Find Wood Toy Chests
One of the best looking options is a wooden toy box. These chests are available in a number of finishes and have a more sophisticated look than plastic toy chests. If you’re looking for something that’s a little whimsical, but looks a little nicer than a plastic toy box, look for hand-painted boxes.
The best chests will be sturdy so they can double as a storage bench, however that’s not all parents should look for. Also check that there are proper lid supports to ensure that the lid stays open no matter what position it is in. This will help ensure that the lid won’t slam down and pinch small fingers. Parents should also make sure that that there are ventilation holes inside just in case a child gets into the chest and closes the lid entirely.
Create Toy Storage Out Of Planter Baskets
For one of a kind toy storage, pay a visit to your local home improvement or garden center. Planter baskets are available in a number of different shapes and sizes and they’re often less expensive than a basket that’s found in home decor shops. Look for taller baskets to sit on the floor for larger toys. If you have a lot of smaller toys, look for wire planters that can be attached to a wall in a playroom or bedroom to keep these small toys off the floors and easily accessible.
Make Your Own Storage Bench
Making a storage bench is easy enough with just a few pieces of furniture commonly available at any big box store. Start with a cube storage system that’s a few cubes tall and just one or two cubes wide and turn it so that it’s wider than it is tall. Once you turn it over, small hands will be easily able to reach into the cubes to get their toys.
Many people choose to put small toys into fabric bins or wicker baskets so that no one can see all the toys. Large toys can fit into a cube without a basket or bin. If you’re looking for additional seating, find some long bench cushions in fun, funky fabrics and then place them on top of the cube system. This creates additional seating for small children and might just become your child’s favorite reading spot as they grow up.