Toy storage that makes cleaning up fun! ($150 Prize Pack #Giveaway)

A while back, I lost my mind.  I think it was the eleventy billionth LEGO brick I stepped on, or maybe it was the fourteen thousandth article of doll clothing/accessories I found under my pillow.  The toys are taking over my house and it has.to.stop. Toy storage needs to be stepped up.

I love my kids. I love their toys. I do. I really, really do. I have a deep love of toys. It’s just the leaving of the toys everywhere in the house that makes me crazy.  I love my son’s LEGO creations but I really don’t need to find them in my bed, or in the cabinet next to my deodorant. I just don’t. Racecars don’t need to be in the fridge, and doll shoes don’t belong in the VCR slot. (RIP VCR, RIP).

Three kids,  + three kids’ toys + a small sized house = need for organization.  (I really, REALLY wanted to put 4 in there, because, it was like math, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it). Now do 3 kids + 3 kids’ toys + a small house + 3 kids who hate cleaning up their toys = mom with a lost mind.

This is where I tell you what’s helping me regain my mind, one tiny little toy at a time.  It’s really not one thing, but several.  ToyTainer.

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ToyTainer is a company that clearly spends a LOT of time either secretly videotaping my children or is run by people who have children just like mine.  They came up with toys for kids to play with that also can house those same toys so that the children playing with them want to put them away WHERE THEY BELONG.  They asked if I’d check out their products and um, yea. Of course I would.

My little one is at the oh I love puppies and kittens and everything princess age. If it sparkles and comes with a lot of little parts she can shove into a pocket, even better. ANDDDDDDDDDDD she likes to have sets of things (can’t deny, that’s right from mama). So she has a new collection of Palace Pets toys. Which we’ve been shoving into this metal, sharp edged  bin thingy because we hadn’t had anything else that worked. Not safe and not practical, and always falling open.  Apparently, there IS a difference between the brushes that Cinderella’s puppy uses vs.  the brushes Snow White’s pet Apple uses. And if you know 4 year olds, you understand that they will smell your fear that a piece or part was misplaced…and they will hound you to find that piece.

palace pets storage before

 

Above, not working.  Parts were lost. Tears were shed.

palace pets

Above, not working.  More tears shed.  (By mom).

Drumroll please….

palace pets stored in toytainer

 

HEY MOM! I put my Palace Pets away!! All by myself!!

See this magical rectangle of pink? That’s the Shoe Box Play-n-Store Castle from ToyTainer.

Watch what it does.

palace pets in bin

 

And then… and then….

palace pets on mat

She can play with the pets.  All of them.  On a  mat.  That folds up into the case to carry the pets.  Do you SEE this, people?

She cleans up her toys and puts them away.  (Well, really, she cleans up THESE toys and puts them away. Baby steps).

It even has a handle so she can carry it from one place to another.

No pony brushes in my bed, no tiaras in my fridge.  No accessories in the laundry.

ToyTainer, if you are listening? I love you. Long time.

 

There’s all kinds of other equally fabulous ToyTainer products. Some are pink and some are blue and some are neither.  My son has more fun dunking Beanie Boos into the Fold n’Go Games Center on the back of his closet door than putting laundry away but… but… the 4003 Beanie Boos that live in my house are all in one place. And not in my bed.

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American Girl, Build-A-Bear, Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake…oh, and you, too, my little LaLaLoopsy pals… you can all rest easy, because you can spend some time on the back of the girls’ door now in the Princess Castle Fold n’ Go.  Mommy won’t be stepping on Jasmine’s leg and dismembering her any longer.

toytainer over door girls room

ToyTainer is available exclusively at Target.com and in Target stores.

One reader will win a $150 ToyTainer prize pack! To enter this giveaway, follow the instructions on the form below.

 

This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

53 comments… add one
  • I like the SHOE BOX – PLAY N’ STORE FARM and the Fire Truck Play N’ Store
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  • I like the EZ-MAT IN blue and the Firetruck

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  • I like the EZ-MAT Play N’ Store with the roads and the Fire Truck Play n Store for my grandson.

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  • i love the Bulldozer Scoop N’ Store

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  • I like the ice cream truck and the bulldozer

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  • I love the Doll House Fold n Store and the EZ Mat

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  • I like the Games Center Fold N’ Go and the Fire Truck Play N’ Store.

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  • I like the Ice Cream Truck and the Arcade Depot.

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  • I like the city EZ Mat and the Fire Truck Play N’ Store.

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  • I like the Bulldozer Scoop n Store

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  • My favorites are the dump truck and the arcade depot.

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  • shoe box city

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  • I like the Firetruck Play N Store. My son would love it!

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  • my favorites are the Princess Castle Fold N’ Go and the Games Center Fold N’ Go

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  • I love the Shoe Box Play n Store Castle and the Dollhouse Fold n Store! What a neat Idea!

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  • Shoe Box
    Play ‘n Store (Farm) &
    Games Centre
    Fold ‘n Go

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  • I love the ez mat and the shoe box castle!!

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  • Whoa! Now THIS is what I need!! Well, not me… but my 4 year old! I totally LOL’d at “Apparently, there IS a difference between the brushes that Cinderella’s puppy uses vs. the brushes Snow White’s pet Apple uses.” – that is SO my daughter haha.

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  • The fire truck is my favorite! cute!

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  • I like the play n store city and the ez mat

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  • I love the The Arcade Storage Grab N’ Store! My sons would flip over this! Also my daughters would love to have the The Ice Cream Trunk ! Great idea to make cleaning and storage fun!

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  • I like the E-Z Mat and the Ice Cream Truck.

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  • I love the firetruck play n store and ez mat play n store. Super cute and fun idea. Reminds me of when I was little and my laundry basket for dirty clothes was a basketball hoop thing with a net that tied shut on the bottom, made cleaning up a little more fun!

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  • These are brilliant! We could certainly use a few of these in our house right now. Even though we did the pre-Christmas give-away, I am still tripping and falling over toys 😉

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  • the arcade depot is hilarious!

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  • I like the shoebox playnstore city and the firetruck playnstore.

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  • My son would love the fire truck storage as well as the ez mat. He loves anything fire truck!!

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  • I love the icecream truck and the doll wardrobe storage.

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  • This post cracked me up. I’m sure it was because I totally get you. After cussing out the Turbo Snail toy that rolls this morning (not fun to step on when on a hardwood floor and you’re holding a piping hot cup of coffee) I totally.get.you. I try my darndest to keep smalls like that in bins and boxes. They inch their way back into the entire house though. Never fails. I love these play/storage boxes though. Anything that helps the kids’ room stay organized, I’m all about it.

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  • Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store
    EZ-MAT Play N’ Store

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  • I would love the shoebox farm and the princess castle.

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  • Love the ice cream truck!

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  • I like the Princess Castle and Doll House Fold “n Store.

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  • I like the Play ‘n Store Farm and the Fire Truck. These are such a great idea!

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  • Wow! These are crazy-clever products! I can totally relate to finding Legos everywhere. Will have to see about getting some of these for my kiddos!

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  • I really like the Arcade Depot Grab N’ Store and the City Shoe Box.

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  • I also like the Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store. My daughters (they’re 2 and 5) also knows their toys very well. If something is missing, they won’t stop until they or I find it for them. 🙂

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  • My son would love the basketball hoop! Maybe it can help him want to put his toys away too!

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  • I like the Princess Castle Fold N’ Go and the Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store castle

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  • I like the Arcade Depot Grab n’ Store and the Ice Cream Truck Play n’ Store.

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  • Neat! I love the ICE CREAM TRUCK && the PRINCESS CASTLE =)

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  • I like the EZ-mat and the doll house fold-n-store

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  • Wow – brilliant idea! Love the play ‘n store city and the game center basketball shoot!

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  • Love the Princess Castle and the Game Center.

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  • This is THE COOLEST invention!!! I think the EZ Mats and the dumptruck are pretty cool too!

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  • I like the EZ Mat play N Store
    and the Bull Dozer Play N store…..
    Well, Actually I like them all !
    Thank you so much for this giveaway

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  • I really like the Princess Castle Fold N’ Go (and the Doll House one too)
    I also really like the
    Ice-Cream Truck Play N’ Store
    So cool

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • I like the Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store and the Princess Castle Fold N’ Go.

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  • My two favorites are the Fire Truck Play N’ Store and Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store City!

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  • My girls would love the dollhouse and princess castle ones. What a great idea.

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  • I really love the idea of making the cleanup more kid sized, more manageable and not so overwhelming! I think my little guy would flip over the fire truck and the bulldozer

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  • Oh that’s a great way for kids to get in the habit of picking up their toys. We had to do the drastic throw toys away thing (literally we did) before our daughter got the hint that it was pick up or it was placed at the curb. This would be really handy for bringing toys to Grandma’s or a friends’ home too.

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    • We’ve done that. I made the kids put things into bags and bring to the curb. Much easier to make it fun and not have to toss fun cool toys! (That I did rescue and subsequently donate)

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