Do your kids rule the “family room” or if they have a playroom, are the toys all over the place like the scene of a battlefield??? That was our dilemma and then we discovered Ikea’s Trofast Toy Storage Series! It’s affordable and efficient for easy storage and access to toys and you can get a taller unit and place the “only under supervision” toys/supplies like play dough/paints/etc in the top drawers for parent access only!
To get our daughter to put things back where they belong so she can find it next time, we printed the description in large bold letters and taped it to each bin. So, she knows where to put her dress up shoes, doctor equipment, balls, etc! Works like a charm and makes all of our lives just a little bit easier!
Ikea has a lot of neat and reasonably priced furniture/kitchen/storage merchandise and accessories based on simple Swedish design and lines. Great place for college dorm or first apartment basics on a budget – meaning, in my humble opinion, not the best/top quality of items, but for the cost and amount of time you plan to use something, it can be a great choice!
So, check out their website, request a catalog, or if you go to their store - they have a play area for kids and a yummy restaurant and snack shop - be sure to check out their clearance section for floor models or slightly damaged/dented/chipped items at real good discounts! We found our TV entertainment unit and a bookshelf in the clearance section for 1/2 price (and already assembled) – sweet deals and no visible damage!