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Cleaning up Kiddies with Toy Storage

As a parent, one of the most frustrating aspects of child-rearing is getting them to realize the importance of organization. It is good to develop cleaning and organization habits early on so they do not grow up to become “pig-pens” – this is where toy storage is important.

It can be really exasperating to explain to the little ones about the importance of putting all of their toys away after they are done – but not two hours later as you go downstairs to grab a midnight bologna and cream cheese sandwich you take a tumble in a cartoon-esque manner because someone left their Hot Wheels city fully assembled.

How’s a Parent To Teach Toy Storage?

One of the best ways to teach storage and organization to little ones is to provide them with the correct toy storage options. There are a wide variety of kid’s storage options, from the more practical to the themed and fun storage bins. From toy bins up to decorative toy chests, there are many different options for getting your kids to put their toys away.

Toy Storage

One of the most space-efficient choices for toy storage are uniuqe storage options. These unique products provide a fun and innovative way for your child to learn the importance of cleaning up after themselves.  Some hanging organizers have two mounting points, proving a hammock-like place to keep your kids stuffed animals, actions figures and more. Other hanging storage items dangle down and feature a variety of clips to hang the toys from.

With all of these storage options, you would think it would be a simple task to get your children to clean up with themselves. You can make it fun, you can make it easy but most of the time it just takes perseverance that I know you have deep inside of you! Best of luck getting those kids in order!

Does Your Locker Have The Right Stuff?

Whether you have a locker at the gym or at school, it’s easy for such a small storage space to get out of hand. If you always find yourself digging through your locker to find something, or open it only to have items fall out it’s time to get organized! By adding locker shelves you can ensure that everything has it’s place so items are easy to find.
When trying to keep binders and books organized a product like the 9″ Double Locker Shelf doubles shelf space. Simply slide this shelf into your locker and instantly gain storage space. This easy to install shelf is durable enough to stand up to heavy weight text books, making it a great choice for the school locker. For a custom storage solution the LockerOrganizer provides an adaptable design that allows this set of two shelves to be positioned where they’re needed while expanding to fit the width of the locker. This way shelving can be moved around from semester to semester so books will always fit.

LockerOrganizer - Set of 2

LockerOrganizer – Set of 2

For the ultimate in locker storage add the Locker Organizer – Hanging Shelves. With three shelves and lots of pockets this organizer has a place for everything. Use it at school for storing books and school supplies or use it in the locker room for storing sporting equipment and water bottles. The large shelves provide plenty of room for storing uniforms or shoes. Simply sliding over a shelf this organizer only takes a second to install.

Locker Organizer - Hanging Shelves

Locker Organizer – Hanging Shelves

Whatever you’re storing in your locker there is sure to be shelving you can add to make that tiny space easier to use. Whether you choose a shelf with plastic construction or a hanging mesh organizer, these are all easy to clean choices. All these locker storage options are easy to install, also making them easy to remove when it comes time to graduate!

Organization Is Key For School Success

High school is one of the most important times of a young person’s life. The lessons that are made and learned during the high school years are some of the most important and life-trajectory setting that will occur in his or her life. Staying organized through high school is a very important routine for adolescents, as it gets them in a good habit for when they are off on their own in college.

One way to keep your student organized in high school is to provide ample storage and organization accessories for their locker, desk or backpack. There are a wide variety of locker accessories that makes staying organized a breeze.

There are a variety of organizational tools for lockers, from shelves that divide up the locker space and increase the efficiency, to magnetic baskets that keep pens and pencils close-by at all times, and even a memo pad that allows your high school child to have a written schedule right at his or her locker.

9" Double Locker Shelf

9″ Double Locker Shelf

Using a locker shelf is a must for anyone in middle school or high school that needs to improve their storage space. Whether you have a large locker or a smaller locker, adding a 9” double locker shelf or a 12” double locker shelfis a great way to increase the efficiency of the locker. These shelves have a folding leg that makes it easy to install and remove at the end of the year. Best of all, they can be re-used over and over again for the length of your child’s high school career.

Stainless Steel Magnet Pocket

Stainless Steel Magnet Pocket

Most lockers are made from metal, so a great way to add organization is to use a magnetic basket or bin for pens, pencils and other classroom essentials that always end up getting lost. Nothing is worse for a student to arrive at school and realize they did not bring a pen or pencil to take notes. Using a basket such as the stainless steel magnet pocket makes it easy for your student to store writing utensils and grab one before class starts, so they will always be able to take notes!

Finally, if your child is involved in after school activities or just has a complicated class schedule, adding a magnetic memo center is the perfect way for your ensure he or she knows where to go, every day! He or she can use this memo pad to write down their weekly schedule and avoid any confusion. This memo pad has a white-board surface as well as a slot for storing paperwork and more writing utensils.

Ensure your child puts his or her best foot forward in the high school years, these days every year counts and every class counts. Being prepared is the best way to ensure a bright future for your young adult!

Fun Sports Themed Shelves and Kids Decor!

Shelving doesn’t have to be dull, it can be fun, funny, modern, and endless other styles that you can think of.  When we are talking about decorating the kids’ room, it is especially important to consider what type of wall shelves you will install.  Wall shelves are so important in the kids’ room because it is a great way to keep displayed items, such as trophies, stuffed animals, knick-knacks and collectibles on display where they belong, and out of the kids’ hands where they do not belong.  When kids play with these treasured items, they often times end up getting lost or damaged.  It’s great to set up a good habit with children early on that some of their collectibles and toys are just for looking at, not playing with.  One way to do this is to mount a wall shelf out of reach.

Floating Wall Shelf - Baseball Shelf

Floating Wall Shelf – Baseball Shelf

When you are choosing these shelves, think of your child’s favorite things and look for a shelf to match. There are kids shelving choices in a variety of themes, from ballerinas to zoo animals and beyond.  Sporty kids will love this Wall Shelf – Baseball Shelf because of its sports fan theme.   Another way to decorate your child’s room while keeping in mind his or her personal taste is to look for specialty kids lamps.  Just like the above mentioned baseball shelf, there are baseball themed lamps, plus football, soccer and more.   And for girlie girls, there are, of course,  ballerina lamps and princess themed lighting.  When mounting wall shelves in a kids room, it is really important, for safety reasons, to make sure that you have hit a stud with your screws.  You just never know when a kid is going to try to climb that shelf!  It’s also important to make sure that you have no strings, ropes, ribbons hanging from the shelf as these can be hazardous as well.

Get Your Kid’s Organized

Kid’s bedrooms can be difficult to keep organized, with toys and clothes scattered all over the place. Designing storage so little ones have easy access to toys and plenty of organizers for clothes is the best way to manage the mess. Especially with very small children it’s important to keep in mind what items you want within reach and what you want to store on higher shelves.

Kids Hangers with Clips

Kids Hangers with Clips

With kids outgrowing clothes left and right, kids wardrobes can be hard to keep up with. Keeping everything organized and up to date is that much easier with the proper storage. Especially when kids are small keeping those little shirts on hangers can be a challenge. With the right hangers like the Kids Hangers with Clips (12) clothes will easily stay in place. Built in clips are perfect for storing skirts or pants.

Adding closet organizers with bins is a good way to keep clothes sorted and folded. Perfect for pajamas or shirts, bins are a great way to store clothes where kids can reach them so they can get ready in the morning or for bed on their own. Hanging closet organizers is another great way to provide easy to access storage and they can be removed when they are outgrown.

When you have a new baby at home you can quickly end up with clothes for the baby at all ages. Using baby clothes closet dividers is a great way to keep clothes sorted so when the baby grows into them they aren’t forgotten.

Modular shelving can be a practical choice for kids bedroom storage since it can grow with your kids. Use stacking cubes for books so shelving can grow with their library. Add baskets to the cubes for convenient toy storage. In no time bedroom pick up will be cut in half!

The Wonders of Folding Bookcases – By C.G. Roxane

ave you ever had the need for a bookcase in your home? Everyone certainly has, but how about a book case that can be broken down in mere seconds, transported, and then reassembled with ease? Yes, it’s possible, and I’ve discovered how – A folding bookcase.

The world of folding bookcases was unknown to me, perhaps it is to you. But once you research the incredible benefits of a terrific “folder”, you’ll be amazed you hadn’t heard of them sooner. Everyone should consider adding a folding bookcase or two to their homes! I selected a classic 4 tier corner bookcase for my condo, and it’s worked wonders to add visual flair and intrigue to my standard, run-of-the-mill decor. It actually worked so well, I’ve decided to use them in every room in the house. I’m creating a library comprised of wood bookcases that can be folded!

Folding Bookcases

Folding Bookcases

They are so strong! My 3 tier folding bookcase, which I purchased at Stacks and Stacks at a very reasonable price, is constructed of bamboo, which is just great. It looks like regular wood, but it’s just really so much better. What is so great about collapsible, folding bookcases is that they are always generally readily available in many different colors, and constructed of many different materials, perfect for all the different rooms in my home!

Next, installation! It’s incredibly easy. When I installed my folding bookcase, I thought it would fall apart — how could something that is folded flat ever become a bookcase that could carry my have tomes and noels — but it did. Boy did it! In fact, you’re free to place anything you want on these powerful bookshelves, from houseplants to picture frames to candles! The options are limitless!

I did not think it would be possible, but I added a folding bookcase to my home!

You can too.

Make sure you pick Shelves that your Kids will actually LIKE.

There is nothing sadder, more depressing, more unconscionable, more vile, more unthinkable than furnishing a young child’s bedroom with boring, wooded, old-fashioned shelves. It’s horrible, and it’s pathetic. So please, I beg of you, if you have ANY love for the children YOU YOURSELF CREATED, I beg of you to purchase them child-appropriate shelves, not unlike this amazing Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF from the website Stacks and Stacks.

If your child is captivated by the circus, and they should, because THEY’RE KIDS, you’ll simply love the amazing Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme! If they love the clowns, and animals, and all the fun that the circus entails, there’s no better choice to make than to make the choice to purchase this amazing bookcase. You’ll be giving your little ringmaster a piece of furniture they will truly love when you purchase them this bookcase! This bookcase is pitch perfect for storing and organizing your child’s favorite chapter-books, picture-books, puzzle-books, maybe games, certainly CDs and so, so more! In these dark day, the bookcase’s brightly colored case gives your child a fun way to organize their things! MDF construction means it’s as tough as a lifetime carnie, and durable to the last. The best way to show your child the Greatest Show On Earth may in fact just be to purchase this wonderful Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF. It’s tops! And so on.

The Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF. Completely Recommended.

Video Game “Tetris” inspires a very “Tetris”-inspired Shelf!

Look out video game fans.  Your prayers have been answered by the Shelf-Gods. Some really delightful designers have finally figured out how to harness the dazzling excitement of Russia’s famous video game TETRIS an refashion it into the rigid, purposeful structure of a shelf. Modern, so modern. But is it art?  Modern art, while sometimes bizarre and creepy, is also space-age and, in a word, modern. Modern! You have to take the good with the bad, just as in life: for every masterpiece like the one pictured above, you have to deal with a kooky wacko like Warhall. But it’s okay, because sometimes, when great ideas like modern art combine with the glorious simplicity of the shelf, something happens that is nothing short of magic. Magic! I was surfing the site called Stacks and Stacks, looking specifically for modern works of art in their shelves sections, and just look at what I found. In one word: perfection. In four words: Suchow Reversible Display Shelf. Don’t let you eyes fool you, this shelf is real, and is modern, and looks like this amazing modern art painting. Amazing.

The great charm of this unbelievably versatile Suchow display shelf is many. Many. It’s unique because it can be viewed from both sides, thus serving as a room divider as well! Imagine! Furniture placement can be so limited due to unsightly furniture backing; however, with this display rack you can admire collectibles from both sides! Modern! This display unit also makes a lovely baker’s rack or bookshelf. Lovely! Modern! Practical storage of items such as books and dishes can be stored; or decorative vases and sculptures can be placed on the shelves for admiration of both sides. That’s terrific! The rack is constructed of solid Chinese Basswood, with a black lacquer finish and two drawers the open on either side. The irregularity, or, dare I say MODERN design of the display shelves completes the piece’s modern theme! And how. And so on.

The Suchow Reversible Display Shelf. Recommended

The Circus is Fun! The Circus is Great! The Circus has Shelves!

My fondest memories in life are of the circus! Oh, the wondrous time I spent crashing through the mud-pooled, rain-soaked fairgrounds, wandering aimlessly in and out of the giant candy-colored tent, watching the thrilling three-ring spectacle inside as well as the fun and enlightening activity outside. With clowns and all the nice program salespersons. Shelves are very nice, and shelves hold a very special place in my heart, but my goodness, is there anything more interesting or special than the circus? No, I think not. And it can’t just be that young children are interested in the circus – why else would adults work there? I think adults love the circus, too. I do, and I’m an adult. Here’s a secret, a secret you long-time readers may not believe, but is 100 percent true, and real: when I was younger, I actually thought about joining the circus! I was seriously thinking about leaving behind my love of shelves and organization, and becoming a circus clown! Or maybe an acrobat! Or maybe the Ringleader! Well, of course I didn’t, I decided to spend my time here on earth writing about shelves. Shelves Blog. Did I make the right choice? I don’t know.  Who knows? Often times people who know of my ancient aspiration wonder why I chose shelves and organization and blog over the circus. Well, it probably had a lot to do with the fact that a circus bear ate my parents. But I’ll never get over the wonderful childlike wonder that fills my senses when I come across neat shelves that remind me of the circus, not unlike this amazing Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF from the website Stacks and Stacks.

If your child is captivated by the circus like I am and was and still am, you’ll simply love the amazing Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme! If they love the clowns, and animals, and all the fun that the circus entails, there’s no better choice to make than to make the choice to purchase this amazing bookcase. You’ll be giving your little ringmaster a piece of furniture they will truly love when you purchase them this bookcase! This bookcase is pitch perfect for storing and organizing your child’s favorite chapter-books, picture-books, puzzle-books, maybe games, certainly CDs and so, so more! In these dark day, the bookcase’s brightly colored case gives your child a fun way to organize their things! MDF construction means it’s as tough as a lifetime carnie, and durable to the last. The best way to show your child the Greatest Show On Earth may in fact just be to purchase this wonderful Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF. It’s tops! And so on.

The Kids Bookcase – Circus Theme – MDF.  Completely Recommended.