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The best storage boxes and book cases

Our top picks of storage boxes and book cases

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Our favourite storage boxes and book cases around now

Why buy them?

As a parent to toddlers you’ll spend a huge amount of time tidying up the chaos that they create, and trying to find somewhere to put all their toys and books! The key to calm is to make sure you have good storage solutions, so everything has a place to be tidied away at the end of the day. Don’t forget to make it fun to get your child to help you so they learn how to tidy up, too.

What to spend

Storage boxes and bins can be picked up relatively cheaply from around the £10 mark, whilst bookcases can cost from £40 and up. 

What to look for

You need durable and well-made products that will withstand a fair amount of rough treatment from small children. Before you buy anything have a clear idea of what you want to store in it, so you choose something with enough storage space. Some double up as seating as a longer lasting convertible piece of furniture.

The Tidy Books Bookcase with Alphabet 250Bookcase with alphabet, £149.95, Tidy Books

This sturdy award-winning bookcase houses up to 85 books and can be attached to the wall for extra security. It’s made from sustainable eco-friendly wood, comes in a natural wood or stylish grey finish, and has 3D alphabet letters to help early recognition and learning.

Vertbaudet grey storage 250Fabric Storage Box, £9.50, Vertbaudet

These practical fabric storage boxes are a must for any home and ideal for housing any toys left lying about. They can be folded completely flat when not in use and can also be wipe-cleaned. You can choose from five different colours and patterns including pink hearts, blue clouds and grey stars.

Jojo Maman White Toy Sorter 250White toy sorter, £95, Jojo Maman Bebe

It might seem a little pricey, but this storage does two jobs in one, as it’s both a bookcase and a toy storage unit. It comes with eight plastic boxes in either pink and blue or red and blue, which sit at a low enough level for young children to reach  - and so they can tidy up their toys themselves!

Great little tradining storage cart 250Book storage cart, £32, Great Little Trading Company

Available in Mr Fox, Miss Cat and Miss Bunny designs, this pull-along storage cart makes a great home for a toddler’s board books. They’ll love pulling it around with them on their travels around the home, and its size and shape makes it easy for them to get the books in and out by themselves.

Kiddi Style Green Crayon Toy Box & Bench 250Storage box and bench, £29.99, Argos

This eye-catching storage box has a crayon-themed design and it doubles up as a bench to sit on, too. It comes in different combinations of bright colours and has a hinge that’s specially designed so it doesn’t catch little fingers and it’s ideal for storing building bricks, dolls or puzzles and games.

The best storage boxes and book cases