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Whitecandle · 01/10/2019 17:52

I know this isn't an AIBU thread but posting for traffic...

My DS is 8 months and with Christmas coming up I'm looking into toy storage for the living room. I have no idea what to go for. Ideally want something easily accessible. Seen a few pics as below but want something to look half decent!!

What have you got?

To ask for toy storage ideas for my lounge
To ask for toy storage ideas for my lounge
To ask for toy storage ideas for my lounge
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Claphands · 02/10/2019 21:17

We’ve got this in our living room, was about £40 from Aldi

To ask for toy storage ideas for my lounge
8by8 · 02/10/2019 21:20

How about Ikea trones? It’s very slim and can be fixed to the wall - wouldn’t get in the way as you’re walking in.

You are going to need somewhere for bulky toys though. We use a laundry hamper (the fabric kind with handles) as at least you can chuck everything in there then just move it out of the way.

EmmiJay · 02/10/2019 21:21

I use Fortnum & Mason hampers for toy storage Grin they stack nicely in one corner and DD drags them out by the handles.

EmmiJay · 02/10/2019 21:22

Posted too soon. Meant to say you can buy them on Ebay I've seen.

cochineal7 · 02/10/2019 21:26

Look at the Ikea shoeboxes that you fix on the wall. Not deep and easily accessible for kids.

CCquavers · 02/10/2019 21:37

Personally I would get something that can hide all the rubbish. Toys don’t go away until they’re 10 or more. Ikea do a white shelf and their fabric/cardboard boxes come in a range of colours not just playroom colours. Boxes are cheap so can be replaced.

MsChatterbox · 02/10/2019 21:40

I have one large storage chest that I put robot stickers on. It's really cute and makes for a very quick tidy up! For toys such as puzzles books playdough etc I emptied out my original living room furniture. So the bookcase and TV unit is now dedicated to toy storage. I like that it isn't obviously toy storage 😊

MsChatterbox · 02/10/2019 21:43

Sorry should have read the post through before commenting. How is your space upstairs? Could you store stuff up there and rotate the toys you bring downstairs? Like full a box/basket up downstairs with new toys each day? I bet they would get played with a lot more this way too. Or could you fit slim boxes on wheels under the couches?

justrestinginmybankaccount · 02/10/2019 21:44

I’m sorting out my daughters room too and depth is the problem - Kallax won’t work. I’m getting the Ikea Billy low bookshelves and will use shallow boxes on it. I’ve also got an Ikea chest that I chuck the less-than-everyday toys in and I rotate them. Would the Billy be an option??

justrestinginmybankaccount · 02/10/2019 21:46

Sort should have said - the Billy bookshelves are not deep and air flush to the wall and angled around the skirting board!

MRex · 03/10/2019 08:03

Storage in an ottoman gives you a grown-up look, while DS can happily take the lid off and get at his toys. Being low he can also do tidy-up time. Make sure you get a sturdy one because he's already bent the "kids" type of box, ours is Songnomics

Whitecandle · 03/10/2019 12:12

Just measured the gap again by the side of my radiator cover and it will fit to Kallax!! Trip to Ikea for me I think on the weekend!

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