Even while I am up to my elbows in wrapping gifts, I am already dreading December 26. I am super excited to live vicariously though the eyes of my children and share their joy in opening gifts galore. But oh my goodness, where will they all go?!?!
Storage is already at max capacity in this house, and I am not gonna sugar coat it — the playroom is ready to burst at the seams.
What to do with all of those toys?
There’s a new solution that might just be as fun for your kids as it is for practical for mom. Let’s face it, cleaning up your toys isn’t much fun when you are a kid (or when you are a mom for that matter). What if cleaning up could be part of play time fun? A toy and storage in one – that’s the idea behind the new ToyTainer.
A new line of storage containers designed with mom and kids in mind. The storage mom needs disguised as toys kids love. Available exclusively at Target, the toy storage line includes:
- Shoe Box Play N’ Store
- EZ-Mat Play N’ Store
- Truck Play N’ Store
- Arcade Grab N’ Store
- Hanging Fold N’ Store
Each storage system comes in various styles for boys and girls – 12 storage options total.
My favorite ToyTainer is the Shoe Box Play N’ Store. The size of, well a shoe box, in the version we received a flap opens to reveal a castle and woodland scene to play on. It’s perfect for small toys like My Little Ponies or Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Complete with pop-up trees, the scene includes snaking roads and a river that lead up to a castle. At the base of the castle, a hole leads inside the container. It is a mat designed to encourage pretend play, and when play time is finished the toys can march into the shoebox and the clever scene wraps around the box closing with a Velcro flap. And with a handle on top, the box can easily be carried to and stored on a shelf.
Variations of the Shoe Box Play N’ Store include a city scene and farm.
Similar to the Shoebox Storage, the EZ-Mat Play N’ Store creates a larger scene for kids to play on. When playtime is over, just pull the strings and the mat turns into a sack.
Check out this video to see more ToyTainers in action:
ToyTainers are the storage solution that works with playtime instead of against it teaching and encouraging kids to clean up their toys as part of playtime.
While the products are geared toward children ages 3+, I am currently training my two year old to pick up her toys so I know she would also benefit from some of the ToyTainers (especially the shoebox one).
Look for ToyTainer at Target.
One winner will receive a $150 ToyTainer prize pack to help get your kids organized in the new year.
To enter – Please use the Rafflecopter form below to take advantage of your entry opportunities.
Contest ends January 6, 2013.
Janet W. says
I’d like to have the EZ-Mat with the roads for my grandsons to use!
Lori LaRussa says
I would get my daughters the princess one!
Jennifer Vickers says
I like the bulldozer and the ice cream truck
Keely Hostetter says
I like the ez-mat.
Keely Hostetter says
I would use it for my kids
Rochel S says
Love the EZ Mat Play n Store with the roads
Shannon Baas says
fire truck for my nephew.
Renee G says
I like the Doll House Fold’ N store for my niece.
Amy Kirchhoff says
The mat for my daughters
Nicole Newby says
I would choose the EZ Mat- for boys. I would give this to my son, Charles. He’s 16 months young.
I like the dollhouse fold & atore for my daughter and the fire truck for my son.
Cassie Hayes says
We have three we like for our daughter. We like the best the princess ez mat. Second pick is the princess shoe box then last is the van.
Kelly D says
I like the Arcade Depot
Grab ‘n Store for my son.
I like the Fire Truck Play ‘n Store the most. I would love it for my nephew.
nikki b says
so many to chooes my lil man would like the firetruck storer or the car one
Vanessa Richard says
i love the fire truck and ezmat
Sue E says
The Arcade Depot
Diana Cote says
I really like the Pink EZ Mat. btw the buttons on the site are not working for me, i was curious how much they were in case i did not win but wanted to buy one and I couldn’t go to the products. 🙁
I like the EZ mat boy version for my young cousin. And I had the same problem as Diana, I couldnt get the site buttons to work!
I like the fire truck play and store for my next door buddy
Jennifer Rogers says
I like The EZ Mat in Pink for my Larkyn!
kim burnett says
I like the fire truck
samantha penrod says
I like the EZ-Mat Play N’ Store
Jonathan Baker says
I think the Bulldozer would be my choice for my son, he’d love it!
Kimberly Schotz says
I like the Hanging Fold and Store. It would be perfect for my granddaughter.
T.J. Wallace says
The game center fold and go! for my son and his messy room!
Charlene S says
I like the Bulldozer.
Darlene Jones-Nelson says
I love the Arcade Depot. It would be for the kids I watch, its like a cleaning game they will love to clean up the toys.
Crystal Brummett says
I love the ez-mat play n store with the roads.. My boys would love this..
Debbie Frick says
I like the princess one for my granddaughter
Beth W says
I like the dollhouse one because it hangs and wouldn’t take up floor space.
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says
I like the shoebox play and store. I like the barn one and this would be perfect to go with the toys that my youngest son received for Christmas.
Sara Wagner says
I like the fire truck play n’ store.
Erin Knack says
I like the Fire Truck Play n Store!
Miranda Sherman says
I would give the road ez mat to my youngest boys, they would LOVE it!
Alona Y says
I like the pink EZ-Mat and would get it for my daughter – the buttons didn’t work for me so I couldn’t see any more info on the item.
The website is still being worked on. But I saw the ToyTaimers at my local Target on an end cap the day after Christmas.
heather eg kaufman says
My boys would love the Bulldozer scoop n store, cars ez mat, arcade….really they would love all the boy items!!!
melina r says
I like the firetruck play n store and would gift it to my son.
Kathy Davis says
I would like the pink Play n Store for my granddaughter, Nellie
stacey b says
I like the dollhouse fold n store, and it would be for my daughters dollhouse toys
Tracy Jones says
I could use all the items, but my favorite is the Bulldozer Scoop ‘n Store. My son would love it.
Laura J says
Oh I love the Bulldozer Scoop and Store!
Mayla M says
For my three boys I like the blue EZ-Mat Play ‘n Store.
The Princess Castle !! Ahh so cute !
christine jessamine says
I would love the bulldozer for all my kids
For some reason I wasn’t able to access the website, so I am not sure which are my favorites. I do love the shoebox castle though, and I like the sound of the hanging ones. I would love to have these for my daughters’ rooms.
i like the bulldozer, and it owuld be for my godson
Mary Casper says
I like the exmat and know my grandsons would
Danielle Jones says
I like the arcade depot grab n store.
Emily C says
I like the shoe box city storage. It would be a nice way to store all our Hot Wheels!
Cassandra Eastman says
Wow! So many fun storage options! My son would love the Bulldozer Scoop N’ Store and the Arcade Depot Grab N’ Store, my daughter would love the DollHouse fold N’ store!
Whitney L says
My son would love the Play N’ Store Farm Shoe Box!
Terry Maigi says
My daughter would love the Dollhouse Fold n’ Store! Great giveaway!!
Paula Michele Hafner says
I like the Arcade Depot Grab and Store. My son would love it!
beth shepherd says
Shoe Box – Play N’ Store Farm
My sons would both love the fold and go games centre , would actually make a great birthday gift!
Lesley M says
My son would love the Bulldozer Scoop N Store!
I love the EZ-Mat in blue! It would be for my nephew.
Francine Anchondo says
Arcade Depot Grab N’ Store for my son
Erica C. says
The Dollhouse Fold n Store would be great.
CJ Godfrey says
I like the Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store the best. I would be for my daughter.
EZ Mat Play N’ Store
for a special little boy I know.
Heather B says
my youngest son would love the bulldozer scoop and store
tina reynolds says
the fire truck play and store or the EZ MAT PLAY N’ STORE – CITY would be great for my youngest who is always playing with his little cars
Jennifer Strohmer says
My daughter is 2 & 1/2, and I have a very hard time getting her to help with cleanup. The EZ mat would be just perfect for us, especially considering she goes between mom and dad’s hpuses on almost a daily basis. It’d be a total Timesaver for us! Thanks!!
Jennifer Strohmer says
Janice Crespo says
Carter loves Marshall on Paw Patrol so I would choose Fire Truck Play N’ Store for him 🙂
Candie L says
I really like the Games Centre Fold N’ Go. Thank you
susan smoaks says
i like the fire truck play n store. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.
Debra Hall says
i like the SHOE BOX – PLAY N’ STORE FARM
Leslie L Stanziani says
I would most like the Bulldozer Scoop N’ Store for my youngest son.He is fascinated by heavy machinery.
Brandy Nelson says
I love the Play N Store Farm Shoe Box!
Andrina Goetz says
My daughter would love the Fire Truck Play N’ Store
Cheryl F. says
I like the Princess Castle Fold N’ Go best for my niece.
Jennifer Reed says
My favorite Toy Tainer is the Shoe Box – Play ‘n Store castle version. This would be for my daughter.
Michaela R. says
I would probably choose the EZ Mat Play N’ Store
I like the Bulldozer.
Jo Ann F says
I like the Fire Truck Play N’ Store , that is what my grandson would want.
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Kristen T says
EZ Mat Play N’ Store for my boyfriend’s nieces!
shoe box play and store! Freaking awesome!
I would absoloutly love ANY of those for my daughter. she is 18months old and a walking hurricane.. These would majorly help keep stuff picked up!
Lisa L says
I would love the pink EZ Mat Play N’ Store for my daughter
vickie turner says
my grandaughter would love the dollhouse fold and store
Tammy OHagan says
Bulldozer Scoop N’ Store for my grandson, Donavin… he loves trucks, especially dozers’!
The ez-mat-play-n-store-city would be great for the grandkids to use
Tanya White says
I like the EZ Mat Play N’ Store – City
Sherry Conrad says
I like the Arcade Depot Grab N’ Store for my grandson Ian.
Melanie Comello says
My favorite is the The Ice Cream Trunk.
Vikki Billings says
I really like the EZ Mat Play N’ Store in pink and it would be for my granddaughter.
Jesica H says
EZ MAT PLAY N’ STORE – CITY would be great!
Starla Bates says
I would definitely choose the EZ Mat Play N’ Store, and I would gift it to my niece. This is such a great thing!
I like the Games Centre Fold N’ Go, which would be perfect for our whole family!
The EZ Mat Play N’ Store would be perfect for my little girl