It's that time of year again ... time to clean out the playroom in advance of the avalanche of new toys that will take over our house come December 26th. Don't blame me, blame the grandparents. No matter how much we encourage them to keep it small, they always go overboard. And now that we have a three year old there is no "hiding" the gifts for later in the year. In the midst of cleaning and organizing, I realized I needed less bookshelf-type storage (does anyone else find the Expedit limited in functionality when it comes to the bigger toys?) and more "dump it in big bins and let go of trying to keep the pieces together" type of storage.
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Friends, this sorter is the King of All Kid Storage. It's big but not too big, it holds an enormous amount of stuff, and, the best part, it folds flat when you don't need it. The sorter has three compartments so you can organize toys by type or even use it for laundry (bonus use after the kids outgrow the toys!). Ours is currently holding my son's entire collection of large-scale construction trucks, various sports balls, and his wooden train tracks that number somewhere in the hundreds (I told you the grandparents were out of control) with room to spare. I like that it's not too tall for our little guy to dig for things and it makes cleaning up a snap since all he has to do is toss his toys in.
The Mega Sorter coordinates with the entire I Think I Canvas storage line from Land of Nod and, at $24.95, it's one of the most functional and best priced storage options I have seen and used. I highly, highly recommend.