Saturday, November 20, 2010

How to Keep Stuffed Animals Organized

Nov 19, 2010 Bambi Hokanson

Keep stuffed animals organized - My personal files

Keep stuffed animals organized - My personal files

Kids seem to accumulate a multitude of stuffed animals through their childhood years. Parents are often looking for a way to display them and find space for them; however this is not always an easy task. In addition, parents frequently look for tidy ways to store plush animals when the kids grow up and leave home, because they would like to save them for their future grandchildren. Here are some suggestions for how to keep stuffed animals organized.

A Unique Zoo Cage for Stuffed Animals

The Zoo can be ordered online at The Zoo Keepers and is a space saver for stuffed animals; it is quite unique. It is a strong plywood cage with flexible bars for easy access to the plush animals. It takes under two square feet of floor space and holds about 90 medium sized stuffed animals. It is not cheap at $127.00, but may be well worth the investment.

The Grandy Room Organizer for Stuffed Animals

This is a nice organizer for stuffed animals the size of Webzinz and is really cute. It holds up to 75 Webkinz or other equally sized stuffed animals and has 36 holes to put the plush animals’ heads through so they can peek out.

It is machine washable, comes in a choice of bright colors, costs around $50.00 and can be found at numerous online stores.

More Handy Options for Organizing Stuffed animals

  • A practical option for organizing stuffed animals would be to purchase a bunk bed and use the top bed to display all of them. The top bunk could also be used for sleepovers.
  • Shoe organizers with pockets that over the door or in closets are ideal for small to medium sized stuffed animals. They usually have 20 to 24 pockets.
  • A Toy Hammock is a neat way to organize plush animals. It is a mesh net that hangs up in the corner of the room. These Toy Hammocks are inexpensive and can be found online or at local department stores.
  • Stuffed animal organizer trees take up little room and are a clever way to keep plush animals neat and tidy. They are available in many stores and online.
  • For parents or grandparents who have children with a huge amount of plush animals that are not played with often, building a shelf high around the top of the walls works well. This will display the stuffed animals nicely and conserves space in the room.

There actually are many ways to keep stuffed animals organized. Kids love stuffed animals and do tend to collect a lot of them in a short amount of time; investing in something to keep stuffed animals organized is a smart idea for both parents and grandparents.

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