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We're in the market for some toy organization. I want to get something with 2-3 levels of shelves, with bins or drawers to put toys away in.<br><br>
Anyone have something that they love? Anything to look for, or things you hate about yours?<br><br>
Seems like such a simple thing to get, I totally over think these things...
 

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I just have some canvas bins that I keep in my son's wagon in our living room, but check Target. There's no Target where I am so what kind of selection they have in-store, I don't know, but they have a lot to choose from online. I was thinking about getting this:<br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_11/602-2279185-6664621?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000CSPO1A" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000CSPO1A</a><br><br>
(While getting this link, it looks like they have even more than I thought!)
 

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I found a cubby/storage system in the closet organization aisle at Target. I bought a cubby unit that has 9 cubbies, and then purchased insert boxes in bright colors. It worked out really well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><br><br>
I'd post a link, but for some reason I can't get to Target's home page.
 

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We have something from IKEA... it's really a sort of shoe organizer/bench. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It has 8 cubbies (we have baskets in some and some hold books) and the top is a great height for dd's doll house and a few other toys.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I found a cubby/storage system in the closet organization aisle at Target. I bought a cubby unit that has 9 cubbies, and then purchased insert boxes in bright colors. It worked out really well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><br><br>
I'd post a link, but for some reason I can't get to Target's home page.</div>
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I think it's these Cubicals <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1188927092/ref=sr_1_1/602-7002333-8599027?ie=UTF8&asin=B0002I269S" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0002I269S</a><br><br>
We have it too and I LOVE it. We did drawers on the bottom three shelves and the top 6 are open for toys. I was looking for a calm color scheme for our playroom - so we have cream color drawers. They also have more colors of shelving and drawers in the store. We have a pine colored shelf. They are great because you can choose any combination of drawers and drawer colors. I also used furniture straps to strap it to the wall.<br><br>
Target seems to put the shelves and drawers on sale about once a month, so keep an eye on the flyer.<br><br>
Oh and in the store they sell the drawers individually - not in the packs of 6 like they do online.
 

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I have this toy bin, also from target: <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-2/qid=1188949537/ref=sr_1_2/602-8595048-8955825?ie=UTF8&asin=B000N8KD9C" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000N8KD9C</a><br><br>
We've had it 4 years now and it is still holding up wonderfully. I really like being able to take the bins out, makes for easy clean up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I've decided to be anti-toy-organization. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Actually, we just dump everything in one of three places. I have 1) a big, attractive wicker hamper in my living room, 2) an antique toy box in DD's room, and 3) an enormous storage bin in the back of DD's closet. Other than obvious exceptions like ride-on toys and art supplies, it is my goal to never own more toys at one time than will fit in these three bins. I rotate toys between the three (so all but the favorite-est toys pass through a time of being stored away, so they come out fresh and exciting again in a few months) and when clean-up time comes everything just gets dumped back into either the downstairs (living room) hamper or the upstairs toybox. Makes it pretty easy to clean up. And when it's time to play, I just open the box and scatter a few things around to get her started.
 

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We have the IKEA trofast thing (3 horizontal bins) for storing toys not being played with. And several baskets for quick clean ups.<br><br>
Highly recommend it, altho it seems to have gone up in price <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> !<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/rooms/childrens_room/12018/" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/ca...ns_room/12018/</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have the IKEA trofast thing (3 horizontal bins) for storing toys not being played with. And several baskets for quick clean ups.<br><br>
Highly recommend it, altho it seems to have gone up in price <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> !<br><br><a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/rooms/childrens_room/12018/" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/ca...ns_room/12018/</a></div>
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Yup, we have a couple of these, love 'em!
 

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We have an Ikea Expedit shelf (2x4 cubbies), with baskets. It's kind of big, but we have this low wall between the family room and dining room, and it fits perfectly on that wall in the family room. It looks really nice, too. I think it was only around $100-120 with the baskets, but it's probably more furniture than you're looking for. Target and Lowes has smaller shelves with plastic baskets that sort of sit at an angle on them, too. My friend has some of those and really likes them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was thinking about getting this:<br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_11/602-2279185-6664621?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000CSPO1A" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000CSPO1A</a></div>
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I think this would be good for older kids. We had similar plastic bins when I taught toddlers and most of them thought the game was just to dump them all out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I think ds would do the same.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's these Cubicals <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1188927092/ref=sr_1_1/602-7002333-8599027?ie=UTF8&asin=B0002I269S" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0002I269S</a></div>
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We have this too- in white and I got tan and green bins for ds' playroom. There are lots of colors to choose from though. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> the bins - I even keep one with toys in it in my van and use them throughout the house for ds' stuff.
 
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