Toy Chests Are For More Than Just Toys
When planning a baby nursery or even when turning a nursery into a toddler’s room, or kids room, storage is often an issue. The one thing that kids will always have in their room is a toy chest. As your child grows, or seems to grow out of the baby stuff, even your teens can continue to use their toy chest. Toy chests are for more than just toys.
The one problem we all seem to have with shelving, including bookcases is that items will fall off of the shelf, and go down behind the bookcase, which then has to be moved in order to retrieve the fallen item. Kids have a tendency to toss their things on a shelf, making it easy for their books, photos, etc to fall behind the shelf or bookcase. This Step 2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest, shown above, has a back which prevents items from falling behind it. It is constructed from polyethylene making it easy to wipe down and keep clean. A great place for not only toys, but books and other treasures with its 5 cubic feet of storage space. The door comes in pink or red with the bookcase in white.
Parents Love The Little Tikes Primary Colors Toy Chest
Removable bins that hold the smaller toys
Lid is removable so your child cannot crawl in and not be able to get out. Leave the lid off or put it back when toy chest is not in use.
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Just Plain Cute Toy Chests
You can think ahead when choosing a toy chest so that it will fit with décor, but you really don’t need to. Sometimes one is purchased just because it is just plain cute which is just fine until your baby grows into a teen that isn’t too crazy about having a turtle toy chest in their room.
Once outgrown, the heavy duty plastic toy boxes have a lot of uses for them. These types of toy boxes can be used outdoors for outdoor toys, pool and beach toys. Use them for storing all of you picnic supplies such as napkins, cups, plates, bags of chips, and so forth instead of loading up your car with plastic bags or a ton of cardboard boxes.
Other Uses For Various Toy Boxes
Of course, your teen wants their room to suit their sense of style when choosing décor. However, there are still has uses for the toy chest that they now hate.
Toy boxes, regardless of what materials are used to construct them, they con be used for general storage. They can be put away in the closet and used to hide those stocking stuffers, special gifts that you don't want to be found by nosey eyes.
Collapsible Toy Chest
This cute Minnie Mouse toy chest is made from a stiff canvas. When it is no longer needed, it can be folded flat and tucked away until it is needed again.
But, your teen may be Mickey and Minney Mouse lover that is more than happy to continue to use it in her room. I knew of a young lady, in her 20's that loved Tweety Bird, who had her bedroom decorated with nothing but Tweety Bird decor, bedding etc.
Wooden Toy Chests
Wood toy chests can be purchased finished or unfinished if you want a DIY project.
They are sturdy and make wonderful gifts, as well as heirlooms to hand down to grandchildren.
Of course, you can always use them in another room, add a cushion the those with a bench.
Last of all, there are always those grandchildren that come over and need toys to play with which are found in these toy boxes.
KidKraft Limited Edition Toy Chest
Overall dimensions: 33W x 18.5D x 28.88H in.
Made with engineered wood that comes in 5 finshes: White, Natural and Honey are perfect for those who don’t like dark wood. Black, Espresso and Cherry are dark colors
It becomes a toy itself, with a simple yet fun design that doubles as a driver's seat, play fort wall, or even a reading bench. The flip-top lid has a secure safety hinge to protect kids' fingers from getting pinched.
This toy chest meets all CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) product tests for safety.
Flip-top lid features safety hinges. Cutouts keep fingers from getting pinched by lid.
Additional side cutouts for carrying. Rounded safety corners.
Chest doubles as a bench. Casters for stability and easy mobility.
Lipper International 598P Toy Chest, Pecan
This solid wood toy chest would look great in your teen’s bedroom, family room or even living room and used for storage.
Of course, it could be used as a hope chest, and taken to the new home when your baby gets their first apartment, or moves to their new home after they walk down the aisle.
Constructed with solid beechwood with a choice of multiple non-toxic finishes : Cherry, Espresso, Natural, Pecan, Walnut, White
Safety features such as double hinges to prevent the lid from slamming closed, while front finger slots further to help prevent finger injury Two side handles enable transportation and also serve as low-profile armrests.
Some assembly required. Measures 33-3/8 by 18-1/2 by 24-1/4 inches.