“ Brand: Argos „
This is a solid pine storage unit for toys, which is important to consider because of how much more weight it can cope with compared to the cheaper alternatives. This is pretty affordable at £54.99, and there's another unit that's 50% bigger for £69.99. We actually own both, and have this smaller one sat on top of the larger one. They're only available from Argos as far as I know.
Getting these flat-packed bits of furniture assembled isn't totally straightforward, they are made by Argos after all, but with a bit of brute strength you'll get there in the end. The instructions aren't great, but the actual set up is very easy to work out even without them. The trouble is just getting all the holes lined up, but as I said before, a bit of brute strength goes a long way with that problem.
Once set up this is an extremely sturdy unit. We've had the bigger one, which is 3 shelves by 2, for about two years now and it's just as strong as ever - despite being moved around a few times. This second unit is a lot newer, but proving to be just as sturdy as the first. The shelves look a little thin, but they're really not. They hold a storage box full of diecast cars without bowing under the weight.
Another good thing about this unit is that you can attach castors to the bottom (included) and move it around as necessary. Plus it can be painted, stained or varnished if desired so you can match it to the room's decor.
The only thing I think could be improved with these, is that some drawers would be really beneficial for a play room. You don't want little fiddly toys like Magnext and marble runs muddled up together. So some sliding drawers would be a really great option to go in one of the shelving holes. Also, note that there are no storage boxes included so make sure you pick some up if you buy this.
As per usual the kids had too many toys for christmas and I was in desperate need of some child friendly storage that they can use and decided on this solid pine 2x2 storage unit on wheels I picked the unit up from argos as I needed it asap plus I didnt want to pay the extra £5 for delivery, I could tell by the size of the package the plastic storage boxes were not included in the offer so I picked these up to added expense but I guess its my fault for not reading th catalogue properly eh.
As per usual my hubby gave me that oh no not again regarding the flatpack building 30 minutes later we were filling th boxes with toys some of the holes were slightly out of sync but with a tug and a pull they did fix in.
The unit is sturdy and does the job perfectly but when the boxes are full its a little tough to pull around, there are other sizes available for more storage and also an l-shaped unit too so can be adapted for your needs, castors and screws could be a little stronger to make this unit more sturdy but apart from that fab little storage unit also my sons school has similar so he does actually tidy things away as in school but i dont think you could put a price on that lol.
Solid Pine 2x2 toy storage unit with 4 compartments. Ready to stain, varnish or leave unfinished.