Keep Toys Organized with a Toy Box from Little Colorado
Now that we are empty nesters, I have been decluttering like a mad woman. It amazes me everyday the amount of stuff that remains to be sorted through and given away. One area that is a challenge for me is toys. I want to have toys for the little ones to play with while visiting, but keeping them organized is another story. My solution? A toy box from Little Colorado.
Established in 1986 in Golden, Colorado. From day one, the founders set their sights on building high-quality, wooden toddler furniture at a reasonable price, and for thirty years, as competitors moved manufacturing to Asia, they continued making all their products in the USA.
In 2016 Noelle Baker and her husband, Bill Hare, moved from Iowa to Denver to buy the business. Bill’s favorite class in high school was woodworking, and that interest led to an undergraduate degree in industrial design and to a thirty-year professional career in manufacturing and marketing within a Fortune 500 setting. But he had always imagined owning his own small business, and the opportunity at Little Colorado fulfilled that dream. Noelle is a writer and enthusiastic about any collaboration that fosters imagination, creative play, and social responsibility. Together, they are maintaining Little Colorado’s historic fidelity to quality, safety, and American-made, handcrafted furniture, but they are also expanding the scope of their toddler furniture line to emphasize clean, modern furniture, innovative toy boxes, and playful, interactive designs.
The wide variety of toy boxes from Little Colorado are perfect for keeping toys organized.
This toy chest is just the right size to hold all the toys we need for the little ones. It does need assembly but that was pretty easy to do since most of the tools needed are also included. Yay! The only problem we had during assembly was getting the top rail to match up with the marked holes. Hubster solved that issue by simply placing a pencil on each side to lift the top up just a little so the holes all lined up. From there is was a matter of drilling a pilot hole where the manufacturer had already marked the back of the toy chest and then placing the screws to hold the top in place.
Safety in Design
One thing that is different from the toy boxes our children had when they were younger is that the top doesn’t slam down on their fingers. Inside the toy box is a strong hinge that lifts and keeps the top open in desired position. Also, the bottom main compartment of the toy box is notched so when the top is closed, there is a space to protect little fingers. Having your fingers smashed in a toy box is something I never care to experience again. This unit is truly well made and I imagine it will hold up to the not so gentle care of the toddlers in our family.
Right now the toy box is a bright white. We haven’t decided what we want to put on the front of it but we are leaning towards a decal of some sort. The little ones are voting on phrases to put on it. This should be a riot…I can’t wait to learn what they want to call the toy box.
Honestly though, as much as I love my grand children; they can make a mess in a heartbeat. Being able to keep toys organized with a toy box from Little Colorado is so nice.
Now when the little ones come to visit, they know where their toys are and they know where they need to go when it is time to clean up. It is a winning solution for everyone.
Do you need a way to keep toys organized?
Take a look at the large variety of styles, colors, and designs of these toy boxes from Little Colorado. And for a limited time, you can save 20% on your purchase. Just use the discount code WLCMR20 at checkout. This discount code is valid until the end of the year and can be used once per customer. Visit Little Colorado and order your little ones a beautiful toy chest so they can keep toys organized.
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