Friday, 12 February 2016

Childsmart Review - Minnie Mouse Storage Shelves for Kids...


*Six Little Hearts is a brand representative for Childsmart.com.au.

Have you ever noticed how there's an art to storing your child's playthings?: How too many toys thrown into a basket or tub will likely mean that most of it will no longer appeal to your child?
Not surprisingly, it becomes overwhelming for a youngster to stare into an abyss of clutter and mess, even when that mess is meant to be fun!

All parents struggle with toy clutter and this fact that children can become disinterested fast, if there's little order apparent in their play space. I have watched my own kids on countless occasions over the years, wander aimlessly when they had messed up their things so much so, that sets were no longer together, favourite items were missing and that sense of being overwhelmed took hold.

While we still haven't mastered keeping our kids' things tidy by a long-shot, we have managed to capture some of that tidy 'play magic' balance for our youngest with a simple piece of practical furniture.


We've been lucky enough to welcome this beautiful Minnie Mouse storage shelf into our home which has just delighted our three year old! Our daughter is a huge Minnie fan, so when we had the opportunity to select a favourite item from the online children's website Childsmart recently, I knew this particular item would tick two equally important boxes: This sweet set of shelves was something that was both desperately needed in our home and would be cherished by our youngest child for years to come.


This gorgeous item of children's furniture is called the Minnie Mouse 6 Bin Storage and it's available on the Childsmart website. It's an item that has really filled a need in our home. Finally we have a designated place where we can place all of Celeste's most treasured playthings. Everything is ordered and tidy and importantly, available to her whenever she desires.


The Minnie shelves have allowed us to create a special area that's just for our little daughter, within our lounge area. The unit is slender and child-sized yet enormously practical. (It measures 60 H x 64 W x 30cms D.) It holds loads and is so warm and inviting to a child! I already love that our Miss sets herself up next to it and gets to work quietly on her favourite playthings. Having an organised and designated play space means our girl is so happy to engage with her things for a whole lot longer too. (More time-out for mummy!)


The Minnie shelves were easy to set up with full instructions and there were no power tools required to assemble it. A screwdriver is all you need. (It's also the recommended method to build this by hand.) It all arrived flat-packed. The finished shelves are very strong and sturdy with wood railings and a quality MDF frame. It will no-doubt last us for years to come.

Each of the Minnie tubs are crafted from structured fabric and it all comes together beautifully. The vibrant drawers are deep and quite large. In addition to toy storage, this could also be used to house children's clothing or even alongside a change table to store extra nappies and baby goods.



Play is so easy with this! Each fabric basket lifts out so kids can move their play elsewhere while keeping everything organised. You could take building bricks to another area of your home, or crayons and colouring books or dolls - whatever your child wants to play with becomes easily mobile without the mess.

Another benefit of the shelves - easy pack up! Little kids enjoy popping their special things back into their own drawers and we've noticed this effect almost immediately. Even our older kids have become better at helping-out with the tidying when it comes to keeping their little sister's things together. There's less work involved to find all those puzzle pieces, game parts and tea sets. What's not to like about that?!



These shelves are lovely with great design appeal and would sit proudly in any bedroom, playroom or lounge room with so many purposes. We're smitten with these!
The Minnie Mouse Six Bin Storage Shelves are priced at RRP $109 and are available at Childsmart.

Childsmart is a leading distributor in Australia and New Zealand of high quality toys, nursery and children's lifestyle products. Visit Childsmart. Find Childsmart on Facebook and Instagram.

 
*Disclosure: The item featured in this post was gifted for the purpose of review.
All opinions expressed are those of this blog's author.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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    1. We love her too! I met her in Disneyland and got a bit teary! Such an experience! We met her again at a high tea last year in Melbourne and our daughter has never stopped her passion for her since.

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  2. Those Minnie shelves are so cute, and practical! Brilliant!

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    1. They're delightful aren't they. I find them quite striking in our home and they certainly attract the toddler.

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  3. These are super cute! Makes decluttering so much easier!

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    1. That they do and they were so needed around these parts.

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  4. This is so cute, I miss the kids being little and having cute stuff all over the house.

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    1. As much as I complain about it now, I think I will weep when the clutter is gone! I do love seeing young kids play and learn.

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  5. Those shelves are so cute! It's definitely easier to motivate a tidy up when the storage is lovely in itself. x #binkylinky

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    1. Yes! These are so sweet and everyone is making a go of packing up properly with the shelves. They're so handy and pretty.

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  6. I love them! They look great and it's practical. I've been trying to think of some storage ideas as we're moving home next week and will have less room. These are fab. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. How cute are they?! Good luck with your house move too. :D

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  7. Brilliant and any Disney is fab great review thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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    1. Disney is always a hit. Minnie is wonderful! :D

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  8. Oh how I would love something like this. The toys all get chucked willy nilly in one big toy box, so when they are looking for something it all gets spread out everywhere. It's very cute.

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  9. This storage solution is great, and really cute too, my daughter would love this! #twinklytuesday

    Carolyn
    http://www.stylishmemories.com

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  10. These are adorable!!! My daughter loves Minnie and I think she would wet herself if you knew this existed!

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