I bought two storage units (with cloth baskets) at Costco. (The units were $149 each... including the bins.) Then, I sorted all the boys' toys into the 16 bins and took pictures of the contents of each bin. (We have bins for: hockey players, balls, kitchen stuff, art supplies, trucks, lego, hockey/pokemon cards, musical instruments, people, pirate stuff, hockey gear, Star Wars toys, cars, farm stuff, hockey jerseys, and dress up clothes.)
I had the pictures printed in (wallet size), and I cut some scrapbook paper just larger than the pictures. I used double sided tape to attach the pictures to the cards, and I had the 16 labels laminated at an office supply store.
Then, I attached the labels to the bins using double sided mounting squares.
Now there is a place for everything in my boys' playroom. They can easily find their toys, and they can easily put their toys away (in the right spots) when they are finished with them.
I am loving my bins and labels! What is your playroom storage solution?
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
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