Before we moved house last year, the girls shared an absolutely tiny room where space was limited and we had to be clever with storage. They had bunk beds at the time to try and give them as much floor space to play as possible and while looking for some kind of storage where they could keep their toys but still be able to access them without adult help, I found the Worlds Apart storage solution.
It is a practical storage solution for children, while still being fun. Covered in Peppa Pig designs, I knew it would be a hit, even if it they would outgrow it fairly quickly. The storage system is an open storage space with 6 fabric bins supported by wooden shelves. While the bins are only made from fabric, they aren't flimsy in any way and perfect for toys etc. I would say they are a type of canvas material and easily support the contents. At one point this unit turned into a DVD storage place and would hold around 10 DVDs in each bin. It easily coped with this weight and I didn't feel like it would break in any way.
Easy to build, it does come as a flat pack. I would have been able to manage building this myself and I aren't particularly handy, but as my husband was around he offered, and soon had it built without any issues. It comes complete with screws, so you won't need anything except a screwdriver to build the unit. When building the unit, my husband did mention gluing the unit together as well as screwing it to give us extra confidence that our girls could happily play with it, however this wasn't required and once built is solid.
As the unit comes with 6 bins, it allows the child to sort their toys as they wish and they can categorise in each bin. We had barbies in one, Barbie clothes in another, fruit and veg and shopping pieces in another, etc. I especially liked it for this reason and it makes it so much easier to keep an area tidy and organised, especially a small space.
Since we moved last year and the girls got a fairly large room each, they decided that the unit was too babyish for them apparently! However when I tried to give the unit away to a friend, it seemed they weren't quite happy with that either, so the unit lives in our attic, filled with surplus toys that only occasionally make an appearance. It still looks as good as new and I will be happy to pass this onto a friend when the children let me. My girls do look after their toys and furniture in their rooms, and I am fortunate that we haven't ever had any issues of drawing or sticking things on furniture, but it has certainly been used well with (at one point) the majority of their toys stored in it, but despite this it still looks as good as new.
Not cheap at around £45 but well worth it, especially if storage in a child's bedroom is limited.
For young children, the unit is a perfect height at around 60cm tall.
When Lily-May went into her own room a few months ago, I decided to make it a room she would be happy to play in. I know how much she loves Peppa Pig, and so I wanted to theme her room on it. I wanted a good toy storage solution, as all of her toys were kept in a massive plastic tub, which meant the ones near the bottom never got played with. I searched around online for Peppa Pig toy boxes and that is when I found this lovely practical storage unit.
==What is it?==
The Peppa Pig 6 Bin Storage Unit, is a storage unit aimed at children for storing anything in, I personally use it for toy storage, but you can use it for storing anything you like really. The sides are made of MDF and they are painted with Peppa playing with her toys on both side panels . The drawers are canvas and to make them a little more sturdy, they have cardboard inserts, which are also covered in a canvas material. There are six drawers in total, three of them are yellow and purple, with Peppa's teddy and a football on the front of them and the other three drawers are pink and purple with George's dinosaur and some building blocks drawn on the front of them. The whole unit comes flat packed and contains 18 screws, 6 canvas drawers plus inserts, two side panels, and 9 poles(these are what the drawers sit on).
The dimensions of this unit are (H x W x D) 60 x 63.5 x 30 cm, so it would only really suit a child aged from 3 to 7. My daughter was 2 years and 4 months when she got this and it fits her size perfectly, although she couldn't see in the top drawers properly at first but coming up for 3 years old, it is the perfect size.
Building this was really easy, it comes with really easy to follow instructions. When it first came and I looked at how easy and how light the poles were, I thought it was going to be really flimsy, something I would have to keep tightening up every so often, but it has proved not to be the case, once it's built, that's it. There are 9 holes on one side panel and the poles slot into them, you screw them in and repeat the action on the other side panel, easy peasy! It only took me about 20 minutes to build it and I'm not exactly a whizz when it comes to flat pack furniture.
This is perfect for my daughters room, as soon as I built it, I set about sorting through all her toys and now she has a box for all her figures, one for her musical instruments, one for miscellaneous stuff, one for her toy cars, one for her dolls house stuff and one for her tea set and toy shopping stuff. So there is a place for everything, and the good thing about it is all her toys are easily accessible and the whole unit doesn't take up much room at all and fits almost anywhere (I have moved her room around a few times since she got this).
This unit isn't cheap, you are really paying for the Peppa Pig name, I purchased mine from amazon.co.uk for £49.99, but I do expect it to last a few years or until she grows out of Peppa Pig, whichever comes first.
I didn't expect much when it arrived in pieces, even though I did pay just under £50.00 for it, but after building it and having it in my daughters room it is really sturdy and I am more than pleased about this. My daughter knows exactly what toys go where in her boxes and when I help her tidy up and I accidentally put something in a wrong box, she is quick to tell me off for it, before telling me which box to put it in (Early signs of an OCD or just well taught where everything goes?). The unit fits very nicely with her Peppa Pig themed room, along with her curtains, bed, duvet set, bookcase and lampshade and lamp, the only downside was the price but I am sure in time I will have had my money's worth out of it. I would definitely have to give this 5/5, I cannot fault this thing at all.