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Toy Storage: A Practical Way to Keep Your Sanity

Prepare for the "new holiday toy avalanche" with these fun storage options

by Brad

With some of the year's biggest gift-giving holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa) quickly approaching, many parents are collectively holding their breath for the aftermath--lots and lots and LOTS of new toys strewn about their homes. A floor cluttered with dolls, balls, games, and puzzles can easily make a parent feel like they're navigating a mine field, so it may be in their best interest to be prepared ahead of time. And what's the best way to do that? Proper toy organization, of course!

Check out some of our new toy storage options that will help protect both your bare feet and your sanity...

Animal Water Hyacinth Bins


As cute as they are useful, our new Animal Water Hyacinth Bins are great for corralling smaller toys such as stuffed animals and blocks. Woven from natural water hyacinth fibers on a metal frame, they're extra-sturdy and durable enough to serve as playroom toy storage, everyday catchalls or even as pet beds. Integrated handles make them easy to carry, and we have a virtual menagerie of options (bears, bees, bunnies, cats, frogs, lions, and unicorns).

3 Sprouts Animal Bins, Cubes, and Boxes


For the kid who just can't get enough of animals, our 3 Sprouts collection is the answer. With three different types of storage options (bins, cubes, or boxes) and a zoo-rific assortment of designs including lions, hedgehogs, penguins, raccoons, and sloths, the possibilities are vast--and so much fun!

Striped Cotton Rope Bins


For those seeking a more colorful option, we recommend our Striped Rope Bins. Available in three sizes--the Oval Bin, the Tall Oval Bin, and the Laundry Hamper--they're handmade from soft-yet-strong cotton ropes and feature integrated carry handles.

3-Tier Like-it Storage Cart and Mini Town Baskets


If your ideal toy storage solution is mobile, multi-tiered, and multi-functional, the Wide 3-Tier Like-it Storage Cart may be just what you need. Designed to work in conjunction with the colorful Like-it Mini Town Baskets, they're made from durable, easy-to-clean polypropylene that can take just about anything kids can dish out. And once there's no longer a need for the cart in the playroom, it can work just as well in the kitchen, laundry room, or office.

Picking Bin with Dual Open Lid


In some play areas--especially those with limited floor space--stacking storage bins are the best solution, and one of our newest is our Picking Bin with Dual Open Lid. Constructed from super-strong polypropylene, it features both an opaque top lid and and transparent front lid which allows the user two different ways to access its contents, depending on how it's stacked. Bonus: it also features wheels for easy mobility!

Plastic Storage Bins with Handles


Finally, for a simple and no-frills approach to toy storage, you can't go wrong with our Plastic Storage Bins with Handles. Well--they do have some frills, like a rainbow of fun colors (aqua, fuschia, peacock, red, smoke, white, and clear) and four different sizes, but they're still an affordable, versatile option that works well practically anywhere.

If none of these options are quite what you had in mind, feel free to browse the rest of our toy storage collection here. You can also check out these options in person in our store locations, live chat with us, or call us at 1-800-733-3532. Our Customer Solutions Department is available to take your call or chat Monday through Saturday, 8 AM - 8 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM - 7 PM CST.