured this on the create link inspire party as a round up of organizational ideas. I loved it! And totally need one myself. Thanks for linking up!
I BOUGHT THAT TRAY AT WALMART AND USE IT FOR MY COFFEE/TEA STATION NEXT TO MY KURIG. CROCK OF SPOONS, MASON JARS OF CREAMERS, GROUND COFFEE, SWEETNER AND TINS OF TEA. REALLY HAS FREED UP SOME COUNTER SPACE.