Have you ever had the issue where people come over but you run out of chairs? But you can’t really get more chairs than you already have, because you just don’t have space. You can store these unfolding chairs though in basically unlimited numbers. I also wonder if these would work in the back of a pickup truck or in a travel van for RVing.

This one is called the “Oyster,” by studio design and architecture brand Kawamura Ganjavian, as a flexible and foldable chair. The original idea came from an idea about a paper casserole.

In case you’re wondering, the folded-down mode is also a thick comfortable cusion. Tiny home owners who drive compact cars, now you have tiny foldable compact chairs.

This compact chair unfolds - Store unlimited chairs

Trampoline Tent Cover for Backyard Camping

One of the best late spring or early summer activities is getting to spend time outdoors. Of course, there are a few downsides, like bugs, but the benefits and fun far outweigh the downsides, which can be fixed with citronella candles and mosquito net – or, if you’re wanting to spend the night outside, a tent cover for the trampoline.

If you’ve already got a trampoline, or are considering one, you may also want to check out trampoline tent covers, which can be put up and taken down quickly, allowing for an impromptu camping trip without all the hustle and bustle, reservations, planning, and car time that a regular camping trip requires. You can set up a campfire, tell spooky stories, and then snuggle into a sleeping bag and thank the stars you have a cozy cover that keeps the weather and bugs off you while you dream.

There are plenty of styles to choose from, some with additions and extras like inflatable capability, a treehouse design, or windows. There are more kid-friendly options as well as more practical designs for the adults. You can find covers for $50.00 and up on Amazon, or you can check out places like Wal-Mart or Wayfair for their offerings, which come in all sizes – you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your trampoline. You may also be able to catch these on sale during cooler months, so keep an eye out and add one of these to your wishlist.

Inflatable animals for groups - Huge-size fun!

Many of us growing up wished we had our own pool. Some of us were lucky enough to have a neighborhood pool, a nearby lake, or a friend whose family had a pool in the backyard. Now that we’re older, of course, we know that pools come with upkeep and insurance and decide that the pool at the apartment complex or gym is quite enough.

However, that doesn’t stop us all from wanting to have some fun with friends on the weekend. Enter the best invention for pool parties in the last several years: group-size inflatables. That’s right – grab your closest four to six friends, some beer, and your bathing suits and hit the pool with an array of fun designs, my personal favorites being a giant unicorn, a pizza that splits into separate floats, and the inflatable island raft.

These have become so popular that some of the most sought-after inflatables are completely sold out, or only available at a special price on E-Bay. However, you can find a variety still available on Amazon, typically in the $125-200.00 price range.

Next time you decide to host a summer BBQ, a birthday party by the pool, or even a movie night on the water, you may want to consider one or more of these inflatables — after all, who can resist reliving a childhood dream?