Ikea Expedit

(14 Posts)
NoMoreWineForMeThen Sun 20-Jan-13 17:12:59

Ikea Expedit seems like a good solution to our toy storage issues but I'd like 'funkier' storage baskets than those available at Ikea. Wondered if anyone has any suggestions? I thought it might be worth asking as I've often come across custom covers for Ikea sofa and chairs so perhaps someone is doing custom baskets for the Expedit book shelves? I can find lots of interesting storage baskets available in the States but nothing in the UK.

Thanks!

Themobstersknife Sun 20-Jan-13 17:19:08

How old are your kids? I have expedit and originally wanted funky! But have settled on cheap, see through boxes, so the kids can see what is in them. This stopped the hauling all the baskets out and chucking the contents on the floor technique that they previously employed! They don't look good but save lots of tidying!

NoMoreWineForMeThen Sun 20-Jan-13 17:27:32

DD is 2 and DTS 8 months.

I feel like I'm living in Toys r Us, particularly since Christmas! Our dining room is slowly becoming the dumping ground for all of the toys and I would like to be able to tidy everything away and still use the room as a dining room (in 20nevernever when we have friends over for dinner again! grin). Therefore, I would like something that looks nice but can also withstand 3 LO.

hotbot Sun 20-Jan-13 17:33:14

We are ikea trofast fans here, tho. A few years ago I would have put my eyes on forks before ever thinking I would resort to plastic tat storage.
It's good because I can theme a box eg octonauts, and they are varying sizes,

NoMoreWineForMeThen Sun 20-Jan-13 20:12:49

Trofast is great for their bedrooms but not exactly what I'm after for the 'dining come play room'.

Ha, it's amazing the number of things I have done around the house that I would have turned my nose up at pre-children!

ArtyFartyQueen Sun 20-Jan-13 20:21:39

I'm looking at Expedit too - what I was looking at was getting these boxes www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30219281/ and then finding some material to cover them. Could something like that work for you?

lechatnoir Sun 20-Jan-13 22:09:08

GLTC do some lovely boxes http://www.gltc.co.uk/

Themobstersknife Mon 21-Jan-13 10:16:52

Plastic themed boxes work well also because I can get DD1 tidying up as she knows where things should go. I am making her anal like me!

flakjacket Mon 21-Jan-13 10:19:25

http://www.partsofsweden.co.uk/ikea2/storage/king-basket/

NoMoreWineForMeThen Mon 21-Jan-13 23:30:20

Ooh they look good, thank you!

montage Fri 01-Feb-13 01:24:02

That drona box now also comes in a pink-floral-on-white option, instore.

herhonesty Sat 02-Feb-13 07:45:31

Lazari or lazzari and vertbaudet do nice storage boxes

QueenMaeve Sun 03-Feb-13 19:47:40

The boxes with lids you can get for Expedit, could easily be jazzed up. You could cover with fabric, use wall stickers on them, decoupage, or spray a different colour

MrsJamin Wed 06-Feb-13 05:50:42

We have the zip up boxes for expedit, fab for things with tiny bits like lego. Covering the boxes is a cool idea. Have a search for "ikea hacks expedit" in google images and it might give you some ideas you could make yourself.

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