I just reclaimed space in my kitchen bookshelf by putting my 4 year-old twins' stuff in their room. Now I'm looking for good ways to store their stuff. I want the storage to be either invisible or attractive, and easy for them to manipulate. Any ideas?
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There are some really attractive and well-designed storage options for kids, including DWR's Cubits modular storage boxes, which can be stacked in different configurations and made more "invisible" by adding doors. SF's Giggle also sells a line called Jax, which we like for its softness (see the storage tower and the toy box. Also try DWR Jax, Offi Kids, Netto Collection, Magis Me Too, Stokke, and stores that specialize in well-designed contemporary furniture for kids like Giggle, Modernseed, Kid's Supply Co, and ModernMini.
In the "invisible" category there are plenty of options that will work in a space-constrained environment. A great one: light-weight under-bed bins with handles and wheels or casters. Kids can easily roll them out and push them back. We like Stacks and Stacks' Under Bed Carts, which don't have lids and so are even easier to access.
Collapsible canvas or mesh cubes with handles are also great for kids' rooms because they're light-weight and see-through, and they can be hung from low hooks in a closet when not in use. We can suggest the Container Store's, which come in pink, blue, black and white.
Other thoughts or ideas out there?