Toy Chest? Storage Solutions?

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  1. ExpectingK

    ExpectingK Well-Known Member

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    Help! What do you store your children's toys in?

    At the moment I have 2 cheapy plastic containers containing lo's toys and they fit under the coffee table. The few bigger bits sit by the side.

    I know come Christmas I'll be overrun with a load of new toys and nowhere to tidy them away! I'm a bit of a neat freak and like to pack up at the end of each day, plus, we live in a flat and space is short.

    I've been looking online. Mothercare want £40+ for a sturdy wooden toy box. I'm on the Isle of Wight so we often get stung by companies who courier things over so I'm limited where I can buy things.

    Is a toy box the best option or can anyone suggest something else? Show me your storage solutions!! What worked for you, what was a waste of money?
     
  2. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    I'll be waiting replies with interest too :happydance:

    I have two plastic boxes of toys at my house, which would be fine except that there are too many toys in there to put lids on and one of my dogs steals toys and destroys them the minute my back is turned :growlmad:

    I don't really want to add more boxes so I can put lids on them and I'm worried about a hinged lid traditional toy box trapping little fingers :nope: so I'm looking for a stylish but workable solution
     
  4. RHR

    RHR Mummy 2 Isabelle & Sophie

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    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    Does the Argos box lid have 'stays' on the lid so that it can be locked in the up position?
     
  6. ExpectingK

    ExpectingK Well-Known Member

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    Two posts suggesting the same product in Argos plus it has 20% off at present - yay!! I kinda like the idea of getting creative and painting it myself and padding the seat.

    Closest Ikea is Southampton. They charge a premium to deliver to the Island. If I take the car on the ferry it'll cost me over £30! My sister is taking a daytrip there next month so it might be worth me considering them as she could collect for me.

    We have a few charity shops but they tend to be small and stock mainly clothes. We do have a local version of ebay so I'll have to watch that too.

    Thanks for your suggestions - appreciated.
     
  7. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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  8. Lauki

    Lauki Mummy and newly pregnant!

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    We have her travelcot in the corner of our liing room. LOTS of space for all her toys and other bits and bobs :).
     
  9. patch2006uk

    patch2006uk Well-Known Member

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    We have a wardrobe in the living room!! In our defense, it used to be a bedroom. It's handy though :) We also have a plastic flexible bucket thing for his everyday toys
     
  10. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    No, it just has a chain on it, so it can't flap all the way back. What I also have is a monks bench from Argos

    https://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8325299.htm

    Which does stay up and has a slow close so it can't trap fingers so easily. I have it in Mog's room.
     
  11. babyloulou

    babyloulou 1 beautiful baby boy!

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    Has anyone found any decent drawer systems or anything? My cousin had one for her kids a couple of years ago that was brill. It covered the whole side of the playroom amd had big plastic drawers in that the kids could slide in and out and tidy their toys into. I can't find one anywhere. Ikea only have crappy little ones that are overpriced and would hardly fit any toys in!
     
  12. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    Right now we have two large wicker baskets out in the living room that LO can pick out of. I think we might have to get a toy chest for Christmas.
     

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