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Toy Storage Solutions

If you feel like the toys are starting to take over your home and crave a toy free adult space, (or even just to see the floor once in a while), then have a look at some of these creative solutions to make toy storage neat, stylish and affordable.
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One of the easiest ways to create simple and smart storage is to invest in some cheap tubs, buckets or boxes which are easy for the kids to pull out and slide away later on. By looking outside of the traditional children's shops, you can save pounds. For instance, gardening wholesalers often have colourful flexi tubs available for a couple of pounds, which are ideal for dead-heading, but even better for storing that collection of cars in.

By giving the kids an easily recognisable way to sort their toys, according to the colour, shape or size of the tub, you will find tidy up time happens so much more quickly and easily. Be prepared for the tubs to be regularly up-ended though, as children often forget what they have and want to inspect all the toys in the tub at playtime!
If your child loves books, then its worth considering a fabric or wooden child-friendly bookcase in place of a traditionally shaped one. These bookcases allow books to be stored in slings, making it easy for children to see and select their favourite book, without pulling everything off the bookcase and creating a book mountain at story time.

In adult rooms such as the lounge or dining area, where children's toys will inevitably migrate, it can be worth investing in a smart piece of furniture which is easy to pack toys away in. Toy boxes, chests and storage benches can maintain the contemporary and grown up feel of your room whilst allowing toys to be quickly tidied away if you have unexpected visitors.

Canvas bags or tubs can be a great way to keep toys together without the weight of a plastic or wooden box to move around. The subtle nature of the bag means it needn't head straight back to the kiddie's room following playtime, but it will do a great job of concealing those vividly coloured items to avoid spoiling the neutrality of your living areas.
Finally, don't become obsessed with hiding your children's toys away. Their favourite teddies, figurines and oddities are their treasured possessions and should be proudly displayed as we would display our favourite ornament or vase. Open and closed storage solutions like cube systems can be a great choice, as they allow the children's bits and pieces to be closed away in one place, whilst their prized items can be proudly displayed in the open spaces.

If your child loves books, then its worth considering a fabric or wooden child-friendly bookcase in place of a traditionally shaped one. These bookcases allow books to be stored in slings, making it easy for children to see and select their favourite book, without pulling everything off the bookcase and creating a book mountain at story time.

In adult rooms such as the lounge or dining area, where children's toys will inevitably migrate, it can be worth investing in a smart piece of furniture which is easy to pack toys away in. Toy boxes, chests and storage benches can maintain the contemporary and grown up feel of your room whilst allowing toys to be quickly tidied away if you have unexpected visitors.
Canvas bags or tubs can be a great way to keep toys together without the weight of a plastic or wooden box to move around. The subtle nature of the bag means it needn't head straight back to the kiddie's room following playtime, but it will do a great job of concealing those vividly coloured items to avoid spoiling the neutrality of your living areas.

Finally, don't become obsessed with hiding your children's toys away. Their favourite teddies, figurines and oddities are their treasured possessions and should be proudly displayed as we would display our favourite ornament or vase. Open and closed storage solutions like cube systems can be a great choice, as they allow the children's bits and pieces to be closed away in one place, whilst their prized items can be proudly displayed in the open spaces.