Fab Finds – keep toys neat & clean

There comes a point when you don’t know where to put toys anymore.  As months or years pass by, I’m sure you’ve accumulated more than enough for your kids.  So what I did, to keep my sanity, was to get proper storage for them.  I wanted to get wooden shelves but I didn’t want the kids to bump into them when they ran or crawled around the room.  So I had to find something that wouldn’t hurt as much.

Here’s what I ended up with:

Got this 3 tier black plastic rolling shelf from Uratex.  It’s detachable and you can stack up more if needed.  This was around P700.

This mesh stackable white rack I got from Handyman which was on sale for P270.  It basically had the same purpose.  I like these types coz it’s easy for my kids to put things back when it’s clean up time.

Since there are sooo much toys, I rotate them every 2-3 weeks.  I got the ihome boxes (right side of the picture above) to store them in.  I wanted something that was closed so dust won’t get in and we still keep toys looking a bit new.  I keep toys by category well at least I try to.  Something like all Dora toys are together, all sesame street, musical instruments, etc.   Just so that there’s like a theme every time we rotate.  They’re also labeled so I know what’s in what box.

If you’re the type who just wants something functional, maybe these would do.  But if you’re after the theme and look of the room or want it matchy matchy or you really had the room designed, then these won’t work.  You’re better off having it custom made or go to the high end stores or ship them in.  Yikes, I can see how expensive that could get!

Books were also a problem.   I used to put them in an ottoman but it was hard for the kids to get them and return them.  So I had a book shelf made from Two Tots.  It’s made of real wood and ducco paint.  This cost around P8,000.  A bit steep, but I couldn’t find anything that was narrow enough that wouldn’t eat too much space in the room.  We also rotate the books so that the kids get to see different types of books and learn more as time goes by.

Uratex warehouse store in San Francisco Del Monte, QC.  371-0569.  You’ll find a lot of other stuff here.

Handyman Robinson’s Galleria.

You can order Two Tots furniture from http://www.spoiledstore.com.

Ihome boxes are available in department stores, Handyman, DIY shop,  & ACE hardware.  I opted for these coz they have really big ones and come in cute colors.

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