When Adrian Kulp and his wife take road trips, they pack three small storage bins, one for each kid, and label each bin with the kid’s name. “We fill it with individual snacks, surprises and often a new movie that they can take turns watching on the DVD player in the truck. It gets them excited and keeps them occupied on a 10-hour haul,” Kulp says.
Collecting wooden clips is a snap with a sack that's made to dangle from the clothesline. Bin Fait hand-sews pretty options in an array of colorful cotton fabrics. When not in use, the pouch hangs neatly in the closet.
This is a potting shed for the serious gardener and offers workspace galore. Stainless and stone counter surfaces provide ample space for potting plants, and recessed bins provide storage for soil, mulch and other garden products.
Stackable or modular bins are great storage tools for toys. Open bins are ideal for stuffed animals, games and even books, and allow you and your child to store and spot favorite toys in an easy way. This bin does double duty as a nightstand, a nice extra bonus.
A white bookshelf with built-in drawers provides ample toy storage in this kid’s room. A painting of cherry blossoms is displayed on the top shelf, while the other shelves are home to stuffed animals, photographs and baskets. A green argyle rug provides a place to sit down and play with all toys.
Designate some bins to store all those soccer balls, basketballs and baseball bats. These durable mesh storage bins from The Container Store are designed to keep sporting goods contained and organized.
The round shape of balls can make them a challenge to store. For larger-sized balls, a slide-out bin is a smart way to group and hold the balls together. A hanging mesh bag or standing wire bins also work for medium or large balls, while portable baskets and bins are a good choice for smaller baseballs, softballs or tennis balls.