I use dishpans all over my house as quick, inexpensive, and easily accessible storage. I keep them on the shelves in my pantry, in the linen closet, the playroom, and the garage. You can label each bin with the specific category you need or as in the instance of the playroom, a picture of the toy you want in the bin. It is also easy to change what you want in the bin by simply changing the label or picture. For example, the baby toys were retired in our house, so off came the picture of rattles and snap together beads and on went a picture of the new play set Landon got for his birthday.
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