We are very lucky to live in a wonderful home that we adore, and Scarlet is very lucky to be the recipient of so many toys, but making the toys fit in the home is always a bit of a challenge. I thought I’d share our tricks for keeping the toys under control. I hope you’ll share some in the comments!
Above is one of our favorite solutions: Scarlet’s own bookshelf in the living room right at floor level, I love watching her pick out her own bedtime stories.
This Skip Hop Fabric Storage Bin fits perfectly under the end table:
A breakfast tray (actually a Halloween item from Pottery Barn with a skull on it) serves as puzzle storage:
A basket on the bottom shelf of this armoire allows her easy access to her arts & crafts supplies, with coloring books and sketchpads arranged beside.
Some Liberty of London fabric bins hold random toys and doo-dads in the entertainment unit where you’d normally put DVDs and other things you don’t want toddlers to grab:
Outside we re-purpose a giant tub (designed to hold drinks for all the parties we don’t throw anymore) as toy storage (right next to her DIY $10 sandbox):
And to prove I need your tips, here is what the living room looks like from the front door:
And when you get a little closer: