Mom-approved & recommended: 9-cube organizers to get your kids’ toys (or anything in your home) under control!
For months I had been meaning to get the toy-takeover of our home under control. With only clear storage bins that held about 25% of their massive assortment of plastic mayhem, it was NOT happening. So…the toys continued to spread out across every last bare surface of our home – the corners of the living room floor, the middle of the hallway, the counters in the kitchen, and even the top shelf of the fridge (seriously!!!).
I had been aware of those 9-cube organizers made by Circo and Closetmaid for quite some time, having seen them at others’ houses and at the kids’ daycare. They come in various colors like white, pink, blue and expresso (ahhh…coffee…). So a few weeks ago, I finally decided that’s what we needed, and started to watch the Target ads for them to go on sale (while enjoying some coffee…).
The ones made by ClosetMaid went on sale at Target this week (see pg. 13 of their ad), so right away after church on Sunday I stopped by and picked up one in a light wood design (called “Alder” – $39.99 down from $51.99) and a few solid color fabric drawers ($5.99 each). Then I fell in love with some of the fabric drawers made by Circo – the ones with the cute kid patterns and animal faces – and despite their not being on sale, I bought 3 for $9.99 each (the frog, the monkey, and the flower). Okay…that part wasn’t so frugal of me…BUT it was the…
BEST THING I’VE EVER DONE TO GET OUR HOUSE UNDER CONTROL!
You have to put together the organizer yourself…which I did myself in about an hour with a screwdriver and a hammer. (My hubby was willing to at a later time – but I was feeling ambitious to try to do it for myself plus he had enough stuff to do…)
The only thing I don’t like is that the instructions say you HAVE to bolt the organizer to the wall. I understand why – it can be a bit wobbly and you don’t want it to fall forward on one of your kids or something. I would prefer a way to keep it securely upright without doing something permanent to the wall.
But overall I recommend these great organizers. I’ve heard from other moms that they love them as well. And you can fit A LOT of toys in them. If you’re going to get one, get one now at Target. If you decide to wait, I know they go on sale there from time to time. Otherwise, on amazon.com, they’re $59.99 with free shipping. Great, mom-recommended buy!