Once you have kids, it can seem impossible to keep things tidy around the house. There’s always some sort of doll, book or crayon lying around, not to mention those sneaky toy parts which go missing and wind up in the carpet, just waiting to be stepped on! Nevertheless, we’ve found that it can be possible to keep everything tidy with this fantastic idea that, among all the many storage products out there, stands out for how obvious and versatile it is: our wooden boxes.
Nowadays, most children have many different toys, of all different shapes and sizes, and they often come with many parts and accessories. It’s difficult to organise them consistently, so often we end up just throwing them all together in a large chest or bag. One of the main disadvantages of this method is that when the kids want something, they have to pull everything else out onto the floor to find it! Another noticeable con is that you need a lot of space in the house to facilitate storage chests of this size. However, if you were to use wooden boxes, they fit into whatever space you have available, making them one of the best ideas for storing toys in smaller spaces.
You could use one box for each type of toy: dolls in one box, building blocks in another, colouring books and crayons in one box, toy cars in another… This way, not only are the toys well organised, but your kids are also learning how to tidy up after themselves. You can stick labels on each box or a picture of the toys inside for the little ones who can’t read yet. This way, they’ll be able to see what goes where, which can help them learn to tidy away their things in a simple, easy way.
In addition to this, thanks to the manageable size of the boxes, you can take advantage of any little space you have. Try stacking them in different places, like on top of the wardrobe, under the bed, on a shelf, or even inside your cupboards. They’re just perfect for helping you make the most of any available space.
Our wooden boxes are also customisable, so you can personalise your toy storage. Are they out of sight? Or on show but you want to keep the decoration simple? Then leave them as is. Is your kids’ room brightly coloured and you want their storage to match? Or is it a simple room that you’re looking to brighten up with a splash of colour? In that case, you can decorate them however your heart desires: cover them with decorative paper, paint them in a solid bright colour or draw pictures on them, write contents labels or the children’s names on them… And, if you have a little artist at home, you can give them marker pens, watercolours or paints to decorate the boxes to their liking. They’ll have fun doing it and they end up with a gorgeous, original room.
Now you can forget about having all those toys permanently in a mess on the floor, with your kids never being able to find what they’re looking for. With these simple, practical and easy-to-use wooden boxes, organising your kids’ toys will no longer be a problem. And you’re teaching them to tidy up, too!