When it comes to displaying the tot trays – I was stuck on an idea I saw years ago. Basically it was a rod with the tot activities in individual plastic bags with rigid handles, kind of like these. In reality, we don’t have the space for anything like that. I like the setup you see most, the cube closet organizers. Again space was the issue and I feel like some space is wasted as few activities take up the height of one of those cubes.
So, after browsing online I came across the ClosetMaid Mini Cube Offset Organizer from Target, and it was on sale too. I liked the different sizes and the height is only about 16″. Honestly, for both the price and its use, you might think this shelf is small, but it’s probably a little bigger than you would expect.
For now, we bought two of these (totaling, at the time, $26). Put each together and then merely duct taped the seams! It is actually holding together well. I also put some of those sticky furniture sliders on the bottom so it wouldn’t dig into the carpet.
To cover up the duct tape seam on top, I put three pieces of Velcro. This week, I put up some pictures of shapes along with the word, ‘shapes’. Later this will match the theme of the tot trays.
It gave me a lot to work with for the future while being functional now. I hope to make some different ‘tops’ for it – like a whiteboard, road, felt board and so on.
So, as for the finished product, I like the overall size (about 16″ tall by 24″ wide by 6″). It’s deep enough to hold a large tray easily. And there is a lot of potential for other uses!