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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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  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.

  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!!

  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!

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