KidKraft Wall Storage Unit // Play Room Organization

KidKraft Kids Furniture

We received the KidKraft Wall Storage Unit featured in this post for our review.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.

When I began planning out our playroom, I knew I needed storage. Lots of storage. Between our school supplies and the endless toys, we have a lot of stuff. I love the saying “A place for every thing and every thing in it’s place.” because that is how I function. A floor full of toys? That’s okay for a few hours while the kids play, but after that, those toys need picked up and put away or it drives me insane. KidKraft is a brand I trust so I knew the KidKraft Wall Storage Unit would work perfectly to fit our storage and organization needs in the playroom.  We already own the KidKraft Nantucket Table, Chairs, & Bench set as well as the KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen, so I know all about the excellent quality and durability of KidKraft furniture.

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I chose the KidKraft Wall Storage Unit because it has a small footprint, but offers tons of storage and organization at over 4′ tall.  It’s available in espresso with primary colored bins and white with pastel colored bins like pictured above.  It offers 8 bins and a total of 13 storage compartments!

KidKraft Wall Storage Unit Assembly

This was our (and by our, I mean Justin’s) second large piece of KidKraft furniture to assemble.  He put together the Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen as a Christmas gift for Bella back in 2011.  I love that KidKraft includes detailed, easy-to-follow instructions as well as labeled pieces.  They take the guesswork out of building the furniture.  Even the screws, bolts, and smaller pieces are neatly packaged and easy to find when you need them.  Looking at so many pieces can seem overwhelming and while the assembly process is time-consuming, it’s easy and frustration-free.

KidKraft Wall Storage Unit Organization

I can think of a million different uses for the KidKraft Wall Storage Unit.  It’s perfect for storing sports equipment and balls, stuffed animals and toys, books, or shoes and kids clothing.  I use it to store our large cardboard blocks on bottom, different toys to go with our weekly themes in the bins, and then school work, books, and three-ring binders in the open shelving.  Because of it’s great size, it can hold our larger puzzles and items that won’t fit in our cubical shelving.  On top, I keep my laminator and use it to hold my MacBook Pro during school time.

KidKraft Wall Storage Unit

One last thing that I really like about the KidKraft Wall Storage Unit is that it makes clean-up a breeze for both mom and kids.  Bryson and Bella can easily reach all of the bins, so they can pull them out, dump them out, play, and then pick everything up and put it away.  They have no problem finding what they are looking for and having the easy-slide bins has cut down on the amount of whining when it comes to clean-up time.  Toss everything back in and put them up- it’s that easy!  You could take it a step more and print cute labels for each bin.

Yes, you could definitely say we are huge fans of KidKraft furniture!  I’m hoping to add one of their beautiful wooden dollhouses and a few of their outdoor furniture pieces to our KidKraft collection next.  The KidKraft Wall Storage Unit retails for $279.99, but is often on sale at Amazon.com.  I think you’ll love the quality and the storage offered by this item.

Wummelbox Subscription – Playful Learning, Creative Arts, & Crafts

Wummelbox Review

Are you looking for some fun summer arts and crafts for the kids? We were sent the Wummelbox which is a monthly craft subscription for kids ages 3-8.  The Wummelbox is new on the market and offers playful learning, creative arts, and crafts delivered right to your door.  Our first Wummelbox was food & nutrition based and included four activities.

Everything you need for the Wummelbox activities are included in the box.  For our first delivery, they even included a free pair of scissors as a gift.   Each project included an instruction booklet and a “Wummel indicator” which shows you how much parental help is required for that specific project.   In our box, we had one project that required “a little,” one that required “some,” and two that required “a lot” or parental help.

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In Our Wummelbox:

  • Grocery store!  Bryson and Bella pushed the coins and bills our and colored them with markers while I laced, stuffed, and sewed the felt fruits and veggies.  Following the instructions, we recycled the Wummelbox into a cash register.  They love playing grocery store.
  • Head chef!  They love helping me in the kitchen so decorating an apron with textile crayons and creating their own cookbook is right up their alley.
  • Fruit and Veggie Game!  This is great for gardening season.  Children color the included tree, vegetables, fruits, and garden patch.  Set them all up, then play a game figuring out with fruit and vegetables grow on the tree and which grow in the garden patch.
  • Nutrition Experiment!  Following the directions, make a paste out of potatoes and water to use on projects.

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Wummelbox Extras:

We received some fun craft supplies that can be used over and over in our Wummelbox subscription.

  • Crayola Markers
  • Pentel Arts Fabric Fun Pastels
  • Fiskars Child-friendly Scissors

Wummelbox Crafts Kids

Wummelbox Purchase Info:

You can buy a Wummelbox subscription for as low as $19.99 per month, depending upon how many months (1, 3, or 12) of service you purchase at a time.

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We received a complimentary 3 month Wummelbox subscription.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.

How to Build a LEGO® Youtube Channel Playlist & $1,000 Giveaway

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Every morning, Bryson wakes up and stumbles through the house to find me.  He asks “Mom, can I play on your phone and watch my LEGO® videos?”  The first few minutes of the day before his little sister wakes up are all his.  He takes my iPhone and either goes back to bed or cuddles up on the couch while he watches videos from the Official LEGO® Channel.  How quickly he learned to navigate YouTube impressed me and scared me at the same time.  Because I don’t want him to accidentally click on the wrong videos, I created a playlist for him with mom-approved videos from the LEGO® Youtube Channel.   Building a playlist couldn’t be easier and it saves time when searching for your (or your kids) favorite videos.

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How to build your playlist:

  • Visit Youtube.com/LEGO and watch one of your favorite videos
  • Click “Video Options”
  • Select “Add To Playlist”
  • Sign-In using your YouTube Login
  • Add your selected video to an existing playlist or create a new one
  • To prevent non-LEGO® videos from being recommended, build your playlist using only Official LEGO® Channel videos.

LEGO YouTube Playlist

Some of the series available on The LEGO® Youtube Channel:

o   LEGO® Star Wars™
o   LEGO® City
o   LEGO® Hero Factory
o   LEGO® DC Universe™ Super Hereos
o   LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™
o   LEGO® The Hobbit™
o   LEGO® Friends
o   LEGO® DUPLO® Cars™
o   LEGO® DUPLO® Disney Princess™
o   LEGO® Monster Fighters
o   LEGO® ClubTV
o   LEGO® DUPLO®
o   LEGO® ReBrick

 

There is a lot of content on web; creating a playlist on the Official LEGO® Channel is a great way to ensure your kids are entertained and watching videos you can feel good about.

Visit the Official LEGO® Channel to build your own playlist to watch with your kids and then reply below for a chance to win one (1) $1,000 gift card to buy your family’s favorite LEGO® products!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LEGO. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.