Our New Toy Storage Solution

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When we first started house hunting last year, one thing at the top of our must-have list was a playroom for DS. We were fortunate enough to find a house that has one, but (not surprisingly) the toys still migrate all over the place. Since DS’s toy collection has become large quantities of small action figures with tiny little pieces, I knew we needed a new system to get things organized.

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I started with Sterilite Tall Weave Baskets that fit perfectly in our existing Ikea shelving unit. Then, I had to figure out how to label them. Sticking a label to the bin didn’t seem like a good plan because the bins are textured.

After browsing for ideas on Pinterest, I decided that I definitely needed hanging labels of some sort. So, I ordered these horizontal badge holders. (The colors are so fun!) I used free online clip art for the pictures, and Sharpies to add wording.

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The labels are attached to the handle with simple zip ties.

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I’m not a super crafty person, but I’m pretty happy with how this project turned out. The toys are all sorted by category, making it really easy for my 3.5 year old to find what he’s looking for. (We all know how preschoolers get when they can’t find the ONE toy that they want!)

I hope this post gave you some ideas for controlling the toy clutter in your own home! Happy Organizing!

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WOW Toys Review {Sponsor Spotlight}

I want to welcome a wonderful sponsor, WOW Toys, who has generously offered up a prize in the Snug as a Bug giveaway event starting January 15th! (This contest is now closed.)

I was recently given an opportunity to do a review of a product from WOW Toys, a London based company that offers durable and safe toys for kids 18 months and up. No PVC, no small parts, no batteries.

Since we were stuck inside all weekend because of the rain, I figured it was a good time to bring out a new toy for little man (because he’s apparently bored with the 35685325265465 toys he got for Christmas?!)

Now, {Hunter} is just a few months shy of 18 months, obviously. But he loves Jurassic Jimmy!

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At first, he was all about the dinosaur egg (“ball!”), throwing it around and kicking it (this is where the importance of unbreakable toys comes into play!)

The more he played with it, though, he enjoyed every aspect. Driving the truck around, making the dinosaurs “bark” (what sound DOES a dinosaur make?)

I truly think this is a toy he will enjoy for many years to come! (And I will enjoy it because it doesn’t make obnoxious noises like 95% of his other toys do!)

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I’m happy to announce that WOW has provided me with another one of their great products, Motorbike Max, to giveaway to one lucky reader! Enter the Snug as a Bug Baby/Toddler Giveaway for your chance to win! (ends 1/29/13)

image via WOW Toys

{WOW Toys provided me with one toy to review, and one toy to use as a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

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