The Toy Chest
Looking to upgrade from that shoebox into something more eye catching and less occasion obvious? This Toy Chest would be a great start into organizing and storing your bedroom toys in something better than that shoe box, Avon box or plastic bag. It's sleek and modern, while having that professional look so even your own mother would not know what you are hiding in there. This could also be a wonderful addition to any other storage options you have at home that need expanding. I made a little event out of this. I love organizing things and this was a good opportunity. I collected all my toys, put them on a pillow case on the floor and got everything in order. First you will notice that the Toy Chest has combination locks! Locked into place with "pins" you'll find the combination locks are set to the default code for your chest. I have removed the pins, but have not set a different code for the combination - I'm sure I would forget and be locked out of my fun box! The instructions to setting your own code for the locks are inside. It comes in 6 languages, so I don't think anyone will have a problem setting their own code. (The languages are: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese & Korean) Your box will open on both sides revealing a small, adjustable 'tray' resting/floating in the middle of the bottom compartment below. The box looks bigger in the picture, despite it's measurement's idea. It says it's spacious.. and yes it is. But the lack here is 'usable' space. The approx. space you have to store your toys/accessories is 6.375in x 1ft .7in x 3in. Not that much, but it'll work for some storage. This is why I suggested it to be for an upgrade or smaller addition. You could probably stand up a couple items to utilize the 4.5 inches of "air space" you can't use otherwise. I would suggest wiping down the inside well before you add your items, just to get any manufacturing dust and debris. - The hardware seems pretty good and sturdy, the combination numbers are a bit stiff but they just might need to be worked in. The little tray is good to hold smaller items like condoms, batteries, lubes, etc. Its measurements are 2.75in x 1ft 2.8in x 1in. You can push the tray aside to access the bottom compartment. Be careful when you push, the material is kind of flimsy. The bottom could hold more small things along with more medium-ish sized things. If you're into real organization, this would probably be a good container for bullets of different types, or even (if you have A LOT of toys) a container just for batteries, or lubes?I had to leave out one toy, but otherwise the rest fit very well. Depending on what and how much you have in there it's pretty easy for me to access the things on the bottom of the pile. I wish there was a lot more usable space; the Toy Chest has such potential to be a great storage piece. I'm content for now, but will have to make other arrangements for any other toys I accumulate from here on out. I also wanted to point out that because of that much airspace, if you're anal retentive, like me, you'll want to keep the box from tipping over or you'll have the tray items in the bottom compartment. So if you're going to travel with it (like the description states) make sure it's secure. If you don't care about it being messy, by all means forget what I just said about it being secure. =)
Reviewed by: Neuroticax from Wisconsin.