Child's Name and Age: Sylvie, 2 years old
Location: South River, New Jersey
Items used for the project and favorite part of the storage solution:
We live in a tiny apartment and I am always struggling with how to store all of our stuff and still keep our home cozy and relaxing. Once Sylvie hit the toddler stage I knew I needed to re-think her room but also knew we couldn't afford the things I really wanted, like a big activity table with drawers or a great vintage credenza to hold her stuff. I watched Craigslist for months but never found anything just right. While shopping for something else we stumbled upon the Ikea Lack side tables for $12.99 each.
They come in a bunch of colors and seemed like the perfect size, so we bought 3 pink ones on the spot. I then ordered the 3 baskets from Land of Nod, and was thrilled when they arrived and fit under the tables perfectly. One basket holds her stuffed animals (or her "friends" as she refers to them), one basket holds all of her musical instruments, and the third basket holds the rest of her various small toys.
Sylvie's favorite part is the big neighborhood and train set on the table top, and I love having dedicated storage for all of her stuff.
Best storage tip for families with children:
Give every item a home. Clean up is so easy when things have a designated spot to return to. Sylvie isn't always thrilled when it's time to clean up but she does know where everything belongs.
Thanks for entering, Kacey!