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01 April 2016

Children's Storage Solutions from Minene (Plus Your Chance to WIN)

As we are in the process of decorating Minxy's and Jamster's bedrooms we've been on the look out for new furniture, beds and accessories to get some inspiration. I'm fairly clueless when it comes to things like design, I could certainly do with all the help I can get, and although the Mr is a handy man at heart he doesn't have an eye for interiors either! I thought it would therefore be the best option to ask the Mini Mes exactly what they want and to just go with that. After all, I know how excited they are about having a more attractive space of their own and it makes them feel involved with the transformations.

Jamster is after a modern skater theme with cool graffiti style artwork whereas Minxy is seeking a more feminine and classic look with floral designs, floaty drapes and big fluffy cushions. Regardless of the style, we definitely need more storage for their belongings and Minene stepped in to help in that department. They sent us some pretty baskets to kick-start our projects and these have already been very useful.







The smaller of the two is ideal for placing upon a table top or windowsill to store essentials like hair brushes, remote controls, DVDs, books, lip gloss etc for easy access, whereas the larger one can be used for laundry, bedding, toys or games. The strong handles make both easy to transport as and when required and Minxy loves the quilted look with flowers on the outside and the red polka dots inside for a nice contrast.

As a mum, I really appreciate the fact that these are machine washable so they can be kept clean at all times! If her friends are on the way over we can quickly scoop up anything laying around her room and throw it in to hide away which is useful, although thankfully she is naturally quite tidy.





There are matching boxes and cubes available so I think we might need to add those to our collection once her room is complete. It's possible I will purchase the same in a different print for Jamster - he particularly likes the stars and grey chevron versions.





Minene also have a great range of clothing, feeding equipment and gifts on the website and they have kindly provided some baby items to give away to my followers!







For your chance to WIN 1 of 6 Luxury Newborn Gift Boxes, in either pink, blue or neutral, you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 30th April 2016.

Leaving a comment is compulsory but there are additional entry methods available also.

Good luck!


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  1. In baskets and we have a Minene one too!

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  2. In a childrens size wardrobe!

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  3. modular storage units from Ikea

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  4. Noah has a wardrobe and matching chest of drawers in his bedroom. I could do with sorting it all though, it's so un organised!

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  5. Umm everywhere really their rooms are a bit of a mess ...

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  6. In a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

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  7. We have lots of under bed storage plastic boxes, each labeled with the size clothing in them. In my daughters wardrobe we have square plastic boxes each with similar toys in, so music toys in one, Duplo in another etc. This way she has one box of toys out at a time, and we get a different box out each day, so she doesn't get bored.

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  8. We have lots of under bed storage plastic boxes, each labeled with the size clothing in them. In my daughters wardrobe we have square plastic boxes each with similar toys in, so music toys in one, Duplo in another etc. This way she has one box of toys out at a time, and we get a different box out each day, so she doesn't get bored.

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  9. I try to store toys in a large plastic box, but it's not working too well. Clothes go in the dresser

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  10. Wardrobe and chest of drawers for clothes and a few plastic tubs to put toys in

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  11. We have just brought an Ikea Kallax unit and its great! Holds lots of stuff and really resonably priced too. xx

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  12. Maria Rogers02/04/2016, 09:19

    PLASTIC STACKA BOXES

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  13. With 3 kids we have clothes and toys everywhere!!! I try to get the kids clothes in the right drawer but I have been known to put stuff in the wrong place - Toys are just piled up in the corner of the living room which always looks really untidy!

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  14. Wardrobe and chest of drawers

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  15. Chest of drawers for her clothes

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  16. I store them in a cute little white wardrobe and chest of drawes :)

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  17. We have a toy chest & stackable boxes

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  18. Clothes in wardrobe, toys under the bed :)

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  19. Claire Elizabeth Noke02/04/2016, 18:54

    I have 2 x storage units which each hold SIX plastic boxes for toys but they still don't hold everything I wished they would :( xx

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  20. Soft toys are in large hammocks, other toys are in an ottoman, clothes are in draws and a wardrobe.

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  21. Dresser/closet for clothes, baskets for toys

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  22. Clothes are in her wardrobe and chest of drawers, toys are in random storage boxes and buckets, would love a more uniform look, we'll get there eventually.

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  23. We have all sorts of things to keep their stuff tidy including a wicker chest, various plastic bins, a modular shelving unit and wardrobe tidies.

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  24. Samantha walker03/04/2016, 11:45

    Luckily our new house has lots of built in cupboard space! Its much needed...I like funky pop up hampers too

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  25. Chest of draws and wardrobe xx

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  26. Toys are stored in colourful stackable plastic storage boxes, keeps them all tidy x

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  27. I store their clothes in draws and a wardrobe and their toys are in a wooden box in the bedroom x

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  28. In a chest of drawers which doubles as a changing table

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  29. toys are stored in a slide out tray under the bed

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  30. Wow I'd love a neutral one please!

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  31. In cupboards and draws have to have everything organised

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  32. A combination of storage tubs and under bed draws

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  33. A wardrobe with drawers underneath.

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  34. In a vintage style wardrobe and chest of drawers...also in various storage boxes xx

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  35. I'm loads and loads of storage boxes. Too many things

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  36. I'm loads and loads of storage boxes. Too many things

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  37. we have the ikea trofast unit with drawers!

    Ashleigh

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  38. Drawers and toy chests

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  39. Still Haven't figured that one out, scattered everywhere
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  40. In a wardrobe/storage tower

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  41. Clothes in the wardrobe...or a basket depends how busy I am lol, toys are in an ikea unit with draws - godsend!

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  42. In a chest of drawers

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  43. Two pop together toy chests at the moment. One for clothes, the other for toys.

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  44. In the nursery wardrobe. Baby due on Sunday! x

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  45. My two have a fitted wardrobe and my son has under bed storage :)

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  46. We have lots of collapsible stackable boxes for toys and a fitted wardrobe

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  47. I try to store toys in a large plastic box in a cuboard

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  48. a huge wardrobe and numerous boxes/pop up baskets

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  49. cupboards, storage boxes

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  50. I luckily have quite a lot of storage in my house. We have refular drawrs, wardrobes and lots of Ikea storage containers.

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  51. i have storage boxes under my daughters bed for toys x

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  52. A chest of drawers and cardboard boxes!

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  53. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  54. We have a small wicker basket but will need to upgrade this situation soon!

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  55. we have to wooden and plastic boxes but its not enough, sill have loads toys everywhere

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  56. the toys go in a bg toybox and the clothes are in drawers - leanne w

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  57. in a big walk in wardrobe neatly and organised.

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  58. Barbara Knight12/04/2016, 20:16

    Combination of drawers, baskets and shelves. And a few scattered on the floor!

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  59. Toys are in kallax sets from Ikea, clothes in wardrobes

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  60. In plastic stackable tubs, chest of drawers and wardrobe

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  61. Storage Boxes hidden in a wardrobe LOL

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  62. plastic storage boxes

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  63. Clothes in drawers, toys in toybox and on a bookshelf

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  64. underbed storage
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  65. Ikea draws, baskets for books and big boxes for soft toys

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  66. In 2 little wardrobes with draws on the bottom !

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  67. In storage boxes and a wardrobe.

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  68. Clothes in drawers and toys in plastic storage tubs

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  69. I store toys in rustic wicker baskets - fab giveaway!

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  70. I use underbed storage for toys and in the wardrobe I hang some bits up but I also have 2 plastic long boxes in the bottom of the wardrobe , one is a winter clothes box and one is for summer stuff

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  71. In storage boxes under the bed

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  72. I am storing my little girls toys in different coloured plastic tubs, they are pretty and colourful

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  73. In a chest of drawers and plastic boxes. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  74. In a chest of drawers and mini wardrobe. Toys in some lego shaped boxes :)

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  75. I've got some collapsible, lidded boxes for all the toys, but somehow they still end up all over the floor!

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  76. In baskets, an Ikea unit and there's a fair few thrown into corners too which I try not to see!

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  77. Cupboards and storage boxes.

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  78. Wardrobe and toy box

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  79. we have wardobes for my daughters clothes and toys are in toy boxes and also we have a book shelve :) xx

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  80. I have once toy box which double as a seat when lid is on but it is overflowing!

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  81. Large toyboxes, and clothes are in wardrobes. The toys don't always stay in the boxes though...!

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  82. Clothes hung up in wardrobe, toys in the drawers under the bed (grandson) I'm the grandma

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  83. In storage boxes and a set of drawers xxx

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  84. In a black ikea box in her wardrobe

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  85. In my sister's house! (She is expecting a new baby so this would be for her)

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  86. my daughter has storage boxes with a built in cupboards for all her toys and she has a wardrobe and drawers for her clothing

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  87. Clothes in chest of drawers, most of the toys in storage boxes under the beds

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  88. Wardrobe for clothes and toys in an ikea unit :)

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  89. Clothes in wardrobe and chest of drawers and toys in stacking baskets

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  90. clothes in the wardrobe and chet of drawers and toys in cardboard boxes

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  91. Trugs for toys, a chest of drawers and cloth wardrobe for clothes

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  92. WE use storage tubs, shoe boxes, bags for life, to pretty it up a bit we cut out pictures and cover the bags for life with fabric x

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  93. Clothes in chest of drawers and wardrobe, toys are in large baskets

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  94. Lots of pretty floral baskets in a large painted wardrobe and plastic trugs for toys!

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  95. I have a little wardrobe for the clothes and use my large wicker linen basket for the toys ;)

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  96. Wardrobe and drawers for clothes and I have a very useful storage unit for the toys

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  97. We have set's of plastic drawers.

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  98. I'm expecting my first baby at the moment and all the little bits we've bought so far are in a wicker basket. When the baby comes I think we'll buy something like a storage unit or chest of drawers :)

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  99. Clothes are stored in wardrobes and chests of drawers but toys I usually buy giant plastic tubs and crates for!

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  100. A shoe storage unit in the bottom of the wardrobe is my favourite storage unit

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  101. In a toy box and a chest of drawers.

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  102. The toys are in a three shelf unit with plastic colored bins. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. We don't have any children at present but the first is on its way !

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  104. clothes in a chest of drawers and toys in a big leather ottoman

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  105. In a big plastic box with a lid

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  106. clothes go in wardrobe and chest of drawers, toys lots of boxes

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  107. Wardrobe, drawers and a toy chest

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  108. My older ones clothes are in their own wardrobe, the babies are in one of ours. My wife has lots of those large plastic tubes from Ikea to put babies clothes in.

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  109. A wardrobe, chest of drawers and a toy box and that's still not enough! Especially when baby number two arrives!! :-)

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  110. in an ottoman and wardrobe

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  111. Large storage boxes, underbed storage and the wardrobe

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  112. In their wardrobes and storage boxes.

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  113. a wardrobe with shelves in

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  114. Lots of hangers and little baskets!

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  115. Storage units and wardrobe

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  116. The magic cupboard and storage boxes under the bed x

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  117. under bed storage, plastic boxes, :) x

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  118. We have a one in one out policy so one toy cupboard for three kids

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  119. clothes in the wardrobe and we have box units with canvas boxes for toys

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  120. Toy storage baskets on shelves

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  121. Hollie mortimer28/04/2016, 21:30

    Cupboards and wardrobes

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  122. In a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

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  123. everywhere, we have bags, boxes and baskets and I hate it! our house is tiny and nothing seems to fit!

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  124. Lorna-Jane Holland29/04/2016, 13:26

    Lots of storage boxes! It's easier that way because then I know exactly where everything is when I need it x

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  125. In the wardrobe at the minute.x

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  126. Wardrobe chest and toy box

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  127. Ikea Trofast units are great x

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  128. The kids seem to think that all over the floor is the store space but I prefer the wardrobe

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  129. Storage boxes and toy box

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  130. I have a cute storage unit for toys/general stuff and clothes are kept in a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

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  131. We store all my childrens clothing in a Wardrobe and drawers

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  132. I have a cute jungle themed bedroom unit with drawers

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  133. Wardrobe and chest of drawers xx

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  134. Rona Williams30/04/2016, 10:50

    Red toy chest for all the toys, and overflow in a plastic box. Clothes in a chest of drawers

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  135. My sons cabin bed has a wardrobe built in, also have another double wardrobe with two draws and plastic draws for underwear. Brilliant give away, good luck all xxx

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  136. We store clothes in the bedroom wardrobe and drawers, we have an alcove in the family room which has shelves and doors on which we use to store craft items games,jigsaws ect and a chest in there for other toys which is strong enough to be used to sit on

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  137. i store toys in storage boxes that go under the bed as they are easy to get out and put stuff back in

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  138. Three wicker hampers, large plastic storage boxes and a wardrobe and drawer set

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  139. Store clothes in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Toys however are just everywhere!:)

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  140. a wardrobe and a toy box

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  141. We have a shelving unit from ikea that has the baskets in , really handy to chuck all the toys in the baskets and out of the way

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  142. boxes and drawers, its something i need to look at as our storage solutions are not working out right now

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  143. We have drawers under the bed and lots of lego boxes and wicker boxes

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  144. Philip Underwood30/04/2016, 15:11

    I store them in a small chest of draws or my daughters baby wardrobe.

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  145. A big old plastic box and a chest of drawers.

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  146. In boxes on shelves :) Thanks! :)

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  147. Charmian Filewood30/04/2016, 18:06

    Big plastic tub

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  148. In colourful crates .. they last all the way to teens then rather than being to babyish

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    1. A big chest for toys, tho still Not enough storage lol

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  149. In a wardrobe! @@jhill1105

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  150. baskets, tubs and toy chests!

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  151. In an ikea storage unit but my big trouble is the soft toys, where to put them all! ;)

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  152. Keep them in the wardrobe!

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  153. A large chest of drawers and an ottoman :)

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  154. All toys in storage box, wardrobe and basket :)

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  155. In storage units from Ikea and a wardrobe. x

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  156. When mine were younger you could buy Huggies nappies in yellow storage boxes, we still have a few of them and have stored the duplo and kitchen toys in the loft for a few years and are now back in circulation for the grandchildren. Lids clip on and the boxes are so sturdy, shame they don't still do them now x

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  157. In a wardrobe and drawers.

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  158. I decorated a cheap ottoman I got from freecycle for H to store her bits in - also made a cushioned top for it so it doubles up as a seattoo

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  159. chest of drawers and our wardrobe :)

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  160. I personally prefer hard case storage boxes instead of soft bags. Although I would have to agree that it makes a good idea for a kids room, especially when the likelihood of the container getting dirty is very, very high! Haha! A cloth container would be so much easier to throw into the wash don't you think!

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