These are played with daily so it is a question of organizing, not simplifying. Right now we use the remnants of a plastic box / bookshelf type toy bin mixed up with some giant storage bins formerly used to store our oldests clothing for our youngest.
So is it possible to find something? Any suggestions? Even like a set up of fabric baskets or even wicker would be fine I just can't find anything that could hold the big tubs worth where I can buy more than one for under 100$.
this one is neat http://www.target.com/Nice-Home-9-Bi...storage&page=1
love these http://www.target.com/white-3pc-Stac...storage&page=2
My thing with colors right now is that the multi-colored bins just feel cluttered to me even when they are "organized" ... I can really envision a bit more "peace" emenating from the room with the white bins than what I currently have.
The colored cloth storage this to go in them are less than $10. You could buy all the same color so it wouldn't look so busy. It also comes in white.
I might have to do that anyway, though... it wouldn't be that much harder to pull out to play with. This is great, like having a personal shopper! Keep em coming, with my thanks!!!
ETA: those bins rock, I missed that post when I wrote mine... perfect for the legos and the trains. I could do the stacking white bins, unstacked along one wall with one galv. bin on each side... that would be plenty of storage, under budget and (in my head) quite pretty!
You get 2 for 52.99 so you could get four for just over your budget. They could probably be stacked.
Same idea http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...t_adv_XSN10001
ETA: I looked at osme of the hamper links under there and there are some only 19" high... that aren't a bad price. I think you just pointed me out to a whole realm of unexplored toy storage opportunities... in the laundry sections!
Hampers as baskets- may give you the size you need http://www.target.com/Hamper-Set-wit...28&pf_rd_t=201 Then you'd need to find a shelf.
Three white fabric cubes to go inside http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...009&lpage=none $18
Two galvanized tubs to go on top $30
hampers to stack next to it $40 = $128 (now we just need to find some coupons or sales)
Or do the first three things x 2 = $158 (yikes, OK, maybe not)
I don't think the rolling ones are going to be big enough after looking at the measurements again.
Galvanized bins on each side of that $30
Four of these http://www.galvanizedpail.com/index....products_id=16 @20$ on top of the (former side) of the white organizer, or properly sized ones "in" the three cubes
I think at $30 under budget, this could "look" really nice! What do you think?
(I love the shelves as a bench/shelf, great idea!)
ETA: or even as bins, lay it on its back and have metal pails to pick up out of it and the giant galv. bins on each end.... playing with possibilities...
very Pottery Barn, IMO
I hope you'll post some pics when you get it set up. :
I'm going to hang up my shopping hat now.
I would prefer to have a wooden grid/basket system, but if he's gonna play with the rolling stuff anyhow, I may as well be flexible.
Someday, I want to have a room with a wall full of apothecary shelves, with millions of tiny drawers. Then my clutter will serve a purpose.
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Hey Kelly, I saw a pretty good selection of aluminum containers at MIchaels today. About the same price as the website we were linking to and of course there would be no shipping. I just thought I'd let you know.
It is a sad ending to a thread titled "non-ikea" toy storage but even with all the great ideas (thanks so much for your time!) I ended up just using some present money to get the trofast. It def. wasn't under 1oo$ but I think it will work pretty well for my guys. It really opened up a lot of floor space and we still have empty bins so there is room to grow.