If your child’s room is anything like H’s room, you will be fighting a constant battle with mess. H always has a lot of work in progress: models in various stages of construction, but there is plenty of stuff that is just out and on the floor. Sometimes you just need somewhere practical to stash all those Lego Hero Factory models or Ninja Turtles. We have tried a number of storage solutions over the years, but a number of them just weren’t robust enough and we are now thinking we will have to replace them soon, even though they aren’t all that old. It’s frustrating and it can get needlessly expensive.
Toy box storage is available from Great Little Trading Company and we have been trying out one of their toy boxes. It arrived well packed in protective layers in 6 pieces to assemble at home. As you can see each piece has a small sticker on telling you that it is piece A or B or whatever. This certainly helps make things simple. There are clear instructions with a list of what you should have (with pictures to check back against) in your package. Luckily, all our stuff was there, so we were able to progress to building. Another handy feature of the instructions is that they tell you what extra equipment you need to hand (in this case a Phillips head screwdriver). Each stage is explained with clear pictures and was easy to follow. We did find that it was a two person job, not with working things out, but just with having an extra pair of hands to hold something in place while you tighten things up.
I’m really pleased with the finished box. It’s good and sturdy and should last for H’s childhood. It’s roomy enough to store quite a lot of things. Sometimes I think toys get forgotten about in boxes, but because you can see into this one, that shouldn’t happen.