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testosteroneoverload · 04/05/2008 12:55

anyone found any fab new ideas for stashing away too many toys in a childs bedroom?
my 2 ds's share a room, have far too many toys and clothes, ive already got rid of quite a bit but they still seem to have a lot. any ideas?

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poodlepusher · 06/05/2008 10:44

For soft / small toys that don't require sorting how about Habitat laundry baskets - they are a wire spiral covered in mesh fabric (red, black etc) and quite cheap. If you need to be tiday / sort things into categories I'd say use opaque boxes you can stack (or old icecream tubs) and label them.

PussinJimmyChoos · 06/05/2008 10:45

IKEA trofast storage - fab fab fab! Have actually got it in the living room atm and DS loves rooting around the trays to find his toys!

MrsBadger · 06/05/2008 10:55

another vote for Trofast

testosteroneoverload · 06/05/2008 14:22

cool! i could do with my yearly stint in ikea to be a bit early by the sounds of it then, roll on next year when ikea goes in to southampton!!!

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Fizzylemonade · 06/05/2008 14:32

Trofast again!! I love it, we have all sizes of the tubs so we have paper, felt tips, etc in the small trays and soft toys, cars, trucks etc in the large blue ones.

I have labelled mine and I do try to return everything to its home! That way when ds1 asks for his cat mask I know exactly where it is.

My ikea is 3 mile away!!!

testosteroneoverload · 06/05/2008 14:38

how lucky! we are about an hour and 45 mins from our nearest ikea, i think(not quite sure as i never drive, i normally fall asleep in the car)

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Fizzylemonade · 06/05/2008 14:46

It used to be a big adventure but when you have an Ikea on your doorstep it takes away some of the giddiness.

It also means you can walk away from stuff, think about it and go back the next day to get it.

I am truly an Ikea girl

katylou25 · 06/05/2008 15:43

Trofast, trofast, trofast all the way! Another one who lives 3 miles from Ikea - it's a friday night out (v.sad boring emoticon!) for us!

PussinJimmyChoos · 06/05/2008 16:34

I live a 20 mins WALK from an IKEA....

Seriously though, they really do think about their storage - the Trofast is ideal for DS but still looks good in the living room!

testosteroneoverload · 07/05/2008 12:39

looks like its ikea for certain then , anyone fancy trying to convince DH i need to go to ikea?

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tootiredtothink · 07/05/2008 13:01

Hijack!!!!

For all you Trofast users, which systems have you got? Or do you just go for whichever looks best in your room?

I have huge storage problems (my excuse for being sooooo untidy) and now need to do something about it!!!

MrsBadger · 07/05/2008 13:26

depeds on what you have to put in it

pens, paper etc go well in shallow trays
bigger stuff like lego needs deeper ones
huge things like stuffed animals or plastic dinosaurs need the deep buckety type

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