Thursday, May 17, 2012

DoggyStyle: Personalized Toy Bins

Whenever people ask about new dog essentials, I've always thought that dog toy bins should be on that list. Sure toy bins within reach aren't a great idea for younger dogs, or dogs with low attention spans, but seeing as Mr. B just wants to horde his toys it became a good storage solution for us. 
 We've been using one of E's old storage boxes as a toy bin, and I was thinking of getting something more attractive, when I spotted this personalized toy bin idea on an Apartment Therapy home tour.
Fun Fact: I later realized the pooch featured in the tour was at the very same adoption event where I adopted Miss M 6 years ago! Seeing how they do have amazing style, we adopted the idea for ourselves:
Though Miss M was not too pleased to realize the toy bin was 'marked' by Mr. B:
Just curious, do most other people have dog toy bins? And what types of bins do you use?

P.S: How we trained Miss M to put her toys away in the toy bin.
P.P.S And a video of how Mr B's not-so-secret love of stuffies makes packing difficult.

19 comments:

Team RED said...

We have a toy bin, too! We use an old basket that fits under an end table. But Raisin is not as well behaved as Miss M or Mr. B, so we have to keep a small blanket over it. Some day we think she might realize how easy it is to take the blanket off, but right now, it works well for our not so clever pooch.

Sam said...

We use a laundry basket - just because on occasion Monty has trouble getting toys out and will take the whole box with him. He bumps into walls, Sam, us... It just seems kinder to the environment!

Sam

Debra said...

We use a woven basket for "inside" toys which Ray has been pretty good (for a puppy) about not destroying. We keep the 'outside' toys in a cleaned out planter which has holes for drainage.

Luv My Rosie said...

We used to use a laundry basket. Then a close friend's dad made Rosie a beautiful personalized toy box made out of wood. Although Ms. Rosie has taken a few chunks out of it with her anxiety, it holds all her toys nicely and I get alot of compliments on it.

SherBear said...

Getting Nala a nice looking toy bin is "on the list" of things to do, but for now she settles for a milk crate.

Ashley June said...

We have a nice looking rectangle box that has a lid so when people come over, we can close it. Before this we kept open a drawer in our TV cabinet, but the searching for toys in a wooden drawer can get noisy.

Lex said...

I have the milk crate sized version of this: http://www.target.com/p/iTSO-Medium-Tapered-Fabric-Bin-Ebony-Polka-Dots/-/A-12918034#?lnk=sc_qi_detailimage

I love it, it's cute and perfectly fits all of spud's toys

Rebelwerewolf said...

We tried to put Badger's toys away in a small (unused) trash basket, but he would just take them all out and set them on the floor. We do keep Mushroom-specific toys in the closet so Badger can't get to them. He's been known to destroy in minutes a toy that's lasted months for her.

Jacquelin Cangro said...

I tend to put Reggie's toys away out of sight. If I leave them out all the time, it's like he gets disinterested in them. By putting them away, when I bring them out it's like they're almost new again.

Side question: Reggie's saliva seems to be causing his white fur to turn a reddish brown color around his mouth. I'm curious if anyone's had a similar experience and what (if anything) can be done. Is it something in his diet?

runningwithsquirrels said...

we try to keep the toys neatly stashed in a basket here ... however in reality the less cool toys stay there while the others remain scattered around the house. And by scattered around, I really mean strategically under my feet no matter where I am trying to walk!

Tucker The Crestie said...

We have a basket that is low enough for our little guys to get in and dig around in. It's a losing battle to keep them all in there, though. It's only fun to play with toys if they're ALL out at the same time, and if the dogs aren't dragging them all out, Olivia is shoving them out so she can sleep in the basket. Oh, well!

Mary said...

That picture of Miss M is classic! And that is such a cute idea AND timely because I was just organizing the boys' toys (and by boys, I mean Neptune) because I deep-cleaned their room this week. We have some probably faux-leather bin that is not nearly large enough. I love the idea of putting the picture on the front. I keep some of their toys in one of those cubes with a lid so that I can rotate toys out, but I sometimes forget to do that.

Annie & Paul's Mom said...

Honestly, I use a plastic bin that was in my 1st classroom. The school was closed after my first year there (shrinking city), so we all had to store all of our school stuff over summer while they figured out where we were each going to move to. This included the stuff I bought for my class and things like new textbooks. The bin that holds Annie and Paul's toys never quiet made it back to a classroom.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have a similiar bin, we better add a picture...Ut oh..YOU better add another picture
Snorts
Benny & Lily

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Oh shucks now that toy bins have been mentioned Mom has remembered we still need to sort through ours. We are using laundry baskets to hold our toys.

Emma

huser630 said...

Toys baskets are VERY important in our home. We have multiples. The biggest one is a white wicker chest in the living room. It open at the top, but it also has two doors on the front. We leave one door open, and the dogs can open the other one if need be. Normally they just shove their big ol' bodies inside the chest. We also have a toy bag in a storage bench outside.

Kelly Glew said...

We have storage bins from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20110540/) that I tuck into the TV stand. My pup sometimes paws at them if he smells something he wants but generally he'll play with whatever I put out for him. Sometimes he wants everything so I let him dump the basket over but it's always easy to pick everything up at the end of the day and put it away!

Duck Egg said...

Nice looking your rectangle box and Personalised Toy Boxes,...Thanks

Duck Egg said...

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