Keeping the convenience factor in mind, figure out where you want to organize. Don't make the mistake of creating plenty of space for toys all over the kids' rooms if the kids' toys are always all over the den. Your best bet for keeping a space organized is to provide easy access areas for toys to go. You'll have much more success in getting help from your family if you place your buckets, bins, toy boxes and shelves very near where they will usually be playing with these things.
Now, when considering your options, you need to take a few things into consideration. The first is what size do you need. How big is your room? The right size bench will flow perfectly with its surroundings. A bench that is too small will look odd and out of place. One that is too large will become an obstacle to get around and make your room look small as well. When considering size measure your space look at options and see what will fit the best with a piece of cardboard or other material to mimic the bench. If your bench is going in front of a window make sure you will like the height as well.
The third thing to think about is what do you want the storage function to be. Do you just need a spot to store bed linens, or are you looking for more? Benches with storage take on many shapes, one bench that may house your linens, would not be what you want if you want to store shoes or boxes with old memories inside. Another function you may want is that this piece of furniture not only has enclosed storage, but may have display areas underneath the bench as well. The final area of consideration for function to think about is what kind of top do you need. Are you going to be sitting on it often, or do you want the beauty of solid wood or other material. If it is in front of a window consider a sitting style bench and if you will sit on it infrequently like for changing clothes a hard top will do just fine.
These boxes should be made again of non toxic material because the toxicity could seep into the toys making the toys unsafe for your kids. If you are going to buy plastic boxes see to it that they are made of high quality plastic because they are durable. Should your kids poke, hammer, push, tinker, and what other things they can imagine doing to the boxes, they don't break easily.
Not only are they for toys alone, or something your kids will sit on because you can also use these to store kiddie books and coloring books. Some parents are even known to use different storage boxes for kids to store their children's clothes, blankets, shoes, school bags, notebooks, and whatever things they can organize inside the boxes.
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