I remember vividly climbing on furniture as a child, especially on tall bookcases. If it ever fell on top of me, I don’t remember, but it would explain a lot of things…..
While shipping our stuff, we read on the news that the two MALM IKEA dressers that we decided to take with us were being recalled. When we heard this, we realized it was time to anchor again.
My husband and I have always anchored our furniture to the walls. Our walls in our London apartment were very crooked, and all our furniture would lean over. We also know our 3 year old daughter very well. She is a dare devil, who likes to climb, open windows, and run away.
In my search for archors to attach our deadly MALM dressers to the wall, I naturally ventured out with our toddler to one of my favorite places in the world, IKEA. The first place you would think to look is the safety department, but no such luck there. I was already feeling defeated and ready to give up, wanting to join the crowd in the restaurant, and fight the masses for some meatballs and cranberry sauce.
But I had the bright idea of searching for a picture of a MALM dresser on my phone and show it to one of the IKEA employees. She then sent me to the return and exchange department located behind the cash registers. After I paid for all the other useful things I found (a bag of 3000 tea candles, another stuffed flamingo, and a even better dish rack), I walked over to the return and exchange department and got some free wall anchors.
Pauline van Hasselt has just started working for Beijing Kids. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of this year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.