While I was trolling the internet last night looking for a storage solution for my own home, I happened upon this idea from the folks at Better Homes and Gardens. Which, for future reference, isn't the first place I head for storage ideas, but this one's a winner! These small metal wall planters have been used to hold stuffed animals and store other small items at kid height. This trick is a good one as this time of year many stores are trying to clear out their summer goods as they bring in their holiday and winter products. Although most big box retailers have probably discontinued this sort of thing, online searches might reveal great clearance prices (unless you live somewhere more sunny than I do). Likewise, these are something to keep an eye out for at garage sales or even on Craigslist.
We love that this idea from Better Homes and Gardens allows your kids to see which animal is hiding where without the dreaded pet net hanging in the corner. Plus, due to their size, it helps keep the collection contained and paired down. Do you love the look? Or think it feels awkward? Let us know in the comments below!