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SandeeAR
07-06-2011, 11:55 AM
Little Diamonds ask for pics of my toys bins. I couldn't put a pic in a message, so I started this thread.

Maybe others could post pics of their toy set ups too?

AmandasFCC
07-06-2011, 12:50 PM
I have these:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/images/142-8754152MMA75UC939437M.jpg

and something similar to these:

http://www.crazysales.com.au/products_pictures/57/5793_32593_F.jpg

Michael
07-06-2011, 04:38 PM
More here: http://daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=bins

PitterPatter
07-06-2011, 06:15 PM
I have these:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/images/142-8754152MMA75UC939437M.jpg

and something similar to these:

http://www.crazysales.com.au/products_pictures/57/5793_32593_F.jpg

I really like the 2nd where can I find that please?

Right now I just use a few shelving units and a few of those craft drawers on wheels for manipulatives and such. The odds and end toys go in a big toy box. I would like to get the open bins because the kids stuff the drawers wrong and about break the drawer forcing it in. These would be much easier for them. TIA

heyhun77
07-06-2011, 06:30 PM
I don't have pictures but I like clear tubs rather than solid colored so the kids can see what goes in there without having to be all the way at the tub. I have built in shelves in my dining room (which the daycare kids call the playroom since they have their own table in another room - it's my family's dining room) and almost all of those have been switched to clear storage containers from walmart that have lids. I take the lids off when the tote is on the shelf and then when I'm rotating I just sanitize the toys, put the cover on and put them up in my office for storage that's ready to play with. The other tubs I have that I'm working to switch over are clear dishpans. They are awesome because they hold a lot but they are not all that durable and easily crack. Plus they can't be stacked all that well in storage and even when I can get them balanced to stack the toys get dusty so I end up having to sanitize again before bringing them out for play.

The shelves that are not built in which are in my living room I purchased from another daycare that was closing. They built them on their own and it's just press board low shelving. Nothing fancy but I painted them with deck paint that's made to be scraped by deck chairs and walked on a lot. The tubs I use fit well on those shelves as well but I also use some of the shoebox sized ones with lids, especially on my math/science shelves since a lot of that stuff isn't big or bulky.