A friend of ours had some great shelving units in her house to organize toys and many other things. I admired how well it worked in their house and knew someday we’d do the same in our house. We recently finished off our basement and our children’s toys had taken over the floor space. So we got this Expedit Shelving Unit from Ikea. Nick assembled it and secured it to the wall. I ordered some storage cubes and other organizers from a friend, who is a Thirty-One consultant. The storage cubes are nice because there is a window so you can see which toys are in the cube. We put legos in one, the play food toys in another. Now we are able to get most of the toys off the floor and into the storage unit. The kids can see which toys they want to play with, and our son enjoys parking his tractors in the “shed” on the bottom row of the unit when he’s done playing.
(Ikea didn’t compensate me for this blog post. I just really like being able the see the floor when we pick up now!)