October 13, 2017

Home Style || Kids Storage With Songmics



I'm all for a good declutter, sorting the kids bits so that we just have what they actually enjoy using or playing with, but often find we still have a lot of 'stuff' and are always on the look out for suitable versatile storage. 

For kids bits, storage needs to be not only spacious enough to store all their things, but also safe and easily accessible for little hands to practise tidying up their toys after play time! I may just have found the perfect solution!




We were recently sent a new storage system from Songmics, with bright colours and fun illustrations, this looked like the perfect option for Soph's room with 9 interlocking cubes that can easily be re-positioned to suit the space.

This storage unit retails at just £33.99, offering heaps of storage space with each cube being 35.5cm square. Arriving in separate parts in a small box, I was excited to see how this would look in our home and also how strong it would be. The sides are plastic metal framed sheets, which slot into simple plastic joining blocks. This is a super simple design but perfect the perfect storage solution for kids bits.




I got to work building the unit and it was clear pretty soon that with the arrival the same day of her new single sized bed in her pitiful box room, that we may have to get creative with the layout. The 3X3 square design looks amazing and has so much space for her things, but for the sake of space we decided we will have to split it into two towers this weekend. It's not often you get this kind of versatility with furniture, it feels really strong when put together and comes with a few spare parts just in case, as well as a little mallet to help build it securely!




I cannot fault this unit whatsoever. The only problem I had building was with putting the doors on and this was purely because I presumed how to build it instead of reading the instructions fully, my bad. Once corrected, this makes for a great piece of furniture for any kids space. There are plain coloured ones too if you're not a fan of the illustrations. 




I really can't recommend this storage unit enough, as we've got a cube for school uniform, books, toys, hats, etc etc etc. One handy storage unit with everything right where we need it, its perfect and both kids think it's great. The illustrations are lovely too and make it easier for Soph to remember what's in which cube. The best thing is that you can rebuild it into an L shape, towers or cubes to fit your needs and even store away flat if need be.





If you fancy something like this in your home, you can pick them up right now on Amazon on the clicky affiliate button below. I've also got a giveaway running via the Gleam app below this post, where one lucky UK winner can win one just like ours!





Do you struggle with storing your kids toys and clothes?




Giveaway - UK only, one winner, no alternatives. Winner chosen at random by the Gleam widget. Post contains affiliate links. I was sent the unit for an honest review but all words and thoughts are my own and 
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128 comments:

  1. space - so many toys and little space!

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  2. Getting the kids to tidy up, so we invested in a few storage boxes of different sizes. We bought large boxes for bulky toys and smaller ones for the flimsy model airplanes, tubes of bubbles and bouncy balls. If your children know that everything has a home it’s easier for them to keep things tidy.

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  3. What do we struggle with in kids storage? Getting them to actually use the storage! It's a constant battle with us tidying up, often while they're still busy making a mess. Maybe these storage units would help -- they look like fun, so they might actually get used.

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  4. Storage space for children's belongings and items is so much needed. Can change over time, so flexibility can also be necessary. Clothing, personal care items, toys, hobbies, books, Education :- School, College, University wor. Computer, footwear, outdoor clothing. Variety of clothing for the various seasons, type of weather. There seems to be so much. That organising and re- organising takes time and also storage space, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. We struggle with tidying up. People say to make it fun but my kids prefer running around when it's tidy-up time. Great storage could help to keep it in check though.

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  6. Organising it all. Seems to be an ongoing task, as usually try to keep what is most frequently used close by or most accessible. Then what is most neede changes, due to season of the year, age, size, interests, etc. So storage and extra storage can really be a bonus. Honestly I do donate items no longer used to charity shops, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. I don't have any kids but could do with something to store my sewing stuff in.

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  8. Looks fab ! We never seem to have enough storage in our house.

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  9. Too many toys and not enough space

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  10. Storage for puzzles and games. My son love jigsaw puzzles so they need to be stored where the pieces don't get lost.

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  11. I have always found it hard to find storage with several different compartments that are big enough to store different types of toys, this looks perfect!

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  12. We struggle with space too, will have to stop buying "stuff"!

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  13. i stuggle with space because her room is very small

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  14. Tell me what you struggle with most when it comes to kids storage? . . . . motivating them to use the storage, to keep tidy

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  15. Organising clothes so that everything gets worn!

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  16. having the right types of space that dont take up much room yet can be really useful

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  17. Space and something that the kids will enjoy. Normally everything just gets thrown on the floor. We would love something that looks fun and the kids will enjoy as much as us

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  18. Need some storage for all the small plastic bits and pieces my children seem to collect'

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  19. The bigger toys, they assemble easily but they sometimes refuse to come apart, I find the thomas take and play range the worst

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  20. Finding storage that holds lots whilst not taking up a lot of floor space. So the fact that this stacks up, instead of jutting out into the room, is perfect.

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  21. Not enough space and loads of toys and christmas coming....argh

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  22. i struggle having twins, the stuff they have is endless, so storage is what im defo short off x

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  23. My grandson is good at tidying up his toys but this would make it more fun and he has lots of small toys which are difficult to store so these would be perfect.

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  24. Very little space & the fact that they come back from their grandparents with new toys & books so we desperately need new storage!
    This would be amazing in my daughters room, she turns one on Halloween:)

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  25. finding space to put everything away

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  26. The biggest struggle is constantly putting it away again, the 9 cubes is a great idea as you can store items that are meant to be together, together! This way they only need to pull out the things needed.

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  27. Storage seems an essential. Yet varies so much. We recently were decanted, to allow for new heating system to be installed. Decant property had built in wardrobes which we found a great asset. As could make use of shelf and floor space as well as wardrobe aspect. Yet everything stored away from sight, and accessible when required : Brilliant! Now back home, and no such asset.

    Rachel Craig

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  28. Storage that engages them to put things away, so something like this would be great!

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  29. Storing all their small toys as these always seem to get lost under bigger toys

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  30. Space especially in my 9 year old daughters room she has over 100 soft toys and won't part with a single one :/

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  31. Decent storage solutions, which are sturdy, stylish and fun. I looks like this product ticks all the boxes though!

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  32. I mainly struggle with the little storage space :)

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  33. its hard when stored away because the children cant get to the things they want, thats why these are brilliant x

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  34. Definitely space and then ensuring it looks tidy.

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  35. Keeping it organised!! So many toys, we have a small set of drawers that were in an order until more toys came..although the bottom drawer is the fairy drawer which my 3yo screams about when daddy puts the fairies in the wrong drawer lol

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  36. I mainly struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys.

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  37. getting all the toys in one room instead of scattered around the house!!

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  38. Always struggle storing books, so many different sizes always end up a mess

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  39. I struggle to store all of my daughters toys correctly! Everything always seems to be combined together because our storage boxes are too small.

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  40. Keeping the books tidy. colouring books are a huge problem so many different sizes

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  41. I struggle with keeping sets of toys together, I hate everything getting mixed up. Also books, we have far too many and ending double layering them on shelves.

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  42. Organising it all seems to be an ongoing task every day so this would be fab to keep the girls toys apart and no more squabbling lol, so thank you for the chance.

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  43. Seem to lack cupboards. Have some, but could do with more.

    Rachel Craig

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  44. All the little bits and pieces.

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  45. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys :)

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  46. My daughter's Lego it's everywhere and her room is small not a lot of space

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  47. My daughter's Lego it's everywhere and her room is small not a lot of space

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  48. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys

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  49. Tiny rooms so adequate storage is a must

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  50. I struggle with finding room for toys! We have a small house with not much storage and way too many toys - it's surprising how they multiply each year!

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  51. We struggle for space to put everything.

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  52. My nieces make a right mess. I try to control it by crafting on the dining room table while I put things in a brown cardboard box we have.

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  53. room with the bedrooms being so tiny

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  54. Keeping everything with pieces together!

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  55. we struggle with finding somewhere to put it all

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  56. My kids aren't the best at tidying so ths would be great to help.

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  57. Toys! With a second daughter the future is destined to be full of arguments, I don't plan on the youngest leaving our room anytime soon but when she does it will help to have allocated toy areas lol.

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  58. Toys, I've got so many toys and not much storage. It's surprising how they build up every year

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  59. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys :(

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  60. Storage is a necessity, yet it would also be good to have storage which is suitable and accessible for the children.

    Rachel Craig

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  61. I struggle with storage for the endless soft toys! Especially the huge ones

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  62. with having twins its twice the mess, twice everthing, so this would be a fab start x

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  63. For me it's the kids shoes and toys that take over the house!

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  64. Being able to find what they are looking for as due to lack of storage nothing has its own place and is not organised

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  65. I struggle with keeping things organised, especially toy cars and dinosaurs!

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  66. I struggle with finding things after the children have put them away.

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  67. I struggle with toys and books. We have a fairly small house and two kids. Surprising how toys build up year after year. This would come in handy so fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win x

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  68. i struggle trying to keep everything in the right box. there are so many little bits to all my daughters toys

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  69. I find it difficult to organise all the art materials

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  70. getting our little girl to keep some toys in storage lol she likes everythin out

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  71. Keeping the cats out of open boxes and storage containers. They love hiding under the bed, in the back of the wardrobe or anywhere high and tend to leave their fur behind.

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  72. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys

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  73. finding the space for the larger toys that dont fit in toyboxes

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  74. We stuggle with space for all the books my daughter has

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  75. The struggle is the amount of barbie clothes and bits and pieces lying about

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  76. Toys and books and it's going to get worse because christmas brings more of it!! Aarrgh

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  77. Basically our house is just too small for anything!!

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  78. All the little bits and pieces which seem to come adrift from their boxes - especially jigsaw puzzles.

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  79. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys :)

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  80. Grandsons lego, books and games, I'm sure they multiply overnight

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  81. I mainly struggle with the little storage space.

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  82. My son just has far too much stuff that he won't get rid of even though he has grown out of it. The loft is full of old toys and we've even got stuff stacked in our room. We're definitely looking for storage solutions. Maybe we need a second house just to house all his bits

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  83. Our loft is full and very small, storage is a real problem, we have no garage either for outdoor stuff.

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  84. We have too many toys and not enough room!!

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  85. Too many toys and not enough space!

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  86. I need a bigger house with more rooms and more storage!

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  87. Not enough space, especially with the toys scattered around everywhere.

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  88. perfect for resolving my low storage problem

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  89. not enough space to store the toys and the pieces staying with the toys they belong to

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  90. Storage is a big issue because I love things to be put away in their own spaces but others like them to be out all over the place!

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  91. It is always about space. My son never wants to throw things away when he outgrows them, so stuff keeps on mounting up!

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  92. horse riding body armor and hat storage

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  93. kayleigh Robinson5 November 2017 at 00:00

    I find it hard to keep all my daughters collectibles together. SO many shopkins, Tsum Tsums and now hatchimal colleggtables !

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  94. I find it hard keeping all the little bits with the right toy or game

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  95. my three boys share a room they all like their things separate including clothes this would be ideal never enough places to store everything

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  96. I live in a very small flat with my childrens bedroom being the smallest room, so I use every nook and cranny in my home to store things which unfortunately leads to my home looking cluttered.

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  97. safe and kid freindly storage that they can't tip over

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  98. Definately lack of space. My son has a small bedroom so we have toys in our lounge which makes it look more cluttered

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  99. We just don't have the space to store everything. The teenagers are worse than the toddlers however . Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

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  100. I struggle with the little storage space, so many books and toys :)

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  101. We just don't have enough storage space. We have three kids, age 10, 4 and 1 and between them they have so much stuff we can't fit it all in. It ends up being shoved on shelves or in wardrobes and looking messy!

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  102. Claire Elizabeth Noke5 November 2017 at 15:50

    To get the kids to tidy up after themselves ... this could bea fab way to get them to help though! I could ask then to fill the foxes first, etc :)

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  103. Not enough space to fit it all in!

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  104. trying to store clothes but still having them easily accessible

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  105. The thing I struggle with the most is getting them to actually use it!!

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  106. Toys and shoes! They take over the house!!!!

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  107. The best looking and most capacious storage unit for children that I have seen in a while.

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  108. this would be fab for all the grand kids books lego and toys its everywhere

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  109. I have a 2 year old granddaughter and there is nowhere to put the small items in the nursery. This would be totally perfect.

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  110. Having enough space to put all their stuff!

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  111. Not having enough storage for all the "stuff" they have! Its a complete nightmare! These cubes look like fun and very practical!

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  112. My Daughter loves art but we struggle to find anywhere to store it all x

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  113. I struggle with having a small house xxx

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  114. What do I struggle with most on storage? Getting my kids to use it! Just put things away PLEASE KIDS!!!

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