The first purchase was every storage lovers ‘must have’ – the Ikea Kallax units. We brought two of these and laid them sideways, I didn’t want to pack a box into every hole so we did (originally) have a box, hole, box, hole pattern…but as the years have gone on, the kids tip the contents out and then shove everything back in wherever it fits. It’s a great space saver and saves LOLs and Lego from being spilt across every inch of carpet!
Aside from the box toys, there are some big toys that are out on display – the trusty Ikea wooden kitchen, a lovely dolls house that my parents brought for Sofia’s first Christmas from John Lewis, train tracks and mat and the Paw Patrol lookout tower. The kids don’t have one favourite thing, which is there go-to, which makes doing a big clear out near on impossible as they tell me the ‘do play with it sometimes‘ and then I can’t face chucking it!