If your little darling is a budding mountaineer you might want to secure the unit to the wall to prevent the piece from toppling onto your child. Some units come with fixings but there's a wide choice around such as this one.
For their own sake as they grow up, it's not a bad thing to teach your young kids the sensible habit to be tidy,
But even though they're on board with you about untidy rooms, they can't do much if they don't have the means. They need somewhere - cupboard, drawers - and something to keep their things in. If they don't have the space already in their bedroom then you need to get them something that will fill that need. Remember, your youngsters can't argue or pout about keeping the floor neat if you have made the effort to buy them a handy store to put things in! And you don't have to break the bank to buy one - we've kept that in mind when we were checking out our preferred range.
A wooden toy box with bookshelf is exactly what you (and your kids) want to store their toys and books. They'll soon come to appreciate the advantages of such an organizer.
We've chosen five free-standing units that should fit most decors. There's a choice of bright, attractive colors or neutral shades to easily match any color scheme. Some have alternative designs if you want one particular to a girl or boy.
Some items are very stylish in design and can be used by children from their earlier years up to teenage. We've included a selection of unit widths to allow for differences in room sizes and for shared bedrooms. All the pieces are built to a suitable height for children to use.
The prices are reasonable for dedicated furniture and that's useful where you might need a couple of units to store all those playthings and storybooks - useful if Teddy doesn't want to share the space with Henry the Hippo!
All the items shown have received very favorable reviews that suggest that they're robust and hard-wearing (they need to be!) They surely are bang for the buck.
It's a smart looking pigeon hole with space for many kids things. It's a neat size at 41 inches long by almost 33 inches high that can be fitted where space is tight. It doesn't project too much at just over 14 inches deep.
It's made in the US from wood composite and finished in a sateen white. There is a timber veneered option available at a higher price. There are a couple of metal card frames fitted for labeling the bins which might be handy for some kids.
The manufacturer is confident enough about the durability of this product as they offer a 5-year limited guarantee with it's purchase. They have a highly regarded customer service that has won awards for their efforts. All told, some very good reasons for you to be happy to buy this model.
Finished in jolly hand-colored designs with non-toxic paints that don't smell this organizer will cheer up any kiddo's bedroom.
Neat enough to fit into any small recess or where there's not much room. It's made from solid wood and comes for home build. It's very compact at only 38 inches high by 22 inches wide while only just over 11 inches deep. The shelves are spaced at over 11 inches giving lots of room for taller books to stand on end - one reviewer states that they stored 100 thin books on the shelves! There's a handy drawer in the base that, at 21 inches wide by 8 inches deep and 5 inches high, can hold all sorts of loose things. It's solid enough at 32 lbs weight and stable when secured to a wall or fixed furniture.
It's strongly ranked at 4.7 stars by the folks who have bought it. The general opinion seems to us to be that it's worth every penny. Many reviewers seemed very well pleased with the craftsmanship of the painted designs.
There appears to be a warranty that is available through Amazon customer service. Might be useful to check that out before purchase.
Sturdily made with a MDF carcass measuring an ample 40 inches long by 24 inches high. It's 13 inches deep to allow for the chunky drawers. It's backed by a white particle board to fully enclose the unit. It's finished in white which makes for for easy maintenance - useful when there are mucky paws around!
Apart from looking really good it's eminently practical as well as attractive. There are 3 generously sized box drawers fitted with castor wheels - restricted for use on hardwood flooring according to the makers. Each drawer is parked into the unit and each is about the size of a 12 inch cube. So, plenty of space there for all the odds and ends that kids collect over time. As they are easily moved (even the kids will have no trouble) you can take the mobile drawers to where the floor clutter is. Saves umpteen trips back and forth when tidying up.
There are two shelves with the lower one fully backed - useful to keep those books sorted. The top shelf can be used either to store items or, as the makers suggest, use it as a worktop or desk for youngsters by taking out the drawers - seems like a great extra benefit to us.
Delivered in pack form for in-house set up, the unit comes with full instructions. Some reviewers found the instructions not the easiest to read. Not difficult many said, just finicky as there are some many small parts to put it together.
Nevertheless, this kids cabinet proved to be a winner for those who decided to get it. This product has been given very high ratings by over a hundred people, many of whom mentioned the helpful after-sales service they received. All this does indicate to us that it is well worth buying.
Youngsters can make an excellent display of their books in the top magazine style rack making it easy to access them.
The compact unit comes in at 33 inches long. It stands at nearly 32 inches high and has a depth of only 11 inches. So it can be tucked into fairly tight spaces. The basket storage racks hold 6 boldly-colored baskets - 2 large (15" x 11") and 4 small (8" x 11") - to give adequate space for a lot of playthings and other bits and bobs kids tend to collect.
Made from MDF and then finished with non-toxic paint it's safe to use around even very young children. It weighs only 29 lbs but it can carry a recommended maximum total weight of 66 lbs - books can be heavy.
As usual, it comes as a kit for assembling at home - buyers say that they had no problems putting it together. They also say that it's sturdy and stable once assembled.
Although there aren't many reviews, those folks who did so put a very high score on this model. So far, they've give it nearly 5 out of 5 stars - pretty good recommendation we guess! More so, given that it's also very competitively prices against similar units.
The open bins give easy access as do the bookshelves. There's a extra storage space in the closed cupboard (no lock) for those more personal - youngsters do like to keep their secrets. One thing to note is that according to our research, the cupboard arrangement comes fitted only to the left of the unit as shown in the image.
The 8 brightly colored bins come in two different sizes and are easily removed. They're kept securely in place by fixed rods. The unit is painted satin white for easy cleaning and it's made from strong MDF for durability. It comes as self-assembly and the built unit measures 44 inches overall length and stands at a height of about 39 inches. There were mixed opinions by reviewers on how easy it was to follow the assembly instructions. The slim projection of just 11 inches would be a boon where walking-by space is tight. It weighs around 44 lbs when built.
Overall this item is considered worth the money according to most reviews being rated at 4.5 stars. If you need the extra shelf space that this piece has, then this is the one to buy.