Thursday, January 5, 2012

Toy Storage

Have you found yourself buried in toys since Christmas? If you have a little one, then you know my pain. I'm overjoyed that Santa and everyone else in our family completely spoiled Baby A, but where do I put it all now besides the middle of the living room floor.
Almost as soon as the wrapping was in the trash, I was plotting a home for said toys. My mind was churning with storage options for everything except the Dora tent. I'm afraid it's acting like a new piece of furniture in the game room. No concealing it! Good 'ol Dora the Explorer. I came up with some options that are stylish and do the trick of hiding the clutter.


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I've got my eye on number 3 for some more storage. The alcove at the top of our stairs opens to the gameroom and needs a new piece. For now, there's an old console table that went to the garage to die. I brought it in and saved it for a while longer. It's alright, but I can't exactly open it up and shove toys inside. Plus, I love the dark grey of the IKEA piece. You can't quite tell in the pic, but it's very deep and can hold a lot of junk! 

Here's some spaces that have amazing storage solutions.












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4 comments:

  1. I'm so with you on this storage thing. My daughter received too many new toys for Christmas. Her tent was in the family room for a good week until I decided to drag it upstairs. Since we moved in the new house, I have banned all toys from downstairs. In the last house we had an oversized ottoman in the family room that doubled as toy storage. I loved it.

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  2. Ahhhh...fabulous storage makes my heart go pitter-patter...I'm a total nerd, I know. (c: But I'm afraid we have had more than one not-so-fab storage items make an appearance in our house, so I feel ya on the whole Dora thing! Oh to have an unlimited budget to make all my storage dreams come true!!

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  3. Don't we all wish we had all that storage space for toys? As soon as the holiday gifts were opened, I was already dreading the huge toys with no place to go and I only have a 4 month old!

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  4. I'm always looking for storage ideas. It is so hard to keep everything organized!

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