I am a neat freak stuck in the body of a mother of two. I bought a billy bookcase for storage in my kid’s play area and I’ve been bashing my head against the wall trying to figure out a display which is both attractive for me to look at and provides my kids with easy access to their toys.
I thought it would be super fun if they were able to use the last couple of shelves as a stage for playing with their copious amounts of Play Mobile so I set it up like this:
Can’t do it. Too messy. Too much colour. I don’t want to look at their toys. So I started looking for attractive storage bins. Shouldn’t be hard right? Wrong! While there seem to be hundreds of different bins that fit expedite sized cubes, finding a bin which has a depth of less than 10 1/4 inches, suited to a billy bookcase, is difficult.
So I spent hours. Literally, hours, online looking for attractive storage bins that will fit. This seems to be a fairly common problem people have so I thought I would save you some time by sharing some of my favorite finds:
Great options. The bad news is that if you live in Canada like me, you may have to buy on line as not all the Canadian counterparts of these stores sell the same product. I say it’s worth the shipping costs to find attractive storage containers that fit.
I still don’t know what I’m going to buy. I found this great tutorial on how to make your own fabric bins so I’m tossing around the idea of going custom, just to make more work you know…
Hope this is helpful and will save you the headache of searching on your own for the perfect billy bookcase storage.