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?


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.


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.


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