{Toy storage} Use garden planters for toys

One of my top tips for toy storage is to be creative and to put things to different uses, so when I spotted these garden hanging baskets (ok, the baskets in the above shot may not actually be hanging baskets but I reckon they could be!), and garden wall planters being used to store toys I was immediately inspired. Since I saw this image of toys in flower wall planters I’ve been wanting to give the idea a Growing Spaces makeover – if these finally make their way into the twins’ bedroom or playroom they will most definitely be spray…

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{Toy storage} Clever idea for toy cars

  Nothing could get me frantically trawling eBay on the search for a toy car bundle faster than this amazing magnetic car mural. Not only does it create a fantastic piece of 3D wall art, but it’s also a brilliant way to store a collection of toy cars. You can adapt it to suit the number of cars you need to store and either have it high on the wall like this one, or down at child height so that they can access the cars themselves. All you need are wall-mounted magnetic strips such as the Grundtal magnetic knife rack from…

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My golden rules for toy storage

Storage has been a big issue in every home I’ve lived in. I have a lot of stuff, what can I say? But since having kids, the need for hardworking storage to keep on top of all that extra stuff that suddenly enters your home has gone through the roof. Ever since I started this blog, with its eye firmly on family-friendly living, I’ve been wanted to tackle storage, and in particular toy storage because I know how enormous a challenge it is to contain all that plastic clutter. My plan was to discuss solutions based on photographs of my…

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