I picked up this tray a few months ago at Ikea. I liked the bright blue color and print and you can't beat the $5.99 price tag. I use this tray literally every day when I'm getting ready to feed my daughter a meal. We eat at the table in our dining room, so I prep all of her food and other items needed for the meal and bring it all into the dining room in one swoop on the tray - easy in, easy out.
This is also an Ikea Barbar tray and I started using this one in our living room/entry area. This as you can see is a catch-all area - catch all items that I don't have a spot for when I walk in the door. I'm thinking this tray will probably stay here because I think the yellow and pink are nice and cheery.
There is a tray right next to this pretty yellow one, but it's not so pretty. This one will probably go to another room at some point.
This one is also housing some random items I don't have a place for at the present time, but I like that everything is in one small area and I can move everything easily at any given moment
like each night when I spend a little time prepping the walls for stripe painting. This tray was a wedding shower gift and is from Crate & Barrel. It is no longer available but it is very similar to the Quadrant tray.
And tray number 4 in our house is in our bedroom, and it houses most of my favorite pieces of jewelry
and a random nail file, chapstick, and lipstick.
I got this tray for $4.99 at Marshall's about a month ago. They had a ton of little trays like this that would be perfect in a bedroom or bathroom.
Ok, am I tray crazy? Maybe a little, but they are really useful. And I didn't even mention yet how perfect they are for entertaining and having snacks/beverages on hand for when guests are over. Throw together some cheese and crackers, lemonade, and a small vase of fresh flowers and you've got a great little snack - not to mention a pretty presentation all in one spot.
Here are a few more of my favorites:
Crate and Barrel; $29.95
Cost Plus World Market; $19.99
Etsy seller ionesAttic; $26.00
Do you have any trays in your home that you use on regular basis?