So I'm not trying to be all brag-a-docious or anything but every now and again I amaze myself. As most of you know, Aurora is newly mobile. This has led to some major babyproofing efforts such as saying goodbye to the coffee table for a bit and ordering some bright and shiny new gates. I've cleared most things out of our living room so she'll have a big open area to crawl around and explore. However, there are some things that just can't be removed, like our entertainment center. So I went on a long hunt and picked through prices and reviews (like I always do) to find some good bumpers until she's a little steadier. Well... after about two hours I decided I didn't want ANY of the products I looked at! Not only were they moderately expensive, considering what they are, but some just didn't make any sense! Example:
|$2.12 for a 4 pack of new hard corners to put on top of your old hard corners... really?|
Also... Am I supposed to screw those into my furniture?!
I almost considered this option, as it seemed a little more reasonable:
|Flimsy not-so-sticky tape and four slightly more substantial corners: $15.99|
The issues here are:
A. This was the lowest price I could find for this system. Buying the corners and tape separate costs even more.
B. The reviews are AWFUL. The tape won't stick, the cushion isn't thick enough etc. etc.
Ready for my GENIUS solution?
|$1.19 for ALL of this.|
A little creative trimming and a few removable double stick tabs for the top of the subwoofer (everything else is just fitted into the crease) and voila! Super cushy, no sticky tape, and best of all super cheap! After all, it's not like it will be there very long, I have better things to invest time and money on!
So there you have it... genius, no?