Ever since Nolan was born we have been using a vintage suitcase for
his toys in the living room. Pretty fun because it's like a toy box. I can shut toys in it and they actually stay if I don't want them all throughout the house because there's a latch. I definitely recommend this to other parents...open shelving is in his bedroom because there is a door to let him in and out when I deem necessary :) The living room, not so much. He comes and goes as he pleases and life is so much easier if toys aren't always all over the house. Sometimes I chose a few that he can use that night and keep the rest stored. I have baby toys as well because I watch babies during the week and he doesn't need to drag those everywhere.
Here is our living room storage.
|Open, COFFEE TIME|
Here are some other ways that make your home either clutter free or
just decrease the amount of plastic bins. It can also be a creative decor statement with a little vintage touch.
|clean and crisp|
|sewing bin...probably better than my endless supply of|
plastic bags from various crafting stores
|OH, to be this organized with crafting supplies.|
|This was my first use for Nolan's toy case...sorry germifobs,|
our dog did use it as a bed.
|Love this in a little boys room|
|I think this is a chair.|
Not very practical, but neat decor
|Solid pop of color for a statement piece|
Have a Happy Thrifting Weekend with your suitcase DIY projects. bw