Over the years I have tried to come up with many different options ranging from mesh hampers to Rubbermaid totes. Nothing worked perfectly, but it worked well enough that I didn't feel the need to part with $70 for one of those brightly coloured things.
A friend and I were talking recently and she mentioned that with Christmas quickly approaching she needed toy organization more than ever. But it had to be functional and affordable and, in a perfect world, not ugly.
In our searches we had both come across the same photo...
It had no tutorial and I suspected it would turn out to be one of those Pintrest Fail things. But my friend believed in our combined handiness/craftiness so I agreed to help and we decided to try to recreate this storage solution for her sons toys.
The first things we did was buy ten buckets from the dollar store for $1.25 each ($12.50) and one package of fun coloured zip ties, also from the dollar store.
|Our dollar store purchases|
The buckets we choose had rope handles on them. Although we never intended to keep the rope handles they were a nice plus because that gave us two pre drilled holes in each bucket.
Our first step was to remove the rope handles.
|zip tied together|
|marked the location of future holes|
|Power tools make me happy|
|second row going on.|
We added a few of the kids toys and.... its perfect!!!