All those Christmas toys

5 Jan

As usual, the kids got way too many presents from everyone, which means we had to cull lots of their old toys to make room.  And luckily for me, ToyTainer sent me a bunch of their products just before Christmas, which means extra storage places for all those Christmas toys.

For every day use, this is our favourite ToyTainer

For every day use, this hang on a door ToyTainer is our favourite.  As you can see, there is no room IN the closet for toys….

The princess castle (picture above) is a great space saver since it goes over the door.  It also has adjustable height straps, which is super awesome.  I put it on it’s very lowest setting so that Hannah can see in the mirror from the ground (which she loves), and reach even the highest toys with her stool.  Most importantly, Rosie (our new puppy) can’t get any of the toys in it, which makes it a great place to store all of Hannah’s enticing, chewable, puppies-like-to-rip-the-hair-off dolls.  When we travel somewhere that doesn’t have any toys, we can fold up the princess castle, with all the dolls and things in it, and take it with us.  Easy, and perfect for holidays/vacations.  Daniel got the boys version, called games centre, which has a basketball hoop at the top.  Hannah likes using the hoop, but Daniel is a bit too small for it.  He will appreciate his games centre when he is a little older.  And taller. For now though, it’s great for extra toy storage.

The hoop makes cleaning up super fun.

The hoop makes cleaning up super fun.

We also got a shoe box for each kid.  Hannah decided immediately upon opening hers that it is called a “Caravan Bag” and likes to take it in the car filled with my little ponies and other girly things.  Daniel likes to drive his cars and trains around on his and then put them away through the little opening at the bottom.  I like how they are portable storage, but also a toy in themselves.  We had to go on an unscheduled trip over 4 hours away to attend Aaron’s Nanna’s funeral and the kids piled their caravan bags with chosen toys.  Daniel’s fit heaps of Thomas engines, train tracks, cars, dinosaurs, and the mat I talk about below.  Hannah’s fit ponies, books, play jewellery, and her play mat.  I was surprised at how much stuff can actually fit in them, and they were perfect for taking away with us.

aka "Caravan Bags"

aka “Caravan Bags”

Another easy clean up and travel item is the EZ-mat.  There is a pink one with dirt roads/trails, and a blue one with roads.  The kids can play on them and then use the cord to turn them into a bag with all the toys and cars inside.  Brilliant for travel.


The blue version

The blue version

There is also the pink ice cream truck which Hannah absolutely loves because it’s fun to push around and unlike most cars and trucks that size, is not made with boys in mind. She loves that it’s pink.  Open the top of the truck and it’s completely hollow, designed for storage. Hannah stores all of her little toys that Daniel is not allowed to play with due to their choking hazard.  They are now all in the one place, and easy to store away from Daniel’s prying hands when Hannah isn’t playing with them.

Finally, a pink truck for girly girls

Finally, a pink truck for girly girls


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12 Responses to “All those Christmas toys”

  1. perilousvoyageofme January 5, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    I have 2 nephews who would love those… probably my sister too. Good idea!

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  3. Elizabeth King January 5, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    those look awesome!

  4. OneCurvyBlogger January 5, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    These sound like great products for small kids. Would love to win some for my cousins.

  5. January 6, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Wow, the ToyTainers are brilliant! I especially like the pizza looking bag, road play areas. Whom ever created this product line has kids and put lots of thought into these.

  6. Shernetta January 6, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    Kids closet organization is a task we try to tackle almost everyday in our house. I have four little boys 7,2 and 3, and a little girl who is 6. I try to keep them interested in keeping that closet neat because they have so many cool and cute accessories and toys. Most of them are products we have made together from our shop Pretty’s Mart. The ToyTrainers are definitely a solution option. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wendi S January 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    These are fantastic. My boys would really like the fact they are toys too. Mmmm, Maybe they will pick up there own toys!

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  9. altchar January 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Thanks! These would make great gifts for the little ones.

  10. bemomstrong January 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

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  11. Hazel January 7, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    My four year old would love these products. 🙂

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