November 2016

are you swimming in stuffies?

20 Nov 2016, Posted by alanacherneck_0 in Uncategorized

Photo Credit: B2 Photography

Stuffies seem to be taking over a good portion of playroom real estate these days. From Beanie-babies (large + small) to teddy bears to plush snakes + tigers, we have the whole animal kingdom covered. But how many is TOO many, and how can you possibly organize them so they each get their share of cuddle time?

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Our girls PLAY with their stuffies. They take them for walks in the stroller, they tag along on car rides, or accompany reluctant passengers on ever-lasting school bus rides.  As a child, I don’t remember having many (are they a recent phenomenon perhaps?), perhaps a few favourites, but they really weren’t my thing. Our girls are especially drawn to the wide-eyed TY Beanies, and have acquired quite a collection.  I have to admit, some of them are pretty cute {did you know they even have names?}.

We have a bit of a system in our house. We bring about 10-12 small to medium sized stuffies out at a time, and store them in our red canvas baskets (labelled: “stuffies”). These get rotated every two weeks:  at the end of their playroom stay, they go back down to the play trunk (that is, a giant resin Costco deck box) in our basement that requires a serious high-powered flashlight to forage through.

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I’ve rounded up some possibilities for storage that are both practical AND stylish – from storage ottomans, to crates, to belly baskets + canvas cubes.  I hope you like them.  If you’re wondering a source, please ask in the comments below, and I will let you know.

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What about YOU? Are you bursting at the seams with plush paraphernalia? What are YOUR stuffy storage solutions?