Top 12 Ways to Organize Toys and Art Supplies

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I recently shuffled a few rooms in my house to allow for a dedicated playroom for my 3 and 6 year old. I wanted to have an area to keep all their toys and supplies where they can stay (semi) organized but be fun and accessible to the kids. The room is not large, so organization is essential.

Top 12 Ways to Organize Toys and Art Supplies

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8 comments for “Top 12 Ways to Organize Toys and Art Supplies

  1. Christy
    February 17, 2013 at

    In the background of a picture you have a white “bench” with cubbies that have the green baskets. It has the patterned cushion on top and pillows. What was the bench made out of? Thanks!

    • Admin
      February 18, 2013 at

      I am glad you like the benches:) My husband used a hardrock maple plywood with a white lacquer finish. I am going to post his plans pretty soon, I just need him to make a few changes (things he ended up doing differently) and I will post them. Thank you!

      • March 19, 2013 at

        Thanks for your inspiration. I am tyrnig to do the same thing in our home. I found this fabulous traditional/dining hunt board at auction that I want to purchase and tyrnig to make it work for a office. What do you think about putting that where your bookcase is and then put two high bookcases on either side? Like the dining table idea instead of desk so that you could use as eating table if in a pinch. Love reading your blog..thanks!

  2. Casey
    April 16, 2013 at

    Any update on the bench plans??

    • Melanie
      April 24, 2013 at

      Thanks, Casey. The plans are mostly done, but my husband has to do a little bit of tweaking. He is being pretty particular about them being perfect, which is good I guess. If you are interested in another solution for now, I know that IKEA has their bookshelves that we (semi) patterned them after. I know of others who have used the IKEA bookshelf on its side and it has essentially the same look. It cost us more to build them, than it does to buy them from IKEA, between the lacquer and the wood. I wish the plans were ready. They are long overdue. But my poor husband has a day job that is taking up his days and his nights right now, and he hasn’t had a moment to spare to get them polished up. One day….

      Thanks for the inquiry and good luck!

  3. April 24, 2013 at

    I love the closet art supply hanger. I have a great big box but it is always overflowing – your husband sounds hilarious, my has an unreasonable aversion to sand.

  4. August 19, 2013 at

    Thanks very interesting blog!

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