When my VIP slot opens for the Next sale online the first category I go to is children’s furniture, hoping for a bargain for Erin’s room. During the last sale I managed to bag a 5 tier storage system for £25 instead of £50. After the madness that was Christmas and Erin’s 1st birthday, our living room resembled a toy shop and I needed some kind of order. Unfortunately, Next don’t have anything similar anymore so I can’t link to it.
I was a bit silly really and didn’t take photos of the building process. However, this storage system was really simple to put together. In the box you get the two side panels, 15 poles, the screws and 7 storage trays. Assembly as really easy as all you needed to do was to screw the poles into one side panel and then do the other side. Once that was done you fold out the storage boxes and pop them in. I did this while Erin was running around the living room although I did have to keep stopping and starting.
I have the storage system in one of the alcoves in the living room as it is off the floor and Erin can’t pull it over. I also have to keep in mind what Jackson can do and what he might be tempted by. As you can see from the picture directly above this paragraph, not all of Erin’s toys fit. Some of them are really too big and this is where some cube storage would come in handy.
The storage system has four smaller trays and three large trays. I like that I have been able to split up Erin’s toys into different types. If we feel like a musical day we have a tray for instruments. The tray next to that is soft toys and puppets. You get the picture.
The design is really lovely as well. The colours are neutral so I’m happy to have it in the living room. The whole system feels really sturdy and well made and I couldn’t be happier with it. I really, really wish I had bought two of these when I had the chance as they would have fit perfectly side by side.
How do you keep your children’s toys tidy?
15 thoughts on “Next Toy Storage Review”
This storage is really nice, it’s a lovely design for sure and it’s quite big which is good. I like that you can separate the toys into different sections, that’s really handy!
Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk
This storage looks lovely – nice choice! Maybe you could search eBay for a second one? x
What lovely storage. We have a toy chest in our playroom and a wicker basket in our living room for all our toys!
Nice choice! I can’t stand bright toy storage for my living room but this would suit perfectly! ox
Looks like it fits really nicely in that area and it definitely looks a whole lot neater x
Great piece and a lovely unit.
We use one of the ikea cube designs. http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/products/storage-furniture/shelving-units-systems/kallax-shelving-unit-high-gloss-grey-turquoise-art-00324491/
You can get them in loads of colours and secure them to the wall. They also come with basket inserts. Not quite the deal you got though ?
Also I see you have the cookie jar that sings ‘shakes are in my cookie jar……’ thank god baby number 2 isn’t as keen on that one as our first.
Looks really nice and organised ♥
Ooh I really like this storage unit – I like that it’s tall rather than wide because space is a premium in our house!!
Jenna at Tinyfootstepsxx
That’s what drew me to it in the first place! I knew it could go loads of places
Wow I love this toy storage. So handy. Think I will grab one.
I actually need to get some storage units myself they are a godsend and I can imagine it is for you too with its capacity to hold toys. So handy x
So nice and neat – will need to have a look into these when we move house next month x
This is sweet!! Keeps all the toys together, neat and tidy. Easy for you to find things too 🙂
That looks lovely. We have those cube like storage with lots of boxes and drawers in 🙂