Get your kids' bedrooms organised for 2018 with these top storage solutions for families.
Kids toys. They seem to breed overnight don’t they? From tiny dollhouse furniture to big bulky trucks, every plaything needs a home that can be easily accessed by little hands. However, the trick to great kids storage solutions is making them look fantastic too.
With all the amazing new products coming out, the hardest choice you’ll have to make is which ones you won’t be buying.
There are heaps of different styles and designs to choose from. Mix and match or get a cute set in different sizes. Line a few up next to each other and your storage solutions become an instantly styled shelf.
Toy Storage Bags
They might just be rated A for addictive. Honestly, these are one of the best things on the market right now. A simple and effect solution to toy storage, these bags double as a play mat. Even lego storage is simple, and dolls, cars, balls and blocks can all be swiftly cleared away with one swing.
If you’ve already got a great size storage container but want to try something different, think about getting a luggy with wheels so that your child can move it around easily. These ones from Olli Ella are super cute – the hardest part is choosing a colour! You can also hang them on a hook to save space.
Kids Clothing Racks
These are irresistible at the moment! I love them for the obvious choice of displaying the kids’ costumes. While you might think their use is limited to hanging clothes, you’ll be surprised how creative you can be with clothing racks. Some brands even offer
These are great for medium to large toys. Kids can easily see what is inside the basket, which may prevent the entire contents being tipped out during a search. They come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours so you can choose one that not only fits the toys, but also suits your décor.
These have been growing in popularity and it is no wonder why! Super gorgeous stacked on top of each other, easy to move and pull out - suitcases are great for keeping sprawling toys or clothes tucked away until needed! Stylish, sleek & modern.
Great if you don’t have commitment issues. If you do, look for adhesive wall hooks as an alternative to the screw-in ones. Obviously, hooks are great for hanging bags, hats and dress ups. You could also hang a funky coat hanger from them to display jewellery or peg art pieces to them. Plus, a beautiful wall hook becomes part of the wall décor when it’s not in use.
Sit & Store
Now, these are seats of wonder! A huge space saver and very practical, these special seats come with a hidden storage compartment for toddlers and children to store all their favourite toys, books and treasures.
A great way to make use of wall space! Opt for a traditional shelf, or discover some of the newest styles of shelving such as the Bride and Wolfe Mesh series for a real statement item. Whatever you choose, they make a great way to display your little one’s items, or to keep beautiful keepsakes safe. I’m loving the Ubabub Booksee Shelf for a shelf that can be used for years to come either by you or your child.
No longer for the shed or garage - although you might be stealing more hooks from there once your child works out how fun hanging bits and pieces can be. Hang storage cups for art and craft items, pictures, artwork, jewellery and so on. Place it low for easy access for littlies, or higher for older kids, or just if you want to keep things out of reach. Hanging small wire baskets garage-storage style is a great way to keep clutter off the desktop.
It’s a great idea to organise your child’s toys into groups (either practically or on paper!) and then see what storage systems you may already have around the house. Ultimately, your children’s storage solutions will have to suit your budget, your child’s development, your home and your décor. Oh, and if you choose wisely, there is every chance that you’ll be able to use many of the storage options listed above in other spaces around the home too.
Once you’ve determined what you need, then comes the fun part of shopping and then styling a beautiful, functional and tidy space for your child. You never know, toys might actually find their way back to their home! Fingers crossed, right?