Toy boxes/chests/hide-aways

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Toy boxes/chests/hide-aways
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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 4:05am

Hi. I'm new to these boards.. (I'll set my profile up soon.)


Does anyone know of a discreet box/chest/etc for toys to be hidden and locked away from prying eyes?


I have 2 toys that I need to lock away (kids in the house), but also don't want to make it too obvious as to what's in the box/chest/etc.. It really NEEDS to be able to lock securely.. and NOT able to be broken into easily. It also needs to cost as little as possible..


Any suggestions?? Thanks for all suggestions!


Emily

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Registered: 12-26-2008
Wed, 02-11-2009 - 5:55am

I've used small fire proof safes (cuz really if there's a fire, would you want your toys being damaged? lol)

But seriously, it's about the size of a plastic file box, it's tall enough to handle a hanging file folder, couple inches deep. I did have real papers in there, but also slid the toys in there as well.

Granted I never had anyone living with me permanently, just a quick way to keep them under control from landlords, guests, etc.

I'm sure others will have suggestions. It just looks like you have some safe papers in it.

You can get it at Target, WalMart store or OfficeDepot type stores.




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Registered: 03-31-2007
Wed, 02-11-2009 - 8:51am

Hello, Emily, and welcome to Let's Talk Toys.

We've had this as a discussion in the past, and members have had some really great storage ideas. One of the ones that I liked best was a locked briefcase. I think the firebox that Nola mentioned would be very similar.

Some of the places I've hidden toys are:

In the side section of a standing jewelry box, hanging with necklaces.

In a bag hung on a hanger with a shirt over it.

In a locked suitcase.

You could also put a trunk that locks at the foot of your bed (a foot locker).





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Registered: 01-02-2008
Wed, 02-11-2009 - 1:06pm

LOL, Nola, no I sure wouldn't want my toys burned up in a fire!


Butterflies, I don't have anyone around to keep them hidden from, so I can't help you there.


 

 

 

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Sat, 02-14-2009 - 1:16am

Thank you for your suggestions! The fire safe thing sounds like my best option.. The one about putting them in a bag on a hanger in my closet.. might work after the kids are out of the house.. but not now.. We all take turns doing the laundry.. and we all help each other hang up our clothes.. That's all I'd need.. my teen-aged daughters (who are very naive! really!.. and are totally virgins!) to come across them! lol! I'd be laughing.. and they'd be SO embarrassed! lol!!.. (you know the

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Registered: 03-31-2007
Sat, 02-14-2009 - 8:33am

We like chatty, Emily!

Having daughters definitely makes a difference. I wouldn't trust the closet, make up or jewelry box hiding places with girls in the house. I've only got boys here, so I'm pretty safe in those areas.

(It doesn't look like either of them will get into cross-dressing either, LOL.)





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Registered: 11-04-2008
Tue, 02-17-2009 - 5:05pm
Youcould get one of those boxes from pottery barn so it just looks like decoration.

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