Christmas with young children brings with it the inevitability of an influx of toys. Which is great, but where do you put them all?! I’ve had a hunt around for some storage ideas and here are a few of my favourites:
The Stuffel Bag was designed by two mums and is the perfect way to store a variety of toys, particularly those with lots of small pieces. It comes in two sizes, eight colours and is manufactured in the UK. Rolled out flat, it is a soft playmate with sides, around which children can play cooperatively. Draw it up and everything stays together. Hopefully meaning fewer games of ‘hunt the vital piece’ and less chance of stumbling painfully on a mislaid Lego brick after bedtime.
Clifton Toy Organiser, Great Little Trading Company
This is a really versatile piece of furniture that could be adapted as children grow. A solid birch frame supports three deep shelves. The top tier has three compartments, the middle has two and the bottom is one large box. Lots of space for books, craft supplies, train track, anything!
Reusable Paper Sack , This Modern Life
A simple, inexpensive but stylish way to clear the floor at the end of the day! The monochrome design would slot into any room scheme and is easy to move from room to room. Maybe one for the cuddly toys? They would look cute spilling out the top!
Happy Jackson Toy Bag, Temptation Gifts
I love the contrasting colours of this bag, they would brighten up any room. The handles would make it useful for travel too. And it’s a bargain at only £3.99!
Personalised Kids’ Book Caddy, Plantabox
I try to rotate books for my boys every now and again, swapping some from the high bookshelf to the their level. This solid pine caddy is a great way to keep all those favourite books to hand, and encourage good tidying up habits too! There are ten colours to choose from and the personalisation option means it would make a lovely gift, too.
Stackable Metal Storage Box (Red), Vertbaudet
I love the idea of mixing these slightly industrial-looking boxes with the more usual wooden, plastic and textile playroom storage. There are four colours available and they are stackable too, so could be useful in the corner of a room while still allowing children access to their toys.
Do you have any storage stalwarts in your house?