Some days it feels like I’m struggling under a mountain of stuff. Between the toys, the clothes, the books, and the million and one drawings floating around my house, I need help organizing and storing everything. I’ve been working on teaching my 2-year-old and 4-year-old to organize and pick up their toys, so eco-chic Canadian online retailer Rockpretty Kids sent us this set of three pretty Keep Leaf Storage Bins in the Birds and Fruit prints.
I stuffed the girl’s collection of dress-up clothes in the largest bin (17″ x 15″), filled the medium bin (10.5″ x 10″) with all their play food and dishes, and organized some of our craft supplies in the small bin (7″ x 8″).
These sturdy Keep Leaf storage bins are made from 100% organic cotton canvas and come in several cute prints. My favourite is definitely the Fruit (apple) print. Each round canvas bin comes with a colour coordinated rope handle (two handles on the large bin). They’re soft-sided so they fold up and store pretty much anywhere when not in use, and they’re super easy to carry around, even by young children. Even the large bin is very portable for Tee. She just throws the handles over her shoulder like a big tote bag.
The trade off to their portability is the floppy sides. The large bin in particular does not stay open or stay up unless it’s mostly full, and this is very frustrating for my 2-year-old when she’s trying to put her stuff away in there. The medium bin was the perfect size for us. Large enough to hold a good collection of toys, yet small enough for the sides to stay open without any support and just right for even Kay to carry.
The small bin has four fabric pockets along the inside walls to help keep small items organized. While these are a great idea, in practice they were kind of floppy too and didn’t work quite as well as I had hoped. Again, the pockets worked better when the bin was full or almost full.
These Keep Leaf storage bins are pretty in Tee’s bedroom, but sophisticated enough that I don’t mind having them on display in my living room either. My kids really love how easily they can carry their toys around in these bins. We have several play areas in our house, so they’re awesome for tidying up and moving toys from room to room. But if you’re looking for stationary toy storage, you might want to consider a bin or box with more structure to it.
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Disclosure: I received sample items for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience.Your experience may differ.