Jump to content

Toy storage...argh

  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1 SilverSky

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Can you tell me what you use to store your child's toys? I'm going a little crazy and want to find a solution cos I'm sick of those plastic tubs breaking!

Id like something that they could make use of when they are older we well. And something that looks nice in their room!

#2 DM. 2012

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Shelving from Ikea, I'm not sure of the design name but are cube shaped spaces and you can get a 4 space one or an 8 space one. You can buy cubes that fit into the spaces in the shelving. We've got a white one in bub's room and a red one in my 9 year old step son's room. They are fairly reasonably prices but the red one was more expensive but is good for a boy of his age.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

As per PP, the Ikea Expedit cube shelf range is fantastic, we have a few in various sizes. Love them.

#4 mombasa

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

Expedit from Ikea and the matching cane baskets.

#5 MrsWidget

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

We use the idea Trofast system. It's awesome.

#6 Coops07

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I bought cubed shelving from Target. We have 2 x 9 cubes - and use the fabric storage cubes that slide in & out...

#7 Lainskii

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 02/01/2013, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As per PP, the Ikea Expedit cube shelf range is fantastic, we have a few in various sizes. Love them.

Couldn't agree more. We just bought one of these with some cloth and plastic tubs and they're great. Lots of room (got rid of 4 large plastic tubs and have my sofa back). I just wish we had room for a larger one as we could only fit the 4 x 2.

#8 Tulipa

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

A quick tip for the ikea cube shelves. If you buy the large one, don't try to stand it upright before it is fully assembled (because you are in a hurry and need the space!). It will fall to pieces and get lots of chips in it. It also makes it more unstable each time you pull it apart to move house. But I do love it. Next time I won't buy it in black though. Too much dust showing up!

#9 RainyDays

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

This is how I used the Ikea Expedit shelves:

I also have a wardrobe on the back wall that you can't see in the pic, that I've put 4 - 5 shelves each side, for board games, lego, puzzles, and craft supplies.

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 02 January 2013 - 12:15 PM.

#10 bluecardigans

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

SlinkyMalinki - That is awesome. My toys are an absolute mess.

#11 Zahhy

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

SlinkyMalinki: Can I have your playroom? Looks awesome!

#12 Bernard Woolley

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Sorry OP, hijacking your post momentarily: SlinkyMalinki, where did you get that toy kitchen? Its so cute!

Also, IKEA Trofast...

#13 jobo77

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

SlinkyMalinki I want your playroom!! original.gif

#14 Beancat

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

we use both the ikea expedit and trofast systems.  They are fanstastic and hide all of the mess

#15 RainyDays

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Thanks, I'm a bit of an organisation freak original.gif

The kitchen is by KidKraft, we bought it from Target a couple of years ago, but I haven't seen it around for a while.  I have seen it on Deals Direct too.

The room is our 4th bedroom, though it's a slightly larger than average bedroom, and probably part of an extension the previous owners did - the 'old' end of the house was built in the 1920s.  

#16 Jenflea

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

I have toy room envy sad.gif

That looks great and would never stay that neat for more than 3 minutes lol.

#17 belinda1976

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

I'm a big fan of the Ikea expedit too - both my girls have them in their rooms.  The downfall is that I wish Ikea make more colours in the canvas storage cubes.  I have seen them in Bunnings though in different colours.

Does anyone know where else you are able to buy cubes from that fit the expedit?

Sorry to hijack the thread!

#18 TopsyTurvy

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Another Expedit lover here original.gif

In DS playroom we now have 3 units including the one with the TV section.  I love it!  Will take a photo tonight after I have tidied Tounge1.gif

#19 50ftqueenie

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

After suffering some mild anxiety at the toy overload that was Christmas, we made a trip to Ikea on New Years Day. We have two 4x2 expedit shelving units ready to assemble this weekend.

#20 Jenflea

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

I wish we had an Ikea in Canberra sad.gif

#21 laridae

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 02/01/2013, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish we had an Ikea in Canberra sad.gif

I've found that Officeworks and Fantastic Furniture have very similar things to the Ikea shelving.  There are no Ikea's in Tassie either...

#22 hoohoobump

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

I think Mor-Stor cubes fit the Expedit.


Edited to add link- and on sale!

Edited by hoohoobump, 02 January 2013 - 01:19 PM.

#23 Velouria

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

hear hear re the Canberra Ikea. I heard somehwere it's based on population or something? I can't imagine it wouldn't make a bomb here on cube shelving alone!

#24 k10

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

We have just finished assembling  room full of Expedits for the playroom (looks like an Ikea showroom!) - the are brilliant.  We got the Clever Cube Storage canvas boxes from Bunnings and they fit perfectly and have a better range of colours than Ikea - they are $9 each. Bunnings also sell the 'Clever Cube Storage' shelving which is similar to the Expedit.  We like the look of the Expedit better though, it looks sturdier and I suspect it is.  I'm only halfway through filling the shelves but it has already made a huge difference.  DS1 is playing with heaps of old toys that were hidden in plastic tubs before ... now that he can see everything he is wanting to play with them and amazingly put them away!!

#25 frozie

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

Bunnings have a pretty much identical cube storage system as the expedit from Ikea.  I saw them in there the other day but only white I think.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Help - I'll be missing fatherhood from the very start

My first baby is due in a few months, but I'm going to miss the birth.

US updates baby safe sleeping guidelines

US safe baby sleeping guidelines have been updated and brought in line with those recognised by Australian health authorities.

The illness that's a greater threat to babies than Zika, but far less discussed

The world has been galvanised by the Zika epidemic. But for pregnant women and their infants, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the far greater viral threat.

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

Real mums review the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag

We asked the Essential Baby Real Mums' Review Team to check out the new ergoPouch Spring/Summer 1.0 Tog Sleep Suit Bag - here's what they thought.

11 essentials and 'nice to haves' for the nursery

Everything you'll need in the first few months and beyond.

Celebrating our success stories as parents

Why are most conversations I have with parents about the one thing we're struggling with – not the many things our kids are accomplishing?

Toddler Eddie has piece of skull removed after falling from couch

When toddler Eddie Kidd fell off the couch at his Queensland home two months ago, his family could not have imagined what would follow.

A breastfeeding emoji may be on its way

It's how many new mums spend much of their time, so it makes sense that a breastfeeding emoji is being considered for inclusion in the next round of updates.

Red wine a fertility boost for some women, study finds

A daily glass of red wine could help boost fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new study.

Awesome Halloween costume ideas for pregnancy

Got a bump to accessorise with this Halloween?

Toddler's excellent reaction to kids staring at her birthmark

A two-year-old who has a large red birthmark on her face was completely prepared to deal with the reactions of other kids on her first day of preschool.

7 things I wish I'd known before I had a miscarriage

Like most people, I knew basically nothing about miscarriage until it happened to me.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

Baby Freya the 'happiest baby in the world' at five days old

A premature baby who weighed just 1.7kg when she was born has been called the "happiest baby in the world".

Help! My baby won't drink my expressed breast milk

"I need my baby to drink my milk because I am going back to work in a couple of weeks – please tell me I won't have to ditch my entire freezer stash!"

The wonder cot that soothes crying babies back to sleep

Promising to come to the aid of exhausted parents, the high-tech bassinet can detect when a baby is crying and soothe them back to sleep.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

A breastfeeding emoji may be on its way

It's how many new mums spend much of their time, so it makes sense that a breastfeeding emoji is being considered for inclusion in the next round of updates.

10 things to consider before trying for a baby

Here are a few things for you and your partner to discuss as you start trying for a bub of your own.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.