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    Default Toy boxes

    What do you put your LO's toys in? I have been looking for a nice toy box for ages now and can't believe I haven't found one I like yet.

    I am looking for a fairly big one (my DS has loads of toys already) I don't want a plastic one or a canvas/material one.

    Where did you get yours from? Are you able to post a photo? Thank you!

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    I got 3 giant cane/wicker trunks with lids from Sam's Warehouse and throw them all into them. I think they were meant to be blanket boxes. Added benefit is they are big enough and strong enough to sit on.

    I used to use plastic storage boxes but they started to break and got dangerous with sharp jagged bits. I got tired of replacing them.

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    I purchased a wooden one last week on ebay.. a quarter of the price the shops charge! Just waiting for it to be stained and it gets delivered this weekend!

    Maybe try ebay to see if you like any on there

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    I've been looking for a nice big wooden toy box as well and yep they are hard to find!
    I'm gna buy a wooden blanket box, they are the perfect size and have the safety hinges on them as well. Maybe go to a furniture shop and have a look?

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    DS has a toy box and we hate it. He needs to pull all his toys out to find them all.

    We have a kids toy shelf a little like this http://www.tianqitoy.com/Toys-shelf/...Toy-Shelf.html . He can find his toys easy as their not just all thrown in together.

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    we don't have one toy box, as i think one big thing means they play with the toys less (too many buried at the bottom), things are hard to find, lose their pieces and get beoken. and as they get older and into more fiddly things, they are pretty much useless. We have:

    1 of those round plastic tubs with handles from big w for big toys in the living room
    2 low plastic containers on wheels that go under the couch with train tracks and matchbox cars
    6 canvass boxes that fit in the expedit in DS's room. One has blocks, one duplo, one soft toys, one larger toys, 2 with board books.
    And then there's one more canvas box under the coffee table with craft stuff.

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    We have a toy box/bookshelf combo. Think it was $250 2 years ago. I'm not a huge fan of it cause the toy box is used as a step to climb the bookshelf. I didn't really think it through when I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleTime View Post
    We have a toy box/bookshelf combo. Think it was $250 2 years ago. I'm not a huge fan of it cause the toy box is used as a step to climb the bookshelf. I didn't really think it through when I bought it.
    I was going to buy one of those but was wondering if DS would just use it as a ladder, Thanks so much I won't be buying one of those now!!

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    I have a bookshelf that has a shelf that has an extra little board at the front that makes it a toy box. I got it discounted online for about $150. When I was looking for toy boxes I found one on the Big W website and another on the Fantastic Furniture webite. Neither were too expensive, but I didn't get to check if they had the breathing hole thing.

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    Two of my kids have a Boori toy box and then DS's toybox is a wooden chest that I found in roadside garbage collection and did up for him for Christmas.

    We also have plastic boxes under DD1's bed + an IKEA storage system.


 

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