Most toy storage solutions share one problem: inflexibility.
A plastic box looks great and stacks like a champ, but have you ever tried to get all the cars back in the box? Fail.
A cloth bin with an open top that easily slides onto a shelf sounds marvelous, but do you really need that much space for crayons? Fail.
I needed something that:
- Could adjust to the size of the item I wanted to store.
- Could easily be opened, closed, and PUT AWAY by a three year old.
- Was cost effective because I've got too many different toys and I like them separated. Don't hate me. It's an organizer thing.
As I perused the aisles of our fabulous Walmart, I saw the most beautiful storage solution in all the world! Cue angelic beings and sweet trumpet sounds.
A 15x18" thick mesh bag with a chunky plastic zipper for less than $2 ($1.17 here in Greenville). You're welcome.
The mesh won't rip. The zipper is sturdy enough for hundreds of washings (read tuggings). The size holds a bowling set or an 88-piece set of plastic food for your child's organizational pleasure. They even had this handy hook on the end IF you wanted to hang them instead of toss them into a cabinet.
We've got just under twenty of these mesh bags. It makes cleanup a breeze and enables the kids to be part of the process. As for the brand, Mainstays is the best brand that I've found durable enough for kids. I purchased some from the Dollar Tree and those were quite a disappointment.
What toy storage solutions do you love? Would you give this new idea a shot? Leave a comment below and tell me more about your organizing journey!
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