How to store toys? In a house with a child there must be toys. Usually there are a lot of them there. Often then there is a problem – how to store toys?
What does it depend on how to store toys?
There are countless kinds of toys. So we often wonder – how to choose the right one? It turns out that a lot depends on what toys we are talking about. After all, wooden ecological toys will require different storage than sensory masses, and yet another – children’s tents for the home. It is always worth checking first whether the manufacturer of a given toy has provided any instructions as to how the toy should be stored. We must store many dough-type masses in tightly closed containers. Otherwise, they can dry up quickly and lose their properties, and we will lose not only a valuable toy, but also the money invested in it. So always check if the manufacturer has given us any tips.Can a given toy be assembled? Should it be kept in a tightly closed container or, on the contrary, must it have free air access? Can it be hung or is it better that it should lie or stand? How we store a given toy depends on it all. However, there are a few rules that usually work for most toys in a given category.
How to store wooden toys?
Wooden ecological toys are usually not cheap, so it is worth paying attention to how we store them so that they will serve us and our children as long as possible. It turns out that, first of all, they should be stored in a dry place. Moisture has a very negative effect on wood. A natural raw material that absorbs water from the environment will quickly lose its properties if it is kept in a damp room. The wood will swell and deform, items glued or bolted together will start to peel off and paint will chip off. Such a water-soaked toy may never return to its original form. Importantly, it is not just about the fact that wooden ecological toys should not be placed in direct contact with water.
It is obvious that such toys should not be left in a bathtub full of water, in a swimming pool or even in the rain.But also rooms where air humidity often increases will not be a good place to store them. So let’s not keep them in a damp basement or attic, where we often hang wet laundry. The bathroom, or even the kitchen, is also not a very good idea, where the air is often accompanied by the steam released during cooking. Boxes for children’s toys with wooden accessories must be kept in a dry room where we do not expect large fluctuations in humidity. It can be, for example, a children’s room, a bedroom or a living room. It is also important that such a chest is closed. If we decide to keep eco-friendly wooden toys on open shelves, make sure that they are not exposed to direct sunlight.Such exposure would adversely affect the appearance and condition of the toy. The thing about the sun’s rays is that they often discolour toys. Such an object quickly loses its color, becomes faded, unsightly and not very stimulating. Additionally, wood often heated by the sun can simply deteriorate.
How to store children’s tents?
Children’s tents for the home can also pose many difficulties. These types of toys are great for kids of all ages. They allow you to play both at home and in the camp. They make the time of children and parents pleasant and allow them to survive the difficult time of isolation using the power of their imagination. However, even the best fun ends sometime, and then the tent has to be hidden. Boxes for toys for children are rarely large enough to fit such a tent, especially since children’s tents for the home very rarely turn out to be products that can be significantly minimized. So how do you avoid the problem? First of all, it is worth considering it at the stage of buying or sewing a tent. It is good to choose products or designs that allow you to fold the toy to a small size when the adventure comes to an end.An interesting solution is also the presence of a cover to which you can hide the folded tent so that it does not get damaged when it is not used by children. However, if the tent cannot be folded significantly, we have two options. The first is to fold it flat. It then takes up a lot of space, but then it can be placed, for example, under the bed in a bedroom or in the space between the furniture and the wall. Thanks to this, it will not be visible, nor will it take up space unnecessarily. The second way is to fold the toy vertically. This solution works primarily if we decide to buy children’s tents for the home, which in their style refer to the so-called teepee – i.e. tents used by the First Nations living in North America. The folded tent can be stored behind the furniture in the corner of the room, or, for example, in the corner of a tall wardrobe.