These are just 4 of Kaikai & Ash’s city-themed toy storage boxes.

For those with small children, you know the struggle of constantly picking up toys that get tossed around the house. I usually have my oldest son pick up his stuff and put it in his room. He has some storage cubes and he knows where he’s supposed to put his toys. I want to do the same with my youngest. But finding good-quality storage solutions that can survive toddlerhood can be tricky.

I was browsing on Amazon for items that might add a global element to my youngest son’s nursery. He’s starting to play with toys a little bit and I’ve been hoping to find something fun to separate his baby toys from the rest of the toys. That’s when I came across Kaikai & Ash‘s toy storage cubes that feature cities from around the world. I contacted them and they send me 4 toy storage cubes to review.

Kaikai & Ash toy storage cubes with Tula blankets

This is one row of 4 large baby blankets (mostly Tula) and I could easily fit 16 in there with room on top.

As soon as I took the first one out of the bag, I realized how much sturdier they were than the ones we had in our basement and in my oldest son’s room. This was fantastic news because the ones in my 3-year-old’s room are already misshapen and partially collapsed because we tend to overfill them.  They also fold completely flat and because of their weight, they stay flat.

They were also BIGGER. The cubes measure 13″ x 13″ x 13″ and they fit perfectly in our IKEA shelves (which is essential, as we have them in practically every room.) This also means I’ve been able to put more toys/clothes/blankets in them than other cubes, which keeps more clutter off our floors.

The felt detail on the front is also well-constructed. They are sewn on and seem like they will stay awhile. Plus the designs are even more adorable in person. I had a hard time choosing because the colors are also so bright and playful. And I like that they are gender-neutral, which is not always the case when looking for children’s room decor.

Kaikai & Ash Toy Storage Box capacity

I was able to easily fit all these toys and stuffed animals into the box (with room to spare.)

Kaikai & Ash toy storage bin

I didn’t even push down on the stuffed animals or try to maximize the storage capacity to keep it realistic.

In the past, I’ve paid $5-$10 for cubes from IKEA, Target and Big Lots (the ones that are slowly falling apart.) Amazon sells these cubes for $18.95. That’s a big price difference. But the quality is superb. If you’re looking for toy storage that will last (as well as being used as a train/boat, building blocks, etc) I’d highly recommend these.

I wouldn’t even limit these for just toys. My plan is to transition our guest bedroom into a travel-theme using elements from the nursery. I will definitely incorporate them because they don’t look too babyish/kiddish. These storage cubes will be great for holding bath towels and extra sheets. They would also make a great base for a gift basket about travel-items or for a bridal shower with the honeymoon destination. I might also transition some to hold our travel items (noise-canceling headphones, battery chargers for phone, the latest Liane Moriarty novel, etc) so I can always find them before a flight.

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I’m hoping to fill our Paris box with children’s books and toys that we pick up on our upcoming trip. It’s been fun teaching my 3-year-old about the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe just based on the felt appliques on the front of this box. He’s also starting to name the letters in Bonjour Paris, which has been exciting!

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Kaikai & Ash sent me the toy storage cubes in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. maria @ kitchenathoskins Reply

    these are so cute and that baby in it….adorable:)

  2. ooh how cute! I could use these in my kids rooms! They have so much stuff and I’m always looking for some cute DIY storage ideas! This is perfect!

  3. Kindness in Demand Reply

    I love those boxes. It’s giving me a great idea for a DIY. I don’t know if it’ll come out as cute as yours, but it’s worth the try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE these! I want them all for my house now. They are super cute.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I know, me too! They are seriously the cutest storage boxes I’ve seen!

  5. Terri Steffes Reply

    If I order a set, can I get a cute baby in one, too? Adorable, love the cities idea!!

  6. Hi there! These are adorable! My little one is only 3 months but between family and friends, he’s already accumulating toys! I wasn’t sure how to store them but this is a great idea!! I also love you’re style of writing so I’m very happy to subscribe. I look forward to reading more!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      It’s crazy how quickly the toys accumulate! I felt like I was drowning in stuff with my oldest. Now I have a much better handle on things.

  7. These are so darling and would be so cute in a babies room, or heck even my room!

    • Working Mum Reply

      They are very cute. We too have the ikea shelves and the multicoloured boxes that are brilliant but slowly falling apart. At the moment the little terror keep writing on the boxes so they look awful. Maybe when they get bigger and (hopefully) less inclined to Graffiti, these will be the ones to upgrade to!

      • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

        Yes, these are definitely the “upgrade” to other boxes. I was surprised at how quickly our other boxes have become misshapen. These are a good investment, once your kiddo refrains from decorating things 🙂

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Exactly! I plan on using them in other parts of the house, as they seem like they will hold up for years and years.

  8. I literally SQUEALED when I saw these! They are so cute and are currently in my Amazon cart! I’ve been looking for some storage cubes for our playroom that are cute, but not too kiddish, and these are perfect. Thanks!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Yay! Glad I could help! I seriously squealed too when I first saw them! I mean, they are PERFECT!

  9. Amanda Love Reply

    Now isn’t this a cool storage design! I love that it’s all about different destinations! It’s good for teaching kids about geography as well while making their room look goooood!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I love that they fit in baby/children’s rooms as well as other parts of the house. Not too kiddish, but have a hint of fun!

  10. Angela Tolsma Reply

    Love these storage boxes, they are adorable! I love finding good things to help organize the house better!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Me too! I’m awful at cleaning, so these really help us keep toys off the floor when we’re not playing with them.

  11. Organizing at an early age, perfection! I am over organized, and this makes it fun AND educational.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      It’s a great way to teach kids to put their toys away when they are done. Plus, it’s easy to describe which box to put them in because of the appliques.

  12. Oh my gosh I adore these. Definitely the cutest storage cubes I have ever seen. So much better than the plain ones currently in my home.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I adore them, too! It’s like they have sophisticated whimsy!

  13. These are gorgeous!!! I love the Sydney one the most. Can you tell I have a thing for cityscapes haha – I even used to have a cityscape as a blog header for a while x

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      The Sydney one is one of my favorites, too! It’s on our bucket list!

  14. We could absolutely use more toy storage like these adorable toy cubes. Toys take up so much space in our home!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I was really impressed how much stuff I could fit in just one cube.

  15. Heather @ Country Life, City Wife Reply

    Forget the kids LOL! I want these for myself! I love them. I’d use them in one of our guestrooms or figure a way to implement them into the game room somehow!

  16. The Gifted Gabber Reply

    Storage cubes in our playroom have changed our lives! The designs on these are so fun! I love things with a global theme. – Amy

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I’m a sucker for global themes, too! Anything to remind my family that there’s a whole world outside!

  17. Love these! My youngest is 8 and always talked about traveling to all these places! I think I’m going to order these for her and glad that they would fit in her IKEA shelves! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the pic with your little cutie in it!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      She’ll love them! Plus, they are sophisticated enough to “grow” with her into her tween and teen years.

  18. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries Reply

    Those storage bins are so cute. I don’t have any kids but I want them for myself!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I would have gotten them regardless of kids! Such a fun way to store stuff!

  19. I love storage cubes! They’re perfect for everything really. These ones are so cute too.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      And they fit a lot of stuff! It’s the only way I feel organized!

  20. Wow! I’m absolutely flattered. I hate to post because it might come across commercial. But honestly, I’m so appreciative of everyone’s comments that I just had to say THANK YOU. You guys inspire us to keep designing more, and more Cities are coming indeed – San Francisco, LA, Chicago, Miami, Athens, Bangkok, Jerusalem, Berlin, and more. Have a great day everyone. And Marcie! You Rock!! Keep on chugging and traveling with that handsome little man in tow.

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