Toy Storage DIY

How We Created Our Toy Storage With These Six Things From Ikea

Toy storage is NO joke in this house. I know I'm not the only mom that struggles with where to put all the things these kids accumulate but seriously where does it all come from?!

I always get asked about our toy storage  so I thought I'd put together a quick post linking the exact items we used to keep things organized in at least one area of the house! (No, this is not sponsored or affiliated and neither are the links!)

I love a good ikea hack as much as the next person and well I also just love ikea! Is there even a better place to get storage for your kids and home?

What you'll need:

2 Ikea Trofast Frames (here)

Storage Boxes : (we used)

  • 6 Small Ikea Trofast Boxes (here)
  • 6 Medium Ikea Trofast Boxes (here)
  • 2 Large Ikea Trofast Boxes (here)

14 Trofast Lids (here)

1 Ikea Hemmahos Bench Pad (here)

1 Ikea Lappljung Ruta Cushion Cover (here)

I Ikea Inner Cushion (here)

Contact Paper or Peel and Stick Wall Paper (optional)

The rest basically does itself, get husband/bf/anyone but you to build the Trofast units because us moms have enough stuff to do without building ikea furniture. Line them up with the shortest ends together and insert your bins in whatever order you want them. You can use this picture as reference or can make your own configuration with whatever size bins suit your personal toy storage needs. Place the bench pad on the lowest level with the cushion and create a little reading nooky nook for your littles!

If you want to add a little customization like the marble detail on ours just use contact paper or I'm sure peel and stick wall paper would work the same.

I had left over from our play kitchen so that's what I used and I just ordered it off Amazon.

Thats it, that's all! Enjoy your new storage solution and send me a pic or tag me with your end result! I love seeing how everyone else's come together and how you've made it your own!

If you have any questions shoot me a dm, email or comment below and I'll get back to ya asap!

xoxo

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Cruz’s Christmas Wishlist

Alright you guys, shopping for a third child is HARD. What do you get a baby that has two older brothers and so much stuff handed down to him already?! I started shopping early, like in October, yet here we are just 14 days away from Christmas and I’m so not done yet! I am super excited for Christmas morning this year since it’s really like Cruz’s 1st Christmas because he was only 6 months old last Christmas. I really want it to be special for him. Here are a few items we have come up with for Cruzie this Christmas.

First – up is this adorable play kitchen that I found at Homesense! You know that gold is going bye bye bye! Hubs and I are going to make a few little changes like painting the hardware, adding marble counter tops and a couple other little surprises. You’ll have to stay tuned to see the finished result but I can tell you right now I’m a little jealous of this thing and totally wish I had a play kitchen like this when I was younger. I found the same kitchen on Wayfair here.

Second – is this Melissa & Doug giant white tiger. This stuffed animal is just over 5ft long and weighs 4.5lbs. Cruz has a Schleich Toys plastic tiger that takes everywhere he goes. I say Cruzie “where is your friend?” and he will run all over the house and find this little tiger so I know he is going to love this giant tiger. Also because he loves to climb on my back and ride me like I am some kind of animal so really the tiger is giving me a break.
Chapters/Indigo has the tiger here.

Third – is the ride on push car from Amazon. This thing is bound to be a blast for him to cruise around on. There were many different kinds of vehicles available in different price ranges. Theres a Mercedes linked here and the Range Rover linked here.

Fourth – Every man & boy needs a set of tools – especially if he’s getting a kitchen – says the hubs. This cute monochrome tool set from Design Life Kids seemed like the perfect find!
Fifth – That monochrome pots and pans set is also from DLK. It was a pre order and not currently listed on their site but as soon as I see it come back on I will post to my stories on IG for anyone interested!

Sixth – Cuddle & Kind is a charitable company that donates 10 meals for the purchase of every doll. When I first came across this company i immediately fell in love with all the cute animals. Cruz got two of them for his first Christmas last year. This new bear is Hudson. He is too cute and almost fully monochrome plus he supports a a great cause. Gifts with purpose for the win. He is currently sold out but I’ve linked the site here so you can shop all the other cuties!

Last but not least I picked up a few of these mini Schleich toys for his stocking since he loves his tiger so much. they can be found at Toys r us, Chapters/Indigo, Michaels & Mastermind Toys to name a few.

That’s a wrap! No seriously its time for me to wrap these before he finds them in my hiding spots.

What are you getting your babes this Christmas?

xo

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