Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Yes, the blog is called Everyday Fun, but sometimes, fun must come in a different form. And today, I want to talk about how to organize the fun—specifically toys. I live in an apartment so my kids have toys both in their room and in the living room. They are still too young to be trusted to play alone in their bedroom so we are often living in a sea of blocks, legos, and puzzle pieces in our main living space. But I don’t always want their toys hanging out in the living room (can I host a cocktail party without Elmo staring at me from the corner of the room?) so I got this brilliant idea their toy storage containers should be on wheels. Well, apparently there are many other brilliant minds out there because I found a bunch of great options. Check out my top 5.
I had to start with the most brilliant of products, the Koloro Wagon by Ichiro. It’s not just a rolling toy bin. No no. It’s a wagon, a side table, a tool box, a tv tray. Plus it’s transformable by the kid. Say no more. Thank you Design for Minikind for featuring this.
We’ve all seen the crates on wheels, but I don’t think it ever gets old. Just attach some casters to wooden crates and voila! These are also so great because they can function beyond toys…store boots in your mudroom, gardening tools in the garage, or put a top on it and make it an ottoman. Found on Live Simply by Annie.
If wicker is your thing, then here’s the mobile toy bin for you from Wisteria.
The French never seem to get it wrong when it comes to clean and simple design for kids. Since most of the toys that go inside the bin are (usually) a gazillion colors, keep the containers neutral to calm the eye from time to time. If you can’t live without this, you can buy it from this French website.
Restoration Hardware has done a great job with the sophisticated toy storage bins. These are cool enough for loft living and can even hold text books in a college dorm. See how I think longterm investment?Add a Comment