10.10.2011

Toy Storage in My Boys' Room~

After my post on the Boys' Room Reveal, I had a few of my readers asking about toy storage.  Isn't storing toys ALWAYS a dilemma? 

Luckily, we have a small loft where we keep the majority of the toys for the younger boys (as well as the Wii, and other kid-friendly entertainment that I'd rather not have in the main living space).  That said, we do have some toy storage in the boys' room.

Boy #1 is a bit of a Lego fanatic.  Okay, that might be an understatement.  He is completely Lego-crazy.  Combine that with a love of Harry Potter and Star Wars, and isn't hard to guess that we are overrun with Lego sets.  So, in the room design I added a couple of shelves for displaying his favorite-at-the-moment Lego creations. 


And, in all honesty, the top of this green dresser occasionally gets used as display space as well (although not in this pic - ha).
 

As does the top of the bookshelf.

And there is even more space out in the garage "man cave" where the Hubby helped Boy #1 construct a makeshift Lego table.  That's where you'll currently find Lego Hogwarts, as well as a Quidditch match.


Of course, if you have Legos at your house, I'm sure you know that the sets don't always stay put together, and those little bricks find their way ALL OVER YOUR HOUSE (and under your feet - OUCH!).  But we've found that inexpensive buckets from IKEA do a great job corralling them.


And for the littler guys who still play with other building toys, these closet bins from Tar-jay do a great job. 


And they all fit nicely in the Expedit bookcase from IKEA.  Love that thing.

So, there you have it.  A bit (just a bit) of toy storage solution for you....that is if you have Lego-hoarders like I do. ;-)

Have a great day~

8 comments:

Peggy said...

I love how the boys' room came out! Don't you just love the expedit bookcases? I know we do! Can you imagine all 8 bins filled to capacity with Legos plus 2 footlockers full? Yep that is how many we had before we started to downsize as the majority of our boys now have interests in other directions (sports, girls, college applications, girls (just one girl really), video games, hanging with friends.)

By the way I absolutely love the lamp and all the globes! Once again... great job!

MyChampagneTaste said...

And you still have one bucket at the top right of the bookcase still empty that means you still have a storage space unused :)

Rasha
www.mychampagnetaste.blogspot.com

adventuresindinner said...

I think that toys actually breed at night while we all sleep. Working through lots of storage solutions as we slowly get the house out of reno mode.

Becky@OrganizingMadeFun said...

I know what you mean about toys...organizing and thinning them out on a regular basis is super important! I got my son a closet organizer last year and made an entire display shelf for all his Legos and such...here it is:

http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-that-time-againnew-closet-system.html

He loves it!

Becky B.
www.organizingmadefun.com
Organizing Made Fun

Vanessa said...

I love your storage containers. It looks awesome.

Vanessa

Logan said...

As a fellow LEGO Harry Potter fanatic, tell your son I'm impressed with his Hogwarts-building prowess!

Andrea said...

Got a couple of lego hoarders myself. Love the storage ideas and the room is adorable. I'm your newest follower.

Breanne said...

Love your green dresser. Did you paint it yourself, and if so, could you let me know what color of paint you used? I love the navy and green for a boy's room.