Guidecraft Classic White Storage Bench Review


This is a very special month for the Guidecraft Educators. Each one of us had the opportunity to choose a favorite item from the website to review AND host a giveaway. That means that you have the opportunity to win new seven different Guidecraft Toys and Furniture pieces.

It was so tough choosing something special to add to our collection of Guidecraft items, but I decided that the Classic White Storage Bench with Baskets would be perfect! Lydia’s bedroom walls are painted green, her furniture is white, and she has accents of pink throughout. She also has a beautiful window framed by sheer curtains. It was just the right spot for this bench, which measures 27″ H x 34.5″ W x 14.5″ L.  She loves sitting on our bench and looking out her window (to find lizards). It’s great for reading books and stargazing at night, too!










The three baskets, which measure 8″W x 12″D x 6.5″H each, are the perfect size for so many different things: diapers for little ones, shoes and socks, dolls and their accessories, books, dress-up clothes, play food, blocks, etc. The bench would be great for a reading area in a preschool or early elementary classroom, baby’s nursery, young girl’s bedroom, family room, or screened in porch.

One thing I noticed while assembling the bench is that one or two of the directions are somewhat vague, and I ended up switching up the order to assemble it more easily. I suggest looking through all of the illustrations first and carefully completing each step. Keep the screws loose in case you need to move anything around and then tighten at the end.

Here’s a link to the other Guidecraft giveaways. You can enter them all! 

BUY IT! You can purchase the Classic White Storage Bench with Baskets for $170.

WIN IT! You can win a Classic White Storage Bench with Baskets by entering below! This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.

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*I received the aforementioned product for free to review. The opinions expressed are honest and provided without monetary compensation.


About Huppie Mama

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two young children, Lydia (age 4) and Bryce (age 2). Dr. Wells graduated from the University of Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and in 2002 with a Master’s degree in special education. After teaching children ages 3 – 21 with varying abilities for several years, she completed her Doctorate in special education in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. After becoming a mother in 2009, Dr. Wells began blogging as Huppie Mama, writing about child development, healthy eating, crafts, and natural living.
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208 Responses to Guidecraft Classic White Storage Bench Review

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    • Shana says:

      we just got guidecraft’s dress up shelf for my daughter. This bench would be absolutely perfect. Plus way in the future when I get back to the classroom I can enjoy it with my future students!

    • Elise says:

      This would be perfect in my pre-k classroom! I do not have a lot of space, but this is great for storage and seating in a reading area =)

    • Julie says:

      This bench would add some nice seating to my classroom library. The baskets would be great for stuffed animals, story retelling props, and pillows. I love how the baskets provide storage and save space!!! Thanks for helping teachers!!!

    • Anne says:

      I am finally able to get my own classroom and any of these would be great for my classroom! I am so excited I found this site. LOVE IT!!
      Thanks for thinking of us teachers!!!

  2. Melinda says:

    Very sweet and functional. We’re just setting up our 8 months old room and this would be perfect. Thank you for the idea and the chance to win!

  3. Debbie Jackson says:

    This is great! I have a perfect window for this to sit under and the kids can look out the window and be safe! The storage is always a great feature. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Andrea says:

    I have been trying to convince my husband to build something like this. I hope I win it!

  5. Jennifer says:

    That would look fantastic in my kids’ room and they need some kind of seating. Looks like it would hold up to a lot of abuse, too :)

  6. Maureen says:

    That would work beautifully in my classroom Drama center! A nice organized space for all those extras!

  7. Beth says:

    This would be PERFECT in Z’s room, and it matches what she already has! She has a window I can put it under that the vines from the side of the house are starting to wrap around and the butterflies are attracted to, this will give her a safe way to watch!

  8. Diane says:

    I have a brand new granddaughter and this would be perfect for her room.

  9. Anne O'Connell says:

    AS an ECE educator with a big wishlist and a small budget , I enjoy looking at Guidecraft products! This would look great in my classroom reading corner – thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  11. Robin Ramli says:

    This bench would be great for my library center it my listening center in my pre-k classroom! Love the storage bins ! No upholstery means it is easy to clean and will be useable for many years !

  12. cathy says:

    LOVE this bench!! Would be a GREAT addition to a reading center; make it so homey and comfy. Practical, functional, and great looking. awesome!!!

  13. Tena says:

    Very cute bench. Great place to sit and read.

  14. Stacey says:

    I love the look of this bench. I also like the fraction action board on Guidecraft’s website. I would use it to encourage problem solving skills in my preschool.

  15. Lois Lamb says:

    So cute. i love this bench.

  16. Marian Sefcik says:

    What a great place for reading. Books could be stored in the baskets below. I love it.

  17. Lucy says:

    I think this would look so cute in a reading center for my class! Functional and cute!

  18. Kimberly says:

    I would love to win this because it would be perfect for my daughter’s room. She has modern nature themed room, so I like that this kind of resembles a park bench. I also like that it provides a spot for us to sit together for reading.

  19. Pearl says:

    Great for the reading nook.

  20. Monica says:

    I love the look of this bench! I would love to add it to my classroom library. This piece is great for both storage and functionality. With limited space in my classroom, this would be PERFECT!

  21. Paula says:

    The preschoolers in my room would be thrilled to have this under our ‘tree’ in the library area. I, too, have limited storage and space, and its compact design is awesome!

  22. Shelly says:

    This is a very useful idea – love how easily it can be made gender neutral for use with more than 1 child. Great idea for storage and supporting play time.

  23. My daughter would love this! And I’d love the organization!

  24. cathy says:

    My 8 year old would absolutely love this for her room! I think we’d use it for shoes, too–what a good idea.

  25. Tommie Sue Schindler says:

    What a wonderful addition to either of the granddaughters’ rooms — beautiful and functional.

  26. Stacey says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to my family daycare as I’m in DESPERATE need of a bench by my front door. Right now the kids have to sit down on my rug to take their shoes off/put them on. This would be great to get now before the snow gets tracked in this winter and leaves the rug wet.

  27. Robin Wentz says:

    Love the white storage bench, would be a great a great place to store toys

  28. Dawn Johnson says:

    This would be perfect in my daughter’s room! Sounds like she has a window like yours.

  29. Kensey says:

    This bench would be a great addition to my preschool classroom. It’s perfect for my reading center!

  30. Augusta Hale says:

    Would love this by our little one’s bedroom window! He loves to look outside.

  31. Lisa says:

    Wow, amazing!! I’m starting back up teaching for the 1st time in 10 years, and in a preschool for the first time ever… this would be GREAT in helping me build my classroom!

  32. Bethany says:

    My three-year-old daughter would love this to store her baby doll clothes and accessories and sit on to “nurse” her babies. :D

  33. kristin says:

    So cute!! I want to win this for my kindergarten classroom. They would want to read even more :)

  34. Karen patrick says:

    I am teaching in a new classroom this year. The classroom could really use a new seat for our library area

  35. Dana says:

    Wow, what a beautiful AND functional piece of furniture! Would love to win!

  36. Dina Montgomery says:

    Would love this bench for Melissa’s room :) Easy for her to reach and would be great for therapy (sit to stand)

  37. Michelle says:

    This would be perfect in the entryway of my school. So cute and functional, too!

  38. Katie H. says:

    This bench would be great for the library area in my classroom!

  39. Pamela Spann says:

    My students would love the balance beam. Just right for pretend olympics. I would love the bench with storage.

  40. Heather says:

    So cute and great for organization!!

  41. kris says:

    It would look so cute under the window and what a great way to store toys!

  42. pam r. says:

    I would love to win because it looks like such a cozy reading corner!

  43. Kim says:

    This would be a great addition to our special needs preschool. It would be perfect for shared reading.

  44. jen says:

    I teach preschool and this would be PERFECT in our reading corner!!

  45. My boys would love this bench to sit on and read!

  46. Tracy says:

    This will be my first year teaching preschool! I have no preschool furniture or storage, and this is perfect!!!! :)

  47. Ira says:

    I’m currently looking for the toy storage solution. And the bench part would make it even more functional!

  48. Katherine Morse says:

    This would go great in my Preschool classroom! My kids LOVE the reading center and this bench would be a perfect addition for seating while reading books!

  49. lynn foster says:

    I plan to have an in-home preschool and this bench would be a great addition to my playoom/book center.

  50. SuzanneS says:

    This bench would be perfect for my Special Education K-2nd grade classroom! What a great place to sit and read for little kids!

  51. Traci Cameron says:

    This would be perfect for the baby’s room!! Love it!

  52. Diane Bode says:

    This would be perfect in my preschool classroom. I love having places the kiddos can sit and enjoy books!

  53. Andrea says:

    I would LOVE to win this for my house!! I have 2, 3 and 5 year old son’s and this would be perfect by our door to keep their stuff!!

  54. lorena says:

    It would be great to have this at the entryway of our classroom! Thanks for the chance!

  55. Loetitia says:

    The bench would be perfect for a special place to read or sit with friends at preschool.

  56. Sarah says:

    So sweet. Want to win for my preschool classroom. Add a cute space to our reading center.

  57. kristine says:

    So cute! What a wonderful addition it would be for my at home daycare!

  58. Olivia L says:

    I would love to win this for my kids’ playroom.

  59. Kristy says:

    My girls would love the bench, and I would love the storage!

  60. Lisa says:

    Such a beautiful bench and we can always use storage space!

  61. elven johnson says:

    this would be great by the front door to help control shoes & things

  62. Jessica says:

    We have a window that it would go perfectly under for my girls.

  63. Jessica S says:

    It would look perfect in my daughters room

  64. Tina says:

    This would go great under the window in the bedroom or by the front door for all the shoes and accessories. We always looking for hats, mitts, scarves.

  65. Valerie says:

    Besides it being beautiful, we have too many toys and need extra storage!!!

  66. Kathleen Pecic says:

    This would be perfect in our preschool hallway!

  67. Beth G says:

    This bench is very pretty and the quality looks great. It would be perfect for storing toys!

  68. I have 3 girls that share a room. This would go perfectly in it and give each them their own little storage cubby, plus some extra seating.

  69. Candice Hull says:

    My kids have outgrown the little couch in their room and we could definitely use the toy storage

  70. Emily Hall says:

    Oh wow.. this is fab… I could do use this in my classroom.. prefect reading center for my preK kiddos

  71. Lyndsey Bopp says:

    I am always looking for great places for kids to sit and read…love the storage underneath for leveled books!!

  72. Jody says:

    This would work great as a little book nook within my classroom. I could store books in the baskets and the students could sit and read!

  73. Laurie says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to my classroom :)

  74. Laura Clements says:

    What a great idea, storage and seating along with great looks-LOVE IT !

  75. robin says:

    I will donate this to our agency, which assists day care centers.

  76. Jill says:

    This would be perfect for my reading area!

  77. Joanne M. says:

    This reminds me of the cozy space my Grandma created for me in her bay window. Would love to recreate this for my son.

  78. Jackie says:

    this would be the perfect thing for my boys to have to sit on to read and to keep their little toys in underneath

  79. Rochel S says:

    This would be an adorable way to store my daughter’s toys and dolls! It would look great in her room!

  80. Jessica P says:

    I LOVE this bench! It would look so cute in my daughter’s room :)

  81. karla mccollough says:

    This would be perfect in my pre k classroom! Perfect in the library area, sitting and storage area!

  82. Sara says:

    This would be great in my classroom. I would use the bench for the reading area and use the baskets to hold storytelling props like felt stories, a storytelling glove, and maybe stick puppets!

  83. Elizabeth says:

    This would be great in Gwendolyn’s room! A spot for nursing, now, and a reading nook for when she is older.

  84. robin says:

    Awesome… love it

  85. Katrina says:

    Its definitely a beautiful piece of furniture, functional and pleasing to look at. This would make a perfect addition to my little one’s room, right in front of the window!

  86. sara gunnels says:

    I think this piece of furniture is beautiful! It would be perfect for under my daughter’s window. I love the storage area underneath!

  87. Bette Vaughan says:

    This would be great in my classroom library.

  88. Tasha K. says:

    I think this bench would be a great “reading spot” for my four year old and I to share books together! Love it!!

  89. Sylvia says:

    We have been looking for a bench for our front entry way. This bench would be perfect for our somewhat new home (1.5yrs)! :)

  90. tatiana says:

    we could really use a great bench like this!

  91. Susan Barnes says:

    This bench would be awesome for the entrance of my classroom.

  92. Aura says:

    its the perfect addition for my daughters room to store her stuff and have a place to relax and read

  93. Melissa Jensen says:

    This would be so wonderful for my little ones to sit on to take their shoes off in the entryway!

  94. Sandra says:

    I would love to have this for my HeadStart classroom. This would be great for my library/reading area for the children to sit comfortably and look (read) books with friends.

  95. Charlene Roddy says:

    I’m torn on where I would put this bench…my son loves to sit and look through his books, and I can picture him curled up on it under a window…but it would also be perfect in the reading area in my classroom! :)

  96. Nancy Reece says:

    This is soooo pretty! Would love to use it in our Reading Center!

  97. Ellen says:

    This would be such a great addition to my classroom dramatic play corner.

  98. Elisa says:

    Beautiful and useful! i want!!!

  99. NW Homesteader says:

    It’s beautiful, and we have been looking for a bench like this to have in our school room! Plus we have 3 girls and the 3 storage spots underneath are perfect

  100. Amy says:

    I would love to add this in my reading corner

  101. Melissa A says:

    This bench would be amazing for our daughters’ room! I can picture all of their Waldorf dolls sitting on top and storage below :)

  102. Chery says:

    This would make a wonderful addition to my home for my future granddaughter.

  103. Stephanie Jacobson says:

    this would be perfect for my 2 girls!

  104. Amanda says:

    Great giveaway! Looking to use this in my daughter’s room and love that it has such great storage!

  105. Danielle says:

    I love storage baskets!

  106. Danielle says:

    We need a bench to look out the window, too!

  107. Beth says:

    I love this bench!! Storage looks great too! Would love to have this in my reading center.

  108. Kristah says:

    This bench is adorable. And who doesn’t need more storage with kids.

  109. Asma Jawed says:

    I am a new Kindergarten teacher and will be starting a brand new program at our school. I am looking for free and not so costly stuff as I don’t have Kindergarten stuff to begin with. This will be very helpful!

  110. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    This would be perfect in my Kindergarten classroom!

  111. meg says:

    This is so cute! I don’t know if I would put it in my 2nd graders room under her window or put in my 4 year old classroom. Either way I would love it!

  112. I’d like to win because we could use it in our entryway at home!

  113. Gail says:

    Looks very well made. I love the white and pink.

  114. Carrie M says:

    We’re moving into a new house in a month. This would be a great start to the new furniture we’ll be needing!

  115. Susan Banchero says:

    Love this, looks so sweet in your daughter’s room. Would work great in my new classroom!

  116. Amber Mehner says:

    My daughter needs the storage and bench to watch our birds outside

  117. adina says:

    my kids would love this!

  118. Gladys says:

    Trying to provide a rich learning experience for my preschoolers on a small budget. This beautiful bench would make our reading area more inviting.

  119. Rhasheeda says:

    I would like this bench to help encourage the girls to read by having another place to sit and read besides the plastic chairs they do everything else in. Thank you!!

  120. Jessica Grigsby says:

    I would love to win this for bench for organization (storage), space, loving the style and just to sit.

  121. Rebecca McDonald says:

    I work in a center that desperately needs supplies and equipment. It would make a great asset to the center.

  122. Katy Emanuel says:

    Would love to win this bench since it would be a great spot for my daughter to store some of her stuff and would give her a nice seat in her room to sit on when she is reading her books.

  123. Emily James says:

    I would love it for reading with my K4 students !

  124. debbie eklund says:

    I would love this bench for my dramatic play center!

  125. debbie eklund says:

    This bench would also be a great area for reading!

  126. Lisa Roylance says:

    I love this bench, it is a great way to store items and is a seat! It would go great in our dramatic play center.

  127. Amy M says:

    It is perfect for my daughters room.

  128. tennille says:

    Great for storage, could be used by front door!

  129. KT says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter

  130. Caryn S. says:

    I would love to win this storage bench for my home! I would put it at the front door for seating when getting the kids ready to go outside. Not to mention the baskets would be great for storing shoes,hats, mitts and etc.

  131. Angie Bailey (Angie PreciselyMine) says:

    I’d like to win this for my niece who needs lots of storage space and organization in her room.

  132. Sonya Morris says:

    This beautiful bench would be perfect in my little one’s room to create a reading area and keep her favorite books close by. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  133. Julie says:

    Prefect for my grand-daughters’ new room. Her mom is a single mom and she was able to recently buy them a house.

  134. Rebecca D says:

    This would be perfect for my front room! My kids could sit on it to take off their shoes and store their belongings in the bins.

  135. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this would fit perfect! I love how the storage is underneath….great place to put sock and shoes and hats and mittens! And…would be great to have a place to put on his shoes! LOVE IT

  136. Lisa KH says:

    I’d love to win because this would work great in my son’s room. A nice place to sit and storage space too! Pretty awesome!
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  137. Lisa KH says:

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  138. Shirley says:

    I am a Preschool Teacher and would love this this bench in my classroom. I would place it in the Reading Center. It looks very sturdy and I do not have a lot of room so the storage would be wonderful.

  139. Lisa says:

    This would be the perfect addition to the girls’ new playroom!

  140. Aimee says:

    This would be great for some homeschool storage and a neat little reading nook.

  141. Claudia Gomez says:

    it would look great on my daughter’s room and to teach her to be more organized!

  142. Amy Mc says:

    I love the sensory stepping stones

  143. Amy Mc says:

    I would use it in my classroom for the cozy corner

  144. Norma Cruz says:

    I would love this for my reading center in my Kinder classroom!

  145. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Because I recently found out that my daughter is pregnant again ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  146. Amy B says:

    This is gorgeous and would look so lovely in my daughter’s room!

  147. andrea says:

    this bench is beautiful, and would be such a great addition to our daughter’s bedroom! i love the storage underneath it!

  148. Clara says:

    This would be great for my daughter’s room! She would love to play on it, load it up with stuffed animals, and the extra storage underneath is a plus for me!

  149. Tabathia B says:

    My daughter can use for her books and stuff animals and practice reading to her dolls on it

  150. Bryan Kaplan says:

    I’d love to win this wonderful product!

  151. lace says:

    this would be perfect for storing the girls hats/mittens/boots in the winter and also a perfect spot for them to get ready in the mornings. Or to store all their toys in their room.

  152. Justine McD. says:

    I would be great in my daughter’s room!

  153. Kim says:

    because it is adorable!

  154. Secret Burkheiser says:

    It would go perfect in my daughter’s room! I love it!!

  155. Tracie Brown says:

    I desperately need a storage unit for my daughters room

  156. Valerie says:

    I’d like to win this and use it in my foyer. I can always use additional storage!

  157. Danielle says:

    I’d love to win this because we’re re-doing our playroom and this would look great in it!

  158. Kelly D says:

    I would like this bench for my daughters’s room. It would make great storage for her toys & stuffed animals & it would match her other white furniture.

  159. Cindy C. @cin_20 says:

    So Cute, would look great and be so useful in my Grand Daughter room.

  160. I am expecting my first girl after two boys and would LOVE it for her nursery!

  161. Kerry G. says:

    I think it’s a beautiful piece of furniture that would look great in our home and would help organize our kids items

  162. Marianne says:

    I think it’s lovely and would perfectly in our entrance way in our home.

  163. Monica Lavoie says:

    This would look great in my little girls room!


  164. Mandy Blank says:

    This would be perfect for my laundry room!

  165. Dluxe Dana says:

    Our playroom is getting out of control with 4 kids! I was looking for something like this with more storage and a place for the to read right in front of the window. We could get rid of the bookshelf and use the storage underneath for books and such. It looks beautiful!

  166. amy pugmire says:

    I have been trying to get organized forever and I have no idea how to start. This would be a great start for my girls room they would love that cute storage bench

  167. Addison Kat says:

    I’d love this in our toy room!

  168. I would love to get this for my family room.. it so pretty and could hold lots of extras.

  169. Jeanine says:

    I’d love to win it to store all of my granddaughters small toys out of site and to have a beautiful bench for them to sit on and read books.

  170. Laurie says:

    What a beautiful bench. It would be great in my granddaughters room, my kindergarten classroom or in my house for the granddaughters.

  171. Felicia says:

    I would love this bench because it would be great in the kids playroom for storage and a great place for them to sit and read

  172. bitt says:

    I need it so my dog won’t chew my shoes! I’d store them in the bench. ;-)

  173. Nicole L. says:

    I would like to win this because we need more storage space in the nursery.

  174. Robyn Galloway says:

    This would go so perfect in our entry way!

  175. Donna says:

    LOVE IT! Would look great in my daughter’s room

  176. Chloe S says:

    This would be so cute in my daughter’s room

  177. Melissa David says:

    This would be perfect for my daughter!

  178. Pat says:

    This would be a wonderful gift for my granddaughter!

  179. Kristyn Martin says:

    This would be perfect for my son’s room. We could definitely use the extra storage!

  180. Kim Pollock says:

    I would love for my daughter to have storage in her room and a place to read booksor play with her dolls.

  181. jeannine s says:

    I would love to have this in my kids room. I would throw some pillows on it or make a cushion and use it for reading

  182. MAMOTTS says:

    By the front door- no more kids sitting on floor putting on shoes..nice neat area for gloes and such undrneath/backpacks

  183. Claudia says:

    This bench would be nice helping organize for back to school.

  184. Brandi says:

    This would be great for my daughter’s room!

  185. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I would love to win it for my daughter – it would make her feel so special to have her own pink bench!

  186. Tracy Pericht says:

    We would love this to store our books and learning resources for our home school!

    It’s the perfect height for our boys. Thank you!

  187. Molly Bussler says:

    This would be great for my nursery. Thank you

  188. AndreaT says:

    I’d love this to help store all our legos!

  189. janice says:

    Too too too cute! I’d get green baskets for my son, but this would be prefect under his window!

  190. Regina says:

    Would be perfect for my daughters room!

  191. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    It would be a great space saver and it looks great too. Very practical.

  192. Heather R says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter to have a great place to read!

  193. Beata says:

    That is exactly what I need for my daughter’s room.

  194. I would love to win to help my daughter organize her things, as well as provide some great seating in her room!

  195. Tim says:

    This looks nice enough that you could even put it in the living room, but I would put in the always messy room of my daughter.

  196. Ashley Hatten says:

    would love to have this in our play room -would make a great addition! thank you!

  197. Kathryn C. says:

    Would love to have this to put in my daughters room under her window. Thanks!

  198. Michelle Spayde says:

    I’d like to win because it’s perfect for any empty spot that needs something!

  199. Michelle Spayde says:

    My Pinterest name is: Chellesyvonne

  200. Carrie says:

    I would like to win this awesome bench because it would be a great piece to add to my home for my family child care. As a mother of 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls) and 5 day care children this would be a great piece to have as the children and parents arrive to sit and take off their shoes, then put their shoes in the baskets along with anything thye will be needing to take back home wit them later that day.

  201. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d love to win this for my nephew who is getting married and adopting his wife’s cute little girl!

  202. amanda says:

    because ive been wanting something like this for the playroom for the kids to read on and store their books. this is awesome

  203. Tamra H says:

    The bench is lovely! It would really help with storage.

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